Supermarkets 'to be banned from discounting multiple wine bottles' Supermarkets 'to be banned from discounting multiple wine bottles'
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    Default Supermarkets 'to be banned from discounting multiple wine bottles'

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    Supermarkets will be banned from discounting multiple bottles of wine under Government plans to be set out within days.
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    Ministers believe such promotions give customers a financial incentive to purchase more alcohol than they intended to buy and should be banned.
    Yes, of course they do & I stick want I don't want in the wine rack for a later date.



    The plans, being driven by David Cameron, have raised fears that middle-class households will bear the brunt of measures supposedly aimed at troublemaking youths and other anti-social drinkers.
    Quite. All those troublemaking youths who tear up their local town centre after having downed 6 bottles of Sancerre at a knockdown price.

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    Ministers believe banning such promotions may bring in further revenue to hmrc and squeeze the middle a little more
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    Seems odd. With the way the economy is the only solace the plebs have is drink. If they start getting that priced out of their reach they might start protesting.

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    Looking at shoppers descending on half price deals + 25% bulk discounts, I would not be surprised if some village shopkeepers stock up.

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    Perhaps the Government is also worried about the rate at which offies and pubs are closing down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Perhaps the Government is also worried about the rate at which offies and pubs are closing down.
    Yes I expect that must be it.
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    £4 for a pint of Stella at my local pub or £3.75 for a bottle of Semillon Chardonay after a 25% off for 6 bottles from Tesco.

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    Have no fear - they will just start selling 6 bottles of wine in their original box, a bit like Majestic. This is a different product and therefore is not being discounted.

    Thinking of Majestic - do they still insist on buying a minimum of 12 bottles? Haven't been there for years as I prefer to buy one of 2 otherwise I keep drinking them. Which makes the gov's policy QED.

    Actually - I'm a reformed minor alcoholic. As in someone who used to have a little drink most nights. There's been a bottle on the rack for a 10 days now - and I haven't touched it. I feel much more clear of head in the mornings and most of all the wallet notices the difference! Given that alchol is mostly tax, then not drinking is good in my book.
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    Economic depression....prohibition....all sounds rather familiar.

    How about the govt concentrate on the economy, jobs, immigration, the farce known as the EU etc and leave nannying to New Labour?
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    I don't think this counts as prohibition DP. Surely you don't buy your wine from Tesco anyway.
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