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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Jun 13, 2018 9:14:22 AM
Joy as champagne to be BANNED after Brexit and replaced with “British sparkling wine”

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has said it will replace champagne with sparking wines from the UK from next month. The company's founder, Tim Martin, who campaigned for Brexit, said it was part of a transition away from products made in the European Union.

Under the plan, British wheat beer and alcohol-free beer will replace the current beers brewed in Germany. Mr Martin said the new drinks would be cheaper, better and more patriotic than the nasty foreign muck that they are replacing.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44465657

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FleurDuMal - 13 Jun 2018 09:15:18 (#1 of 220)

Surely there's a more efficient way to close down a business?

MsCharDonnay - 13 Jun 2018 09:16:44 (#2 of 220)

I look forward to Wetherspoons Curry Night without all them foreign spices.

TheVoiceOfReason - 13 Jun 2018 09:17:17 (#3 of 220)

Curry is as British as fish & chips you racist.

FleurDuMal - 13 Jun 2018 09:17:26 (#4 of 220)

Vesta curry?

browserbutton - 13 Jun 2018 09:17:37 (#5 of 220)

Bah. I won't be able to pop into my local Spoons for a bottle of Krug.

FrankieTeardrop - 13 Jun 2018 09:18:30 (#6 of 220)

I didn't know they sold German beer in Wetherspoons. I thought it was all Fosters and Carling and Grolsch.

FleurDuMal - 13 Jun 2018 09:19:25 (#7 of 220)

They sell Peroni (yes, I know it's not German).

LippyPongstocking - 13 Jun 2018 09:19:45 (#8 of 220)

'Cheaper' British sparkling wine? Hahaha. Good luck with that.

Wetherspoon, which says it has 2 million customers visiting each week, will replace champagne with sparkling wines from the UK... and Hardys Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay from Australia.

One of my eyebrows is now much higher than the other.

dottie30 - 13 Jun 2018 09:20:27 (#9 of 220)

Curry is as British as fish & chips you racist.



Fish and chips likely came to Britain with Jewish refugees from the continent.

toffle - 13 Jun 2018 09:22:03 (#10 of 220)

as British as fish & chips

As British as Saint George*, is my favoured expression in these situations.

( * a Greek guy, from Syria, working in Egypt, for a bunch of Italians...)

xDiggy - 13 Jun 2018 09:23:52 (#11 of 220)

This is right out of the Ryanair O’Leary school of PR.

dottie30 - 13 Jun 2018 09:24:22 (#12 of 220)

* a Greek guy, from Syria, working in Egypt, for a bunch of Italians...



He was actually Anatolian. Hellenized by that stage but not Greek.

Jacob_Richter - 13 Jun 2018 09:25:44 (#13 of 220)

As British as Saint George*

A patron saint shared with at least 4 other countries.

dottie30 - 13 Jun 2018 09:27:19 (#14 of 220)

A patron saint shared with at least 4 other countries.



Not only that but also revered by some Muslim populations (Turkey, Palestine for example).

peally - 13 Jun 2018 09:28:02 (#15 of 220)

Do we make enough sparkling wine? What happens to prices when suddenly there is a lot more demand on a limited product.....

Jacob_Richter - 13 Jun 2018 09:28:17 (#16 of 220)

I notice they talk about 'British' wine as opposed to 'English' wine. British wine is made from concentrate imported from anywhere and then turned into wine. English wine is made from grapes grown and pressed in England. Big difference - with a big difference in price.

FrankieTeardrop - 13 Jun 2018 09:29:03 (#17 of 220)

“They sell Peroni”

That’ll be Coors with a fancy badge.

Rendered - 13 Jun 2018 09:29:35 (#18 of 220)

This is the perfect story for the social medias.

Andyourpointis - 13 Jun 2018 09:29:56 (#19 of 220)

Tim Dim is the gift which keeps on giving. The EU is a protectionist racket so he's going to take protectionist steps of his own to make him more competitive.

Good luck with taking on the only fucking region in the world entitled to call champagne that, you mullet-headed bellend.

dottie30 - 13 Jun 2018 09:30:26 (#20 of 220)

English white wine and sparkling wine is actually quite good. But not nearly plentiful enough for mass consumption and more expensive than the cheaper champagnes you can get. I can't see the average Wetherspoons customer being able to afford it.

And it's difficult to see how we can produce a decent red in this country.

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