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Taking the vi negre

When I got home from shopping this morning and opened my email, I found a new message from Majestic Wines, telling me about a special offer, a 2009 Reserva Rioja for only £6.99, a reduction on the list price of £10.49, but only if I bought two.

That got my attention; not least because I’d just bought the same product in Spain for the regular ALDI list price of €3.99, or £2.90 at the current rate of exchange.

Okay, duty on wine is a lot higher in the UK than in Spain, but I flat out do not believe that the £4.09 difference in price between the Spanish bottle and the Majestic version . . . or the £7.59 difference if you only buy one . . . is accountable entirely to taxation.

We are being seriously ripped off in Britain by the supermarkets and the wine warehouses. It’s time we made a large fuss about it.

Categories: General, Politics
  1. May 13, 2015 at 10:11 am

    You’re paying for everybody’s mortgages when you buy anything in the UK.

    • May 13, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Or funding dividend payments to the institutional shareholders who own Majestic, Tesco, etc.

  2. robwilsonauthor
    May 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

    You’re paying for everybody’s mortgage/rent when you buy anything in the UK.

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