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  • Bottle Shock: When Your Wine is all Shook Up

    Last post: Squirt on 16.03.11 at 01:44 | Started by Aims on 03.12.10

    This is a real problem, but can be blamed on the Government - believe it or not!
    The average winery is stung with excise as soon as wine is bottled, not when it is sold, leading wineries to immediately ship their stock to supermarkets or discount wholesalers to avoid holding costs. The wholesalers then immediately sell the bottles as loss leaders to encourage other purchases.
    The poor wine! Bottling plant, pellet, truck, forklift and then shopping bag, only to be drunk, on average, 2 hours after purchase.
    If the Govt charged excise on sale, it would encourage wineries to make more complex reds to be cellared by them for 2-3 years, as well as allow their product to be sold in the best possible shape.
    Well, thats my thoughts anyway. More about Bottle Shock: When Your Wine is all Shook Up

  • Win one of 5 Packs of Primal Earth

    Last post: Squirt on 16.03.11 at 01:43 | Started by HBC on 06.12.10

    Ben shaves....ONCE! Thats all, just ONCE. Believe it or not, JUST ONCE!
    Doesnt the word ONCE look stupid when repeated like this...... More about Win one of 5 Packs of Primal Earth

  • Bottle Shock: When Your Wine is all Shook Up

    Last post: Squirt on 14.03.11 at 01:50 | Started by Aims on 03.12.10

    This is a real problem, but can be blamed on the Government - believe it or not!
    The average winery is stung with excise as soon as wine is bottled, not when it is sold, leading wineries to immediately ship their stock to supermarkets or discount wholesalers to avoid holding costs. The wholesalers then immediately sell the bottles as loss leaders to encourage other purchases.
    The poor wine! Bottling plant, pellet, truck, forklift and then shopping bag, only to be drunk, on average, 2 hours after purchase.
    If the Govt charged excise on sale, it would encourage wineries to make more complex reds to be cellared by them for 2-3 years, as well as allow their product to be sold in the best possible shape.
    Well, thats my thoughts anyway. More about Bottle Shock: When Your Wine is all Shook Up

  • Seriously Odd Sex Stuff

    Last post: Squirt on 14.03.11 at 01:50 | Started by Andrea on 12.11.10

    A friend of mine was an emergency nurse at Brighton Hospital, England (the gay capital of the UK). Apparently they kept an extensive collection of items removed from asses over a 10 year period, the most common of which were vvegemite jars....work that one out! More about Seriously Odd Sex Stuff

  • Seriously Odd Sex Stuff

    Last post: Squirt on 14.03.11 at 01:47 | Started by Andrea on 12.11.10

    A friend of mine was an emergency nurse at Brighton Hospital, England (the gay capital of the UK). Apparently they kept an extensive collection of items removed from asses over a 10 year period, the most common of which were vvegemite jars....work that one out! More about Seriously Odd Sex Stuff

  • Shedding light on the rising cost of power

    Last post: Squirt on 14.03.11 at 01:45 | Started by Cindy on 05.11.09

    I have a real theoretical problem with the entire electricity structure introduced over the last decade or so. The government, as owner of the generator companies, insist on a return on assets, and as a result increase the prices to a market level. However, the assets were bought, paid for and owned by the NZ public over the past hundred years! Any extra charges over the raw cost of generation should go to replacement and increasing production, not into the Governments general fund! (or to pay for the financing of our assets they have mortgaged) More about Shedding light on the rising cost of power

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