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Old 28th November 2020, 04:32 PM   #2281
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Never fear, Brits, after Jan 1 you will have a whole new range of Champagne options open to you!
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Old 29th November 2020, 07:27 AM   #2282
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Never fear, Brits, after Jan 1 you will have a whole new range of Champagne options open to you!
The ultimate present for the sophisticated chav this Christmas.
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Old 29th November 2020, 07:51 AM   #2283
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"For it to be called champagne, it has to come from the Champagne region of France .... and this is Ale".
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Old 29th November 2020, 12:33 PM   #2284
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
"For it to be called champagne, it has to come from the Champagne region of France .... and this is Ale".
Unless there's a no-deal in which case any fizzy wine will be called Champagne - though the pain will be real
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Old 29th November 2020, 07:06 PM   #2285
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
"For it to be called champagne, it has to come from the Champagne region of France .... and this is Ale".
It wouldn't qualify as Ale!
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Unless there's a no-deal in which case any fizzy wine will be called Champagne - though the pain will be real
Exactly. Welcome to America, our British cousins!

Irrelevant story time.
In 1971-72, I was in the US Army stationed at a place in the sticks of South Korea. If funds were getting low, we'd go out to the village and buy some Oscar Champagne. It was pink. It was fizzy. It was sweet. It may have even contained some alcohol. Best of all, it cost 100 won. Which, at the time, was 25 cents. For a one liter bottle, which had formerly contained one of the two main beers of the country.
It was so highly carbonated that shaking it up and seeing how far you could propel the cork was an interesting game.
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Old Yesterday, 11:39 AM   #2286
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Someone on twitter just pointed out this tweet by Boris from 2016, it hasn't aged well.

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Vienna Treaty protects rights of UK residents in France and elsewhere in EU! Brexit will make no difference #VoteLeave #InOrOut
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Was ordering a dishwasher for our new kitchen. They're on backorder and due to arrive mid-January. I doubt they'll turn up on time so I'll have to find a plan B
Isn't plan B for dishes usually child labor?
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Isn't plan B for dishes usually child labor?

In our household plan A is usually me.
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Daily Mail saying how UK Expats are furious at the 'new' EU 90 day limit on visits to holiday homes.
Maybe they should be furious with Gove and Boris for telling them that Brexit wouldn't have any effect on their residency rights.
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Old Yesterday, 04:28 PM   #2290
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
In 1971-72, I was in the US Army stationed at a place in the sticks of South Korea. If funds were getting low, we'd go out to the village and buy some Oscar Champagne. It was pink. It was fizzy. It was sweet. It may have even contained some alcohol.
Off Topic.
I hope your name isn't "Laura", because she posted this on Yahoo answers.


"IF IT IS REAL OSCAR FROM KOREA THE PEACH CHAMPAGNE HAS OPIUM IN IT TO GIVE YOU THE REAL HIGH FLYING EXPERIANCE. BELIEVE ME I WAS IN THE MILITARY AND CAME UP POSTITIVE FOR IT ON THE URINE TEST. THANK GOD OPIUM WAS LEGAL IN KOREA CAUSE I DIDNT KNOW OSCAR HAD IT IN IT. I HAD JUST GOT INTO THE COUNTRY."

https://au.answers.yahoo.com/questio...0102820AA4qmQa

(It's obviously those evil North Koreans, spiking drinks to weaken USA military preparedness .)
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