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Hardys Wine Owner Warns of Christmas Shortage Risk

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I keep on seeing these headlines about Christmas shortages, do you think this is just scaremongering, or a reason for price rises ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58428800

beccatavender
a month ago
What do you think of this?
TheChimp
TheChimpa month ago

I won't worry if there's a shortage of Hardys because it is horrible.

But if there's a shortage of wine in general and I can't get any, I will get the right hump.

I'm not ready to graduate onto spirits quite yet.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa month ago

I've no interest in wine always seems like a waste of good grapes to me but I feel the Christmas shortages will affect a wider range of products than just wine but these shortages won't affect all products so I'm sure people will be able to work around it. Some items will increase in price though which means inflation.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa month ago

I don't drink wine but there has been shortages in other places so could go either way

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Pjran
Pjrana month ago

I buy when I see offers at 25% off 6 bottles so I think it’s scaremongering why would the supermarkets run these deals if they can not get stock?

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telmel
telmela month ago

You could always go back to making your own like i did years ago

I used to buy the kits and make my own wine and beers

I even made saki , which went down a treat with my mother in law at the time

I was suddenly her favourite son in law for some reason

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
a month ago

Good point, I know that I have started to stock up on items, just in case....

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa month ago

telmel I've never tried sake, its on my list to try at some point. I seem to like anything rice related so maybe I would enjoy it. Someone ought to do a British sake wine even if using imported rice as it looks like a difficult thing to get over here at a decent price and rice is cheap as chips.

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telmel
telmela month ago

BonzoBanana It was a long time ago B, but i remember it wasnt too difficult to , i remember i added sultanas as per the recipe as well as rice and various other ingredients

It was potent but kept the in law quiet

I used to make the beers in a large plastic barrel with a screw top and a valve to fit a small gas cylinder on to carbonate it and give the beer a head

I had a party once and invited friends around to try all i had made, the pale ale i brewed was their favourite

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa month ago

telmel Stick a video on youtube how to make Sake or maybe you can recommend one already there. My brother many years ago used to brew his own beer. I remember the large white bucket and various accessories. It was goddamn awful if I remember rightly and he soon stopped. Very yeasty, it seemed like more yeast than beer. Imagine having a pint glass and just filling it with the foam from this. I guess too much sugar or yeast or something was where he went wrong. It wasn't all bad but of course you only remember the worst that was brewed especially as it was so long ago.

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Pjran
Pjran2 weeks ago

telmel I tried making my own wine years ago but it blew up in the airing cupboard, never again!

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telmel
telmel2 weeks ago

Pjran Too much yeast P

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telmel
telmela month ago

I must have been reading your mind B, i was looking for a recipe for you

This is the closest to mine, dont forget the yeast and you must leave it in a warm place to ferment, i used to put my beers and wines in the containers in the airing cupboard where the hot water tank was

I will carry on looking to see if there are some with written instructions also

Just found these B, hope one is suitable

Heres one without the raisins B, it says simple to make in a few hours ??

And another

https://myfermentedfoods.com/how-make-sake/

and finally one more

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telmel
telmela month ago

I dont know what happened B, but some have duplicated when i tried to edit to add more links, i cant remove otherwise i will delete the whole post

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 weeks ago

When I was in Lidl and Aldi yesterday they both has freezers full of Christmas food. I didn't buy any, we will eat what is available when I go to get Christmas food. I'm not worried if there is a wine shortage as I don't drink.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly252 weeks ago

If the news continues to speculate about food shortages there will soon by panic buying as with the petrol and it will become a self fulfilling prophecy!

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 weeks ago

Selfishly I couldn't care less if there is a shortage of any alcohol as I don't drink. And maybe there will be many families who are regular victims of domestic abuse who will be pleased too.

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telmel
telmel2 weeks ago

I agree with you L, i rarely drink now unlike when i was younger

Its too readily available, and unlike smoking is encouraged by the government due to tax revenue , plus some are probably big drinkers themselves ,especially spirits, hence the reluctance to tax it too high

I would be worrying more about a shortage of food

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

I like the odd glass of wine, normally at the weekend with a meal. But take on board your comments.

It was the 1st mention of shortages, subsequently seen articles about toys,turkeys ..

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Mango4
Mango42 weeks ago

Really can't see there being a shortage of Alcohol this Christmas, such a ready supply from all corners of the world, and a massive money spinner for the big stores and brewery chains at Christmas . Maybe certain brands will be missing, but I'm sure there will be alternatives available .

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Howmuch
Howmuch2 weeks ago

A lot of these stories only serve to drive sales of overpriced highly taxed items. If I was in charge of a near bankrupt country wanting to make its mid year figures look less grim I might encourage this behaviour.

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didbygraham
didbygraham2 weeks ago

There will be some shortages but it will depend on where you are and not all products will be short. Its not scaremongering - the shortages are there for all to see. This has been going on for some time a- and there are new rules still to be applied to incoming goods from the EU which wont help either. Im not too worried about alcohol as there are plenty of choices so even if I cant get what I want - I will get something! Already have quite few bottles put back for Christmas as I have been buying extra over the last few weeks

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
a week ago

It looks like the madness has started "Essential items disappearing from shelves as shoppers descend on Costco"

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https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/10/food-shortages-essential-items-disappearing-from-shelves-15396536/

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