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5th March 2021

I am certain that your inbox, like mine, gets overcrowded with deals and special offers all designed to tempt you to make a purchase that makes you feel like you’ve ‘saved’ money.

These offers are rarely of interest to me – I have no need for a dog bed as I have a cat and he sleeps where he wants, nor do I want my gutters cleaned or to attend a discounted spinning class…. But then I see the word CHAMPAGNE and my attention is captured. Somehow that one word seems to stand out, so I read on…

Having read several champagne offers recently, I started to question if I knew what the word ‘deal’ means. So out comes the dictionary and I read:

“A particular form of treatment given or received.”

“Agreement entered into by two or more parties for their mutual benefit.”

“Bargain” – informal usage.

I am certain that I am not alone when not knowing the exact price or worth of certain specific items, but champagne is something that I understand more than most things. When the price of a particular champagne being marketed as a ‘special offer’ is more expensive than our regular daily price at Last Drop Wines (before case discount), this is not a deal! We hate to burst your bubble, but this is a rip off.

While it is always beneficial to receive a case of champagne, it is not very beneficial at a higher price per bottle when it is purporting to be a bargain. As an independent wine merchant, it is not always possible to compete with the likes of the supermarkets and multiples, who have a bigger buying power, but champagne lovers and wine drinkers, please beware of ‘deals’ as there is much trickery going on.

At Last Drop Wines we are always happy to give a quote on a particular wine or champagne. We may not always be cheaper, but we will be honest and transparent and not falsely sell you a deal when it’s not. When you manage to buy your wines and champagnes at a fair and reasonable price, they will taste all the better. Don’t let these fraudulent special offers leave a bad taste in your mouth

By Andrea Viera

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