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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Remy's off the bottle

Thanks, loyal readers, for the tip-off: No chardonnay for Remy. Underage drinking opponents were among those who complained.
While I didn't exactly think it would be a hit, did people really think that a cartoon rat would encourage underage drinking? Considering the wine was to be sold at Costco, a membership-only warehouse club, and would have cost $12.99, it wasn't exactly destined to be the booze of choice for the underage crowd. (I'm guessing that a cartoon would seem uncool to a teen.) Any child young enough to mistake a bottle with Remy on it for juice or something is likely too young to operate a corkscrew.
Now we should worry if all those starlets-in-distress market lines of liquor...


at 10:50 AM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

Very strange. These must be the same people who think that the underage cashiers at Biggs will be defiled and/or corrupted by merely scanning my wine and beer.

at 10:59 AM Blogger Nicci King said...

Don't you hate that, nicejewishgirl? I try to find cashiers who are 21 or older so I don't have to wait for an older employee to walk over and glare at me to figure out if I am legal.

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