Louis Max Mercurey 2005 Clos la Marche

Gordon Brown’s nanny state has reached a new high in the form of film censorship and advice.  I was watching an advert on TV for a kids film and the smallprint warning said “contains mild threat and comic fight scenes”.  What is the point of such a warning?  It is inconsistent with other media and not very helpful in any case.

Take an average episode of Dr Who that is aired by the BBC at peak family viewing time on a Saturday tea time.  I used to watch regularly in the 1970’s – Jon Pertwee was my Doctor.  There is more to frighten children than any amount of comic fighting.  By the time I watched The Omen, I was fully prepared.  It could have been labelled “may contain mild Satanic undertones”.  But Damien was simply nowhere near as scary as a Dalek.

Mercurey - isn't that close to the Sun?

Maybe the same warnings should be applied to wine?  If so, this Louis Max Mercury might be forced to have a printed warning on the front “contains traces of cabbage, figs and cigar leaf.

“Smells of lit cigarettes, not recommended for ex-smokers”

Over time the wine opened up and strawberries and dark chocolate emerged from the fumes.

It’s a nice wine but so it should be for the price, £14.99 from Tesco.  It is not very green though – the bottle is large and probably weighs more than Fred Goodwin’s wallet, so a bit of a yeti shaped carbon footprint, and I can see Gordon adding one final label to the bottle “warning – bottle may cause mild pain if dropped on big toe”.

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