Monday, 3 August 2009

No such thing as one port after lunch

There used to be a day when the expression was there’s no such thing as one port after lunch. Go back even a decade and Australians were drinking more than 5 million litres of the fortified fluid in bottles without counting the substantial contribution made at the cheaper end in flagons and casks. Today I note that the Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show consumption in the financial year just ended saw sales down to a meagre 3.2 million litres. What, I ask, is the country coming to?

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