Friday, 1 April 2011

Oddbins RIP

I am sorry to see that Oddbins is in difficulty. It seems it is another victim of a time in which consumers have less money to spend, and when we do, we shop in different ways. Over the last few years I have done my wine buying online, with rival chain Majestic. I've been very satisfied, with a good range, sensible prices, and most importantly for me, they deliver, something Oddbins didn’t offer.

There is a nostalgic comment by Guardian wine critic Fiona Beckett today under the headline “A sparkling chain that lost its fizz”.

And there is a lovely piece here, where former Oddbins employee Phil White reflects fondly on his time with the firm: "Hic Transit Gloria: Oddbins - a love poem"

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