The Wetherspoon pub destroys EVERY European wine and third beer as a Brexit loom


The popular pub network, Wetherspoon, has removed all European wine from its company as a Brexit loom.

The chain boss – Tim Martin – is an enthusiastic Brexiteer and promises to save more drinks from Britain and countries outside the European Union before Britain officially leaves Europe in March.

And Mr. Martin has kept his promise to leave European products and concentrate on home-grown agricultural products and subsequently – reports Mirror Online.

All European wines and soft drinks previously stocked in 900 chain pubs are being replaced by bottles from the United States, Australia, Chile, New Zealand and Argentina.

A third of EU beer from the draft selection was removed from the bar with German Erdinger, Tuborg Denmark and Staropramen Czech Republic now unavailable.

Master Mariner Wetherspoons on New Brighton. (Pic Andrew Teebay).
Master Mariner Wetherspoons on New Brighton. (Pic Andrew Teebay).

Bolla Pinot Grigio and Freixenet, both from Italy, Faustino VII Rioja made in Spain were also removed.

They have been replaced by the Australian Hardys and American Coldwater Creek brands, each of which has four wines, along with Villa Maria, made in New Zealand, Casillero del Diablo produced in Chile and Trivento Malbec, made in Argentina.

Wine and beer join the list of EU liquors which are banned from the chain – last year the Wetherspoon pub stopped storing champagne Moet and Italian prosecco.

They have been replaced by sparkling wine from Australia and England.

Martin also stopped Jagermeister storage from Germany last year, which was replaced by an English version called Strika – with & # 39; Jagerbombs & # 39; nicknamed & # 39; Brexit Bomb & # 39; by customers.

But Mr Martin has not been able to ban all European beers, with some – including Belgian favorite Stella Artois – still widely available.

Chair of Wetherspoon, Tim Martin
Chair of Wetherspoon, Tim Martin

The multi-millionaire founder, Mr. Martin, 63, a fierce critic of the EU, distributed 500,000 beer mats calling for the UK to stop before the 2016 vote.

He believes Britain will develop with or without the EU trade agreement after the country leaves.

Tom Stainer, from the Campaign for Real Ale, said the wider beer industry needs to consider a post-Brexit future and call on the Government and customers to support British beer.

He said: "Wherever you stand in the Brexit debate, we hope both the Government and consumers will support local brewers, producers and pubs during this time of uncertainty.

"A lot of our tax rates for pubs and beers are actually set at the European level, so we hope the Government will use British departures from the European Union as an opportunity to review the system.

Tim Martin, chairman of JD Wetherspoon
Tim Martin, chairman of JD Wetherspoon

"In particular, we would like to see lower tax rates applied to beer sold with concepts rather than in bottles or cans, which will help keep prices down in the pub and encourage beer drinkers to return to their premises.

"We also want to see consumers celebrate and support authentic beers, apple cider and liquor, which are basically British products.

"By choosing an English beer and looking for a British hop logo on your door – which shows hops are also sourced in the UK – beer drinkers can actively support businesses close to home."

A spokesman for Wetherspoon said: "Whether people agree or disagree with Tim's views, this shows that he is a person who likes to talk.

"This is just the beginning and for the next two years there will be more drinks available from all over the world."


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