Wine hoarding trips to France could be no more
Eurostar has officially banned carrying spirits and/or more than one bottle of wine per person in its carriages. Rules apparently designed to assure a “safe, happy and healthy” onboard environment now stipulate that any ‘excess’ alcohol must be carried with the company’s registered luggage service, which carries a £30 charge. The rules came in last autumn, so it seems they’re not being enforced with any degree of draconian fury, and the text of the policy — “we reserve the right” — also implies that, in reality, it’s not going to present a problem. With Eurostar runs a vital tool for many of London’s wine bars wishing to hold tastings in collaboration with French near neighbours, long may they continue. [Independent]
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