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Stocking up

The news last week that Harvey Nichols’ profits have plummeted left Mole wondering where Ab Fab’s Edina and Patsy will buy their champagne from now on. In their 1990s television reign the characters loved to shop at Harvey Nicks.

But the champagne industry doesn’t need to worry as figures out last week showed the UK downed some 36 million bottles of champagne last year.

Winston Churchill once said of champagne: “In victory we deserve it, in defeat we need it,” which led Mole to wonder how many bottles Gordon Brown has sitting in his office.

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