... to think MN advertising ALCOHOL is absolutely irresponsible?

(200 Posts)
TurquoiseTranquility Thu 07-Feb-13 18:34:47

Just got my weekly 'parenting news' email from MN and was appalled to discover it features an advert of a "new lower alcohol" wine hmm. I never thought I was much of a snob (I'd hope not, anyway! confused) but I do think that for a family-oriented website to advertise alcohol is not just inappropriate, it's kind of hypocritical. Especially as some of MN users may be struggling with alcohol addiction, or being victims of their family members' drinking and related issues. I mean COME ON, a 5.5% alcohol wine isn't exactly some sort of an "alcohol replacement therapy" product angry! AIBU?

insancerre Thu 07-Feb-13 18:37:00


Cakecrumbsinmybra Thu 07-Feb-13 18:37:36

I don't think MN is a family orientated website - its for grown ups surely?! (except in the school holidays). I can't say it bothers me that much. I get more annoyed when they advertise formula (if they have, I can't remember now).

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Isildur Thu 07-Feb-13 18:38:43

I don't think it's real wine, it's some kind of flavoured water with a wine fume wafted over it.

They were giving the stuff away the other week grin.

They should be a lot more discerning really, and advertise only the ABV >12% and upwards of £15 a bottle stuff.

skaen Thu 07-Feb-13 18:39:09

Mumsnet turn down a lot of advertising because they think (or are loudly told)that its inappropriate. If you really feel strongly, email MNHQ.If they can't get enough advertising/sponsorship though, they'd have to charge for the site. Personally, I'd prefer to ignore ads for low alcohol wine.

AgentZigzag Thu 07-Feb-13 18:39:10

<sips triple gin and tonic>

Yes, you're completely right, absolutely irresponsible.

weegiemum Thu 07-Feb-13 18:39:26


Oops sorry it's only Thursday!

wine yup YABU. It's a grown up site for grown ups! I think most can handle a little advertising don't you?

Labootin Thu 07-Feb-13 18:39:37

It's disGUSTing

(that's WRT to low alcohol wine BTW)

PickledInAPearTree Thu 07-Feb-13 18:40:10


SERIOUSLY? winewinewinewinewinewine

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Thu 07-Feb-13 18:40:26

Low alcohol wine is horrid. Alcohol free is vile.


littlewhitebag Thu 07-Feb-13 18:40:46

I assume the e mail you got was aimed at you - an adult? Not your 13 year old child? If so you then you are being very silly.

MN ARE very irresponsible for advertising low alcohol wine. Bleargh who wants to drink that? wine

Well given that MN actually has a wine smiley, I'd say it's a pretty good fit.


Psammead Thu 07-Feb-13 18:41:16

Is this a joke thread?

Cakecrumbsinmybra Thu 07-Feb-13 18:41:33

It can't be as bad as no-alcohol wine. I just kept trying it when I was pg in the hope that one day it would suddenly seem like the real thing.

TheRobberBride Thu 07-Feb-13 18:41:33

YABU. It's a site for grown ups. Grown ups drink wine on occasion. If you don't like it then don't buy it!

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

It's a website for adults and advertising wine is hardly FORCING peoe to drink it!

Uhm, it is a site for parents. NOT a family site. There is a big difference imo. A family site would have sections for children with games etc.
This is NOT a family site.

We are all adults here, ads for wine don't bother me. In fact I received a free bottle and it was lurverly so I may be a bit biased grin

Bottoms up! wine

Helpyourself Thu 07-Feb-13 18:42:06

I'm a recovering alcoholic and don't have a problem with it.
Lots of people can drink safely, just because I can't I don't see why MN shouldn't get the revenue.
As cakecrumbs says there's a stronger argument against advertising formula. I also wouldn't want to see adverts for payday loans, gambling sites or cigarettes.

Bobyan Thu 07-Feb-13 18:42:18

Most parents are adults, therefore advertising aimed at the users of a parenting website is perfectly acceptable IMHO.

Its not like they are advertising on the Alcoholic Anonymous website.

Viviennemary Thu 07-Feb-13 18:42:50

I didn't think it was a family orientated website. Is it for children. I wouldn't have thought so.

Isildur Thu 07-Feb-13 18:43:05

Ah, BeerTricks , Tesco once sent me some as a sub. I didn't notice 'til I took it out of the fridge.

I nearly cried.

catgirl1976 Thu 07-Feb-13 18:43:07

Low alchohol wine shock

That's appalling

Nothing under13% in this house

KeepingCalmAndPostingNicely Thu 07-Feb-13 18:44:26

You were appalled OP? What happens to you if something really dreadful happens? grin

hatgirl Thu 07-Feb-13 18:45:15

a wine whine! excellent!

Nasty stuff.

Totally irresponsible.

Totally MNs fault I am currently drinking my box wine out of a mug through a straw at 6.43 on a thursday night. Damn them!

sixlostmonkeys Thu 07-Feb-13 18:45:33

seriously? So you can't advertise something because someone somewhere may know someone who knows someone who may be struggling with this that or the other?

I absolutely hate the colour turquoise as it reminds me of the terrible car (it only had 3 wheels!!!) we had when I was a child. I still get nightmares. Please change your name as others may know of someone somewhere who has issues with colours.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Thu 07-Feb-13 18:45:36

Low alcohol wine......YANBU!


Booyhoo Thu 07-Feb-13 18:46:34

you know that mumsnet is a site for adults, right OP?

Flobbadobs Thu 07-Feb-13 18:47:10

Parents are adults too.
Low alchohol wine is shocking though.

tinygreendragon Thu 07-Feb-13 18:47:44

Get an ad blocker for your browser and never have to look at another ad on any website ever again!

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheDetective Thu 07-Feb-13 18:47:56

YABU. Not read the other posts. But YADBU.

And I am a non drinker.

It isn't a website aimed at kids.

Recovering alcoholics can see adverts anywhere. They aren't banned on TV, or in magazines, or billboards.

SolomanDaisy Thu 07-Feb-13 18:48:04

I was worried about how disgusting it sounded, like lambrini.

JenaiMorris Thu 07-Feb-13 18:48:04


For starters, MN has a Wine section.

I agree OP, it's fucking disgusting.

Adults being given options about alcohol and red meat and chocolate. Where will it end?

Will someone think of the children.


MechanicalTheatre Thu 07-Feb-13 18:48:24

Anybody for a glass of Schloer?

AgentZigzag Thu 07-Feb-13 18:48:46

MNHQ have got to pay wages and find cash for the upkeep of the site, they've never advertised wildly inappropriate things, not that they have a moral obligation to anyone as such.

stargirl1701 Thu 07-Feb-13 18:49:10


Yes appalling. What next? Grown ups talking to other grown ups about...things other than children?

Have you read mumsnet?

Does it look child friendly?

It's a site for adults. Some adults drink wine. Some, like me prefer vodka.

PeneloPeePitstop Thu 07-Feb-13 18:52:22


Pass me the wine

scottishmummy Thu 07-Feb-13 18:52:26

your indignation is palpable,I mean 3sadhmmangryhumphy faces you need drink to relax
maybe next mn will advertise lube for bumsex

AViewfromtheFridge Thu 07-Feb-13 18:52:37

I completely agree. It's just like when they advertise EXPENSIVE SHIT when some people are strapped for cash. Disgraceful. grin

AllYoursBabooshka Thu 07-Feb-13 18:52:46

Schloer has two purposes:

1 - To make children feel grown up.

2 - To mock pregnant women.

I don't want Schloer I want a chilled Pinot in a big glass sad 5 months isn't that long, right?

SirBoobAlot Thu 07-Feb-13 18:53:18

Oh how ridiculous.

wine wine wine

I'm testing the Vie, and actually, it's not half bad. Tastes half way between wine and a white grape juice, in a nice way.

NormaStanleyFletcher Thu 07-Feb-13 18:53:42

this is a wind up non?

Snotty sleaves - is that you

If this is real, your post makes you sound three stops short of Daggenham (Barking is three stops short of Daggenham by the way, for those of you without easy access to a tube map)

This is a site for adults. If they had a section for kids to log on, it may be different

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 07-Feb-13 18:53:55

lurkedtoolong grin

<clutches pearls>

Actually YANBU OP....I'm pregnant and would love a glass or 8 of wine, selfish bastard MN advertising department angry

Tee2072 Thu 07-Feb-13 18:55:04

Surely the OPs objection is that the wine is low alcohol!

Or she's never actually read MN.

JulesJules Thu 07-Feb-13 18:55:50

Low alcohol wine is utterly disgusting. They should be advertising gin.


StickEmUp Thu 07-Feb-13 18:56:46

Im a recovering alcoholic and it wouldn't bother me.
Adverts are everywhere but id have t be stupid to by it!

Although low alk wine!
No point i prefer the hard stuff ..l. Or did!

atacareercrossroads Thu 07-Feb-13 18:56:53

Low alcohol wine? How pointless!!!

BelleEtLaBaby Thu 07-Feb-13 18:57:05


You're not telling me some of you actually drink? But you're parents [shocked]

Won't someone think of the children!

<goes to pour wine. Remembers am pg with hg. Throws up instead>

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 07-Feb-13 18:58:32

They should start tailoring adverts to threads:

Bumsex Fridays - Sponsored by KY Jelly
Bun Fights - Sponsored by Greggs

wibblyjelly Thu 07-Feb-13 18:58:44

JulesJules, you beat me to it!

FlorriesDragons Thu 07-Feb-13 18:59:31

But it's Mumsnet.

We love wine.


Isildur Thu 07-Feb-13 18:59:50

'Wednesday Nights - Sponsored by Nytol'

Oh come on, you can say cunt on here, it's hardly family orientated!

I'm more disgusted by the idea of low alcohol wine shock

NorbertDentressangle Thu 07-Feb-13 19:00:56

How can you use the argument that advertising alcohol is wrong as some people may be struggling with addiction or related issues?

In that case you can't advertise food as some people may have eating disorders, cleaning products because some people are slatterns, books because some people are dyslexic, shopping websites because some people have overdrafts and debts......

are you the parent who complained about alcohol being served at our infants school disco recently (only to the adultsgrin)? Just wanted to say, if we didn't have a bar at PTA events, no one would come you loon

YABU and ridiculous.

TurquoiseTranquility Thu 07-Feb-13 19:01:48

well ok, how would you feel about MN advertising baby formula with added sugar to promote better sleep? Neither formula nor sugar being illegal or "restricted" products. Or how about lipstick and high heels for 5-year olds, while at the same time campaigning for "girls to be girls"?

Yes sure it's a website for people who should be old enough to make choices but pushing folks into making potentially irresponsible choices is kind of strange, IMHO. I mean why don't they advertise low-nicotine cigarettes then? BTW 5.5% is about the strength of most lagers, so why not advertise beer?

Sure they've got to make their bit of profit but they do advertise lots of innocuous stuff so why not stick to that.

HomeEcoGnomist Thu 07-Feb-13 19:01:58

"three stops short of Dagenham" heh heh heh
Will be stealing this

YANBU OP - low alcohol wine is an ABOMINATION. I want to know about the proper stuff!

weegiemum Thu 07-Feb-13 19:04:03

I got a warning a few years ago from babyworld another site for protesting follow on milk advertising.

Seems MN is my home!

Isildur Thu 07-Feb-13 19:06:09

OP, those are stunningly bad comparisons.

I get the low alcohol wine/babies sleeping on formula false advertising thing, but otherwise it's a bit of a rubbish argument.

And there is nothing innocuous about bath towels at £65 a pop.
<wealth envy>

HomeEcoGnomist Thu 07-Feb-13 19:06:19

MNHQ are irresponsible for taking the marketing budget from a poor, trusting company trying to flog their gnat's piss to the least likely group of consumers to actually buy the stuff


Pascha Thu 07-Feb-13 19:06:32

I wouldn't mind if they advertised beer.

I don't care what products MN advertise (wine or baby formula) as I consider myself and other people to be of sound enough intelligence to be able to make nmy own choices. I would be downright insulted if someone told me they thought I was incapable of not acting like a mindless consumer when presented with advertising.

dawntigga Thu 07-Feb-13 19:07:05

don't be so ridiculous and grow up.


ouryve Thu 07-Feb-13 19:07:08

Cheers wine

Well lets see. Formula with added sugar to help a baby sleep doesn't exist does it?
And advertising lipstick for 5 year old girls, again does that advert exist? Or are you talking about banning all ads for make up in case a 5 year old girl sees it?

I just don't get the outrage. It's wine. It's available in every supermarket, shop etc. it's advertised on tv.

scottishmummy Thu 07-Feb-13 19:08:03

I'm not bothered if mn advertise formula,or wine.people can. decide if want one,both or none

PickledInAPearTree Thu 07-Feb-13 19:08:38

How about advertising crack coccaine for cats?

The bastards!

GetOrf Thu 07-Feb-13 19:09:56

Oh fgs.

Stop being so ridiculous. And your comparisons simply do not make sense, seeing that formula with sugar doesn't exist, and I have never seen lipstick marketed to 5 year olds.

Grow up.

Isildur Thu 07-Feb-13 19:09:59

Hobgoblin ale/beer/whatever is very cool, if HQ are looking for things to promote.
And that Wytchwood stuff. Very spooky little glass bottles, it would really work around Halloween time, on the back of the spooky threads.

I'd write a review of that in return for a few bottles.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Thu 07-Feb-13 19:10:05

Cat crack! grin

GetOrf Thu 07-Feb-13 19:10:16

Say crack cocaine for cats 5 times very fast. grin

RustyBear Thu 07-Feb-13 19:10:47

"Neither formula nor sugar being illegal or restricted products" - except that it is illegal to advertise formula in any way...

Mumsnet does take the views of its members into account when deciding what to advertise - and have rejected several potential advertisers because of such views, or because they are well aware that they would not fit with the site's ethos So you are perfectly at liberty to suggest an alcohol advertising ban, but I think this thread alone is a pretty strong indication of what the majority of members would think.

manicbmc Thu 07-Feb-13 19:11:52

Low alcohol wine is an abomination that affronts my sensibilities as a wine drinker.

Yabu. I never read those emails.

AgentZigzag Thu 07-Feb-13 19:12:10

They don't advertise beer because the people who use MN don't fit the demographics of beer drinkers.

Although there are more hairy handed truckers on here than the norm, so maybe they could cash in on that?

MrsGeologist Thu 07-Feb-13 19:12:13

YABU wine

AllYoursBabooshka Thu 07-Feb-13 19:12:59

Funny enough, I did a MN survey recently and one of the questions was "Would you have any problems with us advertising beer on the website?"

I said no of course but I think OPs head might explode if they started.

NormaStanleyFletcher Thu 07-Feb-13 19:13:16

I really reallt want some wine now sad

Ahh well. Will be home in 20 mins or so.

GetOrf Thu 07-Feb-13 19:13:20

I wonder what a cat on cocaine would look like.

<looks at cat running around the sofa in a frantic fashion>

Follyfoot Thu 07-Feb-13 19:13:21

OP I really dont get your argument.

Can I ask what bad thing is actually going to happen as a result of Mumsnet advertising low alcohol wine?

KeepingCalmAndPostingNicely Thu 07-Feb-13 19:13:59

Pssst. <<<whispers>>> I know a guy who's just had a shipment of cat cocaine in. It'll cost you though. [shifty]

FlouncingMintyy Thu 07-Feb-13 19:14:25

I believe this to be a thread of the upwinding variety.

Trills Thu 07-Feb-13 19:14:50

HomeEcoGnomist MNHQ are irresponsible for taking the marketing budget from a poor, trusting company trying to flog their gnat's piss to the least likely group of consumers to actually buy the stuff

We want proper wine. You can send the wine-like pink substance to that other website thanks.


PickledInAPearTree Thu 07-Feb-13 19:15:23

I think we have stopped a "gap in the market"

Anyone fancy going in with me on dragons den?

BIWI Thu 07-Feb-13 19:15:46

Last time I checked, Mumsnet was saying it was 'by parents for parents'

Nothing to do with the rest of the family.

I think you sound a tiny bit unhinged, OP.

manicbmc Thu 07-Feb-13 19:15:46
PickledInAPearTree Thu 07-Feb-13 19:16:29

My cats just snook out with a note tucked into his collar.

AllYoursBabooshka Thu 07-Feb-13 19:16:53

Huge x post.

How odd is this? The MN survey asking that question then this thread talking about advertising beer.

PickledInAPearTree Thu 07-Feb-13 19:18:12

All this talk of booze and cold wines. & beers is very cruel to those of us up the flaming duff..

Maybe I can find some of that sugary formula though. Mm.

garlicblocks Thu 07-Feb-13 19:18:56

How on earth do you think MNHQ fund their gin habit, OP? Selling ads, that's how!

Moominlandmidwinter Thu 07-Feb-13 19:19:09

Have a biscuit and some wine.

garlicblocks Thu 07-Feb-13 19:20:09

Sugary formula would be like condensed milk, wouldn't it? Well, if you made it up thick enough smile

PickledInAPearTree Thu 07-Feb-13 19:20:14

Ban booze off mn. We can start brewing our own moonshine.

WilsonFrickett Thu 07-Feb-13 19:20:18

I think your use of capitals and smileys is irresponsible, save some for the rest of us eh?

Trills Thu 07-Feb-13 19:20:41

BIWI and random other adults who like to talk to vipers parents, right?


TattyDevine Thu 07-Feb-13 19:22:38

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FanFuckingTastic Thu 07-Feb-13 19:22:56

It was really nice.

I tested it for them.


weegiemum Thu 07-Feb-13 19:23:26

Oh this thread sums up mumsnet for me!

PROUD to be a mnetter for 10+ years.

Pass the wine !!

ComposHat Thu 07-Feb-13 19:23:30

Message deleted by Mumsnet for breaking our Talk Guidelines. Replies may also be deleted.

TattyDevine Thu 07-Feb-13 19:23:37

Oh poo where did the other half go...they must left align it as default

PickledInAPearTree Thu 07-Feb-13 19:24:12

You could not let an innocent child on mumsnet.

Tee2072 Thu 07-Feb-13 19:24:17

I really want a glass of wine now...

manicbmc Thu 07-Feb-13 19:25:30

Me too, Tee. I shall have to wait until tomorrow and then get arseholed have a glass.

Lulumama Thu 07-Feb-13 19:26:09

won't someone think of the children??

<<did anyone say that yet???

SirBoobAlot Thu 07-Feb-13 19:26:59

Seeing as there is a regular ''drunk'' thread at least once a week, if you object to wine being advertised, I'd suggest you piss off find a different site more appropriate to your requirements.

manicbmc Thu 07-Feb-13 19:27:41

I'm not sharing my wine with the kids! They can stick to their Breezers. grin

TattyDevine Thu 07-Feb-13 19:28:09

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AViewfromtheFridge Thu 07-Feb-13 19:28:31

Ooh, we could open a mumsnet speakeasy!

TattyDevine Thu 07-Feb-13 19:28:33

Oh just big hairy bollocks angry

Isildur Thu 07-Feb-13 19:29:27

Tatty, your drawing is a bit tipsy!

ledkr Thu 07-Feb-13 19:33:51

Oh how silly op. alcohol and other adult stuff is advertised everywhere.
Did you also know that people say cunt on here and talk about bum sex too. How can you be on here and be offended by advertising low alcohol wine come on get a grip.

ledkr Thu 07-Feb-13 19:34:46

I'm having a nice glass now actually. on a school night I'm practising for half term next week.

lurkerspeaks Thu 07-Feb-13 19:47:25

Family orientated? You are joking. Mumsnet if for adults to commiserate the minutiae of family life. I would be mortified if my posts on mumsnet were read aloud to small children. The liberal use of profanities would torture their poor little brains.

As far as I am concerned mumsnet can accept money from any legal advertisers who wish to give them cash. We are all grown ups and can apply discretion to what we see/ read.

As long as alchohol advertising remains legal wine can be advertised. I have a dry alcoholic in my family and one of the things they have to learn to live with is alcohol. It is everywhere in society (and in my house). I don't clear out the cellar just because the alcoholic is coming to stay. That would be patronising.

Dozer Thu 07-Feb-13 19:49:20

Really they should be advertising gin.

gasman Thu 07-Feb-13 19:50:29

turquoise tranquility I got banned from a US based site on the basis of a thread discussing appropriate gifts for children departing for college. My offensive post suggested that the college age children might consider having sexually intercourse or drinking alcohol so condoms and hangover treating paracetamol should be included.

I respectfully suggest you might fit in better there than here!

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Thu 07-Feb-13 19:54:53

As a person who has struggled through alcohol addiction may I congratulate for your ops assumption that a picture of a bottle of wine would make me fall of the wagon. hmm

Or to summarise


giraffesCantEatNHSPotatoes Thu 07-Feb-13 19:57:16

Should mn not advertise food incase it upsets a recovering bulimic?

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 19:58:55

The kids start half term tomorrow. I haven't had a drink since they went back to school.

I'm hitting the supermarket in the morning grin

Pmsl getting all outraged about advertising low alcohol wine! Good one op. funny thread. Now mnhq about that [vodka] smiley?

Tee2072 Thu 07-Feb-13 19:59:21

I wondering what the OP thinks MN should advertise?

gordyslovesheep Thu 07-Feb-13 20:00:40

YANBU 5.5% wine is utterly POINTLESS

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 20:01:02

From reading some of the S&B threads, it seems to me that Boden is more addictive.

And they advertise Mark Fucking Warner, which are all-inclusive, and people going on them drink alcohol on family holidays shock.

Tee2072 Thu 07-Feb-13 20:04:00


A bit martiniesque...

Mumsnet should stop advertising holidays. I haven't been out of the country in over ten years. It offends and saddens me. [supersadface]

Tee2072 Thu 07-Feb-13 20:09:17

Do you want me to ring the DM, ABF? So we can get that face on the front page?

MrsWembley Thu 07-Feb-13 20:11:23


<wanders off, shaking head and sighing loudly, in search of a bottle of the good stuff>

ShakeWellBeforeOpening Thu 07-Feb-13 20:11:27

I think MN should have a product survey that involves wine !

OP you are being a little bit silly !

Have a brew and a biscuit

Ha ha tee ha ha manic at the video!
Off to sniff about in kitchen till wine appears. Full fat wine.

Uppermid Thu 07-Feb-13 20:12:00

What I'd really like to know is where is this family orientated section of mumsnet?

I wouldn't let my children anywhere near this website. It's for me, me, me!!!

Should we also ban any ads to do with Mother's Day cos someone might be sensitive if they've lost their mum recently?

Op get a grip.

ledkr Thu 07-Feb-13 20:12:45

Me too * maryz* we should start the half term drunk thread. Lasts for 9 days.

BIWI Thu 07-Feb-13 20:13:24

Trills - apologies.

(But it is MN's strapline!)

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 07-Feb-13 20:14:44

<sniggerd whilst sipping properly alcoholic wine>

Maryz Thu 07-Feb-13 20:16:14

Make it a date ledkr.

7.30 pm tomorrow grin

Ledkr see you then! Have bribed dd with five mins more of rummikub to fetch me a ginormous glass of wine. WHAMMO!

Although she has just admitted to spilling some so she has been packed off to bed with a smack.

Joking. But only about the smack.

Tee2072 Thu 07-Feb-13 20:20:41

Are half term isn't until the week after next and it's only 2 days off school! I live in the wrong place!

Of course, we get 2 weeks at Easter.

HecateWhoopass Thu 07-Feb-13 20:21:08

Can I clarify, are you saying that you don't think alcohol should be advertised full stop, or just that a site that is predominantly a site for parents but is used by plenty who aren't - shouldn't advertise low alcohol wine but it is ok for it to be advertised elsewhere to people who may or may not be parents?

Or is it that alcohol just shouldn't be advertised to or perhaps accessible to parents?

That's really 'nanny state' stuff, isn't it? If we're old enough to reproduce, we're old enough to cope with an advert for wine. If the argument is that some people may be struggling with addiction - that's an argument for the banning of all alcohol advertising everywhere, isn't it?

That's a good idea Tee, remind me to hide the empty wine bottles before the photographer arrives though.

DeepRedBetty Thu 07-Feb-13 20:22:12

I actually drank some of that low alcohol wine. Tasted like slightly off Schloer.

Anyway, time to drink some of the wine (and [gin]) me and Hecate lifted this morning out of Justine's office while HQ were so hungover they didn't see a troll thread make it all the way to 1000 posts.

SingingSands Thu 07-Feb-13 20:22:21

"absolutely irresponsible" "appalled" "inappropriate"

Er... overreacting much there OP? Do you need the smelling salts passed?

MrsWembley Thu 07-Feb-13 20:23:33

I'm struggling with alcohol issues at the moment...

I can't find the fucking open bottle!hmm

MrsWembley Thu 07-Feb-13 20:24:55

Ooh Betty, (wink) how did that thread end? I missed the bloody deletion post.sad

quoteunquote Thu 07-Feb-13 20:29:41


Do NOT use low alcohol wine in cooking, my husband bought some by mistake, in a bid to use it up, as it was undrinkable, we used it in a casserole, absolutely disgusting ruined perfectly good food.

OP, you are totally unreasonable to object to MN accepting wine advertising.

hugoagogo Thu 07-Feb-13 20:30:39

The low alcohol wine doesn't bother me, but I am a bit hmm about wonga.

MrsWembley Thu 07-Feb-13 20:38:05

S'okay, found it... wine

RedToothBrush Thu 07-Feb-13 20:50:45


Do not talk about fannies & boobies in any context.

Please won't someone think of the children who will be reading and will be mentally scarred for life.

Tee2072 Thu 07-Feb-13 20:54:25

I'll mark my diary for you ABF. If it's not in there, it doesn't happen.

MechanicalTheatre Thu 07-Feb-13 20:54:54

AllYours any sort of family gathering, my mum breaks out the Schloer. God knows why, everyone drinks in my family, but we are heavily culturally protestant, so heaven forbid anyone actually drinks enough to feel.

usualsuspect Thu 07-Feb-13 20:58:00

I have a drink problem , the offies closed.

TigerseyeMum Thu 07-Feb-13 21:03:53

Lube for bumsex?

Can you not just use ordinary lube, or is it a special bum-friendly sort?

Hmm. You live and learn.

<wanders off>

FlowerTruck Thu 07-Feb-13 21:05:39

Hic ! Pass. the wine op.

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Thu 07-Feb-13 21:06:28

If my children are reading this, don't worry about he wine darlings, just shut your eyes dears


<<cries a bit>>

Flipping heck, if Mumsnet didn't have wine, it'd end up like that sparkly hun space, wouldn't it?

wine all the way

<passes OP a large grip and some proper wine>

Thingiebob Thu 07-Feb-13 21:10:14

What a strange attitude? Surely this is a joke?

MrsWembley Thu 07-Feb-13 21:11:53

My DP now has alcohol ishoos...

He's dropped his fucking glass!hmm

shesariver Thu 07-Feb-13 21:13:00

but pushing folks into making potentially irresponsible choices

In what way? How is drinking wine irresponsible, please do tell? Millions of folk enjoy alcohol responsibly, life as an adult is all about making choices and decisions for ourselves.

WildThong Thu 07-Feb-13 21:16:12

Did we ever get our cats bum emoticon?
If so, that's you op


If my children are reading this I'd be more worried about the frequent cunts and bumsex reference, rather than an ad for wine grin

But ds1thinks this whole site is lame so I doubt he will read it.

ShakeWellBeforeOpening Thu 07-Feb-13 21:28:42

My kids see me drink wine , heaven forbid if they saw me do bum sex !

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Thu 07-Feb-13 21:42:55


SirBoobAlot Thu 07-Feb-13 21:47:56

DS was playing picnics with his friend yesterday, and they asked us two mums ''What colour wine would you like with your dinner?". blush grin

KenLeeeeeee Thu 07-Feb-13 21:49:51

I would have a wine but I always seem to knock the glasses over so I'll take my vino and pour it into a brew for safety.


Valpollicella Thu 07-Feb-13 22:01:09

Better change my user name then...wouldn't want to be seen to be promoting wine, with actual proper alcohol in it

OpheliasWeepingWillow Thu 07-Feb-13 22:04:12


Follyfoot Thu 07-Feb-13 22:08:04

*Family orientated website? Have you read mumsnet?

It makes more liberal use of Fuck and Cunt of any website other than


This post has really pissed me off. Did you know that coprolalia is rare amongst Tourette syndrome sufferers? Probably not....But hey, lets stereotype a neurological illness for a quick laugh shall we?

ComposHat Thu 07-Feb-13 23:13:17

Did you know that coprolalia is rare amongst Tourette syndrome sufferers? Probably not....But hey, lets stereotype a neurological illness for a quick laugh shall we?

Yes I did actually, but then I'd expect people to take a patently absurd comparison as the joke it was intended and not to be a tedious arseache about it.

manicbmc Thu 07-Feb-13 23:32:59

Yes, pushing folks into potentially irresponsible choices - like buying low alcohol wine which is vile.

I wish it was Friday.

MmeLindor Thu 07-Feb-13 23:36:18

Damn. How did I miss this thread.

Must have been while I was restocking the wine cellar.

justmyview Thu 07-Feb-13 23:51:43

On the subject of wine, my DD said in a loud voice that the rose wine was "made from pigs wee", much to the amusement of all customers within hearing distance

QueenofPlaids Thu 07-Feb-13 23:53:57

OP I'm struggling a bit on the irresponsible point you made upthread.

I am every partial to a glass of wine. I fucking hate Schloer and I don't want to drink caffeinated beverages in the evening. I do want to lose weight and be more aware of my alcohol consumption.

Thus I've tried various low alcohol / non-alcoholic beers and wines. Some are utter crap, some are nice in their own right and others fill a specific gap (like Becks Blue is not fantastic, but when chilled makes a good beer substitute to partner a midweek curry).

I fail to see how advertising low alcohol wine is an issue. It's hardly a gateway drug. I'd imagine most people who fancy it like me either want to reduce / be more aware of the units they take in or are on a diet.

When i want to get pissed, (which is not often) funnily enough I don't go straight to the First Cape Light...

manicbmc Thu 07-Feb-13 23:55:30

Oh that stuff is just awful. I bought a bottle by mistake once, because it was cheap.

ripsishere Fri 08-Feb-13 01:10:12

I am more shocked at the idea that people would intentional buy low alcohol wine. Surely that defeats the purpose and tastes bad.

morethanpotatoprints Fri 08-Feb-13 01:20:12

wine wine wine wine


wine wine wine

TurquoiseCat Fri 08-Feb-13 01:28:01

Have to say, to complain about advertising wine on a forum that features a weekly drunk thread is hilarious.

And also, although I am a turquoise, I am in no way related to the OP I hope grin

Morloth Fri 08-Feb-13 02:03:12

Mumsnet is family oriented? !

Very irresponsible though, advertising such a product is going to encourage the producers to make more.

Why would anyone want low alcohol wine? Surely the alcohol is the point of wine?

ScumbagCollegeDropout Fri 08-Feb-13 03:38:02

Maybe the OP is thinking of all the underage parents. The 13-17 year-olds.

Don't worry about them OP. They are on that other site wink

Perhaps you would feel more comfortable over there?

Blatherskite Fri 08-Feb-13 09:40:03

I tested the low alcohol wine. Schloer with a hint of wine was a good analogy. I liked it. Drank the whole bottle. It was free wine!!

It's already been said but complaining about advertising low alcohol wine on a site which features a wine emoticon, a weekly drunk thread, endless bumsex threads and a shit load of swearing is just daft.

and "your post makes you sound three stops short of Daggenham" has to be my favourite response to a stupid post ever grin

photographerlady Fri 08-Feb-13 09:45:22

My ads feature gaming as I play a lot of computer games and visit MMO sites. Maybe you enjoy alot of drinking and the ads are catering to your interests. Blame google smile

mrsjay Fri 08-Feb-13 09:46:33

mumsnet isn't family website it is an adult website and adults drink I guess they are being responsible as it is low alcohol and basically grape juice grin

WorraLiberty Fri 08-Feb-13 09:51:48

"New lower alcohol wine" hmm


That's like advertising "New lower chocolate, chocolate".

Why would they?

How could they?

Mumsnet, sort it out shock

LadyFace Fri 08-Feb-13 09:52:46

Is this sour grapes as you did not get a free bottle? We are all adults and can make up our own minds. Perhaps we should ban car adverts in case someone has pranged their Ford Fiesta?

mrsjay Fri 08-Feb-13 09:58:22

I once picked up a bottle of low alcohol echo falls It is called cafe collection so you can all look out for it, was on the same shelf as normal wine I was gutted when discovered that night, bloody hell it tasted like ribena hmm

mrsjay Fri 08-Feb-13 09:59:14

oh maybe they could stop those fab house swab adverts i dont have a fab house and it night offend poor people wink

mrsjay Fri 08-Feb-13 09:59:26

swap* obviously blush

mrsjay Fri 08-Feb-13 09:59:42

mighT* jeez my typing today

manicbmc Fri 08-Feb-13 10:00:11

Well, it's Friday and the wine is already in my fridge, chilling. grin

ShakeWellBeforeOpening Fri 08-Feb-13 10:06:18

Where's the OP ?

manicbmc Fri 08-Feb-13 10:06:50

Drunk, in a corner? grin

MrsWembley Fri 08-Feb-13 10:07:26

I like the idea of a house swab...

My house could do with swabbing.wink

mrsjay Fri 08-Feb-13 10:08:38

I like the idea of a house swab...

My house could do with swabbing

and mine blush

manicbmc Fri 08-Feb-13 10:09:03

I am supposed to be swabbing the house now but keep being distracted by MN and kittens.

Altinkum Fri 08-Feb-13 10:09:11

I think your mental, maybe have a few glasses and lighten up!

MN is NOT a family orientated website, its specifically for adults. Not children.

BeCool Fri 08-Feb-13 10:20:18

Like many other people I "Suffer" from excessive weight.
It's bloody cruel and necessarily harmful of MN to advertise sweets, chocolate anything like that. It really encourages my addition - it's bad for my health/heart etc.

I'm too poor to go on even a cheap a summer holiday. It's really irresponsible of MN to advertise expensive luxury family holidays that I'll never be able to afford. Do they want me to feel like a rubbish parent? It's bad for my mental health.

(tongue in cheek)

Or we could all just be grown up.

My objection to the wine advertising it is's low alcohol - bleugh! What is the point in that grin wine

Pigsmummy Fri 08-Feb-13 10:35:37


Blatherskite Fri 08-Feb-13 10:42:37

Becool the Blossom Hill stuff they're advertising and we tested is 30% lower calorie as well as low alcohol.

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StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 08-Feb-13 12:48:39

I made the mistake of bought some fizzy wine once that seemed such a bargain, had people over for dinner and kept topping up our glasses, drank shedloads and got quite worried about my increased tolerance to booze then I realised that it was %5

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