Mother is refused wine at supermarket

child drinking beerIt was only last week that we heard the story of Jackie Slater from Leeds, who took her daughter and niece shopping with her to help carry the heavy bags, and who was refused a bottle of wine by popular supermarket Morrisons, in case her 17 year old was to be part of the drinking of it.
There have been very mixed reactions to this story, with Morrisons head office backing the store completely, saying that it is their responsibility to prevent any sale of alcoholic products which they suspect may be given to a minor. It is their neck on the line, after all. However, where does the line of common sense get drawn, and when does the law that 16 and 17 year olds are perfectly entitled to enjoy a glass of wine, beer or cider, with a meal, as long as they are supervised by an adult get observed in these situations? The cashier was correct, it is certainly against the law to sell alcohol to anyone under the age of 18, but if it is purchased by an adult, which seems to be the case here, then this is perfectly legal.
We at Vinturi completely condone safe drinking and law abiding retailers, although also appreciate the frustration Ms Slater must have felt when refused wine meant for her and her husband.
What are your thoughts on this story? And if you are a wine lover, maybe even own one of our wine decanters, how would you feel if put in the same position?
Do let us know, we always love to receive your comments.

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