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“You’re more loyal to your favourite wine than your partner!” says supermarket wine buyer

The drinkers who stick with a wine longer than a partner: Pinot Grigio is the nation’s favourite grape ahead of Merlot and Chardonnay

Wine lovers stick with their preferred variety for longer than many stay with their partners, research suggests.

Pinot Grigio is the top choice for British drinkers, followed by Merlot and Chardonnay.

Some 52 per cent of drinkers said they remained loyal to their preferred grape for ten years or more, a survey revealed.

Source: Daily Mail, 28th October 2016


People pay a lot of attention to their favourite variety of wine, sticking with their top tipple for longer than they stick with their relationship… according to this ‘research’ from a supermarket and their alcohol buyer:

Simon Cairns, trading manager for beers, wines and spirits at the Co-op, which commissioned the poll, said: ‘We all know how easy it is to get stuck in a rut with our relationships to wine, but there’s a whole world of different wines out there for you to enjoy and try.’

With clearly such importance placed on the type of wine we’re drinking, thank heavens the good people at Co-op are willing to pay PR companies to come up with newsy-sounding headlines to help raise awareness of this very important issue, as well as where we can pick up our favourite plonk on the cheap.

“Your neighbours hate you and probably won’t help you!” says home insurance company

Love thy neighbour? One in five people ‘have argued with those on their street’

BRITAIN could be losing its community spirit with one in five people having been involved in a dispute with their neighbour, according to new research.

A survey of 2,000 adults by Co-op Insurance revealed that almost half of problems remained unresolved after a year.

One in 10 Britons has moved house because of an issue with a neighbour, with many disputes about noise, barking dogs, parking, unruly children or messy gardens.

Source: Express, 26th October 2016


We are more distant from our neighbours than ever before, which is a definitely-real and entirely-terrible thing… according to a home insurance company:

A survey of 2,000 adults by Co-op Insurance revealed that almost half of problems remained unresolved after a year.

What with our lack of close-knit community, who will watch our back? And who will watch our house to make sure nobody breaks in? Maybe it’s time to check your contents insurance is fully up to date…

James Hillon, of Co-op Insurance, said: “The research shows as a nation we’re at risk of losing the community spirit we once prided ourselves on.

“Communities are valuable as they allow people to interact with each other, share experiences and develop valued relationships, without communities we’re in danger of living isolated lives.

“As our lives become ever busier and we spend more time engaged with technology – TV, the internet and social media – it seems we are becoming ever more distant from our closest neighbours.

“Everyone’s having a fancy expensive funeral!” says funeral provider

The end of the sombre funeral: Mourners are increasingly arriving in bright colours or fancy dress for celebratory ceremonies

People are turning away from churches and tears for family funerals in favour of celebrations at home, in the park, on the beach – or even the office.

One in two funeral directors say that they have been asked to arrange a ‘destination funeral’ rather than a church or crematorium.

Just as marriages have moved away from religious buildings and register offices, now people want to take funerals to new locations, introducing fun and even fancy dress to the occasion.

Source: Daily Mail, 8th September 2015


It seems like even the dead have to keep up with the Joneses, with bespoke funerals all the rage… according to the company behind this story:

Themed, bespoke funerals are becoming more popular, according to a study by Co-operative Funeralcare.

Sam Kershaw, Operations Director for The Co-operative Funeralcare said: ‘We are seeing is a culture shift in the way that we deal with loss. It’s becoming ever more common to hear people refer to funerals as a celebration of life.

‘As arranging a funeral is the last thing we’ll do for a person, it’s incredibly important to feel able to create truly unique and personal tribute to their life.’

Three guesses where you can get one of those bespoke, themed funerals…