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As a frugal student in 1997, I remember walking to the local Safeway (now a Waitrose in a very smart shopping centre) which had it’s own wine shop adjacent to the main supermarket that looked deceptively small from the outside but extended quite a way back with an impressive quantity of wines, most importantly, there was always a dozen white and a dozen red available for under £4.  I used to walk there with a friend (let’s call him ‘Richard’ because that in fact, is his real name) and we would studiously read the labels of the sub £4 bottles, […]