Woolworths’ ACDC wine brain fade

Perhaps Woolworths will ask the producers to add a Bon Scott label drawing attention to the coroner's finding that the original lead singer for the band died of "acute alcohol poisoning"

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

A no brainer or no brains? I notice that Steve Donohue, general manager of buying for the Woolworths Liquor Group, thinks selling the new release of wines called Back In Black Shiraz, Highway To Hell Cabernet Sauvignon and You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato thinks is  a "no-brainer". He describes the AC-DC range being released to coincide with a revival tour by the band as being "a world-wide phenomena and a first in the marketplace."

A fitting wine promoter?

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7 thoughts on “Woolworths’ ACDC wine brain fade

  1. Holden Back

    About as good as the QANTAS ad with the hostie offering Barry Humphries a bottle of champagne.

  2. michael r james

    […the original lead singer for the band died of “acute alcohol poisoning” and “death by misadventure” caused by pulmonary expiration of vomit after a night drinking in a London club…]

    I think that should be “pulmonary inspiration of vomit”, ie. inhalation.

  3. michael r james

    Hmm, it is a bit curious that you describe this as “polls showing the Conservative Government would get an absolute hiding” when the actual conservatives have lost a mere 0.3% of their votes. The LibDems have lost 68% of theirs, exactly what Labour have picked up (ie. 14% of the total vote). You may claim that the LibDems are part of the conservative government but most of their supporters obviously disagree, or at least do not want to see it continue.

    And incidentally the real conservatives will pick up a lot of extra seats without a single voter changing their minds, because by the time of the next election they will have completely changed the electorate boundaries that currently amounts to a gerrymander in favour of Labour. So, other than a high-level revolt by the LibDems, with the next election possibly >4 years away, it is very difficult to predict its outcome. It is even possible that the LibDems might again hold balance of power.

  4. mikeb

    I thought the Bon Scott death by vomit was an urban myth?? More likely a combination of alcohol poisoning and hypothermia – but I could be wrong (on account I wasn’t there).

  5. Modus Ponens

    The Liberal party in Victoria recently paid for Health Minister David Davis’ legal bills in his failed defence in a defamation case against him by former Vic ALP state secretary and general nasty man Stephen Newnham.

    So I guess, like most dodgy behaviour – it is condoned and practiced by both parties.

  6. AR

    Holden – as with the Qantas ad offering booze to Larry Hagman, alcoholic liver recipient. But Edna seems to be the person being presented and I don’t recall Her Hyperstarness ever coming out as having a drink problem, unlike her companion.

  7. drmasqn

    pulmonary *aspiration* caused his expiration

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