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ManchesterConfidential.com turns into a Brewery

Published on November 3rd 2005.

The ManchesterConfidential.com offices have rebranded themselves as a brewery in recent weeks thanks to a recent offer and thanks to, astonishingly, left over booze from the Comedy Awards.

Click here for the Didsbury Village Wine Giveaway!

First of all, we’ve been out and about and delivering our lucky readers who took up our Didsbury Village Restaurant offer numerous bottles of wine around the city.

Hundreds of people signed up for the offer – spend more than £50 in Didsbury Village Restaurant and win yourself the bottle of wine you had with your meal – and for weeks afterwards, the wine was stuck in our offices waiting to be drank. The people who drank a bottle of wine with their dinner, and filled out the card that went with it are now sitting happily at home getting completely rat arsed on our especially delivered wine, although at one point, it seemed like they wouldn’t be going anywhere.

The look of sheer horror on young Pam’s face when she read through the addresses of where the wine had to be delivered to was worse than the look she had on her face yesterday when I published her Matt Seed-taken mugshot on the website. Suffice to say, she wasn’t smiling….

Depression deepened as poor Pam’s desk was cluttered with 100s of the bottles that left no space for her 100s of pairs of shoes.

To the rescue first of all came Ginger John, a cartoonist extraordinaire and not usually a postman, who offered to deliver the one bottle of wine that needed to go all the way up to Chadderton. This proved a mission and a half as John spent hours in “every dark corner of Chaddy”.

John said: “My initial route took me via the fancy housing estate and some mysterious footpaths ended in quagmire disaster. The building I was going to, SPSL, is like Fort Knox and I had to do some fancy talking to get through their security (I think they thought I was holding a Molotov cocktail). That place is a top secret compound where they make biometric ID cards!”

All that, and John decided to register with his dentist only to found out that the dentist was called Perkins Pong!

So, with all that effort and only one bottle of wine down, we were still wondering how on earth we were going to shift the rest of the wine.

To the rescue came Max White from Mail Boxes Etc’s new location in Piccadilly, who kindly offered to shift the rest for us.

So then, we were left with a bit more of an empty office, until the Comedy Awards finished and we were left with hundreds of bottles of Holsten Pils and John Willie Lees Bitter that is, now there’s no way out of the office or into the fridge.

Considering the amount of boozers who were there, Bruce ‘Do You Know Who I Am?’ Jones in particular, this is quite an achievement.

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So what are we doing with all this spare booze? Again, amazingly it’s not being drunk to celebrate the return of Santa Claus on the top of the Town Hall, its going to be used for a Christmas Pie Club. For anyone who remembers our original pie clubs, this will be a treat for anyone who goes – we’ll have more details of that for you soon.

In the meantime, we’re gluttons for punishment, so you can still take up our Didsbury Village Offer and make us bring more wine to your doorstep!

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