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Silly change to Guinness bottles

Published:Wednesday | January 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM
The new-look Guinness bottles which have annoyed this drinker.

THE EDITOR, Sir:

As a long-time drinker of Guinness I am convinced that no one at Red Strip drinks the fine product. If they did, they would not have made that ridiculous decision to include that gold wrapper close to the mouth of the bottle.

Every drinker knows that you sip your Guinness from the bottle, unless it is a draught or, unfortunately, you are at a function where no bottles are allowed.

Since the change in the packaging, Guinness drinkers have to spend the first minute peeling back that gold paper, which spoils the drinking experience if it enters your mouth.

I urge Red Stripe to do a survey of Guinness drinkers to see if any of them are impressed with this new bottle. Come now Red Stripe, end this silly experiment already.

G.F.