Aficionados of Australian country music – and sadly there are many – will be familiar with the late Slim Dusty’s classic track ‘A Pub With No Beer’.
‘But there’s nothing so lonesome, so morbid or drear,
Than to stand in the bar of a pub with no beer.’
It is acknowledged Down Under that the pub that provided the inspiration for this particular ditty did at one time exist, although apparently there is debate, occasionally heated, as to whether it was in Queensland or New South Wales.
But while I can’t locate this particularly sad boozer, I can point you in the direction of a close relative, namely a wine shop with no wine. It’s called Around Wine, and I was there recently having a smashing time with Director Daniel Primack…