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When Is Free Wine Not Free Wine? M&S Asks U.K. Judges to Decide

  • M&S appeals lower court ruling that tax should be charged
  • Tax authority says M&S wasn’t giving out wine on a whim

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Marks & Spencer Group Plc is asking judges to grapple with a question that consumers often debate: how free is free wine really?

The upscale supermarket chain is in a London court to appeal a ruling that the free bottle of wine offered alongside a popular dinner deal should be taxed as part of the 10-pound ($13) promotion.