It won’t have escaped anyone that it’s time for this year’s annual celebration of George Romero-eque consumerism. Indeed, 2018’s Black Friday started over a week ago for many retailers – a single day of end-of-line and loss-leading bargain hunting not being enough for the modern day shopper. It seems that even my household has been unable to escape the inevitability of the ‘good deals’. I came home the other day to find that my wife had installed a near army of cut price Amazon Dots – in what she described as her last ditch attempt to remind me of the time of night when I’m locked away nosing and tasting whiskies till the small hours. “Alexa tell Matt it’s time to stop drinking”. Honestly, she’s just a traitor to the cause.