Morrisons expands wine team
A response to Howard Jones of Momentum Wines, Oswestry, Shropshire (Talking Heads, OLN, Oct 3).
Nicolas has appointed a new wine buyer to work alongside Alain Favereau – Antoine Delafarge.
The UK's first French Wine Growers Fair will be held on Nov 21-23 at London's Barbican Exhibition Centre. Over 130 wine growers from all the French wine-producing regions will present more than 500 wines at the event, which is open to the general public. Advance tickets cost £10 . For more information visit frenchwinegrowersfair.com.
Retailers in Stubbington, Hampshire, have brought in a weekend ban on selling alcohol to people under 25.
Supermarkets slash prices
An ad for Southern Comfort has been banned because it showed people having rounds of drinks at a lively party - even though its tagline carried a responsible drinking message.
Finally, a welcome voice that urges a common-sense approach to tackling alcohol abuse
Retailers are being advised to step up security as the peak season for shoplifting approaches.
All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group calls for minimum pricing on alcohol
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Top retailers have joined forces with suppliers and the on-trade to present a united front in tackling excessive drinking.
Tesco is demanding improved trading terms from drinks suppliers as part of its strategy to offer keen prices as the economy falters.
Survey reveals a rapid shift by consumers forced away from £5-£6 bracket
Co-op to sell Somerfield sites
Eddie Thompson, founder of the Morning Noon & Night convenience store chain, has died after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Stores in Cornwall have agreed to stop selling high-strength lagers and ciders as part of a local crackdown on problem drinking.
Sussex Wine Company's new venture helps put English wine on the map
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Yorkshire drinks supplier CWF has launched a range of £2.99 British wines designed to cash in on credit crunch-fuelled growth in at-home drinking. Silver Bay Point is made from imported grape juice from Spain and comes in 75cl red, white and rosé at 8% abv. CWF said the wines can
Asda has appointed a new development manager for its
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