2008 August

local news

28 August, 2008

Fine for counterfeit seller

Cellar Trends has been told not to re-run two posters for Skyy vodka after the Advertising Standards Authority ruled they associated alcohol with seduction and sexual success.

Diageo has announced plans for a pioneering bioenergy plant at its distillery in Cameron bridge, Fife.

The owner of a Birmingham off-licence was fined £4,125 after best-before labels were removed from more than 150 bottles of lager,

Late licence granted to Merseyside retailer following High Court appeal

Australia has overtaken the UK as the number one export destination for New Zealand wines, according to official figures released this week.

In Brief

28 August, 2008

Mont Tauch targets the younger set

Tesco has become the first off-trade retailer to have its in-house training recognised under the BII

Drinkshop rewards loyalty

28 August, 2008

Online retailer thedrinkshop.com

Wolverhampton-based brewer Marston's is likely to be a serious contender


28 August, 2008

John Hodges

The Vineyard,


Our friends at Smirnoff haven't been wasting time twiddling their thumbs during the summer silly season.


28 August, 2008

Win Ally McBeal DVDs and Dooley's

Dates for your diary

28 August, 2008

Aug 25 Bank holiday

In Brief

28 August, 2008

Win a trip to Spain with Rioja

There is still time for independent retailers to win a trip to the Cape in OLN's joint competition with Wines of South Africa.

Age verification software that

Miller takes UK top spot

28 August, 2008

Miller Brands has a new UK boss following the dep arture of current managing director Gary Whitlie.

Magners takes the low road

28 August, 2008

Mid-Strength version launched in bid to court responsible drinking set

The Southwold brewer's retail arm is branching out of its East Anglia base. Christine Boggis talks expansion plans

In brief

28 August, 2008

Imperial Tobacco is adding two new Clipper lighters to its portfolio. Clipper Stylo and Clipper Stylo Electronic will be available in outers of 50 with rrps of 69p and 79p respectively. The company is also extending the range of colours in its Clipper Meta llic range, but will discontinue Clipper Silver Top from Oct 1.

Britvic Soft Drinks is offering Tango consumers their money back if they aren't satisfied with the product's taste.

The Hancocks cash and carry group is adding four new gift products to its exclusive Solen chocolate range for the Christmas market.

Cadbury is to relaunch its Wispa chocolate bar permanently after a high profile

English cricketer Monty Panesar is putting his support behind Walkers' Do Us a Flavour! Win a Packet! competition, in which consumers are asked to invent a new crisp flavour.

Nigel Huddleston

Diageo is ploughing £300,000 into a campaign promoting some of its spirits as ideal autumn drinks.

In brief

28 August, 2008

Teacher's is trying to cash in on the 30-plus male market by offering consumers the chance to win a classic car in a 100,000-bottle on-pack promotion backed by national press ads throughout September.

A young entrepreneur is offering consumers and the trade the chance to get cocktail recipes sent directly to their mobile phones. Text4Cocktails lets users text the word "cocktail", followed by the name of the cocktail of their choice to the number 82055, and the recipe is instantly sent to their phone.