2008 October

In Brief

31 October, 2008

Morrisons expands wine team

A response to Howard Jones of Momentum Wines, Oswestry, Shropshire (Talking Heads, OLN, Oct 3).

New buyer at Nicolas

31 October, 2008

Nicolas has appointed a new wine buyer to work alongside Alain Favereau – Antoine Delafarge.

In brief

31 October, 2008

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.

In Brief

31 October, 2008

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.

Davenport direct

31 October, 2008

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.

MPs join cheap booze debate

31 October, 2008

All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group calls for minimum pricing on alcohol

When it comes to sport, the Australians are a supremely competitive bunch. That's why the country's

the forum

31 October, 2008

To respond to the unanswered questions below, or to ask a reader's advice, simply e mail:

oln.editorial@william-reed.co.u

Q How many drinks stores have been granted licences for 24-hour opening?

Compensated for shoplifting?

31 October, 2008

Q I've been the victim of several shoplifting incidents and often the culprits are not punished by the courts. How do I go about claiming compensation from the thieves?

Leading from the front line

31 October, 2008

Store staff need to be made to feel like important allies in the battle

against under-age sales.

We look at how retailers can get up to

Staring into the abyss

31 October, 2008

How proposed alcohol regulation could affect the off-trade

Here comes the rain again

31 October, 2008

Patricia Langton looks at the 2008 vintage across the northern hemisphere

Feedback

31 October, 2008

Finally, help's just a call away

Your cider report (Oct 3) is right when it states that innovation has been a key driver in the success of the category, but this needs to become an ongoing process if cider is to remain front of mind with consumers.

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

In Brief

31 October, 2008

Co-op to sell Somerfield sites

Heineken has

Eddie Thompson, founder of the Morning Noon & Night convenience store chain, has died after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Mutual ban on strong lager

31 October, 2008

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

In Brief

31 October, 2008

New wines from Kleine Zalze

British wines for £2.99

31 October, 2008

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