In brief

25 June, 2010

l British American Tobacco UK is to take over responsibility for the marketing and distribution of Samson hand-rolling tobacco. Both companies will be communicating the change to customers over a six-week period.

Halifax retailer Jas Chatha, who has three Chatha’s off-licences, won an England shirt, signed by 1996 heroes Geoff Hurst, Gordon Banks and Martin Peters – in a Vimto competition he entered at a Parfetts Cash & Carry trade show.

Pop singer Billy Ocean has re-released his 1984 hit Suddenly after it was featured in a recent TV ad for This Water.




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Richard Hemming MW: beware inverse snobbery

Few things can bring communal pleasure so intimately as wine. Apart from a hot tub, perhaps. Sport can trigger mass jubilation, film gives us shared empathy, but wine has a nigh-unique ability to bestow conviviality among us through a shared bottle – which makes it especially galling that we spend so much time divided over it.

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