In brief

30 April, 2010

l Heineken has reported a 2.4% decline in beer volumes in western Europe for the first quarter of 2010. Sales were hit by the colder-than-normal weather in several markets, especially the UK, said the company. Volumes in Ireland were also down by more than average for the region.

Scottish beer company Innis & Gunn has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The award was made in the international trade category in recognition of the company’s global commercial success, particularly in Scandinavia and North America.

Greene King’s distribution centre in Abingdon, Oxon, has donated thousands of cans and bottles of Old Speckled Hen to service personnel returning from Afghanistan to RAF Brize Norton and the local Dalton barracks, as part of the Beer for the Boys campaign. Centre manager Dawn Langley said: “Both bases play an important role in our community and everyone here wanted to do something to show our appreciation.”




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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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