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30 May, 2008

Tesco has stirred up a hornets' nest with its decision to confront adults it suspects of buying alcohol for their kids

OLN's consulting editor Graham Holter gives his views on the big industry stories

Holter on the loose

19 October, 2007

'High-strength' ban that sets a dangerous precedent

Holter on the loose

21 September, 2007

Report that finally treats under-age drinking problem sensibly

It's (still) a man's world

07 September, 2007

Malt whisky may be seeing an upturn, but pigeon-holing punters won't help

For weeks, OLN's newsdesk has been buzzing with stories about slumps in beer sales, but most of what we've heard has been anecdotal. Now we have the proof in front of us. The hoped-for warmer second half of the summer has not happened and off-trade beer sales were down by almost 16 per cent in the four weeks to July 15, according to Nielsen.

Holter on the loose

15 June, 2007

Has new Thresher owner got the Vision to develop interesting ideas?

Holter on the loose

01 June, 2007

Fresher thinking is needed to boost ale's ailing popularity

The law of the land is that anybody over the age of 18 can buy and consume alcohol. But there are disturbing signs that some police officers want to enforce a different piece of legislation.

Independent wine merchants are racing ahead of their multiple counterparts in terms of average bottle price, store openings and general optimism about the state of the market. Are

Holter on the loose

04 May, 2007

Wall of silence surrounds latest Home Office test purchase campaign

Holter on the loose

20 April, 2007

When it comes to packaging size does matter

Holter on the loose

06 April, 2007

Down Under's downturn could be its saviour

Holter on the loose

09 March, 2007

Castel could sell Oddbins in an attempt to get its wines into the UK market