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[i]Holby City[/i] rapped by Portman Group

Published:  23 July, 2008

TV medical drama Holby City has been blasted by responsible drinking organisation The Portman Group, which claims the show depicted a "highly irresponsible portrayal of excessive and rapid drinking".

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Schools to teach alcohol awareness course

Published:  23 July, 2008

Kids to gain half a GCSE in safe drinking course

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Almost 60% willing to change drinking habits

Published:  23 July, 2008

According to a new survey, 18-24 year olds and people living in Northern England are the most likely groups in the UK to change or consider changing their drinking habits

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Burgundy campaign hits London's roads

Published:  23 July, 2008

More than 1,400 black cabs in central London will feature the Burgundy wine advertising campaign in the run-up to Christmas.

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Harpers shortlisted for top UK magazine award

Published:  23 July, 2008

The new look Harpers Wine & Spirit will go head-to-head with Esquire and Daily Mail Weekend for the title of Best Designed Magazine in the UK in the prestigious Magazine Design and Journalism Awards.

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Drambuie reverses fortunes

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drambuie, the Scottish liqueur producer, has announced a 50% rise in profits to 4 million.

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Penfolds winemakers feature in new ad campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Max Schubert, the man who created Penfolds Grange, is just one of the winemakers featured in a new advertising campaign from Foster's.

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Drier times ahead for drought stricken Australia

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australia's grape growers look likely to face rising temperatures rises and a further reduction in rainfall according to a new climate study.

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Wine and berry pills to help fight cancer

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: British scientists to develop red wine and berry pills by 2010

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Gordon Ramsay goes for a grand slam

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Ramsay aims for the culinary grand slam: Michelin star restaurants in the major capitals of the world

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US winemakers challenged by imports

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: European imports gain a share of the super and ultra premium segments

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Fall in alcohol advertising compliance

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alcohol advertising compliance this year has fallen slightly this year but more than 95% of all ads still comply with industry standards.

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All alcohol types can trigger cancer

Published:  23 July, 2008

It makes no difference whether a woman drinks wine - red or white - beer or spirits - it is the alcohol itself and the quantity consumed that is likely to trigger the onset of cancer.

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Foster's Chairman Retires

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Fosters's boss Frank Swan is retiring at the end of next month.

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Smoking ban boosts business at All Bar One

Published:  23 July, 2008

In force now for 11 weeks, the English smoking ban is - as expected - good for business, reports Mitchells & Butlers.

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Froggatt to step down in November

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tony Froggatt, CEO of Scottish and Newcastle, has announced his departure, after five years in the top job.

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Sainsbury's rules at Retail Industry Awards

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Sainsbury's enjoyed a fantastic night of success at the Retail Industry Awards ceremony held on September 27 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel picking up the overall Supermarket of the Year prize as well as being named Off-Licence of the Year.

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Seasonal change for Nederburg Auction

Published:  23 July, 2008

This year's Nederburg Auction in Paarl, South Africa, is taking place this week - the first time it has been held in the autumn (springtime locally).

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Soft drinks group's profits up by 8%

Published:  23 July, 2008

AG Barr, the soft drinks group whose brands include Irn-Bru, Tizer, and Strathmore Water, has announced a pre-tax profits rise of 8% for the six months ending July 28.

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Malibu pumps up the volume with Soundclash

Published:  23 July, 2008

Malibu is to host another series of Soundclash DJ battles.

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