In Brief

30 November, 2007

More off at Threshers

Thresher Group has issued another 40 per cent consumer discount voucher, and this time, sparkling wine and Champagne are included in the deal. Shoppers

can get the discount between Nov 29 and Dec 9.

Major campaign for cava

Cava producer Freixenet is rolling out a TV and web advertising campaign for its flagship range, Cordon Negro. The campaign, Unplan The Moment, features a 30-second TV ad, airing on more than 25 digital channels, including E4, Film 4, Sky Movies and Five Live. The online campaign will focus on MSN and websites to target the female market.

Lucky number seven

Seven Singha Beer-branded taxis lined up outside the Thai embassy in London alongside seven taxis advertising the Tourism Authority of Thailand and seven advertising Thai Airways International, to celebrate the opening of the World Travel Market at ExCel this week. The stunt aimed to raise awareness of Thailand and promote Thai trade .

Nash for InterContinental

InterContinental Brands, producer of St Helier cider, has appointed Andy Nash

non-executive chairman. Nash, who played an integral role in the successful turnaround and flotation of Taunton Cider, joins from Merrydown.

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English wine: a happy harvest for Christmas

All across England and Wales, vineyards are being harvested. Down winding country lanes come armies of welly-wearing conscripts wielding secateurs and buckets, ready to reap the rewards of our vines. Happily they come, their cheeks ruddy with pride. Half an hour later they’re crawling over muddy clods with lacerated hands, drenched in claggy juice and cold sweat, as if ploughing through an endurance race.

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