Blog: Olly WehringWine company lets the train take the strain

Olly Wehring | 12 December 2006

Eating up time at a UK train station has always been a painstaking, awkward and often cold experience. Magazine, coffee, muffin - check - but how about some wine tasting? What better way to protect your insanity in the event of a delay than to enjoy the flavours of a deep Malbec or a cheap Chardonnay?

At best, you will be invigorated, at worst, a bit sleepy (no bad thing ahead of a three-hour journey). Either way, there is no angst about stepping over the legal limit for driving.

As just-drinks reported last week, The Argento Wine Company wants to woo wine lovers with a sampling at three mainline railway stations - London Victoria, Leeds and Manchester. The winery hopes to reach 0.5m people at consumer events and platforms over the next six months.

It brings the number of virtues in taking public transport in this country up to, wait, yes, one.


SABMiller's last word

Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions....


"Buy a Mountain Dew and enjoy it"

No, this is not PepsiCo's new ad slogan for its Mountain Dew brand....


Did Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival flop?

Major wine players flocked to China ready for online giant Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival, which took place on 9 September....


Is Vietnam about to curb late-night drinking?

In May, Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, called Vietnam the "poster child" for international beer thanks to strong demographics and growing demand....

just-drinks homepage

Forgot your password?