Test scheme success

The Scottish Executive has announced it will roll out a test-purchasing scheme for Scotland, following the success of a pilot scheme in Fife.

Perfect match

The Beer Academy has launched a beer and food-matching course, called Making Beer and Food Dance. The half-day course costs £75 plus VAT.

Phenomenal listings

Asda has listed all 10 of the Cains brewery beers in its north west branches. "For Asda to take this many products from one brewery is phenomenal and shows it is committed to local produce," said MD Ajmail Dusanj.

Flagstone in UK

South African winery Flagstone is opening a UK office to push its brands and joint ventures. Ed Adams MW and Suzanne Strain will head up the office and are partners in the venture.