The beer to watch

The Marston's brewery has revealed it was the sole beer supplier for this year's Big Brother competition on Channel 4. It provided the show with more than 800 bottles of its 4.7% abv Resolution beer.

Early French vintage

French wine region Bordeaux has announced that its vintage should start early this month for dry white wines and mid-month for its reds. Vins-Bordeaux said the fine weather from April had been beneficial.

The perfect wine

Waitrose's wine buying experts have compiled a wine list to guide consumers to their perfect wine. All the wines are available in Waitrose or online. The aim is to prompt people to be adventurous.