Blur bassist poised to enter drinks market

14th January, 2014 by Lauren Eads

Blur’s Alex James could be preparing to enter the drinks business after applying for the trademark “Britpop.”

AlexJamesPA111110The bassist of the 90s band Blur has already made a name for himself within the food industry by venturing into the cheese business.

And now it looks like he could be making his foray into the drinks business after applying to the intellectual property office for rights to the trademark “Britpop”, according to reports by City AM.  

The move has sparked rumours that he could be set to enter the drinks trade with the application, albeit vague, made for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

No plans have as yet been confirmed by the musician himself.

The term Britpop was coined in the 1990s and is synonymous with the infamous rivalry between Blur and fellow Britpop band Oasis.

Blur went on a hiatus in 2003 but reunited in 2009 for a gig at London’s Hyde Park.

Since then the band have made sporadic appearances releasing a documentary in 2010 but have not released an album since Think Tank album 2003.

Since scaling back his rock and roll lifestyle, James has become known for his cheese which he produces at his 200 acre farm in Oxfordshire.

“Alex James Presents” is a range of British artisan cheeses including “Good Queen Maude”, “Blue Monday”, “Little Wallop”, “Farleigh Wallop”, and “Goddess.”

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

On-Trade Channel Manager

Delegat Europe Limited (UK)
London / Midlands, GB

Trade Marketing Analyst

Delegat Europe (UK)
London, GB

Key Account Executive

Delegat Europe Limited (UK)
London / Midlands, GB

Senior National Account Manager

Bibendum PLB
London, UK

ON-TRADE Sales Executive

Roberson Wine
London, UK

OFF-TRADE Sales Executive

Roberson Wine
London, UK

Judging Week Runners

Decanter World Wine Awards
ExCel Centre, London E16, UK

Sales Administrator

Les Caves de Pyrène
Guildford, UK

Retail Commercial Executive

Laithwaite's Wine
Theale, Berkshire

Wine Buyer

Conviviality Plc
Crewe, UK

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Liverpool

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
M3/M4 corridor

Media Sales Manager - Hong Kong

The Drinks Business Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Regional Account Manager

New Generation McKinley
London, UK

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 24th February 2017

The Prosecco Masters 2017

Deadline : 10th March 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 28th April 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 3rd March 2017

Click to view more

The Global Sparkling Masters

the drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Sparkling Masters

The Global Rosé Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the launch of the Global Rosé Masters 2016.

The Prosecco Masters 2016

Now in its third year, the competition will reflect the growth in popularity of this fresh and exciting sparkling wine from the picturesque regions of Veneto and Friuli.

The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2016

After the success of last year’s competition that judged over 250 wines from no less than 16 countries, the drinks business is proud to announce the third year of the Global Pinot Noir Masters

Click to view more