Feeds

Jungle.com gets yer juices flowing

Online wine-a-rama is next stop for Bennett's latest venture

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Junglejuices may sound like a dodgy Caribbean cocktail, but it is to be the latest venture from IT entrepreneur Steve Bennett. Jungle.com plans to launch Junglejuices in January to sell online wine, according to Bennett, the Web site's founder and chairman. He hopes to create the world's largest ever online wine tasting experience. And Bennett confessed his dream to enlist the help of Jilly Goolden, wine connoisseur of BBC 2 programme Food and Drink, to lead the cyber-sloshing event. "Users would come to Jungejuices and buy a certain bottle of wine, but be told not to uncork it until a set time. They would then all taste it and comment in a chat-room under Jilly's guidance," he said. Bennett also went on to reveal that he was due to re-release the pop track The Lion Sleeps Tonight next month, and was hoping for a smash chart hit. In keeping with the jungle theme, he thought this song – the re-make of which was previously crooned by Paul Da Vinci for the group Tight Fit in the 80s - would be perfect for promoting his Web site. So he tracked down Da Vinci, who has been working at Butlins in Devon, and trekked to the holiday camp to persuade him to re-record the track. After spending three days in Da Vinci's house, Bennett said the singer succumbed to his charms. The song, which is currently used in the background of jungle.com radio advertisements, is due to re-inflict itself on the nation at the end of October. Don't say we didn't warn you. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management
How using vulnerability assessments to identify exploitable weaknesses and take corrective action can reduce the risk of hackers finding your site and attacking it.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.