Can Le Petit Ballon Find A Place In The Tough UK Market?

The people who arranged my trip out to Romania asked me to come along to a couple of evenings in London recently. They were showcasing a client of theirs who are in the mail order wine business. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it for one reason or another, but they kindly sent me a couple of… More Can Le Petit Ballon Find A Place In The Tough UK Market?

Right, You’re In A Wine Aisle, How Are You Feeling?

It’s got to be one of the biggest complaints from punters. They’re just after a half decent bottle of wine when they pop their head into the wine aisle at a supermarket, and whack! 300 bottles of nearly indecipherable labels are staring back at you. Well guess what, it’s one of the biggest gripes of… More Right, You’re In A Wine Aisle, How Are You Feeling?

When The World Goes To Shit, It’s Time To Invest In Sin!

In my previous life working in finance they had this saying. In times of recession there’s only one thing to invest your money in. Sin!  I’m not saying you and your mates should club your cash together and set up a knocking shop. Although those things have been a steady earner for thousands of years… More When The World Goes To Shit, It’s Time To Invest In Sin!

Is It A Problem That £5 Bottles Are Under Threat?

As the UK digests the fallout from Brexit, a lot of wine writers and industry experts have started thinking about what it means us wine-o’s and our drinking habits. One of the most immediate effects is that the British Pound is being annihilated on the FX markets, and anything imported into the country is getting… More Is It A Problem That £5 Bottles Are Under Threat?