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?
I’ve seen this article this morning from Off Licence News. Long and short of it is that they’ve interviewed the head buyer for Conviviality Brands and he’s said that Brexit issues and uncertainty is going to open the door for wines from other parts of the world, including China. As much as I disagree with… More Chinese Wine To Hit The Shelves Soon?!
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?
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!
At the markets I run on the weekends we’re all pretty limited in terms of space. We get our gazebos up and whatever you can do under that 3m by 3m space is up to you. I have to say though, I find it really hard to make the space look half decent. Any suggestions… More Living My Life In 3×3
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?
We were out in Bordeaux during Primeur week. This is the week where the world’s wine press meets in Bordeaux to taste through last year’s recently fermented and mixed wines. We then all head off and tell everyone if it was a good year or not and which were the better wines than others. That… More Best Of Bordeaux Week – Primeur Week Itself