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Christmas indie predictions: trends and top tips for the festive season

Published:  17 September, 2019

Speaking to independent merchants on the September tasting circuit it’s clear that their minds have already turned to Christmas and what is for them the busiest time of the year.

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Importers collective SPOT portfolio offers streamlined buying

Published:  17 September, 2019

Sometimes the best ideas are the most straight-forward ones; at least that’s the hope of Solano Peña-Lenzi from specialist wine importer Hispamerchants.

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The Wine Society's new groove

Published:  13 August, 2019

With a new chief executive at the helm, Andrew Catchpole visits The Wine Society to discover what’s up at this venerable members’ merchant

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All the trimmings: alternatives to pair with Christmas

Published:  29 October, 2018

As summer slides inexorably into autumn, we Brits start ringing the seasonal changes. Light cotton shirts give way to warm sweaters, then the coats come out of seasonal hibernation. Afterwards there’s the annual dither about whether or not to switch the central heating on yet. Before you know it they’ll be playing Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas on a continuous loop in every shopping mall and supermarket between Land’s End and John O’Groats and offering deals on anything from Play Station consoles to family-sized boxes of Quality Street.

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Enotria&Coe appoints Ivan Dixon head of spirits buying

Published:  15 June, 2018

Enotria&Coe has appointed Ivan Dixon as its new head of spirits buyer.

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Keeping the list keen

Published:  23 February, 2018

We asked leading indie merchants how they approach buying and what they will be hunting out for 2018. Philip Amps, Greg Sherwood MW and Henry Butler explain the method (and occassional madness) in planning for the year ahead:

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Hamish Gillespie: Dealing with currency in the pre-Brexit world

Published:  06 December, 2017

The impact of Brexit on sterling has been a major factor in 2017 trade. Industry insider Hamish Gillespie, finance director at North South Wines, explores how best to mitigate the downsides. 

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Looking ahead: Paul Jenkins, Caprice Holdings and The Birley Group

Published:  11 August, 2017

The autumn tasting season will be upon us before we know it, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period.

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Selfridges' Davies to join Speciality Drinks as head buyer

Published:  09 July, 2015
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How do you buy your wine?

Published:  17 May, 2013

When it comes to developing a wine range, there are an increasing number of different ways to source wine.

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