Finishing Strong – How to plan for the last quarter of 2020 – French & UK markets

How key players of the Fine Wine trade are getting ready for the last quarter of 2020.

Tuesday 22nd of September – 4pm-6pm BST – Online

Covid-19, Brexit, US elections, restricted travel, cancelled trade shows, lulls in tourism and uncertain consumer confidence…Faced with so many uncertainties, how is the wine trade prepping for the key months leading to the holiday season?

We are gathering top experts from the French and UK markets to talk portfolio management, winning logistics, consumption trends and contingency plans.

Nb – For a focus on US and Asian markets, join us on September 29th

Join us in these essential discussions to harness change and successfully adapt.

Format : Panel discussions followed by Q&A

We are excited to welcome the below panellists:

Regine Lee MW – Head of Operations – Liberty Wines – UK

Founded in 1997, Liberty Wines is consistently recognised as one of the leading importers in the UK, focusing on quality and value in the premium sector, selling to the on-trade, independent off-trade and the high street.

Master of Wine since 2018, Regine is a co-founder of Women in Wine London, a network championing women working in London’s wine industry. In 2020, she has been recognised as an IWSC/WSET’s Future 50 Award Winner and a nominee for WSET’s Outstanding Alumni Award.”

Alistair Viner – Head buyer – Hedonism & Hyde – UK

Established in 2012 & located in the heart of London’s Mayfair, Hedonism is a one-of-a-kind fine wine & spirits boutique. Carrying more than 10,500 references of the finest and rarest wine and spirits, Hedonism works hand-in-hand with sister company and gastronomic restaurant Hyde, where guests can access the entire shop’s selection.

Tom “Wine Chap” Harrow – Co-founder – Honest Grapes – UK

Honest Grapes offers the quality and value wine experience of a local independent merchant, supporting independent growers and artisan wineries, but with a dramatically-enhanced online customer experience. The company has won a variety of awards in recent years including The Independent’s best Online Wine Shop (three years running), The Drinks Business Green Award, and Decanter’s Best Subscription Wine Club and Outstanding Retailer of the year 2020.

For 20 years, Tom “Wine Chap” Harrow , ‘the nattiest dresser in the wine trade’ (The Spectator), has met and written about the world’s greatest wines and winemakers for a variety of top luxury and business titles, including regular columns for FT How To Spend It, On Board and Yacht Investor.

Corinne Richard – Owner – Maisons Richard – France

From vineyards to distribution, family-run Maisons Richard is one of France’s leading wine group, combining Fine Wine properties in major French vineyards, one of France biggest on-trade distribution network and the Intercaves cavistes chains across the French territory.

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