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Monday 30 November 2015

Direct Wines

Virgin Wines reports £4.3m net profit

Virgin Wines has reported a net profit of £4.3 million for the year to 3 July 2015 – its first full year results since a £15.9m management buy-out of online retailer Direct Wines in 2013.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Direct Wines gets new group CEO

David Thatcher is to take over from Simon McMurtrie as group chief executive of mail order business Direct Wines on 19 January.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Averys in the red as demand for en primeur slides

Bristol wine merchant Averys has slid into the red due to poor Bordeaux en primeur sales last year.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 No Comments »

10 years of the db awards: Man of the Year

To mark 10 years of the drinks business awards we take a look back at the industry professionals who took home the Man of the Year title over the past decade.

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Virgin Wines plans expansion following management buyout

Virgin Wines plans to grow its turnover from £35m to £50m in the next five years following a management buyout completed yesterday.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 No Comments »

Cat Lomax joins Waitrose

Waitrose has announced that former Direct Wines buyer Cat Lomax has joined the supermarket’s wine buying team.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 UK drinks millionaires

Following the publication earlier this month of The Sunday Times Rich List 2013, we have picked out some of the highest ranked individuals from the world of drinks.

Monday, April 29th, 2013 No Comments »

Howard-Sneyd leaves Laithwaite’s

Justin Howard-Sneyd MW is leaving his full time position as global wine director for Direct Wines to set up a consultancy business.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 No Comments »

Wineries who shun social media will experience “digital Darwinism”

Social media is so important to the wine world that wineries who put off using it will experience “digital Darwinism”, a digital expert has warned.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 8 Comments »

Future of wine in Florida real estate

Lower-alcohol wine, emerging markets and Florida real estate were tipped as the top moneymaking opportunities at a conference on Wednesday.

Friday, May 25th, 2012 1 Comment »

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