As part of our in-depth look at online retailing, db spoke to a number of industry figures to gauge the top tips for successful retailing online. This was their advice:
Bristol wine merchant Averys has slid into the red due to poor Bordeaux en primeur sales last year.
David Thatcher is to take over from Simon McMurtrie as group chief executive of mail order business Direct Wines on 19 January.
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.