Guest speaking at the Tesco Innovations Workshop
A daunting challenge: crystal ball gazing with the heads of the giant retailer's beer, wine and spirit departments.
Judging at Mundus Vini
Two heavy days of tasting at the top German competition, plus editorial meetings for Meininger's Wine Business International
CNN Interview about airline wines
A brief effort to help the channel put together a piece questioning the importance airlines have to the wine industry.
Winestars at the Wines of Argentina Tasting
After the success of our inaugural effort at the London Wine Trade Fair, we invited Argentine producers to present their wines and their businesses to a set of top UK importers including Majestic, the Sampler, Morrisons and Bibendum. The 10 winning wineries get to be visited by the buyers sometime in November.
In Dublin for the launch of McGuigan's "Vineyard in the City"
A brief trip to see Australian Vintage (A DoILikeIt client)'s second time of creating a living vineyard in the heart of a capital city. The first effort was in the City of London; this one was in Dublin's cool Temple Bar district. Apparently 10,000 consumers visited and tasted.
Presentation for leading UK distributor
"Management Away Day"
A challenging day focusing on trying to get a very bright set of wine, beer and spirit executives to think laterally, and to draw up a new 5 Year Plan that acknowledges the ways in which the global drinks industries are evolving.
Jointly leading tour to Hong Kong & China by the International Wine Clubs Association
Accompanying top players such as the heads of companies such as Laithwaites/Direct Wines and Hawesko on a trip to meat some of the key players in the world's most exciting wine markets.
European Wine Bloggers Conference in Turkey
Looking forward to learning more about the world of European blogging - and speaking on a couple of panels.
Meeting Chinese importers of le Grand Noir
Our wine is in China, but what's happening to it? How and where is it selling? What do we need to do to move it faster.
One day of client meetings in Sydney
Mad! 24 hours in Australia, on the way from Beijing to Santiago.
Attending and speaking at the opening of the Seña Biodynamic Centre
Excited to have been asked to attend this event at one of the world's most dynamic (no pun intended) wine companies.
Presentations and tastings for Meininger's Wine Business International & Mundus Vini at the Shanghai Wine Fair
Back in China and back on my feet...