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One Step Beyond: Rewriting the rules of buying and selling wines and spirits

»Date: 15th March 2023, 4:00 pm - 15th March 2022, 5:30 pm

»Venue: Zoom

»Led by: Sophie Jump & Richard Siddle

Our Spring Zoom was held on Wednesday 15 March and focussed on Rewriting the rules of buying and selling wines and spirits. The session involved a series of interviews, discussions and debate with a stellar line-up of some of the UK’s leading buyers and importers across all sectors of the industry:


Dror Nativ, Wine Buyer Marks & Spencer
Andrew Porton, Managing Director Wine Division Lanchester Group
Rebecca Palmer, Head of Wine Corney and Barrow
Philip Cox, Co-Founder Cramele Recas
Cat Lomax, BWS Buyer previously at Laithwaites, Waitrose, Marks and Spencer, Majestic
Kim Wilson, Managing Director North South Wines
Alex Green, Co-Founder Beyond Wines
Richard Dennis, Commercial Director Watermill Wines

David Rowledge, Managing Director Alchemy Wines


*See details on participants on The Buyer


The participants in this 90 minute debate concluded that we are all facing the same challenges internationally and that more collaboration, transparency, discussion and communication between buyers and suppliers is the way forward. We are in a period of change with fundamental shifts in trading practices and the relationships between players. Rewriting the Rules!

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