24th February 2021 10.00am - 4.00pm
With the ongoing pandemic, we are unfortunately not able to put on the SITT tastings in London and Manchester so instead we are going to bring some SITT magic direct to wherever you are. We have lined up a great day of panel discussions, tastings and interviews all with the Independent operator in mind Forget the train ticket, sit back and tune into SITT Spring 2021
Keeping it Independent - In Conversation with Jancis Robinson OBE MW
Jancis has long been a champion of the Independent Wine Merchant sector. Join us for an exclusive interview with Jancis on the opportunities and challenges she see for Indies as we progress through the pandemic and on to a recovery back to normality
Supercharging the Indie Entry Level Offer Live Webinar
Independent wine merchants have proved themselves to be fleet of foot in adapting their working practices and offer to meet the challenges of the pandemic. For most, it has been an opportunity to increase their customer base and tempt those shoppers who would normally make their BWS purchases from the supermarkets. However, this has meant adapting the offer to suit the budget and spending behaviour of these more price conscious consumers.
This SITT webinar will look to see how Independents are managing to adapt to this entry level offer whilst still maintaining their independent ethos of individuality and quality. And which wines and spirits are best suited for this purpose? What is the relationship between entry level in store and online and what price points work best for this new customer acquisition?
We will be joined by an expert panel of Independent operators who will look to share their experience on what has worked and what hasn’t and the tools they are putting in place now to retain those customers. This will be a live interactive session so you will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer your own experience.
Register now to join this insightful SITT webinarClick here to view content Panellists include:
Archie McDiarmid, Luvians
Jason Millar, Theatre of Wine
Matt Tipping, Jeroboams
Hannah Wilkins, Vineyards of Sherborne
Tom Jones, The Whalley Wine Shop
How to Forge the Best Relationship with Suppliers
Looking ahead to a receding pandemic, our panel explores how suppliers and merchants can best work together to ensure that the needs of old, new and evolved channels of business can be capitalised upon and maximised.
This will be a live session so there will be a chance to put your questions forward to our expert panel of specialist importers and Independents.Click here to view content Panellists include:
Phil Innes, Loki Wine
Erik Laan, The Vineking
Julia Jenkins, Flagship Wines
Miles Corish MW, Milestone Wines
Andrew Catchpole, Harpers Wine & Spirit
Building Back Better: Rebooting the On-Trade for 2021
Join leading hospitality figures Stephen Finch of Vagabond Wines, Karan Gokani of Hoppers Restaurants, Des Gunewardena of D&D London, Adam Handling of Handling Restaurant Group and Steve Pineau of L’Atelier du Vin, for this joint Harpers Wine & Spirit/Trade webinar.
Designed for hospitality businesses that are seeking to hone their business model to best meet the challenges of reopening and rebooting, this free-to-attend session will be a must for any looking to navigate the uncertainties of 2021.
Our panellists will deliver insights into their own strategies and discuss ways in which operators can streamline and maximise the opportunities to survive and thrive as, when and how the on-trade reopens.Click here to view content
20% OFF* PURPLE PAGES PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
We have been able to persuade Jancis Robinson to make a special offer for SITT supporters of 20% off Professional membership of her acclaimed Purple Pages, the meat of JancisRobinson.com.
Professional membership gives members the benefit of a 48-hour preview of published content and the exclusive right to quote content in your own publicity and marketing or on your website. Professional membership pricing depends on the number of individuals within your organisation using the site.
Regular Annual membership benefits include:
• Direct access to the world’s most influential wine critic
• A team of 16 international experts including seven Masters of Wine and two Financial Times columnists
• Two new articles most days
• More than 200,000 contemporary, relevant tasting notes in an easily searchable database
• A focus on up and coming regions and wine styles as well as on the classics
• Exclusive online access to the most up-to-date version of the wine student’s bible, The Oxford Companion to Wine (RRP £40) and all the maps of the latest World Atlas of Wine (RRP £50)
• An unusually courteous and informative members’ forum
Offer valid only until 1 April 2021
* Valid for new subscribers only.