24th February 2021  10.00am - 4.00pm

With the ongoing pandemic, we were not able to put on the SITT tastings in London and Manchester. 

Instead we brought some of the SITT magic direct to your homes . We lined up a great day of panel discussions and interviews all with the independent operator in mind. 

The agenda is outlined below and the content can be viewed by clicking on the button below.

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

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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 webinar

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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.

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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.

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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

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

Join Now

Join now using promotional code SITT21 at checkout to benefit from these substantial discounts.

Offer valid only until 1 April 2021

* Valid for new subscribers only.