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Is the Wine Trade on Course for a Happy Brexit?

Posted on Mon 13th Mar 2017 at 11:10




With the triggering of Article 50 now imminent, companies from all industries are bracing themselves for the as yet unknown effects of our leaving the European Union. While there is much cause for pessimism, particularly with tariff-free trade at risk, a new study has found that the wine industry is in surprisingly good shape to face the challenges ahead.




Read Dr Prem’s Travel blog as he unearths Macedonia’s jewel of the Tikveš Region, the Stobi Winery.About the Stobi Winery he says he was “presented with a different ambience that had an additional layer of warmth.



What does the business rate rise mean for the wine trade?

Posted on Tue 31st Jan 2017 at 12:08




Business rates are rising from April this year. In many cases they’re rising by a significant amount and in some cases they’re rising by an amount – up to 400% - that seems expressly designed to close the business down.



Premium Reviews on Vivino for Stobi’s Premium Wines!

Posted on Mon 23rd Jan 2017 at 12:02




More and more consumers are using wine aps to help them decide which wines to choose from, so we are delighted that so many of the Stobi collection have been featured on Vivino, especially with the feedback and ratings they received.



Opportunities abound for private label wines

Posted on Sat 21st Jan 2017 at 11:35




New research from Datamonitor Consumer has revealed that a third of consumers consider private label wines a good alternative to bottles with brand names, and that many are very happy to drink these at home.



Stock up on Wine Before the Christmas Rush

Posted on Mon 5th Dec 2016 at 12:09




The signs are that consumer spending is healthy, despite the various political and economic shocks that 2016 has delivered.




The government’s Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme closed for applications on 31 March 2016. Rather than the 20,000 applications it was expecting, the scheme has received just 4,800.



Review of Stobi Syrah Barrique by Exotic Wine Travel

Posted on Tue 25th Oct 2016 at 12:05




Another great review from Exotic Wine Travel, this time for the Stobi Syrah Barrique premium red wine.



US Embassy helps to preserve Stobi’s heritage

Posted on Mon 10th Oct 2016 at 14:09




In another sign of how important the Stobi area is to the world’s cultural heritage, the American Embassy in Skopje – the capital of Macedonia – has just granted $89,000 to conserve the floor mosaic of the Episcopal Basilica’s baptistery.The Basilica is the most significant Christian building in all of Stobi, and it is thought to date from the 4th century AD, making it the oldest church in Macedonia. It is possible that it was built by the bishop Budius, who took part in the first ecumenical council in Niceaea, in 325 AD.The basilica was excavated for the first time in 1918, and th



Gastropubs are Leading the Push for High-end Wines

Posted on Wed 28th Sep 2016 at 09:46




A leading wine distributor has recently released figures suggesting that gastropubs are driving a boost in the consumption of premium wines.




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