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Don’t be Afraid to Go Small

Posted on Mon 5th Jun 2017 at 11:26




Go big or go home? Not any more, at least in not where the wine industry is concerned. Whereas big businesses used to rule the wholesale market, Signature is proud to be part of the group of small wine importers that are shaking things up.



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.



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.



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.



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.




We are delighted to announce that Stobi will be attending the SITT event in London and Manchester next week.



SITT Autumn Q&A Sessions

Posted on Sun 28th Aug 2016 at 09:28




If you want to learn more about our wines and prepare yourself for the Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) then read this short Q & A. It gives you an insight into our wines, what wine will get you talking at the event, exciting new developments coming to Signature Wines and what wines we recommend for on and off trade.



Wines from Macedonia Offer Difference Says Harpers

Posted on Sat 20th Aug 2016 at 11:27




We are delighted with the Harpers article on Eastern Mediterranean wines this month which heralds the praises for our Stobi Vranec wines.“Macedonia continues to focus on the tannic, polyphenol-packed Vranec grape.Macedonia has made more inroads into the UK market: its wineries sell into M&S and other supermarkets while a range of whites, rosés and reds, including two Vranec from producer Stobi’s (based in the Tikveš region) are available through the on-trade and independents.” The Vranec grape is in fact used in four of the Stobi wines, available to buy from Signature Wines who



The British love to shop for wine online

Posted on Mon 8th Aug 2016 at 12:12




A recent survey by Wine Intelligence show that a quarter of the UK’s regular wine drinkers had ordered wine over the internet during the last year.




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