Well that’s been quite a year hasn’t it!
But, despite all the trials and tribulations in the outside world, here at The Buyer we have quietly looked to get on with the job of providing hopefully interesting (even ‘must read’) original content to help keep you better informed about the drinks industry we all work in.
Most of all we have also looked to embrace and celebrate what a wonderful business we have the fortune to work in. For that we have needed your help and support with all your time not to just read and share the content, but for interviews, meetings, and invites to events, tastings and overseas visits.
We would also like to raise a glass to all the businesses that have been willing to support us commercially in 2017. First, our supplier partners Wines from Rioja, Castel Frères, Enotria&Coe, Louis Latour Agencies, Famille Helfrich, World Bulk Wine Exhibition, International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show (London) and Barwell & Jones.
Also thanks for the support through direct online advertising, mailers and events like The Buyer’s series of roundtable debates and Sonoma County Vintners’ memorable buyers’ tour of London restaurants. We really would not be here without you!
Then there are the growing number of contributors, from all around the world, who have kindly shared their thoughts and expertise with the trade through The Buyer, and hopefully helped us provide a platform that really gets under the bonnet of the premium on-trade. Your time and support is really appreciated.
So as we hopefully all find a bit of time to stop, pause and reflect have a great festive break, thank you for supporting – and reading – The Buyer and a very Happy Christmas!
Richard and Pete