A case study and responses to BYOB in London

When I put out my little post asking why there wasn’t more BYOB in London, little did I know what a reaction I’d get! I seemed to have tapped into a wellspring of  discontent with the state of restaurant winelists and the ridiculously high markups that it seems many restaurants enforce. The response was incredible. Both...

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Why don’t we have more BYOB in London?

Bring Your Own Booze. Like doggie bags, it’s a concept  that hasn’t quite made it over the pond to the shores of Ol’ Blighty. Ask for a doggie bag and you more often than not get a look like you just asked for doggie style. BYOB? It seems you might as well be asking to bring your own food to a restaurant. But why...

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Slide show from the LIWF, London 2009

Last week was the London International Wine Fair and to say I had a great time would be an understatement. It was 3 perfect days of discovering, tasting and non-stop talking about wine, wine and more wine. I truly never get bored of talking about wine. This is the third year I’ve gone and even though it seemed to be familiar...

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Wine tryvertising

Isn’t this a great idea! I was on openwineconsortium.com and stumbled across this on their forum. “Tryvertising” is the new catchphrase making the rounds in marketing land. Wine and tryvertising were made for each other. As a matter of fact, I think you could say that wine came up with the idea first, with cellar...

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