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Your wine advice is not (always) wanted!

Do you remember entering a clothing store and being confronted with a pushy sales staff right away? Luckily they seem to understand better nowadays that most people are smart enough to find their own way and rather look around by themselves first.

We strongly believe too many in-store tastings are too close to being jumped by pushy sales staff in a clothing store. We fully accept that there are positive intentions behind tastings poured by staff, while providing information, engaging in conversation and asking for feedback! But please realise this could intimidate the consumer and be off putting. Certainly people in their 20s to 40s don’t seem to want to muse on the flavours and after-taste of the Rioja they have just tried. They would rather do it without being disturbed and then ask for help if needed. Continue reading

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Should we have retail wine labels in the on-trade?

Bringing retail labels onboard could boost your sales A lot of restaurants think that customers are reluctant to buy their wine when they know the markup compared to the supermarket or off-licence. So how do they try and improve this … Continue reading

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Are wine trade marketers aware of their role?

Coming from the beer business, I was always interested in how the wine trade takes a lot of time talking about the taste and history of wines. When we sampled the beer stocks there wasn’t much comment on the taste or expectation anyone to care about our opinions. Continue reading

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Is there a correct temperature to serve wine?

There are a lot of opinions on the best temperature to serve wines. We all know that the right temperature can make or break the drinking experience and there are a lot of books, experts and guides to serving it right. But are they actually giving you the information that you really need to give the customer what they want? Continue reading

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News Release: T & J Installations Appointed New UK Distributors For By The Glass Wine Preservation Systems

By The Glass International (BTGI) are delighted to announce the appointment of Tamworth based T & J Installations Ltd (T&J) as their sole UK distributors and maintainers for their internationally renowned and award winning wine preservation and dispensing systems. BTGI … Continue reading

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How to Purchase a Wine Preservation System From Operating as Opposed to Capital Expenditure

The biggest regret we hear from prospective clients who cannot currently afford one of our systems is that during this difficult economic time, capital expenditure budgets have been heavily reduced – or even frozen – and therefore they cannot obtain … Continue reading

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Legally Sell Wine In Small Measures Via Our By The Glass® Wine Dispensing & Preservation Systems

It’s great to start the New Year with some good news, and this really is good news both for our clients, and the industry as a whole. The government has finally passed the Weights and Measures (Specified Quantities) (Unwrapped Bread … Continue reading

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Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Bread Street Kitchen’ Installs 8 Bottle By The Glass® Wine Dispenser

An invite to a soft opening at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen was too good an offer to miss, and the night did not disappoint.

In a departure from what we expect a Gordon Ramsay restaurant to be, Bread Street Kitchen is an adventure into upmarket bistro territory, and not the fine dining experience the Michellin *** chef is acclaimed for. Continue reading

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Harrods Chooses A By The Glass® Wine Dispenser For ‘The Steakhouse’

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For meat and seafood-loving diners looking for something a little different, we can recommend The Steakhouse at Harrods. Located in a quiet corner in the Ground Floor Food Hall, the chef at The Steakhouse will cook each customer’s steak to order. The steaks are served with vine-roasted cherry tomatoes as an accompaniment. Continue reading

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Dunell’s Premier Wines In Jersey Announce ‘La Cave’ Is Now Open!

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The success story continues for Dunell’s Premier Wines of Jersey, when they open a second shop – La Cave on Tuesday, 27th September 2011, and taking its rightful place in the tasting area is a By The Glass® 16 Bottle Wine Dispenser.

Dunell’s are continuing the winning formula they use at their original shop in Beaumont, by offering wine-tastings to the general public that are hosted by suppliers and wine-makers. Continue reading

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