On-line wine selling is the fastest growing area of UK retail

Its not all down to Personalised Wine labels of course!

According to research by IMRG/ Capgemini, the UK beer/wine/spirits sector has increased by 23% in the year to April 2010. That puts the UK on-line wine market at a value of £200 million, which is pretty sizeable but not dominant. In comparison the traditional mail order wine sales are £700 million.

I always wonder how many of the wine websites are actually legal. To sell wine to the public in any quantity, the business must hold alcohol licenses, but not sure everyone does. And I’m certain the local authority enforcement is minimal at best. The best way to police this is for you the customers to only buy from sites that state their license details, like us of course. 

More on the on-line sales figures at the drinks business.


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