"LinkedIn" for the wine trade launches
24 April 2012 by Gabriel Savage, www.thedrinksbusiness.com
A wine producer and IT expert have teamed up to create a new website
claiming to be the "LinkedIn" and "Bloomberg" for the wine trade.
aims to offer a one-stop shop for the international wine community, from a comprehensive company database to event management tools and streamlined competition entry system. www.wineandspiritsb2b.com
In time the website is seeking to act as a social networking hub as well as a market place for producer"s, agencies, job hunters and merchants looking to shift excess stock.
The idea for the initiative came from Julian Faulkner, a negociant and producer at Domaine Grand Cros in the south of France, who described the website as "born out of my frustrations in the trade".
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