Top Tip

12 January, 2007

It's important to source wines direct, to build up a fantastic relationship with the growers themselves, and of course to select only the best wines through exhaustive research. This results in bottles that you believe in and knowledge that your customers will enjoy them too. Wine is for drinking and it's to be enjoyed, all our efforts are for this purpose.

James Dixon, sales manager, Organico, Ambleside, Cumbria

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