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Old 3rd December 2020, 07:06 PM
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Evening all,

Hope you are all keeping well despite the various challenges thrown at us this year. Roll on 2021, please!

I currently work for Scotland's largest independent wine wholesaler, Inverarity Morton. Our core business is selling all things drink, not just wine, to the Licenced Trade. 95% of our customer base comprises restaurants, hotels and pubs and they're all closed, as you know. So, we've a warehouse full of fine wine and nowhere for it to go.

Me and another lad in the sales team have put together this fantastic Friends & Family Wine brochure which will make your Festive wine selection this year so much better than just grabbing a few overpriced bottles of plonk off the shelf at Tesco.

So my appeal to you, my friends on this forum, is to please consider buying from us, a 120 person business, instead of opting for the usual, big corporations such as Majestic, Laithwaites or the supermarkets. We deal directly (and fairly) with the producers and have the exclusive import rights on over 90% of these so it'll likely be a drop you've never had the opportunity to try before. Or a gift the recipient won't have ever clocked the price of.

There are carefully curated boxes to suit all budgets and tastes; ranging from £45, £50 and £60 for 6 bottles, an Italian pack of 12 for just £85 all the way up to The Complete Christmas Package with Prosecco, Wine, Champagne, Kopke Port, Gin Liqueurs and Glengoyne malts for £145. And bear in mind that you’d normally be paying anywhere from £20 to £40+ a bottle for these wines and fizz in a restaurant. These are extremely good wines at near enough trade prices. If you are buying wine at all over the coming weeks, your support will be gratefully received.

Ordering is simple. Drop me a PM with your order. I can either have telesales phone you for a card payment or you can transfer the money to me and I'll get the cash to the business. Delivery is just £5.99 to your home address.

Appreciate this isn't the normal type of 'For Sale' on our forum but as these are unprecedented times we're all looking to new means of keeping our livlihoods afloat. I've even taken to selling these door-to-door around my neighbours. Been a long time since I've done door-to-door cold calling. In fact, probably not since doing Bob-a-Job at the Scouts


Friends & Family Brochure - please click and feel free to share around your office, your colleagues and your own friends and family.

Thanks for reading and as I said before, any support will be gratefully received!

Cheers,

Gregor

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Old 3rd December 2020, 08:16 PM
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Default Not for me thanks.

You'll excuse me if I pass on this offer. My father worked in a senior role for this company (when it was Forth Wines) and their treatment of him left a very sour taste, so I probably won't be taking you up on this - though I'm sure some of the leadership changed when Inverarity Morton bought them....

I'm also lucky enough to have a neighbour who works as logistics manager in a similar company, but based in England, so I'm pretty well covered already . Good luck on here though, I'm sure you'll find some interest.
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Old 3rd December 2020, 09:23 PM
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Great offer Gregor - I am certainly needing to stock up for Christmas. If you can deliver and do some bob a job stuff that would be great - D2 is needing hoovered We could have a deal

Good to see you exploring other avenues in these tough times while all your trade customers are suffering from the widespread tier 4 restrictions

We all have to put food on the table somehow!

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Old 3rd December 2020, 10:13 PM
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Cheers, Brian. Happy for you take some wine. But you can keep the hoovering all to yourself!

Sorry to hear about your dad, tintin. We've all had a bad experience at work at some point in our careers, I'm sure. Just an unfortunate part of being on the ladder I suppose. Forth Wines, that must have been about 10 years ago. Don't think there's anyone still around from them days.

All we're trying to do now is safeguard the jobs of everyone in the business - warehouse pickers, packers, fork lift truck drivers, office staff, marketing team and sales team to see us into a hopefully brighter 2021 for hospitality.

Meant to say that for the few Glasgow based members that I'll happily deliver the wine to you myself free of charge. What could be better than your Christmas booze being delivered from an '8? Might even let you choose if you want it to come in a D2 or a D3
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Hi Gregor

I’ll be asking my chief wine buyer (SWMBO) to give this the once over as, although we’re normally ‘plonk’ drinkers, she does like to have something a bit better in for Christmas.

She’ll often buy a case or two (or perhaps a few more!) from the better known on-line retailers, so we’ll certainly be keen to check this offer out as we’d be pleased to support a smaller company - particularly in these difficult times.

Nice of you to let the forum have the chance of this offer and the be included as ‘friends and family’.
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Old 7th December 2020, 09:33 PM
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Thanks, Jim. Much appreciated. Just let me know what the good lady says. Have received a couple of other notes of interest from folks here already which is encouraging.

Delighted to say these are going down a storm with 'local' friends. Most are transferring the cash to me and I'm transferring to the business. I suspect my current account is starting to look at bit like a launderer's ledger

Cheers,

Gregor
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