Wine and Co today announced the launch of their new trade web site, which is dedicated to hotels, restaurants, pubs and caterers. This new web site is the first to offer a traditional service online and will sell a huge range 'restaurant friendly' wines at excellent prices and will feature useful information on buying and selling wines to the public. Wineandco have strong links to the wine industry and brands available on site include Alois Lageder, Chandon de Briallies, Baron de Montesquieu, Deakin, D'Arenberg,
Champagne Pannier, Latour, Bruno Paillard and Schoffit.

The trade web site is accessible by visiting the consumer home page at and then by clicking on the trade logo on the left-hand banner.

Wine and Co already run Frances's most successful wine web site and launched their consumer web site over here in October last year.

Features of the new web site will include:

    * A wide range of "restaurant friendly" wines at competitive prices selected by David Cobbold MV
    * In depth tasting notes
    * Precise food and wine pairing covering an extensive range of contemporary dishes and food styles
    * Easy to use online training including training in responsible alcohol sales
    * Frequently updated merchandising tips
    * Marketing support via the Wine and Co consumer site and numerous online partnerships
    * Extensive wine content including proprietary content from Wineandco's Regis Cailleau and numerous forum opportunities
    * Inventory management tools
    * Secure online ordering with real time order follow up

Wine and Co have access to over 1200 vineyards across the world and sell a mixture of well-known wines and new discoveries.

This new web site is the first to offer a traditional trade service but online. Seth Lewis, Trade Channel Manager commented: "Our aim is to harness the power of Internet technology and provide a high level of personalised service which it is simply impossible to attain in traditional commercial relationships. The Wine and Co value proposition is based on helping hotels and restaurants sell more wine with increased confidence, far less risk and improved profitability."

Lewis has extensive senior food and beverage management and concept
development experience in hotels, restaurants and cruise ships is
responsible for developing the channel in each country as it comes on line.

Wine and Co already have strong trade connections including a new venture with the Regal Airport Hotel in Hong Kong. This new agreement will see Wine and Co as the sole provider of wines at the Hotel. Wine and Co's presence will be characterised by the redevelopment of the existing bar into a wine bar and grill and the introduction of a wine shop.

Wine and Co are passionate about wines, passionate about the Internet and committed to selling great wines. Visit and taste the Wine and Co experience for yourself.