What is the biggest challenge you face this year?
" How to deal with the various price increases . There seem
to be rumours of significant increases in Pinot Grigio and Australian prices.
And we have to contend with what is going on in this country with duty. It's difficult to balance these price hikes, especially for an independent."
Reserve Wines, Manchester
"It's going to be ID-ing for fags. It can be difficult to guess someone's age so we ID everyone.
"It's online sales and general competition from the big boys. It all boils down to unfair competition . We're in the process of setting up a website but you have to compete with the supermarkets' sites and that is becoming a threat ."
"We work from our own premises and we're in the process of moving house so that's
our biggest challenge ."