Wine Liggers of Cork Street, your time is up!
Here’s the email that went out to all wine professionals who regularly attend events.
“[Name of PR Agency redacted], and many of my colleagues, regularly host wine events on behalf of our clients. These are networking tastings, lunches and dinners which are aimed at full time, wine trade professionals and the press. We increasingly find that some people attending these tastings are not active in the wine trade and therefore not eligible to attend.
I have been given the special task of updating our mailing lists and would be grateful if you could provide me details of your company, your position, a link to your company’s website plus any special wine interests. If you are a member of the press, a copy of a published article within the last three months would be appreciated. If I don’t hear from you by the end of next week, I will assume that you are no longer active in the industry and we will remove your details from our database.
As soon as I hear from you, I will circulate your professional status to my colleagues. Please note you must be employed full time in the wine industry to qualify (wine clubs are no longer eligible).
Special interests (e.g. France, Spain etc):
Thank you for your kind cooperation. Please reply to [email of PR Agency redacted] before 15 April.”
In response, a blacklist has now been circulated to all PR and marketing agencies and professionals in the wine and spirits trade. Once we have the final list, we will be posting it for all to see. It’s about time these freeloading liggers were stopped once and for all!