We launched Uvinum.es (our Spanish site) on 15th December 2009. We started in Spain for several reasons, but mainly because all 3 co-founders live in Spain and know the wine sector perfectly. After 70 days on-line, the results have been awesome. We have steadily improved the quality of our services and of our platform and we have put our partners’ wine catalogues on-line: (Decantalo, Millesima, Companyia d'Alella, Aporvino and Fansdelvino).
Apart from this, we have been talking with wineries and users, trying to see what we can do to improve and change, so that Uvinum becomes better and better with each passing day. Naturally, we need more time to reach our goals with regards to services, but our feeling is that our wine-lovers are trusting us.
Thank you for having confidence in us and in our project and for helping us to improve it!
We have also got good impact thanks to the Media , being on TV , blogs and some wine medias. And the power of offline Media is still impressive , reaching our major day after our presence during 30 seconds in TV3 (Catalonia official TV ).
But , in In Internet you can wait. You have to go straight, and grow everyday if you want to be alive. We know that we have to enter in major markets and evidently UK is a huge wine market. And for many reasons:
- impressive wine consuming (growing every year)
- a great internet culture in the country
- costumers interested in discovering new wines. That's amazing and Uvinum loves this. Uk is a great country , always looking to se enew trends, new sensations.
- a country in which you can discover a wine from australia, new zealand, france or argentina and buy it easily. That's not the case in other countries.
The fact is that the 2 Albert's and I are working to be able to launch Uvinum.co.uk in the next days. Be ready, Uvinum is coming!