Point and Click
The Wine Point is the latest bricks-and-mortar wine retailer to announce it will refocus its business online. The Wine Point shop was established at Birkenhead Point shopping centre eight years ago by Brendan Hilferty. The former sommelier worked for pioneering online retailer Wine Planet before striking out on his own and specialising in bespoke cleanskin bottlings. Hilferty closed his shopfront at the end of last month and switched fully to selling online and by telephone, operating from a warehouse in Parsons Street, Rozelle, where customers can drop in for a taste. See thewinepoint.com.au.