London City Vintners Ltd – incredible progress despite COVID…

There are times when you just have to salute and admire the eye-watering progress made by a young company. Step forward Alex John Bond's London City Vintners Ltd. The company was formed on 19th August 2019. Bond became a director on 19th November 2019. Just four months later the UK and the rest Europe was …

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Scam alert: Barkingside Premier Storage

About us: Barkingside Premier Storage  Last week I was contacted by a former client investor of now bust European Fine Wines who had been contacted and told that miraculously they had some additional wines that had been bought by EFW (European Fine Wines): 'EFW bought wines with my money, they may have not been totally …

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Big wine + flat screen TVs seizure – Kent Police raid warehouses in Horsmonden and Brenchley

French wine producers have long been targeted by these sorts of scams, so this 'very significant' seizure is good news. Report from Kent Police on an alleged large distribution fraud – wine and flat screen TVs:     Policing news Goods recovered in fraud investigation fill four lorries 24 Jul 2017 Items including tens of …

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Prenez-garde: The Flying Corkscrew !

The idea of a corkscrew flying through the air sounds potentially dangerous. This, however, is a story about unpaid bills. Bottles of Domaine du Vieux Pressoir  on The Flying Corkscrew site The unpaid bill from Domaine  du Vieux Pressoir I was contacted last week by Virginie et François Prinsloo of Domaine du Vieux Pressoir (AC …

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A breakthrough against wine-fraud? Everledger/ Chai Wine Vault’s passport.

 Part of Maureen Downey's collection of fakes  Rupert Millar (The Drinks Business) checking  a label under the guidance of Maureen Downey    "Oh dear this Pétrus 1945 bought in Deptford Market may be a fake!!!" Maureen offers Rupert guidance  Leoni Runge from Everledger explaining the new link up  between them and Chai Wine Vaults. Previously …

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