Stephen John Evans & Hugh Francis Jesseman of Antony Batty & Company LLP were appointed as Joint Administrators of Fermentation Limited t/a winedirect.co.uk on 17 January 2019.
Please note that the affairs, business and property of the Company are being managed by the Joint Administrators, Stephen John Evans & Hugh Francis Jesseman. The Joint Administrators act as agents of the Company and contract without personal liability.
The Joint Administrators are currently assessing the options available in respect of a sale the Company’s business and assets and in the meantime trading has been temporarily suspended.
Customers with outstanding orders should contact their payment provider in the first instance in respect of refunds and any claims should be notified in writing to Antony Batty & Company LLP, Swan House, 9 Queens Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4HE for the attention of Steve Marshall.
Dr Jamie Goode, thewineanorak.com (JG) - Jamie Goode is a London-based winewriter who is currently wine columnist with UK national newspaper The Sunday Express. He won the 2007 Glenfiddich Wine Writer of the year award, and contributes regularly to a range of publications including World of Fine Wine, Wine Business International, Wines and Vines, Hong Kong Tatler, Sommelier Journal and Decanter. His first book, Wine Science, won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book in 2006. His wine blog at www.wineanorak.com is one of the world's most respected, and most visited, wine blogs.
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Matthew Jukes (MJ) - wine buyer at Bibendum restaurant in London, is an acclaimed popular wine writer – author of the wine column in the Daily Mail and writer of the annual best selling Wine List, showcasing his top 250 wine picks of each year. His writing style is deliberately entertaining, accessible and jargon free. His annual Top 100 Australian Wines is always a must read for the industry – go to www.matthewjukes.com