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.
Wine and champagne are the perfect gifts for the festive season.
We present our wine gifts as if we were giving them ourselves to our own friends. Each wine gift includes a Christmas card and you can add your own message in the wine gift message box at checkout.
Standard wine gifts from our Christmas wine gifts page will be despatched from December 1. We will continue to accept orders for gifts from our Christmas Wine Gifts page up until Monday December 18.
You can also create your own fine wine gift by selecting your own combination of wines and wine gift boxes. Choose any wine and simply add a gift box from the gift box page. BUT please note that this bespoke service is only available until Monday December 10. From Tuesday December 11 you can only select 1-3 bottle gifts from our standard gift selection. Also from Wednesday December 12 the minimum order on the website will change to 6 bottles so if you want to send a gift for less than 6 bottles please choose from our Christmas gift selection.
Corporate Orders - we are always delighted to put together customised wine gift proposals for larger corporate customers, including special delivery rates for bulk online wine gift orders. Just email us at email@example.com with your requirements including budget per gift. Corporate customers are welcome to order via email and we will send you our standard Gift-Address-Message spreadsheet for you to complete. We will then contact you and invoice you via email.
Don’t forget our Gift Vouchers. We offer both hard copy and soft copy Gift Vouchers. Soft copy vouchers are available in any denomination from £25 and we can customize the voucher design for large corporate orders. Vouchers are valid for a year and are sent by email with your message. Click here for further details.
Finally please do bear in mind we send out around 10,000 gift orders during the 20 day period Dec 1-20. Every year we do ensure that every wine ordered from Dec 1-20 is despatched to arrive before Christmas. Unfortunately all of our focus is on ensuring that everything is sent and less on communicating updates to customers! Please be assured that we do take our duty of care to customers very seriously at Christmas time and work hard to ensure all deliveries are made in good time, even if sometimes we are late in responding to customer requests for status updates.
Graham's Ports are beautifully presented - lovely squat bottles and a handsome gift tube. The Graham's 10 Year Old Tawny is rich, ripe and fruity with good acidity as well as a bite of spirit and old-wood aging. It is well balanced, keeping the freshness of a 10-Year-Old.. read more
Our Classic Australian Shiraz this year is the 92 point d'arenberg Footbolt Shiraz from one of Australia's legendary winemakers Chester Osborne. Described by James Suckling as exhibiting a "cherry-flavored nose that also offers up aromas of blackberry pie, cedar and spices... read more
Our Australian Duet features two cracking wines from one of Australia's oldest and greatest family wineries - Yalumba. The Y Series Riesling is a regular on best buy top 100 of the world's leading wine magazines. This wine's llip-smacking green apple, lime and grapefruit.. read more
Our Spanish Duet illustrates just why Spain offers the best value for money in the wine world nowadays. This duet features the 91pt CVNE Cune Crianza - "Cherry and vanilla flavors mingle with leafy and spicy accents in this round red. Orange peel acidity, cedar and tobacco notes give this a.. read more
Our Red Bordeaux features the critically acclaimed Chateau Montandrie from Cotes du Castillon made by legendary vigneron Denis Durantou. Scoring 90-91pts from all the major international critics the Chateau Montlandrie is an incredible value. Antonio Galloni writes "The 2014.. read more
The 2005 Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos was described on JancisRobinson.com as "dangerously moreish!". Rated at 17/20 it boasts dark chocolate, cardamom and cinnamon spice, rich blackcurrant and bramble fruit with a dusting of oak spice on the finishh. This is a.. read more
A brilliant value Italian combination featuring two award winning red wines. The first wine is the 90 pt Michele Chairlo Barbera d'Asti Le Orme described by top Italian critic Antonio Galloni as "an absolutely delicious, entry-level Barbera...". Blueberry jam, plum, spice,.. read more
Our New Zealand Duet features lip smacking wines from leading New Zealand wineries Esk Valley and Palliser. The 90pt Esk Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc offers scents of crushed tomato and celery leaves, passion fruit, grapefruit and hints of ripe nectarine. It's a crisp,.. read more
This Festive Firecracker features the 90pt Ayala Brut Majeur. Owned by Bollinger Ayala was long known as the “sleeping beauty of Champagne”, because of its prominence in the late 19th and first half of the 20th century, and its still stunning Art Deco cellars dating to 1912... read more
A brilliant value trio for all occasions featuring the superb 91pt Anna de Codorniu Blanc de Blancs Cava Reserva whose enticing lemon and apple nose pulls you into this ripe and elegant sparkling wine with a long, compact finish. PLUS a super Signature sauvignon blanc from South.. read more
Two truly sublime wines representing Australia's finest. The Decanter 93pt 2016 Henschke Henry's Seven blends Shiraz, Viognier, Grenache and Mataro from the Eden and Barossa Valleys. Exuberant aromatics and heady crushed black pepper, orange peel and floral flavours from.. read more
This very merry French trio includes the 94pt Bouvet Ladubay Saphir Brut Vintage "Deliciously appetizing with both a stimulating freshness and delicate creaminess that give it a light airy mouthfeel, the flavours of pear, baked bread, subtle cashew and yeast lees are more finely meshed than.. read more