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.
Argentina is a glorious land brimming with culture, elegance and beauty, as well as being rich in natural resources and having an agriculture sector that is export-orientated. During the 1990s the wine industry was transformed. Attitudes switched from focusing on mass produced, badly made wines, of which 90% was consumed internally, to becoming producers of complex, distinctive wines with ageing ability that are now highly desirable throughout the world. The financial crisis from the 1990's-2000's also shaped the wine industry. The peso was devalued thus increasing tourism and decreasing the cost of production. Argentina has an outstanding wine tourism set-up, especially in Mendoza, which is now officially acknowledged as one of the world's top eight wine cities.
The principal wine regions of Argentina are located in the provinces of Mendoza, La Rioja, San Juan, Salta, Catamarca, Río Negro and Buenos Aires, with the Mendoza regions producing more than 60% of the country's wines.
Malbec is Argentina's flag-ship variety, arriving in the mid-19th century, possibly via Chile's pre-phylloxera imports of vines from Bordeaux. The wines produced are at their best densely fruitful and silky in texture, with soft tannins and wonderful ageing potential. Other notable varieties include: Bonarda, which is believed to be identical to Charbono, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Pinot Negro and Barbera.