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.
Swiss and Italian immigrants played an integral role in the development of commercial viticulture in Australia. Vitis Vinifera was imported from Europe and the first vineyards were established between 1820 and 1840. In the mid 1950's Australia began adopting new science and technology which marked the beginning of the country's entry into the premium wine category.
Today Australia is the 6th biggest wine producer in the world and in March 2010 it was recorded as being the fourth-largest exporter of wine with an annual total of 773 million litres. Australian universities and research institutes are paramount contributors in the development of global wine production, and their graduates can be found worldwide making innovative wines.
'Regionaility' is a term coined by the Australians in an effort to emphasize the geographical influence of their variety labeled wines. There is a robust appellation system in place revolving around the regionally defined production areas known as 'Geographical Indications'. This aims to maintain and protect provenance as well as inform the consumer.
The range of styles found are vast: illustrious Shiraz based wines; approachable yet elegant Clare Valley Rieslings; opulent fortified and dessert wines and sparkling wines, made using the traditional Champagne method, and many more.