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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for investdrinks.org

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award




Tuesday, 17 January 2012

1855 (1855.com): RVF article produces email – will it produce wine?

La Revue du Vin de France: the start of Jérôme Baudouin's devastating exposé on 1855


Box from the article covering Michael Haynes and mention of Jeremy Andain


Following Jérôme Baudouin's article Jeremy Andain, who is owed over 37,000€ worth of en primeurs by 1855, received the following email yesterday (see below). Carole Rougier, Chargée de Relation Client Senior, promises Andain that he will receive an email next week confirming the dispatch of all of his en primeurs, which date back to the 2003 vintage. 2003 should have been delivered during 2006, so this is six years late. 2004 should have arrived in 2007, 2005 in 2008, 2006 in 2009 and 2007 in 2010. Let's see if 1855 keep their promise and that Andain receives his long awaited wines.

Interesting to see that Rougier makes two errors in the spelling of Lafite-Rothschild – clearly a wine that 1855 don't see very often! Alternatively ... hope it isn't a Chinese bottling from the back streets of Shanghai!


'Monsieur Andain,
Nous avons été alerté par la RVF concernant les retards de livraison de vos différentes commandes de Bordeaux Primeurs.

Nous tenons de nouveau à vous présenter toutes nos excuses pour ces délais retardés mais sachez que nous faisons le maximum pour réduire votre attente.

Nous vous indiquons également que les références suivantes sont en cours de préparation pour l'expédition:

Primeurs 2003
- 3 bouteilles de Château Lafitte Rothshild (sic)*

Primeurs 2004
- 12 bouteilles de Moulin Haut Laroque
- 6 bouteilles de Clos Margalaine
- 12 bouteilles de Château Faugères
- 12 bouteilles de Fourcas Dupré
- 6 magnums de Moulin Haut Laroque
- 3 magnums de Grand Puy Lacoste
- 24 bouteilles de Château Monbousquet
- 6 bouteilles de Château Belle Vue
- 6 bouteilles de Château Cantemerle
- 6 bouteilles de Château d'Issan

Primeurs 2005
- 12 bouteilles de Château Brown
- 36 bouteilles de Château Andron Blanquet

Primeurs 2006
- 12 bouteilles de Fleur Cardinale
- 12 bouteilles de Château Lucia
- 3 magnums de Château Carbonnieux
- 6 bouteilles de Château Carbonnieux
- 12 bouteilles de Cambon La Pelouse

Primeurs 2007
- 36 bouteilles de Château Belle Vue
- 6 bouteilles de Moulin Saint Georges
- 6 magnums de Léoville Las Cases

Un mail vous sera donc envoyé en début de semaine prochaine vous confirmant l'expédition de toutes ces références.

Nous restons à votre disposition pour tout complément d'information.


Bien à vous,

Carole Rougier
Chargée de Relation Client Senior



**

'Management' and leading shareholder of 1855
Emeric Sauty de Chalon and Fabien Hyon are the senior 'management' team of 1855 (1855.com, 1855.con). Thierry Maincent was an administrateur and one of the directeur général délégués until he resigned his posts for personal reasons on 30th September 2010. Businessman Jean-Pierre Meyers, who is on the boards of L'Oréal and Nestlé, is a long-term shareholder of 1855. Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers, the daughter of L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, is also an investor in 1855.

4 comments:

Wojciech Bońkowski said...

"Nous avons été alerté par la RVF concernant les retards de livraison" - does this imply they didn't know they failed to deliver over 6 years, and had to learn from a wine magazine? Ludicrous. They can't even write an e-mail to sound polite.

Jim Budd said...

Wojciech. Many thanks. Absolutely right the idea that 1855 were not aware that Andain has been waiting years for his wines is absurd. Typical of the nonsense 1855 spouts at its customers.

Bon Vivant said...

Very bizarre how this guy Andain kept on buying wines years in a row withour ever having been delivered with the 03-lafite, to begin with.

Jim Budd said...

Nicolas. To an extent perhaps but the Lafite would not have been due to be delivered until 2006 and he may have been buying non-ep wines from 1855 that were delivered that gave him the confidence to place orders for 2006 and 2007.