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

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

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Winchester Associates and The Chelsea Food & Wine Company: two amazingly charitable wine merchants

Chelsea Food & Wine Convenience Store: 429 Kings Rd, London, SW10 0LR

Chelsea Food & Drinks Vintage Ltd (Company no: 08299431) The Chelsea Food and Wine Company Ltd (Company no: 05729781)
Wine investor XT was cold called by The Chelsea Food & Wine Company. They offered him a very enticing deal for his portfolio. He was told that using Liv-ex figures his portfolio was worth £7425. However, Chelsea Food & Wine Company would be prepared to buy XT's portfolio for a very generous £9110. Checking on wine-searcher and using the lowest credible the lowest selling prices XT's portfolio can be bought for just £6009. Of course the price these companies would be prepared to pay to buy these wines would naturally be lower.


Winchester Associates Ltd have recently been active contacting a number of wine investors and offering very attractive prices for clients in Dubai and China. Its website trumpets that the company was founded in 2006 and has 'extensive experience'. This impression is highly suspect.

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