Awards and citations:

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

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

Wednesday, 27 July 2011 a snippet of news from France's favourite Ponzi scheme

Château Pichon-Longueville – RP is waiting for a case of 2008

I received a message today from RP (not their real name) that having got through to 1855 on the phone – many try but few succeed – he was told:

"Sorry your wine will be delivered at the beginning of September we do not deliver in summer time ...."

As 1855 regularly fail to deliver wine to their customers, despite endless promises, it is hardly surprising that they don't deliver during the summer. 

However, RP who is awaiting a case of 2008 Pichon-Longueville, had paid the TVA and transport cost due on the wine in early July and been assured that two weeks after payment he would receive his wine. Flying pigs are much more likely and so it proved. I presume Messieurs Fabien Hyon, Emeric Sauty de Chalon and Thierry Maincent needed their customers' TVA in early to finance their summer beach holidays. 

This fraudulent trader is a provisional member of La FEVAD (Fédération e-commerce et vente à distance).


Vinodis said...

This story will never end ...

Raphael M said...

It will end when 1855 has stopped its activities...soon probably!!
More and more people get informed that 1855 is not delivering the wines in due time and that his chairman Emeric Sauty de Chalon is a foolish nasty guy.
Good luck to people who are still waiting their wines.....

Jim's Loire said...

The 1855 saga would I suspect end speedily if:

a) The leading Bordeaux châteaux owners were prepared to issue a warning about 1855 and its apallimng business practices. The Bordelais are well aware of how 1855 operates. They just need the courage to speak out.

b) If the French authorities acted against 1855's fraudulent trading practices.