Storage or Cellarage
From March 2015 we will be moving all our wines to London City Bond’s new, ultra-secure site in Dinton Woods, Salisbury.
The site consists of 15 vaults, excavated 70 years ago, all perfectly designed to be vibration and UV light free and benefit from the ideal conditions of correct humidity and temperature for wine maturation. The British Government originally developed the site for security purposes precisely for its remote, heavily wooded and well protected location. Each bunker has massive reinforced concrete walls and is surrounded with a 3 metre high perimeter fence, coupled with CCTV and manned guards.
We are excited to be able to take on one of these bunkers in its entirety, giving us full control over our stock and client reserves. Whilst other sites, like LCB Tilbury, LCB Barking, LCB Vinotheque, Octavian, EHD or Locke King Vaults may offer good storage conditions, client stock is spread amongst their many chambers rather than in one dedicated location.
In addition, we have developed a new system to manage client reserves held with us. The annual charge remains the same - £10 per case (12x75 or equivalent) per annum. Should you wish to store your wine collection at our Dinton Woods facility please get in touch with the number of cases you have, we would be happy to provide a quote.
We charge from £12 per case per year including insurance at full replacement value . We can arrange for your own personal account to be set up and regular reports on your incoming and existing wine conditions. Qualified personnel work closely with us on conditional reports, secure packing and photography. Quality digital shots are taken for most wines we stock. Others can be taken and emailed on demand. LCB have their own reliable national delivery service and good relations with the specialist international shippers that we work with.
The way a fine wine is cellared and packed for delivery is taken as seriously as wine storage itself. We store in original wooden cases and cartons where possible. In the event there is no original case or we have sold mixed bottle lots, a thick eco friendly cardboard box is our preferred choice of casing.
We are increasingly using biodegradable air packs over styrofoam these days. Attractive polished wood silk lined gift boxes are available on request. Old and valuable bottles may have cellophane over their labels, or bottle bags for added protection.
For those who do not have wine cellars but do have the space for a temperture controlled wine fridge, please contact us for a competitive quote. We have access to some fine examples of classic and modern designs at trade prices.