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Monday, 17 January 2011

Beaumont Vintners Ltd/Castlegate Wines Ltd: compare and contrast

Beaumont Vintners:

Thank you for visiting Beaumont Vintners.
Formed by a group of experienced and successful businessmen and traders, Beaumont Vintners are providing an opportunity for our clients to gain a foothold in the thriving and prosperous fine wine market. 

We specialise in rare, prestigious Bordeaux fine wines such as Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour and Chateau Haut Brion, which have all proven to make safe and significant gains as an alternative investment in a changing global economy.

We are committed to ensuring our clients receive the best market knowledge and access to opportunities that have previously only been available to a select clique. It is our fundamental objective to ensure complete customer satisfaction with our range of services and products.

Our entire team are extremely experienced and have an exemplary depth of knowledge and performance within the fine wine market - many forming long term relationships with our clients.

Once purchased our fine wines are either shipped or stored in The London City Bond in perfect homeostatic conditions and insured to the current market value.

Rest assured, Beaumont Vintners will deliver an unequivocal personal service and provide the conditions for the client to build up a credible portfolio of fine wines.'



Company founded: 18.6.10 probably started trading autumn 2010.



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'Introducing Castlegate Wines 

Castlegate Wines Limited was formed by a group of experienced and successful businessmen, traders and wine collectors. The directors have built up a large private portfolio of fine wines over the years and decided that a ‘special purpose vehicle’ (SPV) was required to trade their assets in a fashion they could control and expand the opportunity for new clients to gain a foothold in the thriving and prosperous fine wine market.

We specialise in rare and prestigious Bordeaux fine wines such as Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Château Margaux, Château Latour and Château Haut Brion, which have all proven to make safe and significant gains as an alternative investment in a changing global economy.

Our ability to secure tangible, solid returns in a relatively short period of time is second to none.

We are committed to ensuring our clients receive the best market knowledge and access to opportunities that have previously only been available to a select clique. It is our fundamental objective to ensure complete customer satisfaction with our range of services and products.

Our entire team are extremely experienced and have an exemplary depth of knowledge and performance within the fine wine market - many forming long term relationships with our clients.

Shortly after purchase our fine wines are either shipped, stored or title is transferred to the purchaser to a renowned bonded warehouse/cellar in perfect homeostatic conditions and insured to the current market value. In the event that ‘En Primeur’ is purchased, the wine is stored in barrel at the Château and then transferred to the bonded warehouse shortly after it is bottled.
 
Rest assured, Castlegate Wines will deliver an unequivocal bespoke service and will provide the conditions for the client to build up a credible portfolio of fine wines as well as a realistic trading platform to liquidate your assets for the best possible return.'

Company founded: 21.10.2010 – Castlegate Ventures Ltd

'Our ability to secure tangible, solid returns in a relatively short period of time is second to none.' As the company was founded less than three months ago 'relatively' is a nice touch!


25 comments:

  1. Company Filing History Include Allotment of Shares


    Type Date Description Order
    AP01 08/10/2010 DIRECTOR APPOINTED STEPHEN ROBERT CARPENTER

    AD01 13/07/2010 REGISTERED OFFICE CHANGED ON 13/07/2010 FROM
    117 DARTFORD RD
    DARTFORD
    DA1 3EN
    ENGLAND

    AP01 28/06/2010 DIRECTOR APPOINTED RICHARD EVANS

    TM01 28/06/2010 APPOINTMENT TERMINATED, DIRECTOR KERRY BRETT

    NEWINC 18/06/2010 CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
    GENERAL COMPANY DETAILS & STATEMENTS OF;
    OFFICERS, CAPITAL & SHAREHOLDINGS, GUARANTEE, COMPLIANCE
    MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION
    ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

    LATEST SOC 18/06/2010 18/06/10 STATEMENT OF CAPITAL;GBP 1

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  2. http://beaumontvintners.co.uk/
    hosted in Germany with Schlund & Partners
    Using VIOP Phone system
    probably located and selling from overseas
    using an MWB virtual office

    Baker Street Serviced Offices W1

    MWB Baker Street
    83 Baker Street
    London W1U 6AG

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  3. By law Castlegate has to display there company number on there website and material as per companies house act why have they not done this, what are they hiding??????

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  4. Dear Jim
    here is another
    Blue Chip Fine Wines
    http://www.b-cfw.com/

    what do you think

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  5. I have been cold called by some one from Moncharm Ltd.The phone line is very poor and when i tried their number 02079592261 after hours i was deverted to an 02 mobile.They sound to me like another scam wine outfit like Finbow who i have already lost money with. In fact when i told him i had lost money with finbow he clamed he could get it all back and that he knew most of the boys involved with finbow but i would have to invest first.

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  6. Many thanks Anon. On my list of companies from whom I wouldn't buy wine.

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  7. cold called by Moncharm, promised best prices,my wine to be traded in future on Hong Kong exchange av. growth of 8%+ pa. Best vintages etc. Too good too be true. Anybody out there care to comment?

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  8. Moncharm are not a scam company. I have looked in to their company and have a family member that has invested through their company. They show him very healthy returns. Go's to show; not everything is too good to be true!

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    1. are you sure you and not involved with this scam company?

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  9. Anon. From records at Companies House Moncharm appears to have started operating as a wine investment company in April 2010 when the company's name was changed. Yet they claim to be leading brokers.

    Both of the addresses listed – London and Hong Kong – are of serviced offices.

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  10. i have invested with moncharm recently and since my first investment i have been contacted by them on no less than 10 occassions asking me to reinvest upwards and over £100,000. this is getting ridiculous, i have asked them to sell me out as i wish to stop being contacted by them, however they keep telling me that their 'sellers' are over in hong kong, i am worried they havent bought me any wine. please help me jim

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  11. Response to the comments made on 2nd June 2011 at 16.50 by an anonymous user.

    We are kindly asking the ‘client’ that made the above blog to contact us on the numbers they have, and to highlight any situation to any member of our team who will always be on hand to rectify any matters raised concerning any factors. We will openly offer them proof that their wine has been purchased if this is what they require. With fierce competition in the fine wine market of late we feel this maybe an attempt to sabotage our reputable organsation, which is working successfully and professionally to obtain client satisfaction. We welcome any individual to notice that on our website we have a range of testimonials that confirms and reinforces the satisfaction our existing clients are experiencing right now.

    Moncharm Ltd

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    1. MonCharm called me with Number Withheld a few days ago despite my longstanding TPS registration of several years. They promised large returns of up to 100% a year and the lure that this would be capital gains tax free as wine is CGT exempt as a food. They also claimed the whole market was about to take off in a big way due to the interest of the Chinese in French fine wines. Above all the guy who called was clearly a poorly spoken poorly educated person who could quite clearly not afford to drink fine wines himself and who knew far less about them than me who was only doing this unpleasant job (cold calling TPS registered homes) to try and earn himself some money.

      If Mon Charm is s serious player in this market then my advice is to stop calling people who are TPS registered in contravention of the Privacy and Electronic Communication Rules and laying yourself open to a fine of tens of thousands of pounds and to start acquiring your telesales data from reputable sources and not from cheapo Scam Indian sources who have not checked it against the TPS

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  12. I do not trust Moncharm. They cold called me and was persistent over the phone to provide free information in fine wine investment. What was very unnerving was that they know my name, address and contact number and I didn't provide any personal details. If they were that great why cold call.

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  13. Cripes people, cold calling isn't some satanic ritual, its a cost effective way for small companies without million pound marketing budgets to grow.

    I understand that these calls aren't always massively welcome, but really you should all understand that the "if they were that great they wouldn't have to cold call" is pretty fatuous.

    The alternative to cold calling is advertising (expensive and unreliable) or growing by word of mouth recommendations. While the latter is lovely when it happens its entirely unrealistic to base a business model on it don't you think??

    What alternative would you suggest?

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  14. Anon. Many cold calls offering wine investments are made by people who know little or nothing about wine and wine investment. You should also consider the FSA's stance on cold calls.

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  15. I have just found out that my dad has recently invested money in to Mon Charm and I am so worried that he has been scammed. They keep ringing him every couple of weeks and asking for more money. Can someone please advise how I Can look in to this further?

    Karen

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  16. Anon. I suggest you email me on jim@investdrinks.org

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  17. Response to comments made on 7th September 2011 at 22:10 by an 'anonymous user'

    Moncharm Ltd kindly asks for the user that had posted the comment mentioned to contact the company and raise any concerns they have regarding their father’s recent purchase into the fine wine market. We have openly offered to provide confirmation that all wines that have been purchased. In addition, we have a policy whereby we go one step further and advise every client to open their own private bonded warehouse account to hold their wine(s) purchased for added protection. As soon as our clients receive confirmation that their account is open, their wine(s) are transferred into that specific account immediately where each client has the opportunity to independently confirm the wine(s) are held in their name solely. To avoid any confusion, if there are any query’s please do not hesitate in contacting us on 020-7959-2261 and highlight your situation to any member of our team who will be more than capable to offer you any reassurance necessary.

    Moncharm Ltd

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  18. Fair enough there have been circumstances where certain companies have not done right by their clients and are being investigated accordingly, but it doesnt take away the fact that Jim Budd is a busy little bee with a chip on his shoulder from losing his money through HIS OWN poor decision making skills. There are companies out there that genuinely want to do well for their clients, sure, some of them are new but every business has to start somewhere and in an economy where its becoming harder and harder to start a business up and maintain it, they should never all be tarnished with the same brush.

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  19. Anon. You are very welcome to remain anonymous and naturally have your own opinions. However, do try to be accurate – 'a chip on his shoulder from losing his money through HIS OWN poor decision making skills.' Utterly untrue as I have never invested in wine nor whisky etc. for that matter.

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  20. I have bought wine from this company stating it is 15% below market value. When actually I have paid over 50% the market value? I cannot trace 2 cases of wine that is readily available in bond that I have paid for and Beaumont Vintners will not tell me where it is at?

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  21. @ Jim Budd.. "I have never invested in wine nor whisky etc" Yet you write a blog about investing in such things? Can you recommend a worth while site to use for researching my personal wine investments?

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  22. Moncharm ltd should be avoided. Buy high, offer low sale prices and there hidden costs.

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  23. Anon. Thank you. Would certainly appreciate more details on prices offered etc please.

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