'EFWines is a leading wine merchant who pride themselves on offering a diverse portfolio of Europe's finest wines for enthusiastic wine collectors. Established in 2005, we are specialists in building portfolios and known for bringing our thousands of customers returns that they can toast to, read what collectors are saying.
The aim was* to run a company that not only offered collectable wine but also offered a complete personal service. Building relationships with customers is key to our business model, and after advising customers on how to build a portfolio of the most collectable wines, our account managers maintain regular contact with our clients, providing a current assessment of the fine wine market, together with a review of their holdings.
We are a team of people who care passionately about fine wine. Over the past seven years we have hired key members of staff who have previously worked in property** and finance sectors, before bringing their expertise and knowledge into the fine wine market, turning their interest and passion for fine wines into their profession.
Part of the team’s objective at EFWines is to always strengthen and expand our base of technical knowledge and to keep developing our palates. All members of staff are encouraged to develop their own wine knowledge, and most hold WSET qualifications.
In 2010, the company decided to take advantage of the huge demand for quality wines in the Asian market. We now have offices in both Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland; with staff fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and, of course, English, we truly are able to speak the language when it comes to selling our (and your) stock of both consumption and premium grade wines into what is now the world's most important market.
We use the specialist fine wine storage facilities of Vinotheque, operated by the respected bonded warehouse operator London City Bond, (LCB) for the storage of your wine; your collection is stored under your name and under bond, which means there is no duty or VAT to pay. You are also able to access, view and manage your account online through LCB’s website. Using their independent inspection services, we are able to provide a condition report, including photographs, of the wines before you purchase.
View which wines we currently have in stock and note that our list is updated regularly. If there are any wines that you have in mind and are not on our list, let us know as we are able to source wines that are not currently in stock.
The combination of our expertise and our strong relations with suppliers places us at the forefront of our trade, ensuring we can offer attractive prices to those looking for healthy returns on their fine wine portfolio.
Let us share our enthusiasm and knowledge with you, start building your knowledge today by calling 020 3236 0100.'
* Interesting use of past tense – was!
** Presumably land banking – directors Scott Assemakis and David Evans struck off in 2013 for their part in these scams.
Also at 131 Edgware Road is Efw Burgundy Ltd (founded 17.2.2014, sole director: 52-year-old Mrs Nichole Sanchia Forward) and Efw Rhone Ltd (founded 17.2.2014, sole director: 52-year-old Mrs Nichole Sanchia Forward).