The 19th century grade II listed industrial building, housing the Vinothèque
wine cellars in Burton-upon-Trent, displays all the expected characteristics of
the Victorian period in which it was built. Elegance and grandeur, combined
with practicality and efficiency. It was constructed and conceived for the
housing of grain for the local brewery, but the architects and builders that
designed it over one hundred years ago could easily have had wine storage in
mind, so well suited is the building to its current use.
Its metre-thick, red brick walls ensure a constant and steady temperature, cool
enough to ensure the precious property within remains unaffected by the
fluctuating weather patterns that affect the outside world. And its four
perfectly formed floors couldn’t have been designed better. The ground floor is
in possession of those majestically grand columns and ceilings that are the
hallmarks of the period’s industrial architecture and are now ideally suited to
the storage of faster moving stocks of wines. The upper three floors are more
intimate, more compact, and hence ideal for the cellaring of fine wines during
maturation and those that require long-term storage.
The temperature and humidity within Vinothèque are close to ideal. Insulation,
air flow and natural light shuttering make certain that wines develop in a
carefully controlled atmosphere. Constant monitoring ensures that all wines
from inexpensive table wines to top Château Claret are kept and matured in
ideal conditions. Private investors or trade customers can therefore be assured
that their investment is secure.
Equally important, the warehouse is physically secure and protected by a state
of the art intruder alarm system. The heavy oak doors and significant
ironmongery from yesteryear have been boosted by state-of-the-art CCTV cameras
that monitor every angle and corner of the building, inside and out,
extensively. A security company – the same firm that protects the major banks
and high value businesses elsewhere in the area – has 24/7 security patrols,
and there are, of course, all the usual security checks and monitors on all
staff and visitors to and from the site.
Being a subsidiary of London City Bond brings us enormous benefits:
We have access to their systems which are clear leaders within our industry.
Continual development and enhancement ensures that we will remain at the
cutting edge. You can view your stock on the Internet through our live website.
See the page on the Online Customer Information Service website for more details.
We are “plugged” into their national in house distribution service which
means that we can deliver anywhere on the UK mainland in our own vehicles
and usually within 48 hours. The regional distribution depots here at Burton and at
Wakefield, London, Chippenham and Paisley are all linked into the system
enabling you to track your order as it moves through the delivery cycle.
In summary, we offer our customers a comprehensive service giving all the
benefits of a 21st century state-of-the-art warehousing facility in wonderful
We offer a very personal service, making our customers feel comfortable and
responding to their needs is paramount. We want to make sure that our customers
are fully satisfied that their goods are being stored in safe and secure
conditions. After all, you’ve invested a lot in your wine, and so we’ve
invested a lot in keeping it in top condition.
Vinotheque Ltd., is an HMR&C (Revenue & Customs) approved storage facility
(Public Bond) and DOES NOT trade in sales or purchase of alcoholic products.
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