United States Doctors Targets For Multimillion Dollar Wine Fraud
Two UK company directors have been disqualified for 15 years for their part in an ingenious £80m wine and spirit investment scam targeting American doctors.
Following a trial in the High Court, Robin Grove and Richard Gunter, directors of Vintage Hallmark plc were found by Judge Richard Havery to be “utterly unfit to be concerned in the management of a company”.
The two were disqualified as directors until December 2021.
Vintage Hallmark plc went bankrupt on 22 January 2003 owing just short of £80m (US$158m).
A Bordeaux second growth chateau will be bottling wine under screwcap, it was revealed today, January 22, 2007.
United Kingdom wine merchant Bibendum said 12,000 bottles of Les Tourelles de Longueville, the second wine of Paulliac chateau Pichon-Longueville, will be bottled with the closure.
The Deluxe Stelvin-topped wines are destined for British restaurants and bars where Bibendum distributes Les Tourelles exclusively to the United Kingdom on-trade.
The wines will be officially released on 1 April but are available now. The first wines under the new closure will be from the 2004 vintage.
The move follows pressure by Bibendum on the producers and distributors of Pichon-Longueville to trial screwcap.