20 September 2012

Bordeaux Index signs with Octavian

Octavian, the leading fine wine services business, today announces that it has signed a long term agreement with Bordeaux Index, one of the world's largest fine wine merchants, to provide storage and distribution services.

Over the coming months Bordeaux Index will be moving all of its stocks into Octavian's Colerne Reserve, at Colerne in Wiltshire. The new state-of-the-art facility has been constructed to match the ideal conditions of Octavian's original reserve at Corsham Cellars.

The Colerne Reserve incorporates state-of-the-art technology to control temperature and humidity and eliminate UV light within the heavily insulated facility, and embodies all the elements of Octavian's benchmark storage standard to ensure fine wine is matured in the best possible conditions, maximising its potential when it is ready to drink. Over many years Octavian has refined and engineered its excellent storage facilities at Corsham, and this expertise has been further extended in the new facilities at Colerne to include modern barcoding and tracking technology, as well as the latest security systems and expertise.

Octavian's uncompromising commitment to perfect storage conditions and exceptional service have seen the Octavian Standard become the hallmark for perfect wine storage resulting in the company becoming the world's leading specialist with nearly one million cases of fine wine secure in the finest storage conditions.

Commenting on today's announcement Nigel Jagger, Chairman of Octavian, said: "We are very excited at working in partnership with Bordeaux Index. The new reserves facility at Colerne has been built to exacting standards and having recently disposed of the logistics arm of our business, we have been able to do this from within our own resources. Bordeaux Index's move vindicates our decision to continue investment despite the uncertain economic outlook."

Gary Boom, Managing Director of Bordeaux Index commented: "Our substantial growth and our future plans have led to us reviewing our bonded storage and distribution needs. In Octavian's new reserves facility at Colerne we have found the best possible storage conditions for our clients' reserves, capacity for growth, and high levels of service together with the physical and financial security so important to us and our customers."

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