Ensuring your fine wine is correctly stored is one of the most challenging aspects of investment or maturation of fine wine. Allowing your wines to mature enables their excellence to be showcased as they are drunk but only if stored correctly. The intrinsic value is not only in their scarcity, but provenance as how they have also been looked after greatly effects their value. Optimum wine storage temperatures and humidity conditions that are required to protect and mature wine are exceptionally difficult to produce and maintain artificially. Engaging specialist warehousing is highly recommended and available through Armit Wines.Find Out More
As a leading wine merchant and expert wine storage company, Armit Wines is able to offer professional wine storage services that require the utmost care when storing their fine wine selections. We are delighted to offer our clients a choice of two world class and state-of-the-art off site wine storage facilities with our partners at Colerne Reserve (part of Octavian Group) and Vinothèque (part of London City Bond).
Please note that we no longer offer storage in Hong Kong.
For the full breakdown of all charges, please email us.
We will charge you a fee for storage in advance on an annual basis from 1st April to 31st March. Wines that are received during the year will be charged on a pro rata basis for the number of months remaining in the year. Credits are not available for wines withdrawn during the year.
From 1st April 2023 our wine storage rates will be as follows and are based on a charge per 12 bottle case with a reduced rate for those storing in volume. A further 10% discount will be applied to those Customers who have registered for payment via Direct Debit by 31st March 2023. Cases of less than 4.5 litres will be charged at a 6 pack rate which is equal to 50% of the 12 pack rate.
Each Customer account will be charged individually, if you have more than one account then your accounts will be calculated independently, not in aggregate.
The minimum charge for storing with us will increase to £30 inc VAT (£20 if paying by Direct Debit).
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(On Direct Debit)
If you wish to transfer your wine from other storage facilities into one of our Partner facilities then the applicable fees for receipt, handling and labelling (“RHL”) are below in addition to the pro rata storage charge. This RHL charge does not apply to wines that you bought from Armit Wines Limited.
12 bottle case per annum £13.80 inc VAT
6 bottle case per annum £6.90 inc VAT
Prior to their arrival, we do require you to advise us in writing or email, which wines you wish to store with us at our off site wine storage facilities. If you would like us to take photos of the wines upon receipt for you then we can arrange this at a charge of £12.30 exc VAT (£14.76 inc VAT) per case. Photos confirming the wines condition should be checked by you for accuracy and acceptability. Without these measures, Armit Wines cannot accept liability for errors, loss or damage of your stock on its receipt.
Please note that we cannot be held responsible for the quality of any wines which have not been bought from Armit Wines Limited.
CALL OFFS & DELIVERY
Wine deliveries from your Personal Reserve will be charged at the rate of £15 inc VAT for 5 cases or less. Larger wine and champagne deliveries from reserves are charge on a quotation basis, dependent upon the number of cases and the delivery address. For more information on our customer wine delivery service, please contact the reserves team for more details on email@example.com.
For wines stored under bond you are also required to pay duty and VAT at the prevailing rate on the original purchase price of the wine. Your wines will not be delivered until Duty and VAT have been paid. When asking for delivery we require written or e-mailed confirmation.
NEW DUTY RATES
Since the 1st of August 2023 the new duty rates are in place. Since this date duty is determined by ABV, therefore,wines of different ABV will pay different duty rates. However, until 1st February there will be an exception for wines of 11.5 ABV - 14.5% ABV. Until this date, these wines will pay the same duty as a 12.5% ABV. After this date, the duty will be paid by each wine’s individual ABV.
- A 75cl bottle of still wine of 11.5%-14.5% ABV pays £2.67
- A 75cl bottle of sparkling wine of 11.5%-14.5% ABV pays £2.67
- A 75cl bottle of fortified wine of 20% ABV pays £4.28 duty since 1st August 2023
For more detail refer to the table on the right.