Friday, May 13, 2011

Bubbly Shipment for Logistics Specialist

JF Hillebrand Brings Old and New to London Wine Fair
Shipping News Feature

UK - Renowned wines and spirits logistics expert JF Hillebrand, which has been entrusted with shipping the world’s oldest bottle of Champagne to the London International Wine Fair, is also using the event to showcase its supply chain management services for wines of more recent origin.

The bottle of 18th Century Champagne, believed to be from the house of Veuve Clicquot, was recovered last summer from a shipwrecked schooner that had lain 55 metres below the Baltic Sea off Finland for some 230 years.

Still highly drinkable, this find, which predates the previous oldest Champagne in the world by at least 25 years, has generated tremendous interest in the world of wine.

Given the high value of the consignment Hillebrand applied meticulous packing, protection and a temperature-control expedited service to ensure that it arrived at London’s ExCeL in good time for the exhibitions opening on May 17th.

At this year‘s London International Wine Fair, JF Hillebrand will showcase its powerful custom-developed Axis logistics management software, which delivers new levels of inventory control with cost and time savings to market, while providing full visibility of the supply chain from vineyard to destination.

“This is a prime opportunity for clients and potential customers to meet JF Hillebrand staff from around the globe and tap into their wealth of local expertise to identify potential efficiencies in the supply chain,” said JF Hillebrand’s UK Managing Director David Mawer.

“Their knowledge is built on many years’ experience in handling wines with varying characteristics, but all with the common requirement for innovation, skill, control and value in delivery to client.”