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Vinfolio announces launch of its Hong Kong website
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Vinfolio, the foremost fine wine and collector services company, announces the initial launch of its Hong Kong website, www.vinfolio.hk, and the impending opening of its state-of-the-art temperature-controlled wine storage facility in the Tuen Mun area of Hong Kong.
As a special pre-opening offer to be announced at this week’s Hong Kong International Wine Fair, Vinfolio is offering significantly discounted prices for wine storage and transportation for customers’ wine to Hong Kong from the United Kingdom (where many Hong Kong wine collectors have stored their wine prior to the Hong Kong duty cut).
Vinfolio announced plans in March to expand operations into Hong Kong. As its first step, the company has secured short-term office space and a 53,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Tuen Mun. This warehouse is being built out for optimal temperature-control wine storage and is scheduled to open this Fall. Full details on storage services and pre-opening prices are available at www.vinfolio.hk.
The Hong Kong facility is Vinfolio’s second after its storage facility in San Francisco. Customers use its free web-based cellar management application, VinCellar, to manage their wine across either facility plus other locations where wine is stored (such as a home cellar).
“We have received incredible interest in our offerings in Hong Kong,” says Steve Bachmann, Vinfolio founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to provide our comprehensive wine management services at such competitive prices.” In addition to wine storage, Vinfolio sells over 3,000 wines through its online store and makes regular shipments to Hong Kong via various air freight couriers, refrigerated containers and freight forwarders. Vinfolio plans to open a Hong Kong-based online wine store in 2009 with inventory held locally at its Hong Kong facility.
Trade and retail customers are invited to meet with Vinfolio representatives, including Mr. Bachmann, at the Hong Kong International Wine Fair, Booth 5D11 from 14–16 August.