Terms and conditions

Last update: October the 13th of 2016

    Legal information:
    Denomination: Millésima Ltd
    Registered Office: Wilberforce House, Station Road, London NW4 4QE, England
    Reg. Number: 3570244 England
    VAT N°: 714532358 England
    Tel: 0033-557 808 808
    Fax: 0033-557 808 819
    Email: millesima@millesima.com
    CEO: Fabrice Bernard
    Capital: £100.000
    Legal status: LTD Company
    This website is hosted by Cycloid
    Acceptance of the General Terms and Conditions
    Unless specifically stipulated and with a written agreement between the parties, all orders are conditioned by the present general conditions and terms, prevailing over any other documents issued by the seller.
    Offers / Prices / Orders
    All our prices are valid according to availability, except for special offers, promotions and gifts. Prices are indicated in GBP, including VAT and excise duties (except for the En-Primeur wines where prices are indicated excluding VAT and excise duties). Our offers are exclusively available for private consumers, in no case for importers or distributors. Given the extremely rare or speculative nature of some of our products, the assumed average consumption of a private individual and our aim to satisfy each and every customer of ours, we reserve the right to apply restrictions on available quantities, or even to cancel an order which appears to be obviously abnormal.
    All orders are confirmed through the mailing of the invoice but the delivery of the order is subject to the full and entire payment of the stated price (after confirmation from our bank that the funds have been received into our account).
    Means and conditions of payment
    Payment of the goods is entirely due upon order, either by cheque, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) or bank transfer to the following account at the:
    HSBC Bank PLC in London
    SORT CODE: 400231
    A/C: 91362585
    Code SWIFT / BIC: HBUKGB4106G
    IBAN: GB52 MIDL GB89HBUK40023191362585
    No payment may be postponed without our prior agreement. Please note we cannot be held responsible for any commission or banking charge applied by your issuing bank.
    Bottled wines available now
    An invoice indicating the prices in GBP and including VAT and excise duties will be issued by Millésima and mailed to the customer's invoicing address. Delivery to one address in mainland UK is free for orders looking at more than GBP 500.00. For orders looking at less than GBP 500, a charge of GBP 20.00 will be made for transport and insurance. For each additional address in mainland UK, prices are available on application.
    En-Primeur wines
    An order of En-Primeur wines must be paid by a deposit equivalent to the total value of the wines except VAT, excise duties and Delivery charges. Upon reception of the order and payment, a pro-forma invoice of the wines will be mailed to the customer's invoicing address. This pro-forma invoice and the proof of payment will guarantee the rightful ownership of the wines. Once the wines become available from the châteaux, that is to say more or less two years later (plus another year for some wines from Sauternes and Barsac) a final invoice will be mailed to the customer's invoicing address indicating:
    - The VAT applicable on the day of the final invoicing (presently at 20%).
    - the excise duties (presently at GBP 2.16 ex VAT per 0.75 l-bottle of still wine).
    Delivery to one address in mainland UK is free. On the other hand, if after a delay of two months after the issue of the final invoice for the En-primeur wines, the customer still hasn't settled the invoice, Millesima will rightfully invoice extra storage charges of the amount of GBP 10.00 per case and per month of delay. Please note there is no cancellation possible if the wine is purchased en-primeur. (See “Cancellations” here below).

    Deliveries
    All the goods are insured by our company during their transport and are carried at our own risk. The deliveries are made within a maximum delay of 3 to 4 weeks as from the date of reception of payment of the goods at our office in Bordeaux. However, if 7 days after this delay, exception made for cases of Force Majeure, the good has not yet been delivered, the customer can cancel the contract in writing by registered post with acknowledgement of receipt. The customer will then obtain a refund of his payment apart from all other compensation or damages, within the following 14 days at the most. This delay is indicated as exactly as possible but may vary according to the supplying and transport possibilities of Millesima, as well as the weather conditions. Upon reception of the wines, it is up to the addressee to check the state of the goods and to note any reserve concerning breakage, damage or missing goods on the delivery slip and to inform the delivery company and Millesima in writing by registered post with acknowledgement of receipt within 48 hours in order to preserve his rights. In case of stock shortage of the purchased good, it may be offered to the customer to exchange it, with his agreement, whether with another vintage or another equivalent wine. If not possible, we will refund him within 30 days.
    Payment delays
    All overdue amounts automatically entail the legitimate application without given notice of the payment of interests for delayed payment on the basis of 5% at least of the total value of the outstanding amount. In the event of a recovery through litigation, the settlement of an inclusive payment of 15% of the amount of the order, without loss of the interest for delayed payment and damage, will be required.
    Cancellations
    The customer has a period of 14 days from the receipt of his order to exercise his right of withdrawal.
    The customer must at first inform the sales department in writing (email, fax or letter) of his decision before returning the goods (a specific form in PDF for this purpose is available here below*). As the exception, these measures do not apply to orders concerning products subject to customization or a specific request.
    Once the withdrawal transmitted a further period of 14 days is given to the client to return unwanted products in their original packaging for exchange or refund, without penalty, except the cost of the shipment back (looking at GBP 20.00 ex VAT per case plus an average of GBP 5.00 ex VAT per bottle recovered, price depending on the region) if you want us to arrange a collection from your address. This right of cancellation does not apply to bottles which have been opened, and they have to be reconditioned securely in their original package and be of a resalable condition.
    Millesima reserves the right to defer refund until all goods are delivered back to our cellars.
    Under the exception provided in the paragraph g of the article 16 of the European Directive 2011/83/UE, the right of withdrawal is excluded from sales contracts concerning en-primeur wines.
    Property reserve
    It is expressly understood that all our goods remain our property, wherever they may be, until the complete settlement of the corresponding invoices. This is not an obstacle to the transfer of the risks to the buyer, once the delivery of the goods is effective.
    Contract cancellation
    In the event the customer has not settled payment due on the settlement date and after a period of one month after the final demand for still due settlement, the sale will be cancelled by the seller if it wishes to, and the deposit that might have been paid refunded to the buyer. The seller may as well ask for the goods that are already delivered to be returned, without loss of the interest for delayed payment and damage.
    Applicable law and Jurisdiction
    In the event of issues regarding the application of these here before terms and conditions, we would invite you to find an amicable solution by contacting our customer service department. These general Terms and Conditions will be subject to the Laws of England and Wales and their jurisdiction, under the application of the Rome 1 Regulation.
    Protection of minors - Abuse of alcohol
    The sale of alcohol is prohibited to minors. By ordering our products you certify to be over 18 years old. Abuse of alcohol is dangerous for health. Be able to drink and enjoy with moderation.
    Visuals and data protection
    Photos and illustrations displayed on the website are non-contractual. E&OE. According to the European directive 96/9/CE dated of the 11/03/1996 concerning the Legal protection of databases, Millesima remain the creator and owner of all and part of such databases that are composing this website. All information displayed thereon (texts, images, logos, graphics, icons…) are protected by copyright.

    Use of Information
    This site has been declared at the CNIL N°707016. The information received on the site can be communicated outside, except if refused by the customer. The use of this information can also be made for legal reasons or subject to regulations. In application of the article n°12 and n°14 of the order 95/46/CE of the European Parliament and Council (European Data Protection), you have the right to access to, modify, correct and delete your data. For any claim, feel free to contact our customer service.
    * download the specific form
    Click here to download the pdf or copy the following model:
    Name of the customer: ..............................................................................................................
    Address of the customer: ..........................................................................................................................
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    email: ....................................................................................................................
    To (Name of the professional): .....................................................................................................
    I hereby confirm my desire to cancel the contract related to the sale of the following goods
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    ordered on the ...../...../..........
    delivered on the ...../...../..........
    Date: ...../...../..........
    Signature of the customer (exclusively if this form is sent back on paper):