Thieves stole 636 cases of wine, including Cepparello 2004 and Brunello di Montalcino, from a trailer parked near to Liberty’s Octavian bonded warehouse in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, between 7am and 8am on Tuesday.
David Gleave, managing director of Liberty Wines, told OLN some of the bottles stolen were “irreplaceable”.
He called on fellow trade members to contact Liberty if they were offered any of the wines (listed below).
There were concerns the thieves may have had prior knowledge of the warehouse. Witnesses reported one of the thieves dressed in a workman’s vest.
They also appeared to know their wines, leaving only the two least expensive pallets behind.
Sergeant Paula Reynolds, of the Broxbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team, released descriptions of the men wanted for questioning: “One man is described as white, with a slim build and ginger hair. He was wearing an orange high visibility vest. The second man is also white, with a medium build and dark hair.”
Anyone with information should contact Liberty on 020 7720 5350 or local police on 0845 3300222.
The wines stolen were:
Isole E Olena (Tuscany)
Chianti Classico (75cl) 2006
Cepparello (75cl) 2004
Cepparello (150cl) 2004
Vin Santo (37.5cl) 2000
Cabernet Sauvignon (75cl) 2001
Syrah (75cl) 2004
Livio Felluga (Friuli-Venezia-Giulia)
Pinot Grigio (75cl) 2007
Sharjs (75cl) 2007
Terre Alte (75cl) 2006
Picolit (50cl) 2004
Conti Costanti (Tuscany)
Rosso di Montalcino (75cl) 2005
Brunello di Montaclino (150cl) 2003
GD Vajra (Piemonte)
Dolcetto d’Alba (75cl) 2007
Dolcetto d’Alba (75cl) 2006
Rosabella (75cl, stelvin) 2007
Moscato d’Asti (75cl) 2007
Alpha Zeta (Veneto)
‘A’ Amarone (75cl) 2005