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Of course, shipping wine is not so easy - we have to protect it from damage, jostling, and temperature variations. Accordingly, we repack all our wine shipments in special wine shipping cases. To make everyone's life a little easier we ship UPS ground for all our shipments and this allows us to offer reasonable shipping rates. However, if you really need the wine sooner, please contact us and we can arrange for a faster means of transport.
We have tried to keep our shipping rates as reasonable considering that wine is heavy, a special item (alcohol -which requires a signature), and needs special packing. Once imported wines comes to our facility we have to pick the order, repack it, and send via commom carrier (UPS or Fedex) Interestingly, in spite of the decline of gasoline prices, Fedex rates rose 4% again this year - which leads us to the subject of Free Shipping. There is no such thing as FREE SHIPPING! Unless you are a big company like Amazon, you have very little leverage with the big shipping companies, so to offer Free Shipping just means that someone has added the shipping cost into the price of the wine. Since our wineries want to sell at the lowest price possible, we have to pay UPS directly for shipping.
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