Getting your wine delivered in cold weather: everything you need to know

cold weatherAs you know, shipping wine is a matter we take seriously at iDealwine. We’ll often postpone deliveries during heat waves so as to protect your precious bottles, but cold weather is another factor that we sometimes have to prepare for. Here’s everything you need to know about receiving wine from us in cold weather.

These last few days have been bitterly cold with temperatures plunging into the minus all over France and the rest of Europe. It even snowed in Paris, something that happens rarely, and because the temperatures are so low right now, we’ve decided to suspend all shipments from 8 January 2024 and 14 January to protect your precious wine.

What to do if there’s a cold snap where you are?

While we keep an eye on the weather, there’s always the possibility that we miss a cold snap where you are. If you are ever worried about your wines being sent in low temperatures, we have two options for you:

Option 1 – have your wines delivered as normal in our weather resistant parcels

If you’ve already taken delivery from us, then you will know that we use the most weather resistant parcels available on the market. Bottles are packaged in individual shock resistant cases before being packaged again. This insulation protects them from any fluctuations in temperature that may occur during the shipping process. Remember also that your wine won’t spend a weekend sitting in a distribution warehouse as we never ship parcels on a Friday. Within France you should receive your wine within 48 hours but destinations outside of France will take a little longer. If you do have any questions or queries regarding your delivery, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call +33 1 56 05 86 10 or send an email to

Option 2 – postpone your delivery

Despite these precautions, should you wish to wait for temperatures to rise before receiving your delivery simply select the option ‘Place delivery on hold’ during the online payment process. Once you’ve paid you can log in to your account at any time and request delivery or, if you prefer, you can select a particular date from which you would like your wines to be dispatched. This option is open to you at any time, not just during adverse weather conditions.

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