Wine lovers in the UK have been asking – after Brexit can I still order French wine? Is iDealwine still shipping to the UK? Are there fees to pay and how long does delivery take? This article is here to answer all of your important wine questions now that the UK is no longer in the EU.
DOES IDEALWINE SHIP TO THE UK?
Yes, we do! Whether you’re on the hunt for a rare bottle, want to stock up on your favourites; whether you’re back for the classics or you are looking for a new and exciting producer, all are available for customers in the UK, both at fixed-price and at auction.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES, TAXES, OR CHARGES?
UK VAT and excise duty are included in all orders shipping to the UK (paid on our website). You can see the breakdown of all costs on the final payment page
For all orders
- VAT of 20% of the value of the wine
- A flat customs administration fee of approximately £3.40.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SHIP WINE FROM FRANCE TO THE UK POST-BREXIT?
With iDealwine, our shipping fees have not changed, and you can ship up to 12 bottles for €29.00 (approximately £26, subject to currency exchange fluctuation).
HOW LONG DOES DELIVERY TAKE?
Delivery to the United Kingdom takes approximately 10 working days from the date of payment. Please be aware that occasional delays occur at UK customs.
As always, our bottles are wrapped in specially designed isothermal packaging, meaning your wine is protected against temperature differences, humidity, and breakage.
DO YOU OFFER WINE STORAGE? I WILL BE IN PARIS AND WOULD PREFER TO PICK MY WINE UP MYSELF.
Yes, we do. iDealwine’s headquarters in located in Colombes, just outside Paris. Storage is free for 30 days after purchase, after that you will be charged €0.055 per day, per bottle. Our storage facilities are optimal, and you can collect your wines with 48 hours’ notice. This service may be suitable for iDealwine clients who travel regularly to France or for returning French residents.
In bond storage
For those that are looking to store their wines “in bond”, we also offer this option upon request. This is a great option for anyone looking to purchase wines that will then be left to lie down for a while as you only pay VAT and duty on the wine when it is removed from the warehouse. If this option interests you for your fine wines or en primeur purchases, please get in touch with us.
NOW THAT’S ALL CLEARED UP, CAN I GET SOME ADVICE ON CHOOSING A WINE?
There are over 100,000 bottles for sale on iDealwine in our auctions and at fixed price. That’s a lot of options to wade through! To get started, why not get some advice from Margaux, our in-house sommelière? This is a great tool if you have a meal in mind and you would like to pair it with the perfect wine! Finally, if you have a budget in mind and would like a professional to build a collection on your behalf, be sure to check out our tailor-made cellar service!
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