En Primeur Offers
We will only offer wine en primeur if we feel it’s a good vintage: we don't like to hard-sell any wine unless we feel it's worth it (unlike some merchants!).
How sales en primeur work
You choose the wines you want to buy now and, subject to availability, we will invoice you at the sterling prices quoted. Effectively you are buying the wine overseas, before it has been shipped.
We will then invoice you for duty at the prevailing rate (currently £25.98 a dozen) plus VAT (currently 20%), on the cost of the wine and the duty, when it is shipped.
Wine is only offered in unsplit cases of 6 or 12 bottles or 6 magnums. Please note that wine will NOT usually be available in bond. To enable us to be as competitive as possible we ship all wine to our own warehouse, duty paid.
We will then deliver it on to you or to your preferred place of storage at our standard rate of £5.95 per case for orders below £150, or free above £150 (including the duty and VAT). For Highlands, Islands and NI please ask us for a quote.
Finally, whilst we make every effort to supply en primeur wines, if the wines fail to be made available by the producer we will either supply similar wines or alternatively refund any payments made.
Again, so we can keep our prices as low as possible, we do request payment by debit card, cheque or bank transfer (ask us for details) for en primeur purchases (i.e. not credit card).