These are the terms applying to all sales and are the basis upon which orders are accepted. They will apply unless varied in writing to all future transactions.
You must be of legal drinking age in your country of residence to purchase wine from us.
Unless the contrary is shown, prices on our websites are: Per case or per bottle (bt) as indicated, Exclusive of VAT and duty, Exclusive of delivery charges, Provisional and subject to our confirmation, upon acceptance of order, E&OE (Errors and omissions excepted).
£250 minimum order, excluding tax and delivery. We can accept orders of less than £250 but we reserve the right to refuse at our discretion. The placing and accepting of oral orders shall form a contract on these terms, conditional upon our written confirmation of order that will be by the delivery of a Proforma invoice.
3. Delivery & Transfer charges
- Complimentary UK mainland deliveries and in bond transfers for all orders* of £500 (ex-VAT) and above.
* Deliveries to Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Wight, The Isles of Scilly and some areas of Scotland are subject to a charge. Please contact us for quotes on +44 (0) 20 7394 3796 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- For any order of less than £500 (ex-VAT): Delivery: £15+VAT per case up to 10 cases and £1.5+VAT per case above. IB transfers: Free to LCB Tilbury Account, £8+VAT to other LCB Account (Vinotheque, Barking..). Transfer to any other UK bonded warehouse is considered as a delivery and is subject to the same rates.
- Worldwide deliveries: at cost. We can ask for quotes on your behalf, organize the delivery for you or put you directly in contact with reputable suitable shipping agents.
4. Trade Sales
All wines are sold Ex-Works (LCB Tilbury).
5. En Primeur
Ex Cellars Wines sold En Primeur are sold In Bond, ex London City Bond. Transfers to other warehouses, Delivery charges, Duties, VAT will be charged (if applicable) as per the usual delivery rate (paragraph 3 above) once the wines become available to us and shipped to you.
Unless differently agreed, payments are due on invoice, and should preferably be made by bank transfer (NB: All bank charges have to be paid in full by the sender). Payment by cheques and by debit and credit cards are also accepted (2% transaction fee on card payments applicable). Payments by cheques are subject to 6 working day clearance period. NB: Wine Invest Ltd reserves the right to refuse payments by debit/credit cards or cheques for security reasons.
If payment is not made within 4 weeks of the due date or if goods have not been collected within three months of notification of their availability or if there is an earlier indication that payment will not be made or goods will not be collected, we will send you written notice to the invoice address of our intention to dispose of the goods. If you do not object in writing within 7 days of the dispatch of such notice accompanying such objection with payment in full or where appropriate confirmed arrangements for collection before the close of business on the seventh day, we will be entitled to resell the goods by a method entirely in our discretion. Wine Invest Ltd shall be entitled to sell any wines which it is holding or storing on behalf of a customer to discharge outstanding invoices (whether on account of cancellation fees or otherwise). Wine Invest Ltd will account to the customer for any cash balance held after discharging all outstanding invoices.
Title to all wines shall remain with Wine Invest Ltd until all sums due from the buyer are paid in full.
Any indication as to when wines will be available for delivery or collection is an estimate only and is not intended to be binding. We will notify you once wines are available and you must give at least 48 hours notice before collection.
9. Acceptance of Goods
It is your obligation to inspect the goods immediately upon receipt and to notify either us or the carrier of any shortage or damage. In the absence of any notification within 24 hours the shortage, damage or any other deficiency will be deemed to have occurred after delivery to you.
If goods are not collected or delivered within three months we will be entitled to make a reasonable storage and administration charge (currently £10.80 excl. VAT per case per annum). If the wine remains uncollected for more than twelve months without prior arrangement then the wine may be sold at our discretion and the account credited.
11. Quality Control
Wine Invest Ltd adheres strictly to a condition code regarding all wines. All suppliers have been informed in writing that capsules and labels should be in good condition and that ullage descriptions should conform to base neck or better. We are very concerned with regard to provenance and storage conditions, therefore at our complete discretion we will consider replacement or refund on an individual basis for wines found out of condition.
12. Force Majeure
Wine Invest Ltd will not be liable for failure to meet agreed obligations due to prevailing circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
13. Duties and VAT
Wines are offered for sale In Bond, but some are available Duty Paid. Those required for UK home use are subject to duty, VAT and delivery charge where applicable (Updated excise duty rates ex VAT from 25/03/2013: Still wine £24.00, Sparkling wine £30.75 and Port £32.00 per case of 12 bottles).
Duty on Spirits varies with the % of alcohol in the product. All Spirit duties mentioned on the website are calculated on 40% and are subject to final confirmation.
14. Data protection
All contracts are subject to English law and jurisdiction. All wines are offered subject to market movement and remaining unsold. Wine Invest Ltd reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time without prior notice.