Spring wine shipments during shelter in place a.k.a lockdown

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Spring wine shipments during shelter in place a.k.a lockdown

#1 Post by David Kim » March 17th, 2020, 3:12 pm

PSA for those of you that normally get wines shipped to a business address that you may want to contact wineries to request a hold or update the address to a residential one.

My order from Enfield shipped yesterday before the shelter in place order was announced. Great customer service as I got an email from them as well as a phone call from John Lockwood asking if I needed to redirect the shipping. Very much appreciated! It also served as a nice reminder that I should proactively get on top of all my spring (and summer?) wine shipments.

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#2 Post by larry schaffer » March 17th, 2020, 4:06 pm

I am prepping my 2019 Rose shipments and have reached out to all customers to ensure I have proper shipping addresses. In many cases, folks are shifting to sending wines to home addresses . . .

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#3 Post by dsGriswold » March 18th, 2020, 12:16 pm

I recently requested Full Pull ship my pending as weather is good from Seattle to PDX. I usually have been getting wines shipped to UPS Store about 10 blocks away. I am home these days and schlepping cases is getting hard on my old back these days as well. Time to change to home delivery.
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#4 Post by lleichtman » March 18th, 2020, 1:52 pm

We've been getting a lot of shipments lately. No hold up so far.
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#5 Post by Mike Evans » March 18th, 2020, 2:09 pm

I just learned that my storage facility to which I have my wine shipped is planning to close for at least two weeks because of the pandemic, which I expect will be happening with other storage facilities as well. With so much uncertainty at this point, wineries and retailers need to check to confirm shipping information before sending any shipments.

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#6 Post by Philip N. Jones » March 18th, 2020, 7:03 pm

Or maybe the buyers should simply let the wineries know of any changes.
As the original post suggested.
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#7 Post by Vince T » March 18th, 2020, 7:46 pm

Thanks to the reminder from Larry, I got in my change of address for my bedrock order in about 12 hours before they shipped.
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#8 Post by John Glas » March 18th, 2020, 7:58 pm

I always ship to FedEx office even if I am home. The 10 minutes you are gone always seems like that is when they tried to deliver.

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#9 Post by JeremyMullman » March 19th, 2020, 7:28 am

I've been asking folks to ship to my billing address and wineries have been happy to comply.


Given the increased consumption needs in these quarantine days, it's also an opp to add a few extra early-drinker bottles on some of the orders. Most producers are happy to accommodate those requests, provided they have unallocated wine to sell.

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#10 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » March 19th, 2020, 8:02 am

We did not have to sign for Enfield yesterday. UPS honked and dropped the box.
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#11 Post by John Glas » March 19th, 2020, 8:10 am

We did not have to sign for Enfield yesterday. UPS honked and dropped the box.
Can be a good and bad thing. I hope they would at least ring the doorbell. I would hate a shipment sitting outside for an afternoon depending on the weather. I don't blame them for not actually do the handoff either.

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#12 Post by Sjmotta » March 19th, 2020, 1:44 pm

No signature required on shipments received in the Twin Cities, UPS yesterday and Fed Ex today.
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#13 Post by eddy c » March 19th, 2020, 2:36 pm

New policy from Fed Ex no signature required "That’s why effective immediately, we won’t require you to physically sign for most deliveries made in the U.S. It’s just another way we’re focused on Safety Above All - now, and always."
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#14 Post by Philip N. Jones » March 21st, 2020, 11:05 am

Just now, Carlisle was kind enough to remind their customers of their upcoming wine shipment on April 6. They need your new address by tomorrow night, since pallets will be made up on Monday.
Yikes! INCOMING!!!
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#15 Post by Michael O'Brien » March 21st, 2020, 11:35 am

I too have seen reminders from sources I use. It takes time to adjust as we all know by now.
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#16 Post by Bret D!sk!n » March 21st, 2020, 12:00 pm

eddy c wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 2:36 pm
New policy from Fed Ex no signature required "That’s why effective immediately, we won’t require you to physically sign for most deliveries made in the U.S. It’s just another way we’re focused on Safety Above All - now, and always."
Wish they were actually following that. My Bedrock order was supposed to be delivered today and FedEx didn’t leave it even though I have a note on my door saying that I am home, not answering the door and asking for packages to be left on my stoop with my signature.

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#17 Post by Philip N. Jones » March 21st, 2020, 12:07 pm

I changed my shipping address on the Carlisle website, then responded to their email to tell them that I had done so, and to ask what else I need to do. Got an immediate response from Mike Officer letting me know that this shipment needs a separate change, so he went to my account, found my new address, and made the change for this shipment.
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#18 Post by Victor Hong » March 21st, 2020, 12:12 pm

How about if wineries and customers hold off on non-essential goods, for time being?
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#19 Post by Philip N. Jones » March 21st, 2020, 12:22 pm

Surely you jest.

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#20 Post by Josh Grossman » March 21st, 2020, 12:49 pm

The Fed-ex delivery person today didn't make me sign but did verify who I was from a distance. He also told me that they are going to not be able to deliver wine at some point soon. It was a delivery person though, not something official, so take it with a grain of salt.

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#21 Post by mattcitrang » March 21st, 2020, 12:54 pm

I received a FEDEX shipment today. The driver went to hand me his handheld to sign. I told wait I want to get gloves. he said never mind and singed himself COVID19 and asked me if that was ok and left the shipment on the step.

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#22 Post by Victor Hong » March 21st, 2020, 1:01 pm

mattcitrang wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 12:54 pm
I received a FEDEX shipment today. The driver went to hand me his handheld to sign. I told wait I want to get gloves. he said never mind and singed himself COVID19 and asked me if that was ok and left the shipment on the step.
19 only? Proof that online wine shipments are to under-aged buyers.
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#23 Post by mattcitrang » March 21st, 2020, 1:18 pm

Victor Hong wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 1:01 pm
mattcitrang wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 12:54 pm
I received a FEDEX shipment today. The driver went to hand me his handheld to sign. I told wait I want to get gloves. he said never mind and singed himself COVID19 and asked me if that was ok and left the shipment on the step.
19 only? Proof that online wine shipments are to under-aged buyers.
If you say so.....

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#24 Post by Siun o'Connell » March 21st, 2020, 7:13 pm

Thanks to Emily Richer for helping to get my Rose to me when our office building shut down unexpectedly. FedEx was less than helpful.

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