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Shipping Wine to Europe

#1 Post by tomrg58 » February 8th, 2015, 11:21 am

Anyone have any experience/insight sending wine to Switzerland, person-to-person? Seems to be easier to get an audience with the Pope.
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#2 Post by patrick c albright » February 12th, 2015, 9:13 pm

DHL, Fed Ex, or UPS?
Only issue I would think is that the recipient would be responsible for any duties and taxes.

Wines get shipped to Switzerland quite frequently, as that is one of the ways to turn Duty Paid stock back to In Bond status.
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#3 Post by Helen Falcone » February 13th, 2015, 3:47 pm

I Shipped a case of wine via DHL to A remote town in Calabria Italy June 2011 and it arrived in 1 week! In good condition. Addresses to myself in care of hotel.
Perhaps you can address it to yourself to avoid any duty, taxes and let the receiver know that you're doing it.
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#4 Post by tomrg58 » January 10th, 2016, 11:20 am

I've been able to ship to Germany via FedEx without incident or any customs interference.
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#5 Post by Don Echevarria » January 15th, 2016, 8:36 am

YES, I have done this via Fed-Ex, but had to use an intermediate in UK to receive and send along because they pay less tax on wine/booze. If you send it straight and say it is alcohol, customs will intercept and hold until taxes paid. Good Luck !
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