If you choose to have your order shipped despite our recommendations against it we will not replace the wine or refund your money as you will assume responsibility for the damage, loss or off-flavor of your wine order.
Wine will freeze in the winter if shipped via ground. Even though wine contains alcohol, low temperatures causes the water in the wine to separate from the alcohol and freeze into an ice block. The ice block will eventually push the cork out since ice takes up more room than water.
In the summer, wine will cook in the heat and will ooze out of the cork and down the bottle. The wine will not taste as good as it did before, and will not age well. The temperature in the back of a UPS truck can approach 150 degrees on a hot day in the summer.
“The Cellar on 10th wants to provide you with the best wine product available, delivered to your doorstep with the same flavorful condition it left our cellar. Which is why we are happy to cellar your purchases for up to ten weeks at no charge due to weather conditions.”