Shipping

All alcoholic beverages are sold in California and title passes to the buyer in California. The Wine Consultant makes no representation to the legal rights of anyone to ship or import wines into any state outside of California. The buyer is solely responsible for shipment of alcoholic beverage products. By placing an order you authorize The Wine Consultant to engage a common carrier to deliver your order to you.

Currently, the ability to legally ship alcoholic beverage into many states is changing from day-to-day. The Wine Consultant suggests you contact us to verify any shipping restrictions, or compliance issues that may apply to your state; (916) 721-WINE (9463) or info@thewineconsultant.com .  We can also reference local wine storage facilities to take delivery of your wine order and to expedite service.  At this time The Wine Consultant will only ship orders placed on this website for delivery within California, and to Arizona, and Nevada.  The Wine Consultant ships all non-local orders for delivery in California, Nevada and Arizona using Golden State Overnight.   We suggest you contact us for a direct quote to your Zip Code.

LOCAL ORDERS within the greater Sacramento Metropolitan area can be scheduled for delivery by our courier service to your residence or business. Orders must be placed by 5pm for next day service.  All orders are delivered the following afternoon.  An ADULT SIGNATURE is required for ALL DELIVERIES!  Of course,  you have the option to pick up your order from our brick-and-mortar store location at 8039 Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights.  Please check our current store hours.

ANY ORDER FROM A STATE outside of CALIFORNIA will NOT be charged 8.0% sales tax, UNLESS THE DELIVERY TAKES PLACE IN CALIFORNIA.  ALL CALIFORNIA TRANSACTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO 8%  SALES TAX.
The Wine Consultant may charge a nominal fee for special handling and/or styrofoam/corrugated materials used for your shipment. Whenever possible, we attempt to use recycled shippers to reduce cost.

We constantly keep an eye on the WEATHER CONDITIONS from our departure point in Sacramento to your destination. When weather conditions are non-threatening, standard UPS Ground Track (5-6 day) is utilized as it is the least expensive means. Although not guaranteed, a typical GSO delivery will arrive anywhere within California the next working day or to southern Nevada or Arizona within two working days.  Priority service with a guaranteed next day delivery by 10:30 am is also available for a surcharge.  During summer months we recommend UPS Next Day or 2nd Day Air to temperate destinations outside the western states. UPS does not deliver on weekends. GSO does deliver on Saturday for a special higher rate.  We are pleased to HOLD your order until cooler weather prevails, or for a maximum of 30 days.  After 30 days, you will be charged a storage fee of $15 dollars a month per case.

Alcoholic beverages may be sold and delivered only to persons who are at least 21 years of age. In placing your order, you represent to The Wine Consultant that you are at least 21 years of age. At time of delivery, your order must be accepted and signed for by an adult at least 21 years of age. The signer may be required to show proper identification to prove his or her age. UPS will not leave an alcoholic beverage order without a valid signature. The Wine Consultant encourages you to always have your order shipped to a business.

The Wine Consultant can not guarantee the condition of a wine after it leaves the premises. The Wine Consultant takes all necessary precautions to assure the safe delivery of your order. However, The Wine Consultant and the contracted carrier are not responsible for temperature damaged wine. All shipments are insured against loss or breakage at the replacement cost. Shipments are not insured for any damage incurred by hot or cold weather conditions.