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  1. #1
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    Shoppers Vineyard no longer shipping spirits



    Just received this email from SV:

    Due to events out of our control, Shoppers Vineyard will no longer be able to ship spirits. We will continue to run specials, but all purchases will have to be made in-store. Additionally, any pending orders that include spirits will unfortunately be cancelled. If you'd like to make arrangements to pick your order up in-store please contact us.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
    Well, I guess it was a good run but not being able to access their offerings is going to hurt...

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    Re: Shoppers Vineyard no longer shipping spirits

    That is a bummer, they just had a Knob Creek Single Barrel special with free shipping yesterday that was going to last all week. Now I do not see it, I knew I should have ordered yesterday.

    Thanks for the update.

    Best regards, tony

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    Re: Shoppers Vineyard no longer shipping spirits

    Ruh-roh.....
    Queue up the theme from Dragnet. Daaaa..da da da Da.......Daaaaaa..da da da Daaaaaaa!!!!!

    Is PS next?
    Last edited by smokinjoe; 02-07-2012 at 09:36.
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    Re: Shoppers Vineyard no longer shipping spirits

    I hope they beef up their in store selections now, there was always more available online vs what was actually on the shelves (at least in the couple of times I was in the store).

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    Re: Shoppers Vineyard no longer shipping spirits

    Is it b/c of new jersey or local laws, or was it something they're being reprimanded for?

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    Re: Shoppers Vineyard no longer shipping spirits

    Got my 4R1B JRS just in time

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    Re: Shoppers Vineyard no longer shipping spirits

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    Is it b/c of new jersey or local laws, or was it something they're being reprimanded for?
    It has nothing to do with New Jersey law... at least nothing new. As a matter of fact, New Jersey just (finally) passed a law allowing "small" Wine (but not spirits... dammit) sellers to ship to New Jersey (much to the chagrin of the distributors that fought it vehemently).

    I know Elephant Wine (no where near as good with price or selection) in New Jersey is still shipping spirits... at least so far.

    It also seemed to happen quite suddenly as their blog had announced a new special this week (Knob Creek Single Barrel as aea6574 pointed out) yesterday morning, but by midday, their spirits section was offline, and now this notification).

    I am going to try and stop by there later this week, and I will see if I can get the scuttlebutt on what really happened.

    **EDITED**
    Early rumors are problems with UPS and/or FedEx since technically, you are not allowed to ship spirits (but wine is OK) to anyone but "licensed consignees"
    Last edited by JayMonster; 02-07-2012 at 11:35.

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    Re: Shoppers Vineyard no longer shipping spirits

    Quote Originally Posted by JayMonster View Post
    I am going to try and stop by there later this week, and I will see if I can get the scuttlebutt on what really happened.
    Definitely. My curiosity is aroused.

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    Re: Shoppers Vineyard no longer shipping spirits

    So are the people who still ship saying the contents are wine instead of a spirit, then? Or perhaps they just aren't asking and the shippers assume it is wine?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayMonster View Post

    **EDITED**
    Early rumors are problems with UPS and/or FedEx since technically, you are not allowed to ship spirits (but wine is OK) to anyone but "licensed consignees"

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    Re: Shoppers Vineyard no longer shipping spirits

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonBaron View Post
    So are the people who still ship saying the contents are wine instead of a spirit, then? Or perhaps they just aren't asking and the shippers assume it is wine?
    Let's hope this story does not grow legs!
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