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Can you transfer wines in bond from the society’s reserves to another bonded warehouse?

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#1

Just out of interest, Does the Society allow you to transfer wines in bond from the society’s reserves to another bonded warehouse?


#2

If you contact member services they will be able to let you know . :wink:


#3

Yes, you can transfer your bonded stuff, just instruct member services in an email with all the detail.


#4

Although why you’d want to… most would like the opposite!


#5

You’re quite right! I was more interested in finding out for a future proofing purposes though. I like to have options.


#6

Very sensible!


#7

I’ve yet to encounter a cheaper storage rate than the society especially if paid by by direct debit.

I’d assumed it was an a plan to realise the market value of a generous haul of monvigliero and roumier


#8

I wish! One day. When I’m big!


#9

I do this regularly from TWS to L&W reserves as they allow single bottle withdrawals; that means I only need to pay the duty and VAT as and when I drink a bottle (not possible with TWS)


#10

That is very useful to know! I have some wine with Lay and Wheeler and I will definitely be making use of this fact. Thank you!


#11

Just one thing to bear in mind - there is an extra charge for in-bond transfers - GBP15 per delivery if I recall correctly.


#12

Good to know transfer to L&W is possible… quite tempted to do this now for the same reason stated. It’s a shame TWS don’t allow single bottle withdrawals…


#13

It might be something they would consider if asked often enough - the idea being not to lower the minimum delivery size for a mixed case from 12 to 1 but rather to allow that mixed case to include wines broken out from bonded cases.

I would be happy to pay on a sliding scale for all or some of the following:

  1. the ability to break a bonded case into smaller parcels
  2. the ability to withdraw any number of wines from reserves (not just a case as bought or mixed 12)
  3. the ability to withdraw a mixed case of 12 that contains more than 4 different wines