Curious if anyone’s had any experience recently with importing any wines [by courier / post] from EU countries? [Not from Decantalo, who’ve got their things set up very nicely as always!]
I ask as I’ve got a [small; 6 bottles tops] basket ready to go from a supplier in Catania for a few nice Etnas I’ve been saving up for as my Xmas me-gift, but am hovering over finalising it and paying for fear of getting hit for unknown / uncertain import duties etc once it reaches these post-B-word-shores.
The supplier themselves assure me they’ve been sending wines over to The UK and “nobody has had to pay any import duties & costs yet”; but then they, um, would say that :~}
I do get the impression that there’s some less-than-fastidious checks going on at the moment with an emphasis instead on getting things moving quickly again, and I’m kind of inclined to take the risk; but I need to be very careful with my expenditures at the moment as I’m currently working only PT around childcare etc in what’s a less than lucrative area at the best of times.