Terms & Conditions - Wine Invest HK Ltd

These are the terms applying to all orders placed to Wine Invest HK Ltd and are the basis upon which they are accepted. They will apply unless varied in writing to all future transactions.

It is illegal to sell alcohol to people under the age of 18. By placing an order, you confirm that you are 18 years old or above.

1. Prices

Unless the contrary is shown, prices on our websites are: Per case or per bottle (bt) as indicated, Exclusive of VAT and duty, Exclusive of delivery charges, Provisional and subject to our confirmation, upon acceptance of order, E&OE (Errors and omissions excepted).
2. Orders
The placing and accepting of oral orders shall form a contract on these terms, conditional upon our written confirmation of order that will be by the delivery of a Proforma invoice.
3. Delivery & Transfer charges
3.1 Delivery in Hong Kong
HK Stock:
- Standard delivery charge: HK$180 for up to 5 cases (+HK$12 per extra case)
FREE HK delivery for all orders over HK$5000 (HK Island, Kowloon), NB: Deliveries to some parts of the New Territories and the Peak may incur extra charges.
- Delivery within 24-48h after receipt of the payment
 UK & Bordeaux Stock:
- Minimum Order of £500 
- FLAT FEE of £25 delivery charge per case of 12x75cl. Shipment every 7-10 days
3.2 Delivery outside Hong Kong
Worldwide deliveries: at cost. We can ask for quotes on your behalf, organise the delivery for you or put you directly in contact with reputable suitable shipping agents.
4. Trade Sales
All wines are sold Ex-Works, LCB Tilbury (UK) or CN Logistics (Hong Kong).
5. En Primeur
Ex Cellars Wines sold En Primeur are sold In Bond, ex London City Bond. Transfers to other warehouses, Delivery charges, Duties, VAT will be charged (if applicable) as per the usual delivery rate (paragraph 3 above) once the wines become available to us and shipped to you. 
6. Payment
Unless differently agreed, payments are due immediately on receipt of  the proforma invoice, and should preferably be made by bank transfer in HKD or GBP (exchange rate to be agreed beforehand):
HSBC Hong Kong
Wine-Invest Ltd
Bank Number: 004
Account number: 848-332326-838 (Bank charges to be paid in full by the sender)
Payments can be made by cheque payable to Wine Invest HK Ltd (3 working day clearing period). Payment by debit and credit cards are also accepted (2% transaction fee on card payments applicable). NB: Wine Invest Ltd reserves the right to refuse payments by debit/credit cards or cheques for security reasons.
Web Orders and Private customers: Payment is due immediately on receipt of the Proforma. If we don't receive payment within the next 24h00 unfortunately the order is considered cancelled.
If payment is not made within four weeks of the due date or if we consider that payment will not be made by the due date, we will give you written notice to the invoice address of our intention to sell or dispose of any wines which we, any of our associated companies and/or Wine Invest HK Ltd are holding or storing on your behalf in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom or elsewhere to discharge the outstanding payment that you are liable to pay us and such sale shall be performed by a method entirely in our discretion.
7. Title
Title to all wines shall remain with Wine Invest HK Ltd or its associates until all sums due from the buyer are paid in full.
8. Deliveries
Any indication as to when wines will be available for delivery or collection is an estimate only and is not intended to be binding. We will notify you once wines are available and you must give at least 48 hours notice before collection.
9. Acceptance of Goods
It is your obligation to inspect the goods immediately upon receipt and to notify either us or the carrier of any shortage or damage. In the absence of any notification within 24 hours the shortage, damage or any other deficiency will be deemed to have occurred after delivery to you.
10. Non-Collection
If goods are not collected or delivered within three months we will be entitled to make a reasonable storage and administration charge. If the wine remains uncollected for more than twelve months without prior arrangement then the wine may be sold at our discretion and the account credited.
11. Quality Control
Wine Invest HK Ltd adheres strictly to a condition code regarding all wines. All suppliers have been informed in writing that capsules and labels should be in good condition and that ullage descriptions should conform to base neck or better. We are very concerned with regard to provenance and storage conditions, therefore at our complete discretion we will consider replacement or refund on an individual basis for wines found out of condition. Wine Invest Ltd is not responsible for the state and condition of wine or whether the wine corresponds to the qualities which might be expected from its description.
12. Force Majeure
Wine Invest Ltd will not be liable for failure to meet agreed obligations due to prevailing circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
13. Duties and VAT
Wines sold in Hong Kong are not subject to duty or VAT.  
14. Data protection
Wine Invest HK Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. For further details about Data Protection, please refer to our Privacy Policy outlined on our website: http://www.wine-invest.hk/privacy-policy/ Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
15. Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts. All wines are offered subject to market movement and remaining unsold. Wine Invest HK Ltd reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time without prior notice.