These are the terms applying to all orders placed to Wine Invest Limited and are the basis upon which they are accepted. They will apply unless varied in writing to all future transactions.
Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business.
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.
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).
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
– Standard delivery charge: HK$190 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, the Peak and Discovery Bay may incur extra charges.
– Delivery within 24-48h after receipt of the payment. NB: payment to be received before 2pm for next day delivery/collection. If received after, delivery/collection only possible within 48 hours.
– Minimum Order of £500 (ex delivery charge)
– FLAT FEE of £50 delivery charge per case of 12bts. Door to door. Shipment every 7-10 days. NB: Deliveries to some parts of the New Territories, the Peak and Discovery Bay may incur extra charges.
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, CN Logistics (Hong Kong), LCB Tilbury (UK), Dartess (Bordeaux, France).
5. En Primeur
Ex Cellar Wines sold En Primeur are sold In Bond, ex London City Bond. Transfers to other warehouses, delivery charges, duties and 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.
Unless differently agreed, payments are due immediately on receipt of the proforma invoice, and should preferably be made by bank transfer in HKD. We can also accept payments in Euro and GBP but exchange rates have to be specifically agreed beforehand:
HSBC Hong Kong
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 Ltd (2 working day clearing period). NB: Wine Invest Ltd reserves the right to refuse payments by cheque for security reasons.
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 Limited 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.
Title to all wines shall remain with Wine Invest Limited or its associates until all sums due from the buyer are paid in full.
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.
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 Limited 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. 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. 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.
12. Force Majeure
Wine Invest Limited 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 Limited is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. For further details about Data Protection, please contact us by email. 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.
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 Limited reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time without prior notice.