Storage with Members' Reserves

Yes. You can choose to remove a few bottles at a time from Members’ Reserves, with the exception of pre-mixed or member-mixed cases which must be withdrawn as a full case. A £10 handling charge will apply if you are withdrawing fewer than three bottles of the same wine at a time. 

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Wines placed into Members’ Reserves after 2004 which were packaged in a wooden box will be delivered in the box if the full case is withdrawn. If you have already withdrawn some of the bottles from a case of wine that was stored in a wooden box, the remainder of the bottles will be delivered in a Wine Society cardboard box and we are not able to send you the wooden box separately. Wines placed into Members’ Reserves before 2004 will be delivered in a Wine Society box.

Wines that are offered in three-bottle cases are not stored in wooden boxes.

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Yes. However, the full case of wine would need to be transferred and duty and VAT on the value of the wines will be payable at the current rate. You can transfer your wines to Duty-Paid Members’ Reserves via the website by navigating to ‘My Account’ and selecting ‘Members’ Reserves’. Alternatively, please email Member Services or call us on 01438 741177.

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In-Bond Members’ Reserves is the default storage option for members’ en primeur wines when they arrive in the UK. It allows you to store your wines with us but only pay the duty and VAT when you decide to withdraw them. The annual storage charge is £9.24 per case per year, the same price as Duty-Paid Members’ Reserves.

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We are no longer accepting new Direct Debits for Members’ Reserves storage payments. Instead, we will invoice you annually which will include a link where you can make payment via card.

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You can view details of the wines you currently have stored in Members’ Reserves via the website by navigating to ‘My Account’ and selecting ‘Members’ Reserves’. Alternatively, please email Member Services or call us on 01438 741177.

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Members’ Reserves is our temperature-controlled storage facility, enabling members to store their wines in perfect conditions. It is £9.24 per 12-bottle case per year (prorated depending on the number of bottles stored in Reserves) For information, click here.

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Yes. Wines can be added to Members’ Reserves in 12-bottle cases, either mixed by you, or as originally sold.

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We will invoice you annually for your Reserves storage charges. We’ll also notify you a month before the invoice confirming the charges for the coming year’s storage. Any wines withdrawn before the first of that month will not incur a charge.

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Using the online checkout, or when placing a phone or post order, you can choose to put wines into Reserves. Wines can be added in 12-bottle cases, either mixed by you, or as originally sold. For rare wines where the Wine Society has limited the sales quantity, these can be added as individual bottles.

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Wine can be withdrawn in the same way in which it was originally stored with us (either as a full case of a single wine, a pre-mixed or member-mixed case, or individual bottles where we restricted the amount for sale) at any time.

You can choose to remove any number of bottles from your Reserves (except from within pre-mixed and member-mixed cases which must be withdrawn as a full case). Bottle withdrawal will remain free of charge if you are taking out three or more bottles of the same wine at a time. A £10 handling charge will apply to your order if you are withdrawing fewer than three bottles of the same wine.

Where does the £10 handling fee apply?

There will be no handling fee if:

1. You are withdrawing wines the same way they were originally put into Reserves. For example:

  • Full cases of a single wine
  • Pre-mixed cases
  • Member-mixed cases
  • Individual bottles where we restricted quantity

 

2. You are removing three or more bottles of the same wine.

However, a £10 handling fee (per order, per delivery address) will apply if removing one or two bottles of a single wine or a mix of such bottles. The handling fee will also apply if you add one or two bottles to a full-case withdrawal.

View a diagram which lays out these changes in more detail (PDF)

Can I remove individual bottles from pre-packed mixed cases or mixed cases that I made up myself?

It will not be possible to remove individual bottles from pre-packed mixed cases or mixed cases you have made up yourself. These will still need to be withdrawn in the same way as they were put into Reserves. 

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