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Coronavirus Update - We are not currently experiencing any packing or delivery delays due to Coronavirus
Free Next Day Delivery

The Rated Wine Company offers FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY to all mainland UK addresses if you spend £250 or more or if we run a 'Free Delivery' promotion.

Otherwise we charge a flat rate of £9.99 per delivery.  This excludes the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland which are charged at different rates visible at Checkout.

DPD Delivery

We use DPD to deliver your wine direct from our UK warehouse... this means you get your wine super fast in the best possible condition with the convenience of a one hour pre-notified delivery slot.

When Will I Receive My Wine?

Orders placed by 2:30pm will under normal circumstances be despatched the same day for Next Day Delivery.

Our Warehouse operates Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays.

Orders placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday unless you specify Saturday delivery at Checkout.

You can specify Pre Noon Weekday or Saturday Delivery during the checkout process.  There are additional charges for these services which will be displayed in your shopping cart.

DPD do not deliver on Bank Holidays

If your order is for a special date or event, please let us know by including a note with your order at Checkout.  We'll do everything we can to meet your requirements but The Rated Wine Company will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by you through any delay in delivery.

Where Do You Deliver To?

As well as good ole' Blighty, England, the Mainland... we are happy to deliver to the Scottish Highlands & Islands and Northern Ireland but these locations attract different delivery charges, calculated at checkout.  Free Shipping is not currently available and we're also not able to deliver Next Day to some of these locations.  This will be stated during Checkout.

Do I Need To Be Around To Receive My Delivery?

The simple answer is yes as we require an Adult signature to be able to leave your wine (for obvious reasons).  Maybe have it sent to your work or a DPD Collection Point instead...?

DPD will notify you of your one hour delivery slot on the day of delivery.  They have great 'in-flight' delivery technology meaning you can change you delivery day or request it is taken to a neighbour or a Collection Point.
If no one is home, DPD will leave a card to notify you of an attempted delivery.

What Packaging Do You Use?

We use our own highly recyclable cardboard packaging to deliver your wine.  Our engineered pulped paper inner boxes (that keep your wine snug and safe) are made from 100% recycled materials and are themselves easy to recycle again.

Each wine box typically contains 6 Bottles making them easy to carry for both you and the couriers delivering them.  Occasionally and if necessary we may use a larger box.

If there is anything else you need to know, please get in touch using our Contact Form