Saturday, March 26, 2011

Shipping Update

We're almost ready to start shipping for our Spring Release. Stefania has cleared out the garage and tabulated the orders so far. She placed an order for boxes and those will arrive next week. As soon as the boxes arrive she'll start having the wine picked up from CWT. I'll probably do this in the FJ Cruiser after work as CWT is on my way home. We can only handle about 40 cases of wine at a time in the garage with all the shipping material so we'll have to do a few runs.

She'll pull the wine and pack boxes and we'll send them to UPS in groups of 10-15. More than that and it overwhelms the UPS Store. Shipping will be on Mondays and Tuesdays to avoid having the wine sit in any warehouses over two weekends. That means the entire UPS portion of the process will likely spread out over three weeks.

California, Arizona and Nevada Orders will go out via GSO. We have more options with those as it's overnight (CA) or two day (NV, AZ). That means we can ship out Monday through Thursday. The GSO driver also is able to handle more cases at a time, so it's possible all the CA, NV and AZ orders will be done in a week and a half or so.

We still do have wine left from the Spring Release. We're very low on Crimson Clover Cabernet Sauvignon, but have good number of Chardonnay and Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon left. It's not too late to get an order in and we usually get a little grouping of orders right after Tax Day on April 15th.

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