Summer Shipping Information

HEAT+WINE = Fried wine! Once Summer Shipping begins, you'll see options available to you at check out. Wine is a delicate beverage and doesn't take to heat very well (think popped corks). We want to get your wine to you as fast and safely as possible (hey, we know, a glass of cold Sauv Blanc by the river, pool or beach is serious stuff!). We take the delivery of your wine very seriously, too, and have spent countless hours working out the logistics to get your purchases to you unharmed. So please see below for more information on our summertime shipping programs here at Last Bottle. We think they are the BEST in the biz!!

Please reference the lovely colored map above for what shipping options apply to your state, and then check out our super-cool (and surprisingly affordable) options. Please note - during the warm summer months we will hold your wine, free of charge if you select that option. If you do choose the hold option, we typically start shipping in early/mid fall.

Yellow States Shipping Options:

1. Hold
2. Ground with Ice Pack ($4 charge)
3. Ground (we will not be responsible for damage if you choose this option)

Green State Shipping Options:

1. Refrigerated Ground to Hub (NO Extra Charge to you)
2. Refrigerated Ground w/Ice Pack ($8 Charge)
3. Hold

Pink State Shipping Options:

1. Refrigerated Ground to Hub (NO Extra Charge to you)
2. Hold

Orange States Shipping Options:

1. Refrigerated Ground to Hub (NO Extra Charge to you)
2. Refrigerated Ground w/Ice Pack ($8 Charge)
3. Hold

Brown States Shipping Options:

1. Refrigerated Ground to Hub (NO Extra Charge to you)
2. Refrigerated Ground w/Ice Pack ($8 Charge) *A few states in brown will not have this option.
3. Hold

Refrigerated Ground? What is it?

This is a pretty sweet option. When you choose "Refrigerated Ground" your orders are shipped each Thursday (taking the previous Wednesday-Tuesday orders). Tracking is uploaded to your account the following Monday, but does not show any activity until scanned at your state’s area hub (the stars shown on the map). At that time your order will be scanned by the carrier (only then will your tracking number become active and show an accurate ETA) and go out normal ground via UPS/FEDEX for delivery to you (delivery service is dependent upon chosen shipping option and our available options for your state). Delivery is then made within a day or two (occasionally three) depending on your distance from the hub. Nice!

*Please keep in mind, there is no refrigeration from the area hub to your shipping address* Refrigerated Ground With Ice Pack?

The ROCKSTAR option. Same as above except at the hub where your package is dropped off an ice pack will be added to your shipment and it will then go out UPS (only delivery option for ice pack). Do we care or what??

What will this mean for shipping times for refrigerated ground?

If you place your order on a Monday it will not leave our warehouse until Thursday. It will then travel safely all weekend on an icy-cold refrigerated truck and typically arrive mid-next week to go out ground. Depending on the date of order it will slow shipment times by approximately 1 week because of the consolidation of orders.

Why the histrionics? Why can't I ship like I normally do?

Wine is a perishable product that must be kept below a certain temperature (think fish, or chocolate) and if it is exposed to high temperatures for extended periods of time, it will cook (think boiled strawberries, or prunes...). If your wine is cooked, it won’t taste right. We take extreme care in getting you the exact product we advertise and that's what this information is all about!!