Together with Jennifer, our personal wine consultant, we had a wonderful evening! Jennifer brought us closer to wine culture in an informative way with her great, relaxed, funny manner, brought us great wines and still left the space for my birthday party to continue private conversations. All attendees super enjoyed the evening - we would definitely book again. Glasses, olives, oil and of course the wine - everything was brought along so there was virtually no effort at all. JENNY - big praise to you! Was great ;-) Many greetings, Victoria
Thus, we are forced to charge for delivery. After all, if personal delivery by us is possible, we offer it cheaper than the big delivery companies. Since living room wine tastings with eight to twelve people are usually ordered between 5 and 15 cases of wine, that quickly adds up to 45 kg to 130 kg of freight. With DHL, you pay between 32.98 euros (2x 16.49 for packages up to 31.5 kg) and 69.99 euros for a delivery on a pallet.
Excerpt from our online store:
"We ask for your understanding that we do not want to support the free culture in online shopping, especially with regard to the delivery of parcels. Parcel deliverers often work below minimum wage and are brought to Germany from low-wage countries, questionably housed and financed via sub-sub-subcontractors, in a legal gray area. With us, therefore, you pay a realistic price for delivery by DHL (hoping for good working conditions) or personal delivery (with the certainty of good working conditions) by us in the original boxes of the bodegas."
A journalist for Die Welt described it this way:
"In the competitive retail environment, online retailers have "failed" to charge orderers a realistic shipping price. Instead, they have created a free culture. Many mail order companies pass the pressure on to the delivery people. In the end, the job is poorly paid and unattractive."
(from Welt.de I By Birger, Nicolai | Published on 30.08.2017 )