Delivery costs £12.50 on orders under £60, and £9.95 on orders between £60-£100.
Orders over £100 are delivered FREE of charge!
We aim to deliver all orders within 2-3 business days, for items in stock. If you are in London and order before 11am you will normally get next day delivery. Outside of London, order before 11am to get 2 day delivery.
Within London we use specialist wine delivery vans. The drivers have all been trained specially in the safe delivery of wine.
Outside of London we use couriers. In order to ensure safe delivery of your wine all of the deliveries are packed in inflatable wine pouches, ensuring their safety.
If you have any problems with your delivery - such as a broken bottle - please take a picture and send it to us the same day so we can deal with this. This is a rare occurrence, but if it were to happen we would replace the bottle as soon as possible.
If you want us to leave your wine somewhere safe please leave a note in the shipping instructions section of your order.
We deliver to all areas of England and Wales.
We deliver to Scotland at our normal rate, except for the Highlands where we may contact you regarding an extra delivery fee before processing the order - this is likely to be around £35.
We can deliver to the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or to Northern or Southern Ireland or Scottish Islands, however this will be charged at a higher rate. Please contact us at email@example.com to find out more.
Storing wine is something that is both very important for the quality of your wine and confusing to do properly!
Wine is a vulnerable thing. After spending time and money choosing it, you probably want it to be delicious when you open the bottle. And, if you do store it correctly, then you give it the best chance to be as delicious as it can be.
So, what are the criteria for storing wine?
These are the main variables to consider when storing wine. Let's deal with them one by one.
We'd all like a gleaming mansion with a beautiful cellar. But here at Hook & Ford Mansions we are well aware that that is not always a reality. If, however, you follow the above advice then your wine should live a long and delicious life.
This may not seem like a contentious issue.
Whites, roses and sparkling served cold and reds served warm... right?
Well, generally that rule won't let you down but serving temperatures can really change the way a wine is enjoyed. So here is a little table that we hope you find useful.
|Wine Style||Example wine||Serving Temps (c/f)||Hours in the Fridge (hrs)|
|Light, sweet whites||muscat||5-10/40-50||4+|
|Sparkling white||champagne, prosecco||6-10/42-50||4|
|Light aromatic whites||riesling, sauvignon blanc||8-12/46-54||2|
|Medium bodied, dry whites||chenin blanc, semillon||10-12/50-54||1.5|
|Full sweet whites||sauternes||8-12/46-54||2|
|Light reds||beaujolais, lambrusco||10-12/50-54||1.5|
|Full dry whites||chardonnay (oaked)||12-16/54-60||1|
|Medium reds||chianti, cotes du Rhone||14-17/57-63||-|
|Full bodied or tannic reds||Rioja, Malbec||15-18/59-65||-|