DP (Duty Paid)
Duty Paid Wine means that it is lying in our stores in Yorkshire and the price shown includes Duty and VAT at the prevailing rates.
EP (En Primeur)
The term En Primeur refers to the process of buying wine in cask/barrel before it is bottled at the Chateau and released onto the global wine market. The wine is usually delivered 2-3 years after the vintage, and can only be purchased by the unmixed case. En Primeur wine is bought in barrels or cask held at the Chateau. However you can choose how you wish it to be bottled, ie. half bottles, magnums, imperials. The main advantage of buying wine En Primeur is that the initial opening prices are usually considerably cheaper than after the wine is bottled and shipped by the producer. In recent years En Primeur is increasingly being bought for investment purposes.
IB (In Bond)
The term In Bond means that the wines are currently stored our a bonded warehouse (approved by HM Customs & Excise) and that they have not yet been subject to Duty and VAT payments or delivery/transfer charges coming out of Bond.
EC (Ex Cellars)
The term "Ex Cellars" means that the wines are currently stored at the Chateau/Winery and are bottled ready to be shipped. Prices shown include transportation from the Chateau into Bond (approved by HM Customs & Excise). If taken out of bond you will be charged for Duty and VAT as well as delivery/transfer charges.
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