- What is En Primeur?
- In Bond
- Insurance & Ownership
- Vintage closing dates and shipping dates
- Burgundy 2018: En Primeur
- Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur
What is En Primeur?
Also known as Wine Futures, En Primeur refers to the process of buying wines before they are bottled and released onto the market. Wines are usually delivered 2-3 years after the vintage, and can only be purchased by the unmixed case (12 bottles, 24 half bottles, 6 magnums etc.). See Further Details
When the vintage is bottled and delivered to Berry Bros. & Rudd in the UK, the cases are held initially in a bonded warehouse. This means that no UK duty or VAT has been paid on the wine. If you request the wine to be delivered to you (anywhere in the EU) then duty and VAT will be payable by you in addition to the price. You can keep the wine in bond, please discuss your requirements with our team.
A description of the wine and prices will be set out in our en primeur price list and in specific vintage brochures. All prices are quoted in bond and are inclusive of freight and delivery to Berry Bros. & Rudd warehouse in the UK. Prices may vary due to fluctuations in currency and the market and to stock not being sold.
Delivery & Storage
Normal delivery terms shall apply, see above. We may store the wine for you on request as a "Customer Private Reserve".
Following shipment, your wines, by default, will be entered directly in to your Private Reserves in bond. Once the wines are in your Private Reserves, we will notify you by email. Wines entered into Reserves in this way will not be charged initial rent until your account's cyclical annual rent date.
On receipt of this email, or the subsequent invoice for rent, should you wish to take delivery we can arrange this as per our normal delivery terms. Any rent charged on wines withdrawn within 30 days of the date of invoice for rent will be credited.
Customers who elect to have their wine cleared from bond will be required to pay duty and VAT at the prevailing rates at the time of delivery. Please contact us for details of current rates of duty and VAT.
We will remain responsible for insuring the wine at the original invoice value until your delivery and/or storage instructions have been completed. Ownership of the wines will pass on settlement of all outstanding charges.
Vintage closing dates and shipping
En Primeur wines are usually promoted by reference to a specific vintage and are subject to a closing date for orders. Please check our website of the specific vintage brochure for the relevant closing dates. The website and or the specific vintage brochure will indicate an anticipated date by when that vintage will be bottled and shipped to the UK, such dates are an indication only and are not guaranteed.
Orders are placed in accordance with the procedure referred to at the start of these terms and conditions and are subject to availability. Stocks of certain wines may need to be allocated subject to demand, in such case Berry Bros. & Rudd reserve the right to allocate the stocks amongst interested customers in such proportions as it deems fit (at all times trying to be reasonable and fair). Some customers may not therefore be allocated any or only some of the quantities they have ordered. Orders will only be accepted if there remains unsold stock.
Burgundy 2018: En Primeur
Prices for the Burgundy 2018 En Primeur offer are quoted in bond and include freight and insurance (but exclude duty and VAT) and are quoted by the case.
The Burgundy 2018 En Primeur offer starts at 9am on Tuesday 7th January 2020 and ends at 6pm on Friday 21st February 2020, subject to stocks remaining unsold.
Availabilty and quantities
Prices are quoted in bond, include freight and insurance but exclude duty and VAT. Orders are accepted subject to stocks remaining unsold. Stocks of certain wines may need to be allocated subject to demand. A case comprises 3/6/12 x 75cl bottles or 1/3/6 x 150cl magnums, as stated. Larger-format bottles may be available. For further details, please contact the Fine Wine team on 020 3301 2883.
How to pay
We are happy to accept payment by cash, cheque, Mastercard, American Express, Visa, Delta, or Maestro. Cheques should be made payable to Berry Bros. & Rudd.
Insurance and ownership
We will remain responsible for insuring the wine at the original invoice value until your delivery and/ or storage instructions have been completed. Ownership of the wines will pass on settlement of all outstanding charges.
We expect the wines to be shipped from spring 2020 to early 2021.
Delivery and stroage
Following shipment, your wines, by default, will be stored in bond in our Customers’ Private Reserves. Once the wines are in your Private Reserves we will notify you by email. On receipt of your delivery notification email or the subsequent invoice for rent, if you would like your wine delivered straight away we can arrange this as per our normal delivery terms. Any rent charged on wines withdrawn within 30 days of the date of invoice for rent will be credited. Customers who elect to take their wine out of bond, whether for delivery or for storage duty paid, will be required to pay duty and VAT at the prevailing rates at the time of delivery. These rates are currently £26.78 per case of 12 x 75cl bottles (nine litres) for duty and 20% for VAT on the original cost and duty*. Customers storing wine in bond or duty paid in Customers’ Private Reserves will be required to pay rent at the prevailing rate (this is currently £13.80 including VAT per case per annum*). Please note that wines bought in bond and en primeur, and wines stored in Customers’ Private Reserves are delivered free of charge when the original purchase value of the wines is more than £200 (including duty and VAT). *Correct as of December 2019.
Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur
Wines purchased from our Bordeaux 2019 EP campaign are expected to begin landing in our UK bonded warehouses from Summer 2022. Subject to our full En Primeur terms.
Please note that in bond en primeur orders can be cancelled within seven working days of placing the order. A full refund of the purchase price of the wines will be given on receipt of formal notification in writing of cancellation of the order. Due to the unique nature of en primeur sales we regret that orders cannot be cancelled after this time.
All purchases of wines and spirits and other goods and services from Berry Bros. & Rudd are subject to Berry Bros. & Rudd’s standard terms of sale in addition to any terms stated in this brochure. These terms and conditions can be viewed at www.bbr.com/terms, by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 0800 280 2440.