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jaimejean478
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posted 02-16-2011 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jaimejean478     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks again everyone! I'll make sure Stagecoach or St. Helena Shipping is our last stop on the way out of the area next Friday!

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Hawkeye
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posted 02-16-2011 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
jaimejean,
Just received my monthly email from WineCountrythisweek.com. Among the coupons was one for Stagecoach Shipping for a FREE box for your shipping. You can find it at http://www.winecountrythisweek.com/ Makes it a little less expensive.

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Hawkeye
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posted 02-16-2011 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi RC, thanks for reminding me of the St. Helena shipping, I could not remember the name. Have you made your trip yet? When is it scheduled?

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Poohh66
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posted 02-16-2011 06:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poohh66     Edit/Delete Message
jaimejean
FYI-we just shipped 5 cases through Stagecoach in Napa, they DO NOT charge you for the box or styrofoam and it was $50 each to Florida

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yesilovewine
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posted 02-15-2011 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
jaimejean,
I don't know if you plan to visit the Sonoma area, but if you do, you can buy the 6-bottle wine shippers at Blackstone for $8 each ( at least that was the price in October), and if you are departing from SF, you can pack your bottles and ship them via Fed Ex from SF on your way to the airport. Taking them that small distance saved us about $12/box vs what we were quoted in Sonoma Valley for a winery to ship the same box. There is a company in Santa Rosa called All Ways Cool that I have heard of but not actually used; they will pick up your purchases either at the individual wineries or at your hotel then pack and ship them to you. You can also use them for reordering in the future. Don't know much about them but have not heard any negatives.
By the way, if you do choose to pack and ship yourselves, I strongly suggest that you spend a few extra bucks on a roll of bubble wrap to line the bottom of the styrofoam cells. We have been lucky, but on a couple of occasions the foam was smushed to the point of breaking in the bottom of a couple of those cells and so I now line them as an extra precaution.

[This message has been edited by yesilovewine (edited 02-15-2011).]

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jaimejean478
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posted 02-15-2011 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jaimejean478     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you! I'll reach out to all three places and check them out, but as of right now it looks like it's $12 for the box & packing styrafoam + $51 to ship. A second checked bag is $32 on Delta if you "pre" check-in. For the extra $20, I might trust UPS for 4 days over Delta for 8 hours.

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RC456
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posted 02-15-2011 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RC456     Edit/Delete Message
St Helena Shipping Co is another that provides wine shipping.

http://www.sthelenashipping.com/

RC

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Hawkeye
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posted 02-15-2011 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi JaimieJean, Good question for the Bulletin Board. You have some options in Napa, both on Solano Avenue. Just collect your favorite wines as you are tasting and take them to the shipper when you are ready to leave. They will have the case for you and will handle everything. Each has a shipping form that you can download from their websites and have completed when you arrive at their stores. Here are two shipper's websites:

http://www.buffship.com/directions.html

http://www.stagecoachexpress.com/

Each of them has their shipping charges listed so you can check to see if it is cheaper to ship or to check as excess baggage. I imagine a lot will depend on how many bags you are already checking.

Hope this helps and if I can be of any further assistance with lodging and winery suggestions, please let me know.

Our son's name is Jaimie (same spelling) and my wife's name is Jean. Scary!

Have a great trip. Cheers

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jaimejean478
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posted 02-15-2011 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jaimejean478     Edit/Delete Message
Hi all - I did a quick search and didn't find this topic discussed... but I'm wondering about wine shipping. My boyfriend and I are visiting the area next week, and while we probably won't want to commit to 1 case from specific wineries, we will probably easily fill at least 1 with our travels through the area.

Are there any specific locations that might accommodate shipping a mixed case from multiple wineries? I know the pack & ship types of places are not legally able.

In the past I've usually only picked up 4-6 bottles and was able to transport them safely bundled in my suitcase, but with my last trip, a friend had a beautiful bottle of Red bust open in her suitcase.

Otherwise - I know at one point V Sattui sold boxes w/ heavy styrofoam that you could pack up yourself and just check as a luggage piece - which might actually be cheaper than shipping a random case.

Any guidance or suggestions are appreciated for safe arrival to their final destination.

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