For those of you that wanted to order an unopened bottle of the ultra-rare LOUIE LOUIE wine coolers, I’m afraid I can no longer ship these items. A few years ago, I was able to ship these bottles to certain states without any problems. Unfortunately, times have changed.
The US Mail Service states I cannot ship alcohol beverages:
422.11 Intoxicating Liquors
Intoxicating liquors having 0.5 percent or more alcoholic content are nonmailable. This includes taxable liquors with 3.2 percent or less alcohol, as well as those obtained under a prescription or as a collector’s item. The prohibition of the mailing of intoxicating liquors is contained in federal law (18 U.S.C. 1716).
UPS does allow shipment of alcohol to certain states, but I would have to deal with more paperwork than I care to deal with at this point in time:
(h) The only alcoholic beverages that UPS accepts for transportation are wine and beer. Packages containing wine and beer are accepted for transportation only from shippers who are licensed and authorized under applicable laws to ship alcohol and only on a contractual basis. To receive service for packages containing wine or beer, the shipper must sign a contract and agree to the provisions set forth in the approved UPS agreement for the transportation of wine or beer. All packages containing wine or beer must have a UPS label requesting an adult signature upon delivery. It is the responsibility of the shipper to ensure that a shipment tendered to UPS does not violate any federal, state, provincial or local laws or regulations applicable to the shipment. All shipments, including shipments containing wine or beer, will be accepted for transportation only according to the terms and conditions contained in the UPS Tariff.
UGH! What a nightmare!
So… until I can figure out a good third party solution to shipping these items, I will restrict all my sales of these items to places where I can personally deliver them, be it locally, or out-of-state events that I may attend. If anyone has any brilliant ideas on how I ship these rare wine coolers with a minimal amount of headaches, please please contact me.