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Buyng Wine and Whisky in the current COVID-19 environment.

COVID-19 Status Information For Buying Wine and Whisky at Auction


25th July 2021


The major change for Wickman’s buyers is currently an interruption to delivery of your wines after an auction. Whilst our normal policy has always been to ship as soon as possible after payment is received there is currently a backlog with all carriers which has seen delivery times stretch out depending on where you are situated. Whilst it improved at the beginning of the year, recent setbacks with the vaccine and snap lockdowns have re-introduced delays with processing and delivery.

To allow for this and release pressure on the delivery system we are extending our offer of an optional 3 months free storage. If you are uncomfortable with shipping your wine at the moment you can request to have your bottles shipped when the stress on the system has eased.

Whilst we are managing different shifts and schedules for our warehouse there may also be a temporary, minor change of days when the auction opens and closes. We apologise in advance if this causes any inconvenience.

And finally there is always the disruption that is caused through sudden lockdowns and we ask for your patience and understanding if this happens at a crucial time during a packing or shipping cycle.