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Shipping wine from US to Israel

by Gary J » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:55 am

Does anyone have any experience shipping a case of wine from the US to Israel? Any advice how to do it?

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Re: Shipping wine from US to Israel

by David Raccah » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:59 am

Wow! I all remember are the horror stories that Rogov would talk about on this forum when customs would take his wine from him or let it die in a hot strange room or other such atrocities. I hope you have lots of protectsia!

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Re: Shipping wine from US to Israel

by Gabriel Geller » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:56 pm

I've shipped out wine from Israel to many countries so far, but I've no experience at all doing it the other way around except for that one bottle of BR Cohn (which, by the way, I'm looking forward to enjoy for sukkot) given to me so kindly as a gift by one of the NY forumites. I'm dreaming constantly about cases of Shirah, Brob, Four Gates etc. making aliyah on Nefesh B'Nefesh planes straight to my cellar... 8) But forget the customs, only the shipping cost is horrifying... :shock: :cry:
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Re: Shipping wine from US to Israel

by Gary J » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:00 pm

Thanks Guys...anyone else with any ideas????

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Re: Shipping wine from US to Israel

by Gabriel Geller » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:16 pm

Gary J wrote:Thanks Guys...anyone else with any ideas????

Gary, on a more serious note, why don't you check with your bosses at Royal? That's also what they do all the time with Herzog and Covenant. I know for a fact that Tzur Agencies here can accommodate special requests to ship wine from France to Israel even for private people so perhaps you can find an arrangement for yourself also?
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Re: Shipping wine from US to Israel

by Gary J » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:02 pm

Gabriel Geller wrote:
Gary J wrote:Thanks Guys...anyone else with any ideas????

Gary, on a more serious note, why don't you check with your bosses at Royal? That's also what they do all the time with Herzog and Covenant. I know for a fact that Tzur Agencies here can accommodate special requests to ship wine from France to Israel even for private people so perhaps you can find an arrangement for yourself also?


Yeah, I thought about that...probably my next step. Thanks Gabriel!
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Re: Shipping wine from US to Israel

by Isi M » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:17 pm

You need to contact the Wine Institute in Israel, tell them you re doing a personal import of your wine.
You will have to fill in a form.
This form has to be remitted to the clearing agency in Israel who will take the wine out of customs.
Be careful : Wine Institute will probably ask for 1 bottle (or more, depending on quantity you shipped) to be sent to them for "inspection".
They will then send you a "ok" document, and with that document your clearing agency will be able to release the wines (after you pay for duties and vat)

Good luck .....

My personal note : it is worth the hassle if you send a few cases...
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Re: Shipping wine from US to Israel

by Gary J » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:31 am

Isi M wrote:You need to contact the Wine Institute in Israel, tell them you re doing a personal import of your wine.
You will have to fill in a form.
This form has to be remitted to the clearing agency in Israel who will take the wine out of customs.
Be careful : Wine Institute will probably ask for 1 bottle (or more, depending on quantity you shipped) to be sent to them for "inspection".
They will then send you a "ok" document, and with that document your clearing agency will be able to release the wines (after you pay for duties and vat)

Good luck .....

My personal note : it is worth the hassle if you send a few cases...


THANKS Isi!
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