Why can’t you ship my wines to me via standard ground shipping in the summer?

During the warmer summer months, we ship exclusively via temp controlled trucks, expedited shipping, or with ice packs because we want to make sure that you receive your wines in excellent condition. 

Natural wine is a living product that is sensitive to extreme temperatures. When exposed to high temperatures for a prolonged period of time, wine can can “cook", making it lose its vibrancy and causing its flavors taste stewed instead of fresh. Below freezing, wine can freeze in the bottle and expand, pushing out the cork or breaking the glass bottle.