UPS is expanding its alcohol shipping delivery offering, meaning wine connoisseurs can have their favorite cases of wine shipped directly from the vineyards to their home using one of the UPS Express shipping services.
UPS will now ship wine, beer and liquor to consumers and businesses in 11 countries throughout Asia Pacific including: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. In Malaysia, only businesses can import wine and beer.
According to the International Organization of Vine and Wine, 43% of all wine is consumed in a different country to that in which it is produced, and the global wine market is expected to reach US$380bn by 2022.
The countries producing and exporting the most wine include Italy, Spain, France, Chile, Australia, South Africa and the USA.
Canada and the USA are key trade partners and as more Canadians buy products online, they are also adding alcohol to their shopping carts. With the expansion, UPS can deliver to five of the Canadian provinces covering 95% of all alcohol imports. The provinces include Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
Boeger, a small family-owned winery in Northern California, recently started global shipping. Tara De La Rosa, hospitality and logistics manager at Boeger, said, “It was hard telling our international visitors they couldn’t have our wine because we couldn’t get it to them. We are always looking for ways to expand globally and have our wines on tables around the world.”
August 2, 2017