These times are expensive and we're trying to figure out how to help reduce the burden of increased costs. Due to the world wine shortage of glass wine bottles, our bottle costs have almost doubled since 2019 - and just last week we got hit with yet another price hike on glass!
What to do? What to do?
Starting immediately we will be accepting used wine bottles, of any size, to be resold to our customers at a fraction of the cost of new bottles. To maintain our standards, certain health and safety guidelines will need to be followed. Due to limited storage space, please make arrangements with us before bringing in your used bottles. We will only accept bottles if we have the room to store them.
We will be inspecting and accepting bottles that are only:
a) in excellent condition,
b) cork finish (no screw tops),
c) clean inside and out, and
d) void of any labels, adhesive residue and other commercial packaging.
We will not accept:
a) any bottles that do not meet our standards as stated above,
b) chipped, cracked or broken bottles,
c) any bottles that have not been cleaned or properly stored,
d) any screw-top bottles,
e) any cardboard boxes that are dirty and in poor condition, or
f) drop offs (please contact us to arrange a time).
Please note that the bottle return depot will not accept bottles that have the commercial labels removed. Until now, your best bet was to take those bottles to the recycling depot and place them in the glass recycling bins. Hopefully, we have given everyone one more option on reusing/recycling/reducing!
REMEMBER: This is a pilot program, meaning we will be trying it out to see if it's worth implementing full time. It could be suspended or cancelled without notice. You can call the shop at 250-787-2739 for more information.