Shipping Rates
At Wine Gems, we do everything possible to make our wine selections affordable to you, including the cost of shipping.  We charge you only what FedEx charges us to ship your order, unlike many other online stores that mark up their shipping charges.  Shipping rates generally depend on both weight and distance traveled from our store in New York.  When you place your online order, your shipping cost will be directly calculated and clearly shown on your order.  You may then select your choice of Ground, Next Day and 2nd Day shipping options for your specific order. 
As a guideline, approximate Ground shipping rates are shown below.  Remember, your actual charges will vary depending on distance from New York and will be clearly shown with your order.  For shipping addresses close to New York, actual shipping charges will be substantially  lower than these rates.
1 bottle  $6.00 - 8.00
2 bottles  $7.00 - 10.00
3 bottles  $9.00 - 12.00
6 bottles  $11.00 - 16.00
12 bottles  $18.00 - 33.00
If you have any questions, please email or call for more information.
Free Local Delivery Area
We offer free local delivery to Bronxville, Scarsdale, Pelham, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Harrison and Rye.  Simply select "Pickup in store or (local delivery) - Free!" in your online order and contact us for delivery. 
Wine Shipping Policy
We hold a New York Shipper's license which licenses us to ship wine within the state of New York. Other states determine their own laws for allowing direct shipment of wine. Laws vary by state from being completely open to interstate shipments to deeming it a felony criminal act. Mindful of these legal uncertainties, if you place an order on our web site you are buying from us in the state of New York.
When your order is approved by your credit card company, you own the goods. If you choose shipping as a delivery method, you are asking us to engage a common carrier to deliver your order to you. We make no representations about the legality of shipping alcoholic beverages. Wine Direct Shipping laws are changing monthly. We make every attempt to keep up but you, the purchaser, are responsible to know the laws of your state. We check every order and may contact you to discuss your options. You can call or email Wine Gems to inquire about our understanding of the current status of your state.
Because FedEx requires us to use Adult Signature Required for shipments to residential addresses, it may be more convenient to use a business address for delivery.  As soon as your order ships via FedEx, you will receive an e-mail from FedEx with your tracking info. You can track your package directly online at Please note that it is the customer's responsibility to arrange a delivery/pick-up time with FedEx when an Adult Signature is Required. FedEx will make 3 delivery attempts before returning the package to sender. The customer is responsible for all shipping and re-shipping expenses.
We currently DO NOT ship to the following states:
New Hampshire
Return Policy
If you decide to cancel your order, let us know immediately via e-mail or phone. Unless your order has already shipped, no cancellation fee will apply. If FedEx must return your package, you will be charged the cost of return shipping. 
Once you accept delivery, if a bottle is found to be corked or otherwise damaged, please contact us within 90 days of the original purchase date to arrange for replacement or refund.
Response time for customer queries is 24 hours and, if approved, we provide replacement or refund immediately. 
Please note that we DO ship stemware and wine accessories to all states.
Thanks for your patience and understanding as we all look forward to one day enjoying a free American wine market!