Terms and Conditions

Verification of age

Domaine of the Bee does not sell alcohol to persons under the age of 18. By using this site you confirm that you are over the age of 18. By using this site you are acknowledging that the person receiving a shipment of alcoholic beverages from Domaine of the Bee is over the age of 18.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE CONDITIONS OF USE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE. If you intentionally or unintentionally misrepresent your age in order to provide alcohol to a person under the age of 18, Domaine of the Bee will prosecute you to the full extent allowable by law.

Responsible drinking

The UK Government advises that men should not regularly drink more than three to four units of alcohol a day and women not more than two to three. Consistently drinking four or more units a day for men and three or more units a day for women, carries progressive health risks. After an episode of heavy drinking it is advisable to refrain from drinking for 48 hours. In some situations like pregnancy, it’s better to avoid drinking alcohol. 

 For more information see www.drinkaware.co.uk.

Delivery

The cost of delivery quoted includes delivery to GB Mainland addresses (excluding Scottish Highlands).

Orders are sent with a two day carrier, who will deliver during the day, Monday to Friday, between 8.30 – 5.30 – if you would like to receive your order outside these times or within a specified time slot please contact us as a surcharge will apply.

Unless you book a special delivery service, we are not able to specify a time, but you can request that the case be left with a neighbour or another safe place if you are out. We cannot guarantee that the local courier will carry out your instructions, but we will do our best to make them aware of them. We aim to deliver within a week of receiving your order, usually within 4 working days, although delays are likely at Christmas.

Tax Charges

We are too small to be registered for VAT, so our prices DO NOT INCLUDE VAT.

Returns Policy

Your rights to return goods are protected under the EU Distance Selling Directive. You are entitled to cancel your order and return the goods within 7 working days for a full refund, including the cost of delivery. Do this by contacting us by email or telephone and quoting the order number supplied to you. Your refund will be paid within 30 days. You are responsible for the cost and risk of loss or damage when returning the goods, so you should take out enough postal insurance to cover their value. This cancellation policy does not affect your rights when we are at fault – for example, if goods are faulty or misdescribed. Any goods returned should be in saleable condition. These terms apply to your order. We may change our terms and conditions at any time, so please do not assume that the same terms will apply in the future. None of these terms affect your legal rights and these are not diminished in any way. If any term is held to be invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law, that term is automatically omitted from the terms to minimum extent necessary to comply with the law and without affecting the validity or enforceability of the remainder.

Guarantee

Please check your order on arrival and let us know as soon as possible if there is anything broken or missing. We will sort the problem out without fuss.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify us against any claims, losses, liabilities, damages and expenses (including legal fees), arising out of your use of this site.

Jurisdiction

The Contract will be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties to the Contract submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Your order is an offer to buy from Domaine of the Bee . There will be no contract of any kind between you and Domaine of the Bee unless and until we accept your order, and in the case of wines and goods to be delivered to you, when we debit your credit card. At any point up until then, we may decline to supply the goods or services to you without giving any reason. At the moment we accept your order or in the case of delivery of goods, when we debit your credit card, a contract will be made between you and Domaine of the Bee.

All wines or other goods ordered remain the property of Domaine of the Bee until payment is received in full. Our total liability to you for non-delivery of purchased goods is limited to the purchase price of the products.

Domaine of the Bee shall not be liable for any delay in delivering your wine if that delay or failure is caused by circumstances beyond our control such as war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any current or future law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, fire, flood, storm or other poor weather conditions, Act of God, failure of ISP or telecommunications provider in connection with the performance of this Agreement.

Domaine of the Bee reserves the right to modify the terms, conditions and notices contained on this the website without notice to you. Your continued use of this website after any such change constitutes your agreement to such change. Domaine of the Bee further reserves the right to change prices and other information on the website at any time without notice to you. The posting of prices and other terms of sale on this web site shall not constitute a binding agreement and Domaine of the Bee is not obliged to sell products on such terms.

All content, including without limitation graphics, logos, text, images and other features, appearing on this website, and their associated copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property are owned, controlled or licensed by Domaine of the Bee. This content is protected by copyright separately and as a collective work or compilation under UK and international copyright law and is the property of the Domaine of the Bee , its licensors, or the party credited as the provider of the content or other third-party owners of the content, as the case may be.

As the user of this website you may not copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, publish, create derivative works or in any way use any of the content on the this website without the prior written permission of Domaine of the Bee . This prohibition includes without limitation the publication of any part of this content on any other website, selling or offering it for sale, or using it to create any kind of database.

This site is provided by Domaine of the Bee on an “as is” basis. Domaine of the Bee to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law makes no representations or warranties of any kind; express or implied, as to the operation of the site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site. Domaine of the Bee disclaims all warranties, express, statutory or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose; warranties or conditions of workmanlike effort, accuracy, title, quiet enjoyment, no encumbrances, no liens and non-infringement; warranties or conditions arising in the course of dealing or the usage of trade.

This Agreement comprises the entire agreement between you and Domaine of the Bee and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements, if any, between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein. This Agreement is personal to you and you may not transfer, assign, or delegate this Agreement to anyone without the express written permission of Domaine of the Bee. Any attempt by you to assign, transfer, or delegate this Agreement without the express written permission of Domaine of the Bee shall be null and void.

Domaine of the Bee makes no representations or warranties whatsoever that access to this website will be uninterrupted or error-free or that any information, software or other material accessible on or through this website is free of viruses or other harmful components. Your use of the Domaine of the Bee website is at your own risk and you assume full responsibility for all costs associated with all necessary servicing or repair of any equipment you use in connection with your use of this website.

Domaine of the Bee will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including without limitation direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages.

For your convenience, Domaine of the Bee may include links to other sites on the Internet that are owned or operated by third parties. When linking to such a site, you do so at your own risk. The inclusion of any link on the Domaine of the Bee website does not imply that Domaine of the Bee endorses the linked site.

Risks & Warnings

Customers should also be aware of the following inherent risks and warnings:
- Alcohol should be consumed in moderation and never in conjunction with operating a motor vehicle or machinery. Women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. Alcohol consumption may cause health problems.
- A case of wine is heavy, so extra care should be taken when lifting it. If you are concerned about the weight we advise that you transfer the bottles 1 or 2 at a time.
- Red wine in particular may cause staining if spilt so extra care should be taken.
- Sparkling wines can be volatile due to the build up of gasses extra care should be taken when opening these.