Useful Information

Formats and Sizes


At BI we sell wine in a variety of formats - the table below shows the formats in more detail. Please contact your sales person to discuss packaging sizes.

Size BI Title Volume Equivalent Bottles
Bottle
Btls
0.75L
1
Magnum
Mags
1.5L
2
Double Magnum
Dmags
3L
4
Imperial
Imp
6L
8
Jeroboam
Jero
3L
4
Jeroboam (Bdx)
Jero
5L
6.67
Half
Hlvs
0.375L
1/2
Methuselah
Meth
6L
8
Nebuchadnezzar
Nebu
15L
20
Salmanazar
Salm
9L
12

VAT


All of the wine that we list is priced ex VAT. Wine delivered to the UK outside a bonded warehouse will be subject to VAT, which is currently at 20%.

Duty


All wine bought in the UK is subject to UK Excise Duty (Please note that duty is also subject to VAT). The current rates of duty, per 9 litre cases are as follows:

Description Alcoholic Content Duty (£ Per 9L Case)
Still Wine
5.5-15%
£24.60
Sparkling Wine
8.5-15%
£31.51
Port
15-22%
£32.79
Spirits
>22%
£28.22/L of pure alcohol

Tax and Export


If customers would like to have wine exported outside of the EC, neither VAT nor duty are payable. If shipping within the EC, all local UK taxes are payable.

In Bond (IB) Stock


The vast majority of wine listed on this website is 'in bond'. In bond stock must be kept in a customs approved warehouse such as with BI Client reserves at Vinotheque in Burton on Trent. While wine is held in bond it can be traded without incurring tax or duty. Should you wish to have this wine removed from bond and delivered, duty and VAT will become payable. Bordeaux Index can arrange for your wine to be stored under bond. Click here to read further details about BI's Private Reserves.

Duty Paid (DP) Stock


We also stock wine that is duty paid. In such instances, the wine's price includes duty but not VAT. It is not possible to return duty paid wine to its in bond status.

Payment


We kindly recommend that customers pay by bank transfer. If you wish to pay by credit card a percentage charge will be added to cover transaction charges – this does not apply to debit cards.

Our bank details are as follows:

Bordeaux Index Limited
Lloyds TSB Bank
34 Moorgate Branch
London
EC2R 6PL

GBP Sterling Account
Account No.: 02667517
Sort Code: 30-95-74
Swift Code: LOYDGB2L
IBAN No.: GB93LOYD30957402667517
BIC No.: LOYDGB21027

EUR Account
Account No.: 86093640
Sort Code: 30-95-74
IBAN No.: GB60LOYD30957486093640
BIC No.: LOYDGB21027

USD Account
Account No.: 11377493
Sort Code: 30-95-74
IBAN No.: GB63LOYD30957411377493
BIC No.: LOYDGB21027

Alternatively, you can log in to your account on SagePay and pay using a card.

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