…is cooked wine. Yuk.
Jeff at Good Grape has an excellent post up today outlining the dangers of not being available to sign for your wine shipment when either UPS or Fedx attempts delivery. Many in the industry try and mitigate the dangers of having wine cooked in the back of a delivery truck by shipping during the cool fall and winter months, but Jeff offers up a good alternative suggestion: temperature sensitive stickers.
Basically if your wine shipment arrives with the sticker showing that extreme temps were experienced during shipping, you as a customer can reject the shipment.
It’s a novel idea, and certainly less expensive than some other solutions I’ve run across. Give the entire post a read here, and feel free to comment and let me know if this is something you would find useful.