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Wine and Spirits       started by griffinns on 25 Mar 2004   (1106)
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From griffinns

25 Mar 2004 9:28 AM
(3789)
We would like to take a small wine collection and some old bottles of whiskey. Is this allowed and do we have to pay duty on these items. How many bottles of wine can we take?
From PeterDuguid

To griffinns

25 Mar 2004 11:28 AM
(3794)
Don't know, but I've got a vineyard you can buy when you get here!!! Pete
From griffinns

To PeterDuguid

25 Mar 2004 7:05 PM
(3801)
Hi Pete Thats interesting, where abouts and how much. It has to be near Brisbane, thats where we are heading.
From PeterDuguid

To griffinns

26 Mar 2004 12:42 PM
(3821)
Sorry about that. Didn't notice The Brisbane bit till after I posted the message. Vineyard's in Perth!! Pete
From doogs

To griffinns

05 May 2007 7:15 PM
(61361)
We enquired about this with the removals firms we got quotes from, and all of them more or less said that we would have to pay the duty on any alcohol we brought in, so unless you have a nice rare malt,(you can give me a shout)i would have a lovely big party- tell folk to bring their own FOOD and you'll supply the spirits. Hope this helps.
From Davyfella

To griffinns

07 May 2007 8:56 AM
(61481)
I told my removals firm about my collection of rare malts, and was told that if it is was just a few bottles, then I should just wrap them up in a clothes or blankets, stick them in one of the numerous boxes in the container and say nothing. They also tell us to leave the boxes unsealed so that they can write on the manifest what is in each box, i.e clothes, blankets, crockery etc. then they are the ones making the customs declaration. Call my a suspicious cynic, but this seems like the time when my bottle of 25 year old cask strength single cask Dallas Dhu, or boxed millemium special single cask Bushmills would 'walk' and by the time it gets to Oz it would have been drunk by some removals bloke.