FAQs

Q?What is Best Cellars Wine Merchants?
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Best Cellars Wine Merchants is an independent quality and service-driven fine wine company owned and run by Ronan Foster. Established in 1989, Best Cellars specialises in fine quality wines from leading domaines in Italy and France. Best Cellars can also offer advice in relation to stocking a cellar, choosing wine for events, storing and cellaring wine, and many other topics.

Q?Who is Ronan Foster?
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Ronan is the founder and owner of Best Cellars Wine Merchants. Prior to starting the company, Ronan was a journalist with The Irish Times for 14 years where, in addition to working in the paper’s newsroom, he wrote the weekly wine column in the Weekend Supplement for many years. He is an avowed wine nut.

Q?How do I order?
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You can place an order by e-mailing Best Cellars at wine@bestcellars.ie or by telephone at 01 494 6508 (office) or 087 259 8516 (mobile).

Q?How do I pay?
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You can pay by cheque, made out to Best Cellars Wine Merchants, and post to Best Cellars Wine Merchants, Coill Bhui, 4 Knocklyon Road, Templeogue, Dublin 16.
You can also pay by online transfer (bank details available on request to customers), or by lodging to our account at any bank branch. You can pay in cash if you opt to collect your wine from our warehouse in Parkwest, Dublin 12.

Q?How much is delivery?
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Delivery is free in Dublin city and county. Deliveries outside Dublin are charged at €10 for either 1 or 2 cases, and are free for orders of 3 cases and more.

Q?How long does delivery take?
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Deliveries are normally carried out in 1 to 2 working days.

Q?Do I have to buy 12 bottles?
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Yes, Best Cellars are wholesale wine merchants and selling by the case is one of the ways we can keep our prices low. The minimum order is one case (12 bottles) , the minimum order of any one wine is 6 bottles. We regularly offer pre-mixed selections of wines, with 12 different bottles from the full range. These Sampler Cases are a great way to taste a cross-section of lovely wines. If you have special requirements in terms of a wine selection, please call and I will do my best to meet your needs.

Q?Are the prices shown in the website inclusive of taxes?
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Yes, all the prices shown throughout this website include Excise Duty and VAT (currently at 23%), and delivery is free in Dublin city and county. There are no extras, and I’m happy to offer advice on wine issues generally free of charge. If you have any questions in relations to wine, please e-mail me.