The Wine Curmudgeon is not alone — wine drinkers across the country have to chase delivery trucks down the street to get their wine
Friday’s post about my difficulties getting FedEx to deliver wine samples struck a chord. Apparently, given the comments and the emails I got, I’m not the only one who doesn’t get wine delivered, whether from FedEx or UPS.
Texted one friend: “They like to just beep their horn and take off.”
So how do the delivery companies get away with this? No competition, of course. Given three-tier, barriers to entry for alcohol delivery are quite high — lots of regulation and paperwork, 50 laws for 50 states, investigations by state liquor cops, and all the rest. So FedEx and UPS can do what they want, and there is little we can do about it.
Except, of course, to remind them that their job is to deliver packages — not to make us pick them up.