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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Posting wine

Maggie wanted to send some wine from our local village bodega to her family in the UK. The bodega has a website on which they offer to send their wines (and olive oil) to lots of European countries so we thought it would be a piece of cake to pop over there and get a few bottles into the post.

Antonio told us it wasn't worth the cost but it may be worth checking with Roberto. We went back a couple of days later to ask Roberto. Better talk to Paco in the office he said. Paco said he would have to talk to the transport company. Could we come back tomorrow? The transport company hadn't quite got around to sending the rates by email as they'd promised when we went back. Paco phoned again and got the carriage rates.

It all seemed perfectly reasonable and we shipped 36 bottles at an average cost of 4.59€ per bottle.

Talk about fostering international links or is that international drinks?

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