How to Pack and Ship Champagne

How to ship champagne domestically and internationally?

Are you a company or an individual willing to order prompt and safe national or international champagne delivery with courier services? Find out how to ship champagne and other types of alcoholic beverages to your customers, friends, and family at the best possible price using the Eurosender platform. Check how to pack champagne for transport and get answers to other questions regarding sending sparkling wine domestically and abroad.

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Champagne delivery with courier services for companies

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  • Pay with user credits to save on every shipment;
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Services you can use for shipping one or multiple bottles of champagne abroad

Depending on your shipping needs, Eurosender offers several options for champagne delivery with trusted courier service providers.

Standard shipping

The most affordable solution for shipping a bottle of champagne across the country or abroad
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Pallet delivery

The best price/quality option for businesses shipping bigger loads of champagne to retailers
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Van delivery

A perfect solution for shipping big amounts of champagne domestically and across Europe
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*Please have in mind that some courier companies may include champagne in the list of prohibited items. For any clarifications, please contact our team of specialists via chat.

How to pack champagne for transport?


For companies shipping champagne using the pallet delivery service, we suggest following the packaging instructions below:

  • Place some liner paper on the pallet and place the boxes containing champagne bottles on it.
  • Add liner paper between each layer you stack, to decrease friction and spread the weight evenly.
  • Secure the shipment with straps, as well as stretch foil or bubble wrap. Attach the shipping label.


Here are the general guidelines on how to pack a bottle of champagne for transport:

  1. Put the bottle in a Ziplock bag, then protect it with bubble wrap.
  2. Prepare a cardboard box, fill it with cushioning materials.
  3. Place the bottle inside the box.
  4. Close and seal the shipping box. Attach the label if needed. You can also add labels saying “Fragile” or “Handle with care” on top of your champagne packaging.


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Regulations on shipping champagne internationally


Champagne delivery from online stores by post or with courier services is perfectly legal. However, individuals shipping one or multiple bottles of champagne abroad need to know that most courier companies include alcoholic drinks on the list of restricted items. Still, many people decide to send well-packaged sparkling wine overseas.


Different rules may apply depending on the countries of collection and delivery. As a rule, shipping champagne as freight by licensed companies is perfectly legal and is even covered by CMR insurance.


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FAQs on sending champagne in the mail or by courier

Can I ship champagne with every courier company?

It is important to note that not all courier companies will ship champagne internationally. For example, DHL, TNT and UPS will not ship packages with champagne inside. Each courier has specific rules and requirements for different shipments and services, so we recommend checking this further with the designated courier for your route. When booking Express or Regular plus shipping services, please make sure not to include these items as the courier will refuse to collect the parcel. If you need further assistance, you can reach us by chat, phone or email before shipping to discuss your options further.

Do people still send champagne in the mail or by courier?

Yes, even though it is not recommended by courier companies, many people often decide to ship a bottle of champagne abroad at their own risk. Many of those who travel to France, Italy, Spain, Australia and other countries famous for the quality of their sparkling wines cannot help buying a bottle of good champagne and send it back home in the mail or by courier. In such cases, it is of the utmost importance to check how to pack champagne for transport.

Is shipping champagne from Europe to the USA legal?

Licensed companies that have a special shipping contract for champagne delivery with a courier company may legally send sparkling wine abroad. However, shipping alcohol, including champagne, by individuals from the EU countries or the United Kingdom to the USA is not allowed.

Can shipping one or multiple bottles of champagne abroad be covered by insurance?

Businesses shipping champagne internationally as freight are covered by the CMR insurance. They may also purchase additional insurance directly from the logistics provider. Individuals and companies sending champagne via the standard service do so at their own risk. In such cases, loss or damage will not be covered by insurance.

Take into consideration the guidelines on how to ship champagne and how to pack champagne for transport when sending this type of alcoholic beverages domestically or internationally. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship a bottle of champagne abroad, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.