Hey, can anyone clarify the customs / expenses associated with shipping wine (or other liquors) to the US from NZ? I'm taking a three week trip to the South Island in November and hoped to visit a winery or two [or ten :-) ] while there.
First, how much are you allowed to bring back with you in your luggage? I recently traveled to Mexico and found the limit to be two bottles per person. Is this the same in NZ?
Second, can I circumvent this limitation by shipping wine back to my home? I'm considering shipping a case back as gifts for friends (and for my personal repeated enjoyment!). Is this possible? What kind of expenses are there? Taxes for shipping out of the country? How much might the freight cost?
Thanks for any input!