If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return your order to the warehouse for a full refund (Bottles must be unopened, in the state you received them, and in the original packaging). We believe that in order to have the best possible online shopping experience, our customers should not have to pay for domestic return shipping. So if you're not happy with your purchase, just contact us right away and we will provide you with details for returning the unopened bottles - your domestic shipping costs are prepaid by us.
With the WineChateau.com 365 day return policy, there are no special catches or exceptions. All we ask is that you send the items back to us in the original packaging, unopened, and in the same condition you received them.
You can return your purchase for up to 365 days from the purchase date.
Products must be in the condition you received them and in the original box and/or packaging.
Return shipping is absolutely FREE.
You will be provided with a pre-paid FedEx domestic label to return the purchase to us.
Once your return is received and inspected by the fulfillment centers (usually within 72 hours of receipt), your refund will be processed and a credit will be automatically applied to your credit card or original method of payment within 7 days. Please note that depending on your credit card company, it may take an additional 2-10 business days after your credit is applied for it to post to your account. As part of our 365-day return policy, all returns will need to be received and processed by our warehouse within 365 days of purchase.
No returns or exchanges on Spirits unless we sent the wrong item.
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In the Ottoman Empire, due to the Islamic restriction, until 19th century meyhanes generally run by Greeks, but sometimes also by Albanians Armenians, or Jews would mainly serve wine Muslims among meyhane attendants, sharia authorities could, at time, persecute them. With the relatively liberal atmosphere of Tanzimat Turkey, meyhane attendance among Muslims rose considerably. However, belivers would still approach wine with a certain suspicion. Raki became a favourite among myhane goers. By the end of the century, raki took its current standard form and its consumption surpassed that of wine.In Turkey, raki is consumed with meze; it is especially popular with white chees and melon or fish. Raki is generally drunk mixed with cold water. Ice cubes may be added, preferably to diluted raki, since its anise may otherwise crystallize. When the water is added, the mixture turns a whitish color, similar to the louche of absinthe. In addition to mixing raki with water in its own glass, it is customary to drink raki with a separate but complementary beverage. For the casual raki drinker, a glass of cold water is suitable. For the serious stands as the best accompaniment to Lion’s Milk. Sometimes raki is drunk with ayran, which is said to prevent hangover.
It is always a pleasure to receive my order. First, it's the only place that I can find Raki y the USA that I know. Second, it is very easy to navigate the www.Winechateau.com and order it. Third, wow this time if I was impressed with the shipping. I placed the order 10/23/17 and 1025/17 already had it at home. Other times they have taken a little more but, it depends on the time of the year. Thank you a thousand times.
Certainly an acquired taste, yet one I thoroughly enjoy. My first encounter was when I was working in Turkey. I had come down with a terrible chest cold and thought this might help me to sleep, as it had an aroma similar to "NyQuil." I slept like a baby and awoke fresh and revived. The taste is on the order of black licorice. Best served on ice with water. Delicious when served with fruit. The export version acquired here in the States is lower in alcohol than the potent Turkish market variety. Still efficient at 90 proof.