Fred was traveling to meet with friends and family. Probably a four hour drive for him. But his route brought him to within fifteen minutes of my house. So we scheduled a time that we could meet while he was in transit. He greeted me at a restaurant parking lot and we loaded the barrels into the back of my car. Not only did he save me the shipping cost, he presented me with a bottle of his wine.
Wow! How often does something like that happen, even in a community of like minded individuals. Kudos.