RRV, I understand you comment about having to tell the store to ship on a Monday, and I don't disagree. However it only seems prudent to ensure this by adding that request when purchasing, particulary when the wine is being shipped some distance.
I still maintain that the shipping material they use is just fine. I've not seen the report, but I have heard (from a very reliable source)that the corragated cardboard shippers actually temperature insulate wine better than the styro shippers, and I would imagine these inserts would fit into the same category.
I do miss Super Cellar's $1.49 any bottle anywhere any qty shipping policy however (they had to have lost a ton of money on that deal).
Once ... in the wilds of Afghanistan, I lost my corkscrew, and we were forced to live on nothing but food and water for days. - W. C. Fields