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The bars are still closed, but our liquor cabinets sure aren’t.
If you’ve been missing your local pub amid the coronavirus shutdown, you can still enjoy a great Cabernet while staying home by getting wine delivered directly to your doorstep.
Luckily, there are so many options to do just that, ranging from one-bottle orders for when you’re craving a favorite red for winter, to full subscription services to make sure your supply never runs dry.
With National Drink Wine Day coming up on Feb. 18, now is the time to put in your orders — not that you need a holiday to drink your favorite vino. Once your bottles come, unbox, uncork and raise a glass to convenience.
For when the weather outside is drizzling or snowing, stay inside and pop a bottle from home with delivery from Drizly.
The alcohol delivery app is a great idea for anyone who wants to avoid the liquor store but still keep their favorite wine on hand. Drizly has both a website and a mobile app, making it easier than ever to stock up on red, white, rosé and more, in addition to the many beers and spirits also in stock.
For those who are sick of their go-to wine varieties and want to think outside the box, order one from Winc and see what they pick for you.
The monthly wine subscription service tailors their wines to your tastes, with a quiz upon signing up to gauge what flavors, blends and varieties you should try next. Each month, you’ll get four handpicked bottles in the mail, delivered right to your door for a hassle-free wine tasting from your own home. A monthly membership of three bottles per month costs $39, with the ability to add additional bottles starting at $13 apiece.
3. Wine On Sale
Whenever the words “wine” and “sale” are in the same sentence, you should probably pay attention.
Get your favorite wines for great prices on this site, which will also deliver to your door for free on orders of six bottles or more with code SHIPFREE1 at checkout. Ordering in bulk won’t be an issue either, as the site offers an impressive array of cases and curated boxes, from a box of winter classics to a 12 or six-bottle package perfect for date night at home.
Wine.com makes it insanely simple to send wine directly to your doorstep, with thousands of wines to choose from and an ever-expanding lineup of new wines to try.
The online platform is currently having a promotion for new customers, taking $20 off your order of $100 or more with code NEW2021 at checkout. Getting to the $100 minimum won’t be too hard, as you can stock up on reds, whites, rosé and even sparkling options to last a while, or a few weeks — no judgment.
Bring the hotel minibar to you, and at much better prices.
Minibar Delivery operates both on their website and on their mobile app, so you can order wine and other drinks on the go. Simply enter your address to see their selection of wines, as well as delivery times, or check this list of cities. Not only do they offer red, white and sparkling wines, they also deliver other beers and spirits and will even drop off a bag of ice, eliminating the trip to the bodega in the cold.
Feeling Saucey but stationary?
Stay on the couch and have the wine come to you, by ordering through Saucey, the alcohol delivery platform that carries a wide variety of wine, in addition to beer and spirits. The best part? They will deliver in 30 minutes or less in select locations, so go ahead and order a pizza and have them at the same time without ever leaving your house. If you don’t qualify for the speedy delivery, they will still ship it out to you, in a very timely two-day window.
A whole array of wines and snacks to pair with them, this option is a party all wrapped up in a basket and tied with a bow.
Order from 1-800-Baskets and send a friend a thoughtful gift basket, and send one to yourself while you’re at it. Choose from a comprehensive basket like The Entertainer with wines and treats, or opt for a wine-specific basket like the Rosé is The Way basket with the pink drink and other matching snacks to pair.
Here’s a bright idea for your next wine night.
Bright Cellars is a monthly wine subscription club that takes your tastes into account when choosing which bottles to send your way. First, take a quiz to let the team at Bright Cellars know what you like and don’t like in a wine. Then, after seeing which wines they recommend, pick four and they will send them straight to your door. The monthly service costs $80, making each bottle only $20 for a handpicked choice from all over the world.
Here’s another parcel service that brings the party to you.
Parcelle Wine ships everywhere in the contiguous United States, and offers free delivery to those in New York City for orders over $150, which won’t be hard to achieve after looking at their selection of wines. Not only do they carry basic brands of all varieties, but they also have a section for fine and rare wines in their cellar book. Once you’re hooked, consider joining the Monthly Wine Drop, which delivers three unique bottles every month for $95.
10. Usual Wines
Turn a usual evening into a fun one with a glass of Usual Wines.
The beaker-shaped bottles of wine are anything but usual and are as yummy as they are beautiful to look at. They currently carry Brut, rosé, red and a special reserve bottle, as well as gift sets perfect for sampling. Each bottle is measured to be one 6.3-ounce serving and is sold online in packs of six, 12, 18 and 24.
11. Splash Wines
For those who like a splash of the hard stuff after a long day of work, this site is for you.
Splash Wines is a great option for ordering curated cases of wine to your home, making the liquor store obsolete and your wine cellar well-stocked. Take a look at the cases, chosen by the experts at Splash, or rely on your own sommelier skills and build your own box from an array of options of reds, whites and everything in between.
Splash also offers a subscription service, starting at six bottles for $59 or 15 bottles for $89, free shipping included for both. Choose from a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly delivery and other options on the site, to make your subscription perfectly tailored to your needs.
WSJwine is a great idea for gifting some bottles to buddies, or ordering a few for yourself, too. They offer packages of wines, like the recommended Warming Winter Reds set with 12 bottles for $159.88, or 12 bottles of their Five-Star Favorites for $174.88, now over 20% off. If you like choosing your wine yourself, take a look at their options and add whatever catches your eye to your cart.