Want to get your wine fix without leaving the house?
A wine delivery service can bring your favorite bottles of vino straight to your door. Whether you want the best deals on a good bottle of wine or you want to try something new you may have never seen before, a wine subscription service will deliver.
However, there are quite a few delivery services to choose from. Which might be right for you? Here are the 11 best wine delivery services out there.
Why Order Wine Online
There are so many reasons to order your wine online. The first is, of course, that you won’t have to leave your house. Especially during times of social distancing, this is a big plus for many shoppers who want to still enjoy their creature comforts but do so in the safety of their own homes.
For those who are new to the world of wine, they might find that ordering wine online provides an easier shopping experience. Forget the days of strolling the aisles at the store looking at the bottles upon bottles upon bottles of wine and wondering exactly the difference between them all (and being too worried to ask a clerk for fear of looking dumb).
Most wine shopping websites offer easy-to-use tools that allow you to find wines you might like based on your tastes, and you can do all the research on various types of wine you want, all at your own pace, before placing your order.
You can also often find better deals when you order wine online, especially if you buy several bottles of wine at once. And, if you do find that you want to order several bottles at once, or that you continue going back to the same wine delivery service over and over again, you might want to consider a subscription option, where wines are delivered to your door at a scheduled time each month, either surprise wines you may like or wines you’ve handpicked.
One-Off Wine Delivery Services
If it’s just one order of wine you need currently, though, you have a few different options.
Wine.com is the most basic place to start. Search wines by varietal or region and find sales on popular wines from around the world. Buy as little or as much wine as you want and get it delivered right to your home.
Laithwaites also offers a variety of wines from around the world, but with a focus on small-batch wines. Not sure even where to start when it comes to looking for wine? No clue what the difference is between a Malbec and a merlot? Use the website’s handy search feature to discover wines you might like based on your flavor preferences.
Usual Wines offers a unique option: wines by the glass, individually bottled, so you never have to worry about a bottle going bad when you can’t drink it all. Each bottle is 6.3 ounces and comes in a unique, triangular shape, and they come in red, rose and brut varieties. You can even purchase a mixed pack of wines for sipping and sharing.
One-Off Delivery Services for Wine Plus More
But don’t worry. If you have someone in your household who enjoys other adult beverages, while you prefer wine, there are a few services that deliver other options.
Drizly is unique in that it connects you with your local liquor store, and then that store delivers to you — kind of the same way Grubhub connects you with local restaurants. You can expect drinks delivered in less than an hour, including beer, wine, liquor and more. It’s the perfect option for those who need a drink, stat.
Saucey does much the same (check both — you never know which will serve your geographic area and for the price you want), but with delivery times in as little as half an hour.
Of course, what good is booze without some food to go along with it? Meal kit brand Blue Apron offers wine delivery once monthly, so you can get both delicious eats and incredible drinks, all from one place.
Wine Delivery Subscriptions
If you decide you enjoy wine delivery services and having your wine shipped to your door, you may want to sign up for a wine subscription. There are several to consider.
Winc is all about introducing you to new wines. Your membership starts with a very simple quiz and then the service sends you four bottles of wine tailored to your likes and dislikes every month.
Vinebox is more suited to those who don’t want a whole bottle of surprise wine — in case they don’t happen to like one of the monthly selections — but who still want that fun of the surprise. Vinebox sends you nine glasses of different wines, so you get a perfect portion of each. When you find something you love, you have the option to purchase an entire bottle.
There are two different options for the WSJ Wine Club (yes, it’s a wine club branded by The Wall Street Journal). The Discovery Club allows you to discover new wines. The Premier Club focuses on fine wines. Each option sends you 12 bottles of wine every three months.
Do you look at these wine subscription options and think that they still don’t offer enough wine to sate your appetite? Then you might like Wine Awesomeness. For $80 per month, you get six bottles of wine (with free shipping) each and every month.
Lastly, First Leaf combines personalization with great value for wines suited to your taste at up to 60 percent off the retail price. The subscription options are entirely customizable as well, allowing you to choose what types of wine you receive in your box, when you get them and how often.
What to Expect from a Wine Delivery Subscription
Every wine delivery subscription service is different, but you’ll want to take a few things into consideration when choosing the right one for you (if you decide to go this route versus purchasing individual bottles of wine by delivery).
Look at the price for each box of wine received and how it breaks down to a per-bottle price. Is that price a good one?
Also, look at the frequency with which you’ll receive your wine. Is it often enough? Too often?
Lastly, consider whether or not you want handpicked wines suited to your tastes or if you’re fine with drinking whatever is sent to you.
If you’re a true vino, there’s no better time to explore the convenience of a wine delivery service.
Whether you want wine delivered monthly or you want to pick out wines to be delivered by the bottle (or even the glass), there are more than enough options out there for you to find exactly what suits your wine-loving needs.
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