So you find yourself getting little wine, beer and spirits. Maybe it was all those. Or maybe you should give yourself a break from the of the with a and an adult drink. But now you just can't summon the energy to put on [homemade and go to the store. Alcohol delivery seems like a pretty good option.
You're not alone. According to research by Nielsen, online alcohol sales skyrocketed by 243% in a week in the mid-March. Because lockdowns, quarantines, andhold in more people, limit shopping excursions, and local bars and restaurants, excluding shutters, many people turn to other means to stock their favorite drinks.
A number of national delivery services, wine club services and larger regional stores still supply alcohol during the coronavirus pandemic. Some restaurants that offer delivery and takeout also offer alcoholic drinks, although some states require you to purchase food as well. (According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ordering food or alcohol from restaurants and shops is considered safe, althoughto keep yourself and your delivery person healthy.)
There are a ton of online alcohol delivery services, as well as wine delivery services and wine and beer-of-the-month clubs. Many regional and local liquor stores and breweries also have delivery options – for example, check out this running list someone has put together from California breweries that send brews to people at home.
Alcohol delivery laws vary by state, so not every service is available in every area. However, many states viewed liquor stores as an essential service during the pandemic and now allow the delivery of such drinks to restaurants and liquor stores where they may not have had them in the past.
If you want to stock up on some booze without going to the grocery or liquor store, here are a few services to check out. Just remember that the same rules that always applied to alcohol now apply more than ever: only enjoy wine and spirits in moderation, and never drive and drive.
Drizly is an online alcohol delivery service that partners with more than 2,200 retailers in North America to ship beer, wine, spirits and snacks to you. It is available in 26 states and DC.
When you add something to your cart, you have the option to choose which store near you will fulfill the order, as well as ETAs, minimums and delivery charges. You can often have your order delivered within an hour (although the site is currently warning of expecting delays due to increased demand), or planning a delivery for the future. Add a tip for your driver and you are good to go. The site also encourages users to select contactless deliveries.
Total Wine has a wide variety of spirits, beer, and wine and offers same-day delivery of alcohol and snacks in 12 states, as well as store and store pickup. If you've ever been to one of the shops, you know there is a wide variety to choose from, including domestic and craft beer and spirits. If you're looking for good wine, the Winery Direct deals allow you to mix six bottles to get a discount. Bottles start from $ 3.
Are you a wine lover? Winc is a wine club of the month and wine subscription service where wine drinkers take a short quiz and make recommendations that suit their taste for a monthly subscription to wine greatness. You can also search the site for anything you want – from red wine like pinot noir, to white wine like sauvignon blanc and more. If you select four wines, you get free shipping every month, both from Winc & # 39; s own wines and from bottles from independent wineries. Bottles start at $ 13 each. Our sister site Chowhound named Winc the best wine subscription for most people, saying it "offers great value to the wines and the user-friendly site."
Saucey offers delivery within 30 minutes or two days shipping of beer, wine and spirits, with no delivery costs or order minimums – the price has all been brought in, so what you see is what you pay (however there are shipping costs) . The catch is that it only operates that on-demand service in certain cities: Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC.
Minibar operates in 18 states and promises to deliver great wine, beer, and spirits to your door within an hour (although there are currently delays in many areas due to increased demand, the site says) . It also offers statewide shipping within three to five days and an in-store pickup option from your local liquor store. The site stands out for its easy navigation and the ability to quickly filter by alcohol type, shop, country, size, container and price.
Home delivery is great, but if you go to Walgreens or FedEx anyway, you can order Wine.com from online store at one of those retail locations near you. The site boasts the "largest wine selection in the world" and you can have the bottles of wine delivered to your home or one of those local pick-up locations. You can also sign up for the StewardShip program – an annual subscription costs $ 49 and you get free shipping all year round.
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If you live in a state where alcohol can be delivered from local restaurants, you can probably order drinks from your favorite food delivery app. Just open it, navigate to the restaurant you want and see if there are beer, wine or alcoholic drinks available. Check out our list of best food delivery services here.
In at least 14 states, you can add wine, beer, and spirits to your grocery order from the online grocery service Instacart. Orders are processed by supermarkets in your area. Regular delivery charges apply and you must show proof of identity.
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