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New Year’s Eve is just a few nights away and I think we can collectively agree that’s something to celebrate. There’s no better year than this wreetched one to pop a huge bottle or bottles — many bottles — of Champagne and send 2020 packing, ne’er to return again. With coronavirus cases surging across the US you may be in the market for some bubbles to pop safely from home, and getting your Champagne delivered will save you a face-masked trip to the package store.
The pandemic, coupled with more options than ever to order your booze online the web, has seen alcohol and liquor delivery sales skyrocket since the start of lockdowns, quarantine and shelter-in-place orders, according to Nielsen. If you’re looking to stock up on some Champagne, prosecco, cava or any other sparkling wine for New Year’s without going to the market or liquor store, these are a few of the best online liquor delivery services to try.
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Note that alcohol delivery laws vary by state, so not every service is available everywhere. Many states, however, have deemed liquor stores an essential service during the pandemic, and are allowing delivery of alcohol from restaurants and liquor stores where they may not have in the past. Inventory also varies by store and service so if something is out of stock now it may come back in stock soon. We update this list periodically.
Just remember that the same rules that have always applied to alcohol apply now, perhaps more than ever: Enjoy wine and spirits in moderation and never drink and drive.
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Drizly is an online alcohol delivery service that partners with more than 2,200 retailers across North America to send beer, wine, liquor and snacks to your door. It’s available in 26 states and DC.
When you add something to your cart, you’ll have the option to choose which store in your area will fulfill the order, as well as delivery ETAs, minimums and fees. You can often get your order delivered in under an hour (though the site currently warns to expect delays given the increased demand), or schedule a delivery for the future. Add a tip for your driver, and you’re good to go. The site is also encouraging users to select contactless deliveries.
Total Wine has a wide variety of liquor, beer and wine, and offers same-day alcohol and snack delivery across 19 states, as well as shipping and in-store pickup. If you’ve ever been in one of its stores, you know it has a wide variety to choose from, including domestic and craft beer and spirits. If you are looking for good wine, its Winery Direct deals let you mix six bottles to get a discount. Bottles start as low as $3.
Saucey offers 30-minute delivery or two-day shipping of beer, wine and liquor, with no delivery fees or order minimums — the price is all rolled in, so what you see is what you pay (there are shipping fees, however). The catch is that it only operates that on-demand service in certain cities. Check your ZIP code at the link below to see if your area is included.
Minibar operates in 19 states and DC, promising to deliver great wine, beer and liquor to your door in under an hour. It also offers statewide shipping within three to five days, and an in-store pickup option at your local liquor store. The site stands out for its easy navigation and ability to quickly filter by type of alcohol, then store, country, size, container and price.
Home delivery is great, but if you’re going out to Walgreens or FedEx anyway, online retailer Wine.com lets you order to pick up at one of those store locations near you. The site boasts that it has the “world’s largest selection of wines,” and you can have the bottles of wine delivered to your home or to one of those local pickup sites. You can also sign up for the StewardShip program — a one-year subscription is $49, and gets you free shipping all year.
If you live in a state that allows alcohol delivery from local restaurants, you can likely order drinks through your favorite food delivery app. Just open it up, navigate to the restaurant you want, and see if beer, wine or alcoholic drinks are available. Check out our list of best food delivery services here.
In 22 states, you can add wine, beer and liquor to your grocery delivery order from online grocery service Instacart. Orders are fulfilled by grocery stores in your area. Regular delivery fees apply, and you’ll need to show ID.
Are you a wine enthusiast? Winc is a wine-of-the-month club and wine subscription service that has wine drinkers take a short quiz and offers recommendations that will match their palate for a monthly subscription of wine awesomeness. You can also search the site for whatever you prefer — from red wine like pinot noir, to white wine such as sauvignon blanc, and more. Selecting four wines will get you free shipping each month, from both Winc’s own wines and bottles from independent wineries. Bottles start at $13 each. Our sister site Chowhound named Winc the best wine subscription for most people, and said that it “provides an overall great value for the wines and user-friendly site.”
Happy ordering! For more, check out our roundup of everything you need to know to stay healthy and entertained while stuck at home, and the best online games to play with friends. You can also find out about the best meal kit delivery services, the best meat delivery and subscription services, the best coffee subscriptions and gourmet food and drink gifts to send to family and friends.
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