Wine delivered straight to my door? I think I’m in love.
In Maryland, our state laws govern that alcoholic beverages must be sold in a separate business, meaning you cannot buy alcoholic beverages in a grocery or convenience store. It seems indulgent and against current social isolation guidelines then to make an extra stop at another store to pick up wine, beer, or liquor.
Thank goodness there are very smart and resourceful people in this country who have come up with wine delivery services that will package and deliver wine straight to your door, and offer subscription services so this doesn’t have to stop once the pandemic is over. Win-win, ammirite? Check out these delivery services and raise a glass to your postmaster as they deliver your box o’wine. Cheers!
Blue Apron does more than deliver meals, it also has a wine subscription option. They offer a customized monthly order of 6 bottles (each is a 500 ml of pairing-sized wine bottles and the perfect amount for two to share) and choose between all red wine or white wine or you can mix and match. Blue Apron includes tasting notes, pairing tips, and the story behind where the wine came from. $10 per bottle. $65 per month.
Because of the name alone, I can’t wait to hashtag my next Instagram picture of me drinking wine with this subscription choice. Wine Awesomeness offers wine from around the world with tons of varieties and regions to choose from. Shipping is included in the membership fees and your subscription comes with monthly member perks like deals on wine accessories, articles on the best wine and food, plus thebacklabel magazine with tasting notes and recipe pairings. 3 Bottle Membership $49 a month. 6 Bottle $79 (discounts on first month’s boxes).
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Even though it starts with a quiz, it’s not schoolwork and it’s definitely not graded! To start at Firstleaf, they ask you a few short questions to understand your likes and dislikes and will put together a customized and personal wine selection together for you. After you receive your unique shipment, you can continually rate the wines you receive that will refine your subscription box. Your membership includes a Wine Concierge team that is available to discuss wine pairings, your wine selections, and your personal wine profile. $79 for 6 bottles.
Not sure what your taste is in wine or just interested in learning more? Every 3 months, Vinebox will send you 9 glasses of the season’s best wines for your own personal wine tasting, all from different regions and in different styles of wine. As a member, you can earn credit on future purchases of full bottles if you find one you can’t wait to have again. Members will learn how to be “Wine Smart” with lessons in grapes, the art of winemaking, and pairing wine, whether it’s with a box of truffles or a bag of Ruffles (their words, not mine!). $79 quarterly.
Cellars Wine Club
Whether it’s one bottle or a case, Cellars Wine Club offers the opportunity to customize your wine order every month, based on your tastes, variety of wine, price or quantity. You can choose between a one-time order, a monthly order or quarterly deliveries. Your subscription also guarantees “no bad bottle” and will curate a wine selection just for you based on your preferences and likes. $29–$99 per month.
—Claire Dougherty Kovacs
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