The coronavirus stockpiling has been fast and furious and judging by store shelves we all have enough toilet paper—but do you have a proper stash of wine and booze? According to the team at Drizly, an alcohol delivery service, “Drizly was already growing rapidly for the first eight weeks of the year. Typically, New Year’s Eve and Halloween are Drizly’s most popular days. However yesterday, March 12 was Drizly largest day ever for sales.”
It’s worth noting that most every winery in the United States has a wine club of some sort—and they would love to send your their wines. Clubs usually offer really cool selections not seen in retail stores too. Also, many of your local wine retailers have quickly modified their business models to offer home delivery services—it’s worth giving your local shop a call (and keeps them in business during these crazy times). These wine, cocktail, beer and booze delivery clubs/plans are in the business of making sure you drink well, whether it’s under the duress of quarantine or simply a quiet night at home, it’s time to get on a mailing list.
Range of Offerings: Acker celebrated their 200th year in business past February. They are America’s oldest wine shop (so they’ve seen a pandemic or two) and the world’s largest fine and rare wine auction house.
Cost for Delivery: Their membership comes in four different tier options ranging from the entry-level Reserve ($89 per quarter) membership, perfect for those with an interest and budding passion for great wines to the JK Club ($999 per quarter), an elite level of membership, featuring the most highly coveted wines on Earth. Collectible, incredibly rare, and hand-selected by Chairman, John Kapon.
Delivery Area: Nationwide
Cost for delivery: $10 flat rate shipping as a Preferred Customer or join the wine club to get free shipping on all 6 & 12 bottle orders.
Delivery area: They ship to 41 states throughout the country. Average shipping is 2-3 business days by ground.
Range of Offerings: This site has one of the best online wine selections out there and their club services include six different options as well as a Personal Sommelier Service. According to the site, their longtime industry relationships, bulk purchasing advantages, and frequent worldwide buying trips allow them to offer club members access to a wide variety of truly exceptional wines at value prices.
Cost for Delivery: The Best Buy Wine Club includes two bottles each month for $19.95, plus shipping and tax (no sales tax outside of California).
Delivery Area: Most US states
Range of Offerings: Founded in 2012, Drizly is the nation’s first and largest alcohol e-commerce marketplace, delivering on-demand beer, wine and spirits delivery to your doorstep. Consider it the Amazon of libations, delivering whatever booze you crave. Drizly’s offerings, which span beer, wine and spirits, are based on local retailer inventory in each consumer’s market.
Cost for delivery: Prices listed on Drizly are identical to in-store prices. There is a $5 delivery fee in most cities, which stays the same no matter how large the order.
Delivery area: Drizly is available in over 180 cities throughout North America. A full list can be found here:
Membership by the Spire Collection
Range of offerings: The Spire Collection is a global portfolio of wines from family-owned estates across the globe. With origins on California’s classic northern coast, the Spire Collection today encompasses estates in Bordeaux, France; Napa Valley, California; McLaren Vale, Australia; Willamette Valley, Oregon; Tuscany, Italy; Western Cape of South Africa; and Sonoma, Anderson, and Mendocino Counties in California. It is the pinnacle of the Jackson Family Wine portfolio, representing four decades of investment in vineyards and people. Members receive quarterly shipments and gain preferred access to events and concierge services and access to the Spire Collection wineries across the globe.
Cost for delivery: There are three levels of membership: $300 per shipment, $600 per shipment, and $2,000 per shipment. Each level includes four shipments per year.
Delivery area: Shipments available in most states that allow for direct shipping of wine.
Range of Offerings: They focus on small production, organic, biodynamic and hidden gem wines from around the globe made of unique indigenous grapes. Detailed tasting notes and recipe pairings for each wine are included in shipments. There are three wine club options: Mixed, All Reds or All Whites.
Cost for Delivery: The 4 bottle package is $110 per month with free shipping and the 12 bottle option is $285 per month or quarter with free shipping.
Delivery Area: Nationwide
Range of Offerings: Parcelle is a wine shop and the first retail concept from Delicious Hospitality Group, the team behind NYC restaurants Charlie Bird, Pasquale Jones, and Legacy Records. You’ll get expert selections of excellent wines at all price points, with a particular focus on every day, ready-to-drink wines.
Cost for delivery: Free 1-hour delivery in Manhattan between 12pm-9pm for orders $50+; $15 flat fee for all orders below $50. Nationwide shipping via USPS (discounted shipping rates)
Delivery area: Manhattan (same-day delivery to other boroughs also available upon request)
Range of Offerings: The Sotheby’s wine store in New York City offers a nice selection of world-class wines as well as their new Own Label Collection. The Sotheby’s Own Label includes 13 wines developed by Sotheby’s Wine team of experts through relationships with select producers. The inaugural collection includes Rosé and Champagne, as well as white and red wines at an approachable price range from $16.95 to $39.95. If you really want a project, consider ordering their Instant Cellar option—for $5,000 you’ll get 50 bottles (Average Price: $115) and 25 different selections (two bottles of each wine).
Cost to Deliver: Free ground shipping for all orders over $175, and courier service is also available for those in Manhattan for same-day delivery. For courier services, wines vary depending on store availability and there is a delivery fee of $45 for the first case, and $10 per additional case.
Delivery Area: Nationwide
Range of Offerings: Founded in 2015, Dry Farm Wines is the largest 100% organic, natural wine club in the world, they focus solely on wines that are made without additives —clean, no sugar wines sourced from small, organic vineyards across the globe. The team at Dry Farm lab tests each wine to ensure it meets their standards and that each wine is friendly to every diet, including Paleo, low-carb, Ketogenic.
Cost to Deliver: Free delivery
Delivery Area: National (domestic U.S.)
Cocktail and Booze Delivery:
Range of Offerings: Founded in 2015 two Brooklyn-based designers (Mike and Anna) this upscale cocktail kit company specializes in delivering just the fancy more complicated components to your door. As they note, “We got tired of buying apricot brandy and cream sherry and not using them again, of needing hard-to-find ingredients at 10 p.m., of trying that complicated cocktail recipe only to be disappointed once it didn’t turn out.” You provide the alcohol and they’ll deliver the rest—-nationwide.
Cost for Delivery: $ 45-$50 per month
Delivery Area: Nationwide
Range of Offerings: A club/network offering that delivers exclusive and original content exploring the lifestyle, history, science and culture of spirits featuring celebrities and experts. Available on Apple TV, Apple IOS AppStore, Android and .Com. Members get extraordinary access to rare and unique bottlings—-with easy click-to-by options for on-demand buying. Nick Buzzell, Founder & CEO, says “What’s better than streaming entertainment paired with home liquor delivery and monthly curated bottle service? The Spirits Network is a one stop digital destination enabling consumers to watch, buy and taste. Sip back and relax while watching hundreds of hours of entertainment on your big screen TV with free delivery in 50 cities and drink with the experts and celebrities who guide you through a boozy staycation.”
Cost of Delivery: The Enthusiast Membership is $99 per month and includes one select bottle and a specialty box of items per quarter, as well as access to their network content and free shipping. Same day delivery of curated spirits in most cities under 2 hours
Delivery Area: Options vary based on state laws.