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12 places to buy wine online – from FreshDirect to Macy’s

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  • Online wine stores are a convenient place to shop for vino without leaving your home.
  • The best places to buy wine online include NakedWines.com, ReserveBar, and Drizly.
  • You must be 21+ years to place and receive orders; some states have alcohol-delivery restrictions.

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Hosting large gatherings may be out of the question right now, but sometimes having a quiet night in is enough of an occasion to break out a bottle of wine. It’s even better if you don’t have to leave the house to get it. Online options require minimal energy but deliver on all the perks. Just remember to read the fine print and plan on having someone 21 or older sign for the package.

If you’re looking for an ongoing delivery service, check out our guide to the best wine subscriptions. Otherwise, you’ll find a list below of the best places that will deliver wine straight to your door.

Here are 12 solid options for delivering wine to your door

NakedWines.com

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NakedWines.com is like a “Shark Tank” for independent wines, and it has an “Angel” membership program that crowd-funds independent wine labels across the globe. Angel members get up to 60% off listed prices, among other perks, for depositing $40 a month into a wine “bank account” they can use whenever they want. NakedWines.com also gives out $100 vouchers often. You can get one by taking a 30-second quiz on the site.

Currently, you can grab a $100 voucher for six bottles of wine. Choose from a case of reds, whites, or a mix of both.

Shipping: NakedWines.com charges $10 in shipping fees for orders under $100. For orders $100 and more, delivery is free — except for Hawaii (+$70) and Alaska (+$130). Wines will be delivered Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday during regular working hours, but make sure that there is someone over 21 years old who can sign for the package. For a full list of where it delivers, head over here.

Note: Nakedwines.com was previously experiencing increased demand and delayed shipments due to the coronavirus. Operations are back to normal now, but you may still want to account for any unexpected delivery delays with your order. 

What to buy:

Read our full review of Nakedwines.com here.

ReserveBar

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ReserveBar is an online premium wine and spirits store with prices to match. It carries everything from scotch, gin, and wine to moonshine, cocktail mixers, and Perrier-Jouët x Sugarfina gift sets.

The company has a luxury collection, limited edition bottles, and top trending gifts to skim through. It also offers high-end gift packaging and custom engraving, perfect for those looking to gift a really good bottle of liquor with a personalized message. High-brow options aside, ReserveBar also has plenty of wine for less than $50.

Currently, you can use the code “SHIP99” at checkout to get free shipping off orders $99+. 

Shipping: Shipping fees depend on your state and the weight of your order, but the base costs are $15.97 for ground shipping, $34.97 for two-day express, and $67.97 for overnight express.

All shipments must be signed for by a 21-year-old adult. Products have a “ship to” section that shows which states allow delivery of that particular liquor or wine. Select cities can use ReserveBar Express and get fine spirits and Champagne delivered to their door the same day.

Note: ReserveBar was previously experiencing increased demand and delayed shipments due to the coronavirus. Operations are back to normal now, but you may still want to account for any unexpected delivery delays with your order. 

What to buy:

Read our full review of ReserveBar here.  

Wine.com

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Wine.com boasts the world’s largest online wine selection, plus the convenience of home delivery or pick-up from convenient local stores (like Walgreens) that may be open late or on weekends. It’s a good place to find old favorites, discover new wines, and shop collectible and boutique wines. As an additional perk, Wine.com sells gift baskets, glassware, and other wine accessories.

Currently, new customers save $20 off purchases of $100 with the code NEW2021.

Shipping: Shipping depends on the number of bottles and total size and weight of your order but can reach $30 per order. If you want to pick it up yourself, there are more than 10,000 participating locations, including Walgreens, Duane Reade, and Safeway. If you choose this option at checkout, you’ll get an email when your order is ready for pick-up, and you’ll have five days to grab it. However, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, we suggest calling the location beforehand to double-check that you can pick it up.

Wine.com also has an annual $49 membership called the StewardShip program that gets you free shipping on every order for a full year with no purchase minimum. Either way, an adult signature is needed to get your package.

What to buy:

Wine Insiders

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Wine Insiders is essentially an online wine store with both individual bottles and a lot of multi-pack options, including six-bottle cases based on themes like Thanksgiving, Halloween, and staff picks. You’ll also find curated selections from Geoffrey Zakarian, Chef Ludo, and more. There’s also a 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

Shipping: There’s $14.95 shipping on orders of three to five bottles and free shipping on orders of six bottles or more. Currently, Wine Insiders ships to all states except Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Utah.

All shipments must be signed for by an adult over 21 years old, and packages can’t be left on your doorstep or delivered to a PO box. Fees may apply if your wine returns to the company as undeliverable. If you work during the day, it’s smart to send your box to a convenient local pick-up location or your business address to ensure delivery. 

Note: Wine Insiders was previously experiencing increased demand and delayed shipments due to the coronavirus. Operations are back to normal now, but you may still want to account for any unexpected delivery delays with your order. 

What to buy: 

Vinebox

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Vinebox immediately stands out for its unique vials of wine, which give individual pours but still maintain the full flavor and mouthfeel of the wine. Every three months, Vinebox sends you a box of nine of these “glasses.” They contain seasonal varieties, wines you should be drinking right now, and other fun picks. With each box, you’ll also receive up to $30 in credits to buy the full-size versions. 

Shipping: Shipping is free. Currently, Vinebox ships everywhere in the US except Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia. You can also ship to any UPS Store or FedEx Office location and pick up your box there. 

What to buy:

Read our full review of Vinebox here.

Dry Farm Wines

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Dry Farm Wines’ focus is on sustainably grown, natural wines. That means they’re free of additives and sugar, they have lower alcohol content, and they’re lab-tested for purity.

According to Dry Farm, the government approves of the use of 76 additives, and since wine bottles are not required to have contents labels, you don’t get the full picture of what you’re drinking. The company imports all of its natural wines from small family farmers around the world, but mostly from Europe. 

Shipping: All ground shipping is free, while expedited shipping has a small fee. Dry Farm Wines only ships to the US, but it offers helpful advice for finding natural wines if you’re located elsewhere. 

It takes three to six business days for orders to arrive on the West Coast and five to seven business days on the East Coast. Currently, delivery requires an ID check but no signature. 

What to buy: 

We’re currently testing Dry Farm Wines and will report back with our experiences soon.

Winc

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California-based winery Winc, which sommelier Brian Smith co-founded, uses an online Palate Profile, along with your own ratings, to recommend and ship wines tailored to your tastes as a subscription. Or, you can buy bottles a la carte.

The wines, which come from winemakers all over the world as well as Winc’s own vineyard, start at $13 a bottle. There’s no fee or commitment to join, and you can skip a month’s shipment any time you want. 

You can get $20 off if you buy four or more bottles right now. 

Shipping: Member shipping is $9 if you order three or fewer bottles and free if you order four or more bottles. Non-member shipping is $15 per order. Shipping typically takes 3-7 business days, but Winc is currently experiencing delays of 5+ business days.

Note: Winc was previously experiencing increased demand and delayed shipments due to the coronavirus. Operations are back to normal now, but you may still want to account for any unexpected delivery delays with your order. 

What to buy:

Read our full review of Winc here.

Firstleaf

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When you first sign up for Firstleaf, you’ll get six bottles of wine for just $40. Afterward, you’ll be automatically subscribed to get another six bottles for $90. Firstleaf prides itself on its custom algorithm that predicts which one of its many award-winning wine options you’ll like, and if you don’t like a bottle, you’ll get a refund. Outside of the subscription, you can also buy individual bottles from its store. 

Shipping: Shipping is always $9.95 per order and takes about 2-5 days to arrive. Firstleaf ships to all states in the US except Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Note: Firstleaf was previously experiencing increased demand and delayed shipments due to the coronavirus. Operations are back to normal now, but you may still want to account for any unexpected delivery delays with your order. 

What to buy: 

Read our full review of Firstleaf here.

Bright Cellars

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Monthly Wine Subscription (small)

Two MIT grads are behind the monthly wine club Bright Cellars, which sends four new wines each month for $80. The company has a competitive curation process — it says it only picks one out of every 12 wines it tries for the monthly collections and promises to show you hidden gems from vineyards in Italy, Spain, Portugal, South America, and more. 

Shipping: Shipping is $8 per order. Bright Cellars ships to the US, and you should receive your order in about seven business days. 

Note: Bright Cellars was previously experiencing increased demand and delayed shipments due to the coronavirus. Operations are back to normal now, but you may still want to account for any unexpected delivery delays with your order. 

What to buy: 

  • Wine picks depend on your quiz results. There is no store where you can buy individual wines. 

FreshDirect

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FreshDirect is one of the best grocery delivery services in New York City. It has a limited delivery scope, but it carries pretty much everything (including beer, wine, and liquor) that you’d pick up at your local store. Like a regular store, it also runs weekly deals. 

Shipping: Check eligibility via zip code. FreshDirect delivers to counties on the East Coast. Depending on your location, delivery minimums start at $30, and delivery fees start at $5.99. 

For a morning or early afternoon delivery (two-hour time slots), you must place your order by 6 p.m. the day before. For a late afternoon or evening delivery (two-hour time slots), you must place your order by 11 p.m. the day before.

Note: FreshDirect was previously experiencing increased demand and limited delivery windows due to the coronavirus. Operations are back to normal now, but you may still want to account for any unexpected delays or limited delivery slots with your order. 

What to buy:

Read our full review of FreshDirect here.

Drizly

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Like ReserveBar, Drizly offers other kinds of alcohol in addition to wine. Best of all, it delivers the exact wine you need in under an hour, and it doesn’t mark up prices. Most of its 3,000+ wine offerings are affordable (less than $20) and nearly half of its stock is red wine. 

Shipping: For one-hour delivery, the fee is $5 per order. In New York City, most stores offer delivery for free, but some areas may have increased fee zones and higher minimums based on your address. 

For larger shipments, shipping fees can vary depending on the store you order from, but it will be a flat rate price. You’ll see the final shipping cost in your cart when you check out. 

What to buy:

Read our comparison of Drizly, Minibar, and Saucy. We’re currently testing Drizly and will report back with our experiences soon.

Macy’s Wine Shop

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Yes, Macy’s delivers expertly selected wine to your door. You can buy by the bottle or by selections of six or 12. You can also shop by style, price, and vintage.

You can get six bottles for under $9 per bottle (plus free shipping), but it’s worth noting that those deals are part of the Macy’s wine club. Unless you cancel, you’ll receive a new case every three months, and you’ll be charged for it. However, there’s no obligation to continue, and you’ll get an email reminder before you’re charged. 

Shipping: Unless otherwise stated, shipping is $14.95 for three to five bottles and free for six or more. 

What to buy:

Check out our other great wine guides

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