As we become accustomed to self-distancing, spending our days at home, and not leaving our houses, our desire to learn about, buy, and drink wine is not hindered. We just have to approach it differently. Instead of traveling to a winery, wineries can come into your home. Instead of paying for a wine class at a school or store, take a virtual class in your home. If you want to learn how to taste or meet the winemaker, you can do that virtually. And, if you feel your inventory at home is low, do not worry, you can get a lot of great wine delivered to your doorstep. Shopping for wine online is not new but there are some new sources for wine and some great deals available as well!
WINE CLUBS AND RETAIL
Wine Clubs are already online, sending out shipments on a regular basis. But given the current situation and to help support the wineries they work with, special offers are available.
With Wine Access, a world of classic, new, and rare wines awaits you. A team of experts has curated a selection of wines that overdeliver on price. The team tastes over 20,000 of the world's best wines every year and approximately 1 out of 18 get selected. For the month of March, Wine Access will be offering 10% off every wine in their online store and all store wines will ship the next day so that they can be enjoyed as quickly as possible.
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Winc is a personalized wine club founded in 2012 by Xander Oxman, Gregg McFarlane, and winemaker/sommelier Brian Smith. A membership-based club, Winc creates and curates over a hundred wines
With a focus on quality over quantity, Winc works with independent winemakers and growers allow us to deliver even greater quality and diversity. When you sign up for the club, you answer a one-minute quiz and the Winc team will tailor 4 delicious wines to pair with your preferences each month. Sign up today and enjoy $20 off your first box.
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Wine.com revolutionized the way people discover, buy and enjoy wine. Wine.com offers the world’s largest selection, paired with expert guidance and unmatched convenience. Established winery relationships enable them to offer everything from big-name, critically acclaimed wines to small production, unique bottles from all over the globe. Every region, varietal and price is available and right now it is the Wine.com End of Season sale and many wines are available for 50% off!
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What started as the most downloaded wine app, powered by a community of millions, today Vivino ranks as one of the largest online wine marketplaces. What makes shopping unique at Vivino is that community data is used to recommend wines. Discover new wines from the ease of an app on your Android or Apple devices.
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Vinley Market, a female-owned business, searches the world to curate an exceptional collection of wine that does not break the bank. The goal is to bring inspiration and simplicity to the joys of discovering wine. Sign up for a monthly box of artisanal wines to be delivered to your door. Each month you will receive 2 or 3 bottles of curated boutique wines with tasting cards that include information about the wines. Shipping is free to most states.
These are just some of the special offers from wine stores and clubs. Check with your favorite local wine shop to see is they are offering local delivery or shipping or any other offers.
Remember we are all in this together. We are home for the foreseeable future to protect ourselves and those around us. But we can still support our local businesses who also need our help in this challenging time.
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An online wine club and wine gifts website, Winestyrs has curated a collection of the best small production wines that you won’t normally find on store shelves and then deliver them quickly and conveniently to your door. They have teamed up with a number of their wineries to offer limited time only special pricing as a way to support their wineries. As a member of the Winestyrs Club, each day you will get an email offer with the exclusive details. If you are not yet a club member, give it a try with $35 off your first shipment (their largest discount ever), with code: HOME35 and unlock member pricing and $0 shipping on any size order immediately.
Walker Wine Company strives to consistently source the world’s best wines, with outstanding provenance, in order to help you build a unique collection of lasting value. If you are a wine collector or looking for a rare or vintage wine, Walker Strangis has sourced hundreds of unique wines from the neighborhood garagiste to the Grand Marques. If there is a specific collectible wine you are looking for, contact Walker Wine Co. Sign up for the Walker Wine Co email and receive bi-weekly emails with special offers of recent imports or cellar purchases.
Open for more than 40 years, the Wine House has an 18,000 square foot facility in West Los Angeles. They have a selection of more than 6,000 domestic and imported wines, spirits and beers with choices from the complete novice to the connoisseur. As long as the store can remain open during these times, it will be open to customers. Wine House also offers curbside pickup for local people. But the Wine House ships locally and around the country as well. No matter what price range, grape variety or region, the Wine House will have it.
Our favorite wines bars have been forced to close as well. But they still have a full inventory of wines. While you may not be able to belly up to the bar for a glass of wine, you can purchase the wines to enjoy in your own home.
Located in Silverlake in Los Angeles, Bar Covell boasts one of the best wine lists in Los Angeles, all available by the glass. While you cannot order these wines by the glass, you can recreate the Bar Covell at home. Anything they have in inventory is for sale. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and they can help you buy wine for pickup or delivery to keep your house stocked up!
Located in West Hollywood, Severance offers over 500 selections by the bottle. Most available wines are listed on the website but to inquire about something special, email email@example.com. Wines can be picked up curbside, locally delivered via TryCaviar or shipped within the state of California via FedEx.
Vintage Wine + Eats, the delightful neighborhood wine bar in Studio City, has a selection of small domestic and international producers, unique grapes and some lesser-known regions are featured on the wine list. There are 50 wines by the glass offered and these wines are being offered for an amazing price. Vintage Wine + Eats is offering 40% OFF bottles of wine to go (50% for Wine Club Members). Neighborhood delivery is available for orders of six bottles or more with 24 hours’ notice.
Located in Echo Park, Bar Avalon is a favorite neighborhood restaurant with a wine shop, EVE Bottle Shop, next door. Bar Avalon has transitioned from a full-service restaurant into a takeout and delivery bodega, called Bodega Avalon and EVE Bottle Shop continues to curate an excellent selection of wines from around the world. Order wine, as well as a sandwich, and have it delivered by TryCaviar.