There are plenty of jokes around about the amount of alcohol needed for staying at home and self isolation. Seriously though, in this ‘climate’ who can say no to a chilled glass of wine or champagne? From sustainable and organic wines to affordable champagnes, here are our top sites where you can buy alcohol online and get it delivered to your door too. Many offer free delivery!
Indigo Wine Co
If you love Aussie vino, you need to check out Indigo Wine Co. Conceptualised by a group of guys with a love for handcrafted Australian wines, this wine business imports boutique Australian labels and makes them available across Singapore! The aim is simple: to source and deliver exceptional wines, while providing knowledge and service to customers.
On the site you’ll find exclusive and unique bottles, most of which are sustainable and organic. The wines are handpicked from family-owned wineries of critical acclaim, and are offered directly on the site without any third parties involved. This results in reasonable and competitive prices. Hosting a gathering? Then you’ll get even greater value if you buy a pack of six! Apart from selling wines, Indigo Wine Co also offers a range of wine-related services, from education through to cellar selection to tailored events.
How delivery works: Enjoy free next-day delivery when you order a minimum of $200 (per delivery address). For orders below $200, the delivery cost is $15. In a hurry to get your bottles? Order by 11am and opt for the premium same-day delivery service for $30.
Sourced from across the globe, including France, America, Italy and Australia, Little Farms offers a fab lineup of wine, beer, spirits and mixers. In addition to a curated white and red wine selection, there’s also an impressive array of rosé wine. Best enjoyed chilled on a sunny day, rosé wines are perfect for the weekends, especially brunch!
Looking for the perfect wine pairing for a gathering or a simple wind down session? Little Farms offers a wide variety of product pairings, such as cured meats straight from the in-house butcher, wonderful aged cheeses, fresh fruits, crispy biscuits and all natural chips and dips.
How delivery works: Enjoy free island wide delivery for orders above $100. For anything under, delivery costs $15. Same day delivery is available for orders made before 10am.
For a limited time only, enjoy 10 percent off your first order when you use the code ExpatLiving10 during checkout. This promotion is only available for the first 100 new customers.
Do you love the chance to save money on your bottle-buying habits in Singapore? Then we have some news you’ll be happy about. Open Taste has introduced a selection of high-quality French wines priced at 30 percent less than those carried at local brick-and-mortar stores and specialty online grocers. From Sancerre, Champagne, chardonnay and Burgundy, to Margaux from Bordeaux, and rosé from Provence, there are plenty of varietals to choose from. Right now, we’re loving the Champagne Delamotte Brut ($199 for three bottles) and M de Minuty Rosé ($119 for three bottles)!
Open Taste is an innovative logistics service for food and beverages rather than an actual online supermarket with inventory. Open Taste can keep prices super low by sourcing directly from suppliers. So, you can shop for wine, along with fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy products and a variety of pantry goods from around the world at wholesale prices. The wines are sold in “bulk” – which really just means that each varietal comes in a quantity of three. (Why pay $64 for a single bottle of Chablis when you can get three bottles for $129?)
How delivery works: Everything from Open Taste will be delivered within 36 hours of placing your order. Premium Open Taste members (membership is $49.99 per year or $5.99 per month) can enjoy unlimited free delivery on all orders over $49, plus a two percent reward on all purchases. For non-premium members, delivery is free on orders with bulk items (including bulk wine) over $150 and orders without bulk items over $49 (see the online store for details).
Once Upon a Vine
This online shop has a fabulous range of organic and biodynamic artisan wines sourced from small-production wineries. These wineries use healthy farming practices – organic grapes with limited or zero chemicals in the cellar. You’ll find everything from organic reds, whites, rosé and orange wines (made from white grapes vinified like a red wine) to bubbles and dessert wines. And they’re all made with lesser-known grapes to create more unusual wine styles. One of the top-sellers is a red made with one of Italy’s rarest grapes (the ancient Gaglioppo from Calabria) by organic vineyard, iGreco.
Browsing Once Upon a Vine’s website, it’s clear these guys are serious about their vino – and passionate about telling the stories behind each wine. You’ll find detailed info about each wine sold – including grape variety, region and winery. Plus, you won’t have to worry about the state of your orders, as the wines are transported and stored in temperature controlled conditions, with refrigerated vessels and cold warehouse storage.
How delivery works: Delivery is free for orders above $300; otherwise it’s $10. Items are delivered one to three days after payment is received. You can choose to have afternoon delivery (2pm to 6pm) or evening (7pm to 10pm) on weekdays, and from 12pm to 4pm or 3pm to 6pm on weekends. For an urgent delivery, email firstname.lastname@example.org or message 8322 5042.
Buying direct from a boutique, family-owned winery like Petersons Wines has its perks. For one, you get to choose from an extensive range of wines, from traditional-style sparkling, dry whites and sweet Moscato wines, through to their famous Big Red selections. Since there are no middleman mark-ups, you can enjoy cellar-door prices when you buy from this Australian winery, too!
Petersons has been operating a private tasting room on Emerald Hill in Singapore since early 2017. Not sure what to choose? Ask their friendly staff, some of whom have over 25 years of experience in the industry, and they’ll offer you their recommendations, including complimentary food and wine matching advice.
How delivery works: Enjoy free delivery when you order six bottles or more. Use the code Free2020 to enjoy this offer.For smaller orders, delivery costs $15. Most orders can be delivered the same day; in fact you can usually get your bottles in less than an hour without extra charge! For urgent orders, contact 8499 9622.
Oak & Barrel
Oak & Barrel carries one of the biggest range of alcohol to satisfy all kinds of drinkers. Shop wines from all over the world, hoppy Asian and European beers and branded blended whiskies, Japanese gins made with the best botanicals, along with a huge range of liqueurs. On the wine front, you’ll find a wide range of champagnes, refreshing proseccos, sweet moscatos, along with easy-drinking whites and full-bodied options.
Don’t miss out on the organic and biodynamic wines, too. Many of these award-winning bottles are produced by some of the world’s top wine makers, and are available in limited quantities. If you’re on a tighter budget, there’s an “Under $20” tab where you’ll find affordable gems for all occasions and tastes, from lively bubbles to bolder reds. Top tip: some labels are offering bulk-purchase prices, so you get to save more if you buy more!
How the delivery works: Spend $200 and enjoy free delivery. Otherwise, delivery costs $5.99 for orders worth $100 to $199, and $12 for anything below. If you’re in a hurry to get your bottles, order before 10.30am on a weekday and you’ll get them the next working day. For online purchases made on weekends, the earliest you’ll get your order is Monday.
The Wine Stable
The Wine Stable brings boutique, hand-crafted wines direct from family-owned wineries to fellow wine lovers in Singapore at reasonable wholesale prices. The business philosophy is simple: for everyone to enjoy good and affordable wines every day. Simply put, good wines don’t always have to cost a premium! As such, each bottle is sourced and selected for the highest quality to price ratio.
Popular choices include the Dashwood and Vavasour sauvignon blancs from Marlborough, as well as the award winning Californian reds from Bogle Vineyards, which was recently named American Winery of the year by Wine Enthusiast. The wines are delivered directly to you by The Wine Stable’s delivery fleet, and are usually dispatched within 24 hours of your order.
How delivery works: Delivery is free for orders above $80. For orders below $80, delivery costs $6.
Apply code EL_10 during checkout for a 10 percent discount on all regular-priced wines!
With a name that stands for “through the grapevine”, TTG Wines sources sustainable and organic wines from family-run vineyards that set themselves apart from mass-produced, run-of-the-mill wineries. For value-for-money options, try the organic Collectables range from New Zealand, as well as ILauri from Italy. You’ll be blown away by the quality for the price you pay. Prices start from as low as $25 per bottle, and the shopping process is easy – wines are separated into categories like “organic” and “region”. Also, don’t forget to check out the Offers of the Month sale for discounts on bottles!
How delivery works: Enjoy free delivery if you order six bottles or more. Order by 2pm for next-day delivery from Monday to Friday. Also, if you need your bottles urgently, there’s a “wine emergency” hotline: 9114 4542. Planning an event? TTG offers table and glass rentals, chilled delivery and a wonderful wait staff!
Brown Bag Wines
A big part of Brown Bag Wine’s story is its sustainable vision. The team sources and partners with wine growers who believe in the same vision. You’ll find a fab assortment of minimal intervention wines farmed without pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilisers. Natural farming methods are used, with the farmers working with the environment to interact and integrate with the natural biodiversity. The result is clean and expressive wines.
One thing that makes them stand out is their personalised service. Picking a bottle for date night? Getting a gift for a dear friend? Just drop the friendly team a message, and they will help accordingly – whether it’s an extra request for special packaging, or a question on ongoing wine promotions.
Another great option for vino lovers to check out is the wine subscription bag (worth over $220), where you pay only $185 each time (inclusive of delivery). Your online wine subscription will be delivered to you in an eco-friendly and bio-degradable jute bag, which you can return on your next delivery for repurposing.
How delivery works: For one-off purchases, there’s a flat fee of $15 per trip, anywhere within Singapore. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are the store’s delivery days.
Cellarmaster Wines Singapore
What started off as a wine club amongst friends has grown to become one of the leading wine distributors in Singapore! Cellarmaster Wines has been around for 30 years, offering an extensive selection of fine wines from around the world, including Italy, Spain, France, Australia, South Africa, Germany and Chile. Renowned wine labels include Giesen (New Zealand), Penley (Australia), Cristom (USA), Kanonkop (South Africa) and Weinbach (France).
Contact their sommelier to discover Frescobaldi’s history, La Rioja Alta’s traditional wines, Muga’s elegance and the nuances of their cellar’s best-kept secrets. Elevate your drinking experience with fine crystal glassware from Riedel, and get expert advice from the Riedel specialist.
How the delivery works: Enjoy free delivery when you spend $200 and above. For orders less than $200, there will be a delivery fee of $25.
Take $10 off your first purchase when you join the newsletter! Also, enjoy 30 percent off all wines and Riedel glassware when you use the code EL30OFF during checkout.
Analogue Wine Merchant
For your next case (or two!) of delicious, interesting and high-fidelity wine, check out Analogue Wine Merchant (AWM). Expect great value, as the team sources directly (no middlemen or agents) from producers across Europe and the US. This means that most of your well-spent dollar is going straight to these independent, family-owned winegrowers!
Need more reasons to check them out? Whether you’re looking for a Tuesday tipple, or a fine bottle of wine for your Michelin-starred takeaway, AWM’s wine sampler packs have you covered. Each pack of six bottles is handpicked by the team to suit your budget and preferences, and each bottle is 15 to 20 percent cheaper than retail price. You may even find a bottle or two served at Singapore’s best restaurants!
How delivery works: The AWM team is working with their trusted vendor to make minimal contact deliveries, without compromising exceptionally strict standards for temperature control and handling. Deliveries are $25 per order, which is waived for orders of $250 and above.
What could be better than getting wine delivered to your door? A wine subscription! BoundbyWine brings in unique vino and provides curated wine subscriptions to ensure you’re perpetually well-stocked with favourites, both new and old. Not only that, the algorithm they have built helps wine lovers identify their perfect bottle for every occasion.
This works great for those who are new to the scene, or drinkers who aren’t entirely sure what to go for (we can’t all be sommeliers!). Just sign up for the weekly or bi-weekly delivery, which will be tailored to your preferences. Each bottle order will go into your virtual wine diary for you to access anytime. The more you review and rate your wines, the closer you’ll get to uncovering the flavour profile you love.
How delivery works: Delivery is free! Subscription orders are delivered weekly. Marketplace orders that are placed before 12pm would be scheduled for next day delivery. For gifting or urgent requests, drop them a note at email@example.com.
Wine to Share
This online retailer specialises in South African wines, including some of the best – and best-valued – wines in the world. Prices are competitive and are generally 10 percent lower than bottle shops. Top brands you’ll find include award-winning wineries like De Toren, Gabrielskloof, Shannon Wines, Crystallum, Eikendal and also Bouchard Finlayson.
How delivery works: Free delivery for orders above $300. Otherwise, shipping costs $20 per order.
Love cocktails? Check out Destination Beverage’s online store for their cocktail kits, plus a wide range of whiskies, gins, rums, piscos, mixers and more. Make your own Mojito or Bloody Mary at home – it works out to be much easier on the wallet compared to a bar visit! Complete the experience with a fab selection of bar accessories like Halm glass straws, muddlers and cute Tiki mugs.
When you spend at least $200, delivery is free and you’ll get to redeem a free drink at one of the selected bars once the Circuit Breaker is lifted. On top of that, Expat Living readers will receive three miniature bottles of Ron Abuelo Rum for free! Simply quote the magazine checking out.
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