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!
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).
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? 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 delivery when you order a minimum of $200 (per delivery address)! Delivery is done within two working days from the receipt of your order and after full payment is made. For orders below $200, the cost is $20. In a hurry to get your bottles? Order by 11am and opt for the premium same-day delivery service for $30.
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. 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 email@example.com or message 8322 5042.
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.
Need help picking a bottle? Just drop the friendly team a message on their site or Facebook page, and they will respond to you directly. Alternatively, get the wine subscription bag (worth over $220) and 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.
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 Bouchard Finlayson.
How delivery works: Free delivery for orders above $300. Otherwise, shipping costs $20 per order.
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