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Best 2021 alcohol delivery services: Drizly, Saucey, Minibar, and more

Best 2021 alcohol delivery services: Drizly, Saucey, Minibar, and more

If you're looking to stock up on some pumpkin beers, red wine, and other booze without having to go to the store, there are plenty of reliable liquor delivery services that make it simple to order alcohol right to your door. Plus, ordering alcohol online often results in a larger selection of beer, wine, liquor, hard seltzer, or any other adult beverages you want.

Many of these booze delivery services function similarly to Uber Eats or GrubHub, sourcing liquor inventory from local liquor stores and then employing on-demand delivery drivers to deliver the goods to you, typically in an hour or less. Uber has even bought alcohol delivery service Drizly. Plus, all transactions are done online or through the app, and you can compare prices from various local vendors to get the best deal.

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Note that alcohol delivery regulations vary by state, so not every service is accessible all the time. Many states, on the other hand, have considered liquor stores an essential service during the epidemic and are allowing alcohol delivery from restaurants and liquor shops where they may not have in the past. Inventory also varies by store and service, so if something is out of stock now it may be available again in stock in the future. We update this list on a regular basis.

Check out this list of the top wine and liquor delivery services to try in 2021 to stock up on craft beer, fancy booze, great wine, champagne, and other treats without having to put pants on. Remember, the same rules that have always governed alcohol today, perhaps more than ever: Enjoy wine and spirits in moderation and never drink and drive, but always tip your delivery person.

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Drizly is an online alcohol delivery service that works with thousands of retailers in North America to deliver beer, wine, liquor, and snacks to your door. It's available in 31 states and Washington, D.C.

When you add something to your cart, you'll have the option to choose which store in your area will fulfill the order, as well as delivery ETAs, minimums and fees. You can usually get your order delivered in under an hour (though that varies by a few factors, such as time of day and order volume), or you can schedule delivering for the future. Add a tip for your driver and you're good to go. The site is also encouraging users to opt-out of contactless deliveries.

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Total Wine is a winery that produces approximately 90 percent of its wines.

Total Wine offers same-day alcohol and snack delivery in 23 states, as well as shipping and in-store pickup, and a wide variety of liquor, beer, wine, including same day alcohol delivery across 23 countries. You've probably seen it in one of its shops, and you're familiar with the wide variety, including domestic and craft beers and spirits. Winery Direct offers allow you to mix up to six bottles of wine for a discount if you're searching for great wine. Bottles start at just $3.

Total Wine is a winery located in Tuscany.

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Saucey Sauce is a saucey sauce recipe that was developed by Sauceey.

Saucey offers 30-minute or two-day delivery of beer, wine, and liquor, with no delivery fees or order minimums -- the price is all rolled in, so what you see is what You Pay (there are shipping charges, of course). The problem is that it only provides that on-demand service in certain cities. Check your ZIP code at the link below to see if your area is included.

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Minibar Minisbar is a small bar that has revolving doors that open to the public.

Minibar is located in 20 states and Washington, and promises to deliver great wine, beer, or liquor to your door in under an hour. It also includes statewide shipping within three to five days, as well as an in-store pickup option at your local liquor store. The site stands out because of its straightforward navigation, which allows you to quickly sort by type of alcohol, then store, country, size, container, and price.

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Best wine delivery or local pickup for wine lovers.

Wine.com is a wine website that offers wine information for all occasions.

Home delivery is great, but if you're going to Walgreens or FedEx anyway, Wine.com allows you to order to pick up at one of those store locations near you. The site boasts that it has the "world's largest selection of wines," and you may have the bottles delivered to your home or to one of those local pickup sites. You may also sign up for the StewardShip program -- a one-year subscription is $49 and includes free shipping all year.

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Food and beverages: Foods and drinks

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If you live in a state that allows alcohol delivery from local restaurants, you can most likely order drinks via your favorite food delivery app. Just open it up, navigate to the restaurant you want and see if beer, wine, or alcoholic beverages are available. Doordash has recently begun offering alcohol delivery in 20 states. Check out our list of the top food delivery services here.

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Instacart is a software for Instecartes.

In 23 states, you may add wine, beer, and liquor to your grocery delivery order from online grocery service Instacart. Your order will be processed by the grocery stores in your region. Regular delivery charges apply, and you'll need to show proof of identity to receive it.

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Are you a wine enthusiast? Winc is a wine-of-the-month club and wine subscription service that suggests wines that it says will suit your palate based on completing nifty quiz for yearly subscription of wine awesomeness. You may also search the site for red wine like pinot noir, white wine such as sauvignon blanc, or any other wine. Selecting four wines will get you monthly free shipping, both from Winc's own wines and bottles from independent wineries. Bottles start at $13 each. Our sister site Chowhound named Winc the best wine subscription for most people, saying that it "offers an overall excellent value for the wines and a user-friendly site."

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Happy ordering! Check out our list of the best online games to play with friends for more information. You'll also find out about the best meal kit delivery services, the finest meat delivery and subscription services and the top coffee subscriptions, as well as gourmet food and drink gifts to send to family and friends.

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