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The boutique wine delivery services you should know about

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The boutique wine delivery services you should know about

We mined the home-delivery alcohol circuit to express post the crème de la crème of wine on wheels to your door. Whether you’re hunkering down in Melbourne a la lockdown 2.0, or simply relishing in at-home dinner parties and lazy soirees in Sydney, here’s a few hectolitres of the most palate-puckering drop delivery services on offer. 

Diggin’ In The Cellars: Melbourne Metro

This one’s for the Melbourne metropolitan minxes only. If you’re in the throes of isolation deja vu, a sip of something sensational from this edgy, no muss wine vault is in order. Since 2010, these beverage aficionados have been diggin’ deep in the cellars of the great growers and vignerons of the world, working with a high rotation of exciting producers and importers. Opt for the Pinot Party Pack for a crop of moody, rouge pours or the Young and Free Natty Pack or vivacious and carefree natural wines to guzzle. Oh, and same-day delivery means patience doesn’t have to be a vino-lover’s virtue. 

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Lite N’ Easy 3-Pack: Diggin’ In The Cellars.

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Lite N’ Easy 3-Pack: Diggin’ In The Cellars.

Good Pair Days: Australia-wide

Take a palate profile quiz to test which tipples might take your fancy. Then, you’ll receive some terrifically tailored recommendations for rollicking wines to road test at your place in good company. Thankfully, all of Australia can get in on this wine matchmaking as Good Pair Days to delivery nationwide. And there’s even an app, so you can seamlessly update your favourite pours, share your musings like a real sommelier and track your orders and all that jazz. We can already hear glasses clinking and lavosh crackers snapping. They even spruce your packages up with charming additions like tasting cards, recipes and food pairing notes. Bliss.

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Winter Warmers Box: Good Pair Days

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Winter Warmers Box: Good Pair Days

Viino Quarantino: Australia-wide

Born out of isolation’s hellish first phase, Viino Quarantino started slinging two-litre flagons of velvety Cab Sav and swiftly garnered Instagram limelight with Melbourne influencers and vignerons alike. As of this week, they’re dousing interstate red-lovers in the juice, too, so the rest of Australia can get in on the fun. Repurposing this gem as a vase or other piece of darling ephemera means you’ll have plenty of ammunition for snaps of dining al desko or working from the Soft Office for weeks to come. One of these burly bottles is just $25 and equals around 13 glasses of the good stuff (not that we’re counting). They’ve been lovingly cultivated by Goulburn Valley winery Somerset Crossing, who make their mark with hand-picked single-vineyard libations.

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Single Faldon: Viino Quarantino

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Single Faldon: Viino Quarantino

Sunday Wine Co: Australia-wide

Made for cinch gifting between friends who gather and congregate over wine, sparkling and storytelling, Sunday Wine Co is a bona fide prezzie for the Ladies of Leisure in your world. Packs like Pretty Pink (hand-picked, divinely packaged Rosés) and For The Foodie (a trifecta dedicated to gastronomes), these curated drops come from a flurry of boutique Aussie winemakers. Yes, they’re designed to be gifted, but you’re encouraged to issue a box from You to You every so often, too. These jovial gems can be ushered to any doorstep in the country, so a cheeky surprise for that friend you’re missing in Victoria could be glorious for a distanced family dinner banquet or virtual degustation.

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Easy Like Sunday: Sunday Wine Co

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Easy Like Sunday: Sunday Wine Co

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