From the Shoreditch spot zipping Italian wines by Vespa to your door, to the Bermondsey restaurant that's put its wine list highlights on delivery - here's how to make sure your wine supplies never run dry.
35B, Arch, 85B Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ
Having recently been recognised as having the best Iberian wine list in London by Wine List Confidential, Bar Douro are selling a selection of special boxes online, including a "classics" and "explorer" box. Various Churchill's ports are available too.
Follow them on Instagram @bardouro
96 Rodney Rd, London SE17 1BG
Championing the underdogs of the wine world is what this Elephant & Castle wine bar is all about. Their online shop features a blessedly curated list of wines in each classification with interesting picks including wine from the Yanhuai Valley in China and an Albarino from Wales. Delivery is free within a one mile radius of the store.
More info: Follow them on Instagram @diogenes_thedog
175 Drury Ln, Holborn, London WC2B 5QF
The original wine delivery app from the team behind the Covent Garden wine bar 10 Cases and restaurant Parsons. Features free delivery within Zones 1-2 and an excellent, well priced selection which changes weekly.
Follow them on Instagram @dropwineapp
3-7 Davies St, Mayfair, London W1K 3LD
One of Central London’s most recognisable wine and spirits shops featuring an unrivalled range of 6500 wines and 3000 spirits - if there’s something specific you’re after, there’s a good chance they have it. They do same day delivery in W1, W2, SW1, SW7, SW3, WC1 and WC2 via their own vehicles or you can get wine delivered nationwide through DHL.
Follow them on Instagram @hedonism_wines
Battersea, Fleet Street, Islington, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf
Humble Grape's wine shops deliver nationwide from a selection of over 400 organic and sustainable wines. Here you'll find a lot of small producers that they import exclusively into the UK. You can also book a number of online wine tastings where you get a case in advance of an online session.
Follow them on Instagram @humblegrape
277 Hackney Rd, Haggerston, London E2 8NA
When lockdown started, the Laughing Heart Cave began doing wine delivery via Slerp. Their list now features wines from around the world, supporting producers who farm their land sustainably, focusing on organic and biodynamic agriculture. There's a three-mile delivery radius.
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @thelaughingheart_cave
90 Mountgrove Rd, Finsbury Park, London N5 2LT
This well-kept secret in Finsbury Park has an online shop - allowing Londoners to stock up on beer and wine. Choose from single bottles like a bottle of natural Cava or a selection by co-owner Gareth. Deliveries within one mile are free.
Find out more: follow them on Instagram @themountgrovebothy
5 Dalston Lane, London E8 3DF
This teeny wine shop and bar has an impressive restaurant clientele including the Clove Club and Noble Rot. They specialise in Austrian, Czech and Swiss wine and their online shop reflects that. So if you're after a Riesling Pet Net or a top drawer Gruner, then you're in the right place. Delivery is next day and nationwide.
More info: Follow them on Instagram @newcomer_wines
85 Leonard St, Hackney, London EC2A 4QS
It's a wine on wheels service at the Shoreditch wine bar which is dispatching wines through deliveries on their vespa (with a six mile radius) or overnight delivery nationwide. You can pick up a tasting pack of three wines and join in a wine tasting via Zoom and there's a lovely section of the store called 'Memories of...' which looks at various regions of Italy and pairs wine with food.
More info: Follow them on Instagram @passionevino
88 Farringdon Rd, Farringdon, London EC1R 3EA
The bottle shop attached to the Quality Chop House delivers to most of zones 1 & 2 and a little further afield. You can add individual bottles to your shop or go for specially selected cases like the Portland Case of six Burgundy wines for £300.
Follow them on Instagram @qualitywinesfarringdon
This London-based company are doing their best to introduce Londoners to natural wines and craft beers, while keeping prices keen and off-putting jargon to a minimum. They also do a nice line in Empirical Spirit drinks and tinnies. Delivery is same day London, next day the rest of the UK.
Follow them on Instagram @rebellious_goods
Arch 12 Gales Gardens, London E2 0EJ
One of London’s newly opened urban wineries, this collective of intrepid vintners specialises in producing small batch wines made from UK & European grapes. Their online shop includes wines made from all of the traditional varietals. They're offering free contactless delivery across London and throughout the UK (no minimum order required).
Follow them on Instagram @renegadeurbanwinery
21-27 Seagrave Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1RP
Responsible for supplying a great many London restaurants with a superb selection of (mainly) American and French wines, this independent West London merchant deliver all across London and the UK.
Follow them on Instagram @robersonwine
20 Market Row, Brixton, London SW9 8LD
It's all about natural wine at this delivery arm of the Brixton restaurant and wine bar. They deliver themselves on Fridays across South London - for the rest of London, UK and international orders it's via UPS. They do limited run selection boxes of their favourite wines like Sparkling Bangers and Off The Charts.
More info: Follow them on Instagram @salonwinestore
Islington, Wimbledon and Putney
The Sampler's usp is in its name - in the stores you can try loads of wines before you buy via their Enomatic system. Sadly that's not available via delivery, but their online store has an extensive selection of wines on offer. You could also join their Wine Club which sends out seasonal tasting cases on a monthly and quarterly basis.
More info: Follow them on Instagram @samplerwine/a>
The wine delivery branch of St John is every bit as impressive as their restaurant and bakery operations. There's something about their newsletters and the wine descriptions that badly make you want to buy something. Pretty much anything from their own label range is good, but we're particular fans of their Languedoc rose in a box. All you need is one big straw.
More info: Follow them on Instagram @stjohnwine
Tooting and Waterloo
These wine bars have an online wine shop that's all about their specially curated mixed boxes. Looking for a box of wine to make up for your missed summer holiday? You'll find that here. Want to stock up on summery treats like delicate rose and BBQ-ready reds? You're in the right place.
More info: Follow them on Instagram @unwinedsw17
36 Snowsfields, Bermondsey, London SE1 3SU
The wine at this London Bridge restaurant and wine bar has always been of equal importance to the food here - with a list chosen by Master Sommelier Isa Bal. Enjoy the fruits of that list via their wine store where a three bottle mixed selection starts at just over £40. You can also book a bespoke wine experience (with food by Trivet) or get them to help curate your own wine collection at home.
More info: Follow them on Instagram @trivetrestaurant
Photo: David Loftus
14 Southgate Road, London N1 3LY
This is the newish consumer arm of a wine company that in normal times usually supplies its wines to the likes of Bocca di Lupo, The Clove Club and The Drapers Arms. With no subscriptions or other tie-ins, they keep their proposition simple - "clean, artisan wines made by small family growers who work with their hands, their senses and their innate knowledge of the terroir."
More info: Follow them on Instagram @wineathome.uk
18 Hildreth St, Balham, London SW12 9RQ
A favourite of Balham locals, this wine shop and tasting room are urging Londoners to stay hydrated and have launched a contactless delivery service featuring free local delivery. The range of wines runs into the hundreds and features classic drops from both Old World as well as New World producers - most of which hover around the £15-£30 bracket.
Those looking to place an order the team are currently offering free local delivery with the option to pay via contactless or bank transfer.
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