Drinking in your flat is now the new going out but that doesn’t mean you have to drink all the weird and wonderful things lurking at the back of your cabinets (well not just yet anyway) as many bars, bottle shops and breweries are delivering booze direct to your doors.
The Sorting Table
New delivery platform The Sorting Table is all about making fine wine more accessible by showcasing exciting wines with personality. The team includes importer Indigo Wines (which supplies restaurants like The Clove Club and Hawksmoor), winemaker and sommelier Rajat Parr, and UK wine writer Jamie Goode, so you know the recs will be on point. The shop is stocked with a variety of wines – you can shop by type, country, grape or winemaking style – and there are also limited edition cases curated by industry insiders available too.
Modal supply some of our favourite wines to some of our favourite restaurants – and now, praise be, they are delivering direct to your house! We couldn’t have been more happy when we saw this and wasted no time in placing our order, which was delivered the next day. Modal specialises in natural, small batch, distinctive wines from independent growers across Europe. Modal will put together a list of recommendations depending on your budget and preferences but you can pretty much guarantee you’ll get great wine whatever you choose.
The Wine List
If you want to take your wine knowledge to the next level at home whilst tasting some real gems along the way, then The Wine List is for you. Every month you get a partwork wine course plus bottles to practice your skills on, and because The Wine List imports directly, you get sent interesting wines not available at the supermarket.
As with Modal, Tiger Vines was a restaurant wine supplier for the likes of The Fat Duck, Hawksmoor, and Gymkhana (JKS’ Sunaina Sethi is an investor in the company). Founded by ex-Billecart Salmon Ambassador James Thomas in 2018, Tiger Vines has now launched home delivery, and with those restaurants as clients, you know there’s going to be some seriously good bottles on offer. Tiger Vines offers a number of hand picked, six bottle cases (available to purchase directly from their website) including The Essentials (£80) and California Essentials (£140). Each case arrives with information and tips on how to enjoy these wines at home, and if you order again you’ll get a whole different selection of bottles, meaning you will discover lots of new wines along the way.
Diogenes the Dog
The Elephant & Castle wine bar has opened an online shop delivering their full rotating wine list, a range of beers and spirits, and grocery items like cheeses, meats, coffee and olive oil so you can put on a proper spread.
If you live near to the Deptford and Farringdon bars, you can can order bottles for collection, otherwise you can get them delivered to your door. And there’s discounts on mixed cases too, with 5% off 6 bottles and 10% off 12.
The restaurant and wine bar is now running an online shop, delivering bottles and handpicked cases (with 10% off) nationwide. They’ve got a small selection of beer and bottled cocktails too if vino isn’t your thing. And for every order made, Peckham Cellars offsets it by planting a tree.
You can shop from curated packs and collections of wine or just single bottles from Dalston bar and you get free shipping on 6+ bottles.
The award-winning Hampshire winery is delivering its full range of English sparkling vino, so you can get everything from their new STILL Rosé to a case of 2013 Blanc de Blancs.
Renegade Urban Winery
Renegade does next-day delivery on its wine, for free, with no minimum order. Well it’d be rude not to right?
This digital bottle shop is packed with great biodynamic and organic wines, and you can them on subscription for regular deliveries too.
You may not able to pop into one of the Humble Grape bars but you can still get your hands on their wine, which is all small and sustainable producers, by ordering online.
Rebellious Goods – this new online store (based in Hackney Downs) has an impeccable selection of wines, beers, ciders and spirits. You won’t find everything under the sun here, but a curated small selection of what the team like to drink themselves – so all the good stuff. There’s beers from Mondo and Braybrooke, spirits from Copenhagen’s ultra-hip Empirical Spirits, and UK natural wines from our favourites, Tillingham, and Bethnal Green’s Renegade. But it gets better – they will deliver to your door (or park bench) within an hour if you order between 12 and 6pm (certain postcodes only, but there’s a lot of Zones 1 and 2 covered).
You can now enjoy cocktails from the Bethnal Green bar, including their signatures like Champagne Pina Colada and Apples, as well as new drinks like the gin, campari and carrot The Bitter Quarter. The bevs come in three different serve sizes and if you’re nearby you can click & collect, and if not, you can have them delivered.
Lockdown Liquor & Co.
Created to bring some joy in the midst of the pandemic, Lockdown Liquor & Co delivers small-batch pre-mixed cocktails across the country. The Picante, a chilli margarita, is a real winner.
Moore House Cocktail Company
Make cocktail hour a whole lot easier by getting the bevs pre-batched from Moore House Cocktail Company. You can get cocktails like Espresso Martinis,Negronis and Manhattans in a range of serve sizes.
The Drinks Drop
Highball Brands, a drinks distribution company, has launch a not-for-profit cocktail delivery service named, ‘The Drinks Drop’. The drinks are created in co-lab with some of London’s best bars AND all the bars taking part get a percentage of the sales. Warning – these bad boys are punchy.
The Sun Tavern
The Sun Tavern’s Quarantini Kits contain two bottled cocktails (each bottle contains four serves) and you can choose from Old Fashioneds, Negronis, Sazeracs, Boulevardiers and more.
The batched cocktail company, which is primarily for on-trade and hospitality, is now doing consumer deliveries so you can get premium ready-mixed cocktails like amaretto sours, mojitos, and espresso martinis delivered to your door.
Not only does the Dalston agaveria bottle its signature Mirror Margarita for you to buy from the bar, it’s also now doing a bottled version of the Mezcal Mirror Margarita and offering delivery as well as collection.
Get your fave Mr Lyan cocktail, including the Mr Lyan Old Fashioned and the Spotless Martini, perfectly mixed, bottled and ready to drink.
Craft Gin Club
If you like your gin then this is the club for you. Every box from the Craft Gin Club contains a full-size bottle of craft gin (the likes of Manly Spirits, Cambridge Dry Gin, Naud Gin and Shetland Reel Filska Gin have all been in past boxes) plus mixers and garnishes for a cocktail, and sweet and savoury snacks, because shaking up the bevs is hungry work.
Not only is Freedom Brewery keeping you from going dry with its collection of cans, bottles and bundles, it’s giving away a case of beer every week for the rest of the year.
The East London brewery is donating £1 for every bottle of their new Stay at Home lager to the NHS. You can get the new brew as well as old faves delivered.
Fancy 8 beers for just £12? That’s exactly what craft beer club Beer52 is offering for first-timers. You can get a box of eight beers, a snack and a magazine, worth £24, for half the price. Beer52 always does great themed boxes – recent ones have been the Island of Ireland and a West Country road trip, so you’ll be able to discover beers you’ve never tried before.
The Devon brewery is delivering its beers (including Shingle Bay, Seahorse and Devon Amber) and new Ocean Cider nationwide, including luxury beer hampers and four bottle presentation packs – ideal if you’re in need of a lockdown gift.
Whether you need a can or a case, Mother Kelly’s has you covered on the craft beer front. They also have wines and bottled cocktails for all the non-beer drinkers out there.
Order individual beers or mixed cases direct from Pressure Drop. You can also pick up some merch too – these guys know how to do a good label.
If you want beers on the regs, you can get a subscription to either a mixed style box or an IPAs & pale ale box featuring brews carefully selected by the HonestBrew team. If you wanna pick your own, then you’re spoilt for choice as HonestBrew has over 400 beers from breweries around the world for sale in their bottle shop.
As well as its regular range of beers, the King’s Cross-based brewery is also doing Monthly Ritual boxes – themed boxes inspired by wanderlust featuring limited edition brews, recipes, vinyl and Two Tribes merch.
SOFTIES & MIXERS
Stock up on your sodas with cases of core flavours, seasonal drinks and alcohol-cocktails from Square Root. If you wanna try a bit of everything you can make up your own pick ‘n’ mix cases too.
If you’re ordering in a load of booze, you’ll need some mixers to go with it and that’s where Double Dutch comes in. The award-winning tonics and mixers brand has launched a range of packs to keep you going during lockdown.