Covid-19 (coronavirus) isolation can be thirsty work, particularly now we've got more time in the evenings to enjoy to ourselvesl. If you're in warmer climes or on board your superyacht, there's no doubt you're enjoying a few sundowners in the evenings.
If, like me, you prioritised the wine shop when the outbreak began, now is a good time to consider topping it up ahead of the Easter celebrations! You don't want to find yourself left short, after all.
The Whisky Exchange
Currently shipping to all standard territories bar Italy, The Whisky Exchange has everything you need to stock up your liquor cabinet. From a hearty selection of wines to all your niche and household spirits.
If you're sharing a milestone with someone whilst in isolation, we'd suggest gifting a personalised bottle of Laurent Perrier rosé Champagne! Just one of the great offerings from this merchant.
Corney & Barrow
With online operations running as normal in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong, while at the same time hosting weekly tastings to educate and entertain customers. For a great bottle of red, try the Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2011.
Fortnum & Mason
Shop Fortnum's exceptional drinks offering including wines from around the globe, fine wines, liqueurs and their own house-blends. Famed for its tea selection, now is the time to sample the unique own-brand tipples such as the sparkling tea and tea gin liqueur.
Discover wine by region, explore what’s popular and take a chance on some wines you’ve never tried before. The offering at Wine.com is delightfully vast and deliveries are rolled out across the US. I'd suggest adding a bottle of Lori's Lucky Penny Sauvignon Blanc to your basket, or possibly a bottle of a Willamette pinot noir such as the Cristom 2017.
Berry Bros & Rudd
A real heritage brand, this British wine merchant has been a purveyor of fine wine for decades. Offering over 5,000 wines and spirits, you’ll can easily stock up on boxes of those hard-to-pin-down favourites via their online store.
For all the New Yorkers struggling to get their hands on some good wine, Drizly is your new port of call as they promise to get you your wine, beer or spirits in under 60 minutes. Isolation video house parties are a real thing now and with deliveries this quick you needn't miss out!
For your cult favourites to rare collectibles, Clos19 has an enviable selection of wines and spirits to ensure you're well-stocked during lockdown. Business is operating as usual online making global deliveries. We'd highly recommend a bottle of Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004 if you're celebrating any milestones in lockdown.
It’s business as usual from Vinatis, a brand that is old hand at wine deliveries getting wine to those in need all over Europe and the UK. Now is the time to snap up some of their great deals in their flash sales. If you're looking to indulge, I'd suggest the Clos Fourtet 2010 or the 2009 Haut Brion.