After bog roll and trackie bottoms, wine is probably the third most essential household item. So we put together a list of bars, restaurants, and wine shops where you can stock up, with collection and delivery.
Fun fact: P. Franco is one of our favourites restaurants and wine bars in London. Here’s another: they’re now delivering their wines across London from their online shop. There’s a huge selection, and a handy section for table wines under £20.
There are several advantages to ordering your wine from Albertine. First up, you get to support one of the nicest wine bars in west London. Next, you get a great choice of wines, ranging in price from a single bottle for £15 through to a crate of the ‘fine and rare’ stuff for £200. Finally, you can add a wide range of choice products to your order, from fresh baguettes through to pots of terrine, and entire ready meals.
This little Italian wine bar and shop on Leonard Street in Shoreditch have an excellent Wine On Wheels service. In true Italian fashion they’re delivering across London on their trusty Vespa, with countless independent bottles to choose from.
This Covent Garden wine bar and restaurant have released their own wine-delivery app called Drop Wines. The slogan is ‘want the power to summon wine to wherever you are?’. Our answer is a resounding, ‘yes’. Chosen by experts, they’ll deliver their wines to your home, picnic, or mate’s garden. Download the app here.
Quality Wines has a special place in our heart. We regularly hit up this excellent wine shop and grocery for our lunch, a bottle of something nice for the weekend, or several slices of ginger loaf. Now, you can get curated cases of wine delivered every Friday. Plus, they’re holding regular virtual wine tastings.
Natural wine specialists Low Intervention deliver. There are countless bottles to choose from, whether you want to invest in some future classics for your cellar (cupboard) or a selection of rare rosés to sip on whilst you sit in the garden. Order before 1.30pm for next-day delivery.
You can get all sorts via Shop Cuvée’s website. There’s a three bottle £55 natural wine subscription, ‘the world’s very first delicious mulled wine’ of their own brand, and a very fetching wine sling to carry your bottle around in.
Lady of the Grapes is one of our favourite West End wine bars, and we could honestly order any one of their five curated wine boxes right now. If we had to choose one it would be their new survival mixed box at £100 containing a half-dozen bottle from across Spain, Portugal, and France made exclusively by female winemakers or couples.Order here.
40 Maltby Street is a superb restaurant and wine bar serving low-intervention wines from select makers around Europe, and you can get those wines delivered to your door from Gergovie Wines. For £9 (for up to 12 bottles), they’re aiming for overnight delivery to most addresses in the UK. Just make sure you get an order to them before dispatch days (Tuesday and Thursday). Get ordering.
Aptly named Bottle Apostle have shops in Victoria Park Village, Crouch End, Clapham, and Primrose Hill. If you happen to live in any of the above then you can swing by to pick them up between 11 and 6pm, or simply order in from delivery apps.
Vins is a lovely little neighbourhood wine bar and restaurant in Canonbury. You can order everything from a fruity pinot noir to a chenin blanc that’s perfect for sipping over a slice of cheese. And yes, you can also get their 18-month comté delivered.
As the wine brains behind Brixton’s Salon and Peckham’s Levan, Salon Wine Store know their wines. That’s why it’s totally okay by us that they’re shipping mixed cases all over south London, elsewhere in London for a small delivery surcharge, and further afield for a larger delivery surcharge. There are four options, from Fun (at £70 for six bottles) all the way up to Off The Charts (£210) which they promise contains a curated selection of six iconic, elegant, and classy wines. Order here.
The Vintner are an independent wine merchant that are not only delivering everything from chenin blancs to riojas across London, they’re also delivering nationwide - and the best part is that there are plenty of options around the £10 mark.