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Wine on line

Discussion in 'off topic' started by MikeMA, Mar 25, 2020 at 4:50 PM.

  1. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    As a result of covid-19 panic buying, our local Sainsburys and Tescos are all slowly running out of wine and restricting the amount you can buy at any one time, and proper wine merchants are pretty much non-existant round here.

    Rather that clutter up the covid threads, I thought I'd start another about buying wine on-line.

    What on-line booze retailres would pfmers recommend? I'm no snob; anything drinkable, available and deliverable to my door will do.
  2. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    I used Naked Wine.
  3. manicatel

    manicatel pfm Member

    I’ve used Laithwaites for quite a while.
    I like wine but I’m not an expert.
    My usual spend is between £9-14 per bottle. A bit more for special occasions.
    They are definitely still delivering. I had a delivery yesterday.
    I can’t say they are any cheaper than other sellers, but the customer service is very good & I find enough choice for my tastes.
    Virgin wine/Naked wine is an alternative. If you look around there are usually some introduction deals to be had.
    A local business would no doubt be preferred to a bigger operation such as Laithwaites but the only ones close to me are a bit pricey.
  4. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

  5. mhv

    mhv pfm Member

    Where are you based? What are you after?

    Some online retailers have already stopped taking orders or delivering. Such as The Wine Society...


    Many ‘proper’ merchants have shut any retail outlets but are still delivering... for the moment anyway! Suspect that may change fairly shortly.
  6. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    Naked Wine are still delivering although only for cases they've already put together.
  7. window-licker-65

    window-licker-65 Active Member

    Berry Bros - we last had a delivery from them a month ago, I have no idea if they are still processing orders. I regularly use Master of Malt for spirits, and I think they sell wine as well
  8. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Offies are essential shops now and can stay open.
  9. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Laithwaites are no longer taking new orders
  10. Ponty

    Ponty pfm Member

    I’m definitely going to order from Portugal Vineyards at some point (thanks Snufkin).

    I’ve just ordered from Berry Bros (they are delivering). Their own label stuff is generally very nice for the money.

    Tanners are pretty decent but stopped delivering at the moment.

    I’ve used Majestic on and off for years, currently off them.
  11. mhv

    mhv pfm Member

  12. fama

    fama pfm Member

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  13. manicatel

    manicatel pfm Member

    Wow, I got in just in time then!
    Looks like virginwines are doing the same thing.
  14. Ponty

    Ponty pfm Member

    Just noticed Berry Bros sent me a friends voucher with my order for £25 off a £200 spend on their own selection range. Happy to share via PM with established fish who are looking to order.
  15. BTC3

    BTC3 pfm Member

    To add to the aboge:
    Armit Wines
    The Little Fine Wine Company (disclaimer: the owner is a friend of mine, but I have no business interest there; I am a regular customer)
  16. farfromthesun

    farfromthesun pfm Member

    Appreciate any beer seller recommendations too (sorry for hijack).
  17. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    Beers of Europe
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  18. bigjonny

    bigjonny pfm Member

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  19. peterm

    peterm pfm Member

    I've been using Averys for a few years now.

    Good for French reds, especially Bordeaux.

    Not generally impressed with their whites (although just about to order some Loire bubbly and maybe Spanish Rias Baixas due to supermarket restrictions).

    Used Naked for a while but due to their "Angels" sponsorship of small producers by the time you found something you liked the vintage was sold out, and it never seemed a particular bargain anyway.

    If you order online you are most likely buying from Laithwaites in the end! (including Averys I believe), they've just about got a monopoly on online wine sales!.
  20. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Just slightly panic-bought 6 bottles from Aldi. Will keep me going for three weeks.

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