The new LCBO home delivery service launches today for thirsty Ontarians, but is it your best bet to get wine delivered to your home?
Below we break down the four types of wine delivery services in the Province—from cool wine clubs that offer sommelier-selected wines not available in store, to a wine SOS when you don't want to the party to stop but are getting low on supply.
Here are kwäf's picks:
Largest Selection: Tough to compete with the LCBO here. They have 5,000 products available for delivery to your home. Non-refundable delivery fees are $12 and can take up to 4 weeks.
Fastest Delivery: Thirstie app is relatively new to Ontario, but promises 2-hour delivery in Toronto with a selection of mainstream wines and liquors available from the LCBO. For a delivery fee of $10.50, plus recommended $2 tip, you can keep the party going without having to leave your home.
Curated Selection / Wine Club: If you're looking to discover new (not found at the LCBO) wines, or like the idea of 'set it and forget it', then a service like kwäf's is your best bet. You can sign up for a wine club that ships automatically every month or so. Or you can take advantage of expert-approved selections on individual bottles when you need to stock up.
Multi-tasking: Grocery Gateway provides a limited selection of LCBO products available for order at the same time as you take care of other errands. Getting your ingredients and wine for dinner delivered all at once? Not too shabby.
Bottom line is that you don't have to wait in line at the LCBO any longer. Make your life a little easier and let wine come to you. We’ll drink to that!