You Can Now Have Amazon Deliver Wine In Under an Hour

published Sep 1, 2017
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Whether you’re about to have people over and your wine supply is low, or you’re too comfortable in the binge position to break for the liquor store, there’s a new way to easily get your drink on. Amazon has been rolling out wine and beer delivery as part of its Prime Now service.

Prime Now is Amazon’s fastest delivery option, giving people in over thirty metro areas the ability to order everything from groceries to lip balm to iPhone cords in as little as under an hour. If you live in one of twelve cities, however, you might have missed this important feature: wine and beer delivery.

Free delivery for Prime Now comes with a two hour window, but if you need your Syrah sooner, the fee is $8, which is definitely worth it in a pinch.

The boozy service is available in the following areas: Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio; Chicago; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York City; Phoenix; Portland, Oregon; Richmond, Virginia; San Diego; San Francisco Bay Area; and Seattle.

But if you’re not in one of those cities, don’t fret, there’s a bevy of booze delivery options out there.

If your area is served by a grocery delivery service like Instacart or FreshDirect, chances are, there’s some alcohol available. Instacart, for example, delivers from two local liquor stores to my ZIP code, with a one to two hour window option.

Next, try your favorite restaurant delivery app, like DoorDash, Seamless, or UberEats. Depending on your area, you have options ranging from actual liquor stores to ordering drinks from individual restaurants.

Tech bros are not about to be without a steady supply of beer, so your app store is ripe with start ups trying to get you booze as quickly and easily as possible. Here are a few to try: Swill, Drizly, Thirstie, Drinkfly, and MiniBar, among others.

Cheers to no more beer runs.