There's a time and a place for your beloved bottle of Two-Buck Chuck, but if you know where to look, you can find château bottles at Chuck prices. And while the world of wine outside Charles Shaw can be daunting (and more expensive than $2.49), buying booze on a grown-up budget doesn't mean you have to always reach for the bottom shelf—or do any reaching at all.
Thanks to these four online retailers that deliver straight to your door, great wine—you don't have to be embarrassed about—is a real possibility, even during rent week. It's up to you whether you want to serve it at your next dinner party or use it as a companion to your next Bachelor marathon.
Operating in more than 70 cities around the country, Drizly gets rid of the time-honored treasure hunt of cruising around your neighborhood liquor stores in search of the cheapest bottle of Cab. The phone app—in addition to the website—lets you browse retailers in your immediate area for the best and cheapest bottle, like this dry rosé from Dark Horse and an earthy Pinot Noir, both of which cost under 10 bucks.
Consider this the Walmart of wine—in the best way possible. Though nothing beats dancing down this boozy warehouse's expansive aisles in person, the online store boasts more than 5,000 varietals that fall under two figures. But don't let that budget be your limit; the retailer is known for selling traditionally pricy vintages at reasonable discounts, so throwing in just a few extra bucks could get you a bottle perfect for a surprise visit from your parents.
As long as you live in one of its 30 select states, Amazon will ship your booze through Prime Now, where your expertly picked bottle (handy drop-down menus filter Amazon's vast selection by varietal, ratings and, most importantly, if it's under $10) will get shipped to your door in as little as two hours. Pay a small extra fee and get your picks in under 60 minutes, for when that next episode of Bachelor in Paradise can't wait.
A blistering array of 10,000 wines can be overwhelming, but the site's handy tools help you discover new wines meant just for you based off of food pairings and your own personal preferences. Same-day shipping is an always-useful perk, along with the option to pick up your bottles at the closest FedEx location.
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