10 London Bars Delivering Wine During Lockdown

There’s so much to be missed about Life Before Coronavirus, but a trip to the bar to catch-up with pals over a glass or two of wine has got to be up there in the top 10 (top three, even?). But we don’t have to miss out entirely…

Modern problems require modern solutions, so switch the bar for video chat and the bartender for one of these brilliant wine delivery services. The best part? Your custom will be providing the struggling hospitality industry with a little cash injection during these trying times.

So stay home, stay safe and drink wine…

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1 Humble Grape, various locations
Helping to make sure your wine education is not impacted during these unusual circumstances is Humble Grape, a London-based franchise of wine bars with venues in Battersea, Islington, Canary Wharf and the City, supplying at-home wine tastings to mix up your evenings. Humble Grape is currently offering 10% off on cases of six or 12 bottles of wine – use the codes THANKYOU10 for a six-bottle case and THANKYOU20 for 12 bottles or more.


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2 Provisions, Holloway Road
Based in north London, Provisions deals with two of the best things in life – wine and cheese – and who can resist that? The cherry on top is you can get your wine and cheese sent directly to your doorstop for the perfect evening! They’ve also decided to add on some cheeky discounts, including 5% off your order with the code Provisions2020, 10% off 12 bottles or more and next day delivery if you spend over £85. Use this as the perfect chance to stock up with wine and cheese which is basically all you need to see you through the unpredictable future, right?


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3 WC, Clapham
Clapham’s award-winning bar Wine & Charcuterie (WC – and yes, it also happens to be based in an old converted public loo) is thankfully part of the Deliveroo family and more than happy to share its selection of fine wines from around the world with you while you suffer in lockdown. WC’s impressive selection is priced from £20, so bag yourself a bottle just in time for games night at home.


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4 Vinoteca, various locations
Vinoteca, which has a selection of wine bars across the capital from King’s Cross to Chiswick, is celebrated for its supply of classic and quality wines. Fortunately, you can still get your hands on some of the good stuff with their wonderful delivery service. Vinoteca’s range of wines come from lesser-known regions of countries across the globe, so you’re guaranteed to discover your next favourite drink. Delivery is free for orders over £150 and you can also become a member to receive extra discounts.


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5 Forest Wines, Walthamstow 
This one is for the Walthamstow residents and lovers of organic wine. Forest Wines, a much-loved east London organic wine shop, has now made non-contact bike deliveries available to help keep business alive. You’ll be treated to free delivery on all orders over £60 and you can get your hands on a fantastic mix of divine cases that include either three or six bottles.


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6 Drop Wine (app)
Drop Wine may just be your next favourite thing! This little app lets you order wine any day of the week, with free same-day delivery. Launched by Ian Campbell and Will Palmer, old friends and owners of The 10 Cases wine bar in Covent Garden, it’s a fantastic little concept that couldn’t be more perfect the current situation. Bottles start from under £10, so treating yourself doesn’t have to break the bank. You can also filter your options by food, mood, style, colour, keyword or price, which is a pretty amazing tool for post-pandemic life too.


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7 Newcomer Wines, Dalston
If you live in the Dalston area you will be happy to know that Newcomer Wines is offering home deliveries to those within a three-mile radius during lockdown. The little indie wine bar has over 200 wines from Europe to help equip you with the most essential lockdown item of all – booze! Plus you get some feel-good vibes from helping out a small business. Place your orders on the website for same-day delivery.


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8 Top Cuvèe, Finsbury Park
Located in Finsbury Park, Top Cuvèe in normal times is a thriving restaurant and wine bar and, as you might expect, they are keeping the business afloat during lockdown with home-deliveries instead. Priced from £60, you can get a mixed box containing a surprise wine selection that will arrive at your house in just 90 minutes. It’s basically a lucky dip of the best possible kind! But the team promises that you won’t be forgoing top-quality taste.


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9 St. John, central London
St. John restaurant has been a hotspot with locals for a long time, cottoning onto the idea of offering a wine-delivery service way before the pandemic kicked off. Since you can’t pop in for a drink at the bar, you can instead get six bottles, priced from £90, a selection of mixed cases or a bag of St John’s very own Rosé, all delivered to your door.


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10 The Mountgrove Bothy, Highbury
Highbury’s very own Mountgrove Bothy wine and craft beer specialist is being innovative in this time of crisis with a new delivery service to help keep customers spirits high. You can order a range of rare and natural wines from their impressive wine list and choose between individual and mixed packs. Deliveries are free within a one-mile radius, or can be sent further across the capital for a small fee. There’s no minimum spend, so if it’s been a long day working at home, then you can have a glass of good wine in your hand in no time at all.


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