While most local supermarkets offer a fairly serviceable range of wines, there are two problems with this – one, do you really want to be drinking serviceable wine? And two, do you really want to go outside to get it? Obviously lots of people don’t, as online wine delivery is huge in Hong Kong and it’s easy to see why – it’s often much cheaper and you get a much higher quality wine for your money, plus selections are usually curated in a way that you really know what you’re getting as opposed to having to rely on the limited information on the bottle. To help you find the finest bottles, we check out the best online wine delivery stores and apps. Cheers!
Whether you’re planning on having an intimate dinner for two, catching up with your best buddies, or getting stuck into a good book, there’s a wine for every occasion, and WINE MOMENTS online store will help you find the right one you’re looking for. Simply browse through their WINE MOMENTS category, click on the winner and pay online, and your wine will be delivered within 24 hours to your home. Better still, it’s free delivery, so now you have the perfect excuse to invite your friends over. Little tip: check out their great wine box offers – Lady’s Sixpack anyone?
WINE MOMENTS, (+852) 2111 9291
Free delivery across all of Hong Kong
Whether you’re after a simple red or white to enjoy with dinner, or seeking the crème de la crème of bottles, this premier wine retail and auction website has got you covered. Founded by Links Concept, one of the largest importers and distributors in Hong Kong, and some of Asia’s largest wine collectors, wine experts, and sommeliers, it’s hardly surprising that Bidvino offers a huge collection of wine ranging from around $40 to the $3K mark. Those looking for more rare, vintage wine will no doubt enjoy bidding for their bottle/s in the weekly auction and enjoying free next day delivery too.
Bidvino, (+852) 5803 3054
Buying – free next day delivery with a minimum spend of $800
Bidding – free next day delivery on any purchase
Offering everything from premium sake to Japanese whiskey and wine to vodka, Cuvées is the boutique 48 hour delivery service that will keep your liquor cabinet fully stocked. Need a quick turnaround? Order before the daily cut off time and your bottles will arrive the same day.
Cuvées, (+852) 2546 7628
Delivery costs $120, or free with orders of $1,500 or more
Cru Hong Kong
Focusing on fine wines, small batches, and artisanal vineyards, Cru Hong Kong also has a range of critically acclaimed tipples and rare vintages that are exclusive to the company. Best of all, despite stocking such top-shelf booze, it also manages to keep its prices lower than some of the high-street options.
Cru Hong Kong, (+852) 3590 4472
Delivery is free over $1,500, or if you ‘click-and-collect’ from Cru’s Wan Chai Headquarters – 1903 Tung Wah Mansion, 199-203 Hennessy Road
Whether you run out of wine at your dinner party, or want to stock up before the guests arrive, Hong Kong’s first one-hour wine delivery service will come to your rescue. With no minimum order or delivery fee, a speedy driver will deliver delicious European wines wherever you are, in under 60 minutes. The BottleXO app is free to download from the Google Play Store and on the Apple App Store.
BottlesXO, (+852) 3460 2025
Brix Wines & Spirits
We all know space is a premium in Hong Kong, so for vino sellers, having a broad selection in-store just isn’t realistic. Such is the case with Brix, although its Tai Hang and Sheung Wan stores are certainly a delight to browse, the selection pales in comparison to its online offering which is a fairly comprehensive library of wines, Champagnes, and spirits from around the world. Sign up to become a member (free when you spend over $500) and you’ll get five-15 percent off purchases.
Brix Wine & Spirits, (+852) 2306 9110
Delivery is free to Hong Kong Island or Kowloon when you spend $1,800 and pick up is free
Specialising in wines from Australia and New Zealand, Boutique Wines is a good option if you’re looking to take your next dinner party up a notch without busting the bank. It has a shop in Ap Lei Chau, but you’re probably best off utilising its website.
Boutique Wines, (+852) 2872 4234 / 2525 3899
Delivery is free over $1,000 to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories; additional charge for outlying islands
Going against the general view that wine, and the purchasing of wine, should be relaxing, the Cellarmaster Wines website instantly incites excitement and panic upon opening. It’s a visual cacophony of deals and exploding offers, all with their own countdown clock and ever-receding counter displaying how many are left in stock. Play it cool however, and you can run away with some outrageous deals.
Cellarmaster Wines, (+852) 6011 6292
Delivery is free over $800 to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories; additional charge for outlying islands
Laithwaites Direct Wines
Ideal if you like to buy in bulk, Laithwaites sells by the case, while still allowing you to mix and match however you please. Also, quite spectacularly, if there’s a bottle you’re not keen on, you’re guaranteed a refund!
Laithwaites Direct Wines, (+852) 8120 3826
Wine Shop Asia
Featuring a large portfolio of wines from family-owned vineyards, Wine Shop Asia goes the extra mile by dedicating a separate page for each bottle, complete with tasting notes so you know exactly what to expect once you pop the cork.
Wine Shop Asia, (+852) 3621 0456
Delivery is free over $800 and the company is one of the few to deliver to the outlying islands, for an extra charge of $60 per case
If you’re looking to buy on a budget, then Winerack should be your next port of call due to its sections devoted to wines under $70 and bin ends. If you’re not that fussy, you can just go for a pre-mixed case, bagging yourself six bottles for a very reasonable $375.
Winerack, (+852) 2433 9929
Delivery is free on orders of six bottles or more, or you can pick up at one of their designated locations on Fridays for free
Watson’s Wine Cellar
This Hong Kong wine staple has no shortage of stores around the city. Although it may not specialise as much as some of the others on the list, Watson’s Wine Cellar has an excellent all round selection and the prices are quite reasonable. Solid.
Watson’s Wine Cellar, (+852) 2606 8828
Delivery is free for spends over $1,600, but not possible for the outlying islands
Wine ‘n’ Things
Specialising in bottles from Australia, South Africa, the US, and Chile, Wine ‘n’ Things is ideal if you’re a fan of New World Wines. Even better, if you sign up for its ‘Quaffer’ subscription ($650 per year), you get an extra 10 percent off your purchases.
Wine To My Door
From the mind of vino maestro Eddie McDougall, Wine To My Door is a great way to go if you want something of an education in wine, with handpicked selections that are both esoteric and well-informed. There are several packages available starting at $800 a month which gets you a load of ace vino and McDougall’s own tasting notes.
Wine To My Door, (+852) 2522 2187
Delivery is free unless you live on Lantau Island or in the New Territories, in which case it costs $100 per month
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