As we settle in to ride out yet another lock down, and the possibility of home schooling again, it may be time to restock your home bar with some quality essentials! We’ve rounded up the best online stores to buy wine, beer, and spirits in Hong Kong.
Wine Brothers is all about the little guy. They have travelled across Australia to find the best small-batch wineries who are really passionate about what they do. They promise – No middlemen. No nonsense. Only the you the best value, with no distributors, no ‘big players’ and absolutely no middlemen. You can also find spirits and mixers from Australia online. $120 per delivery or free for all orders over $750.
Penticton provides a carefully curated selection of French wines hand-chosen by the team led by Le Cordon Bleu-trained sommelier Olivia Lee. You’ll find artisanal labels that go beyond the big brands (with a special focus on less-known and female winemakers). It believes there is a story in every bottle and aims to share a little bit of that with you. Free delivery for orders over $800 (otherwise $100).
If you like your wines from the new world, or more specifically New Zealand (who can say no to a classic Kiwi sauvignon blanc!), Australia, South Africa, the USA and Chile, then Wine ‘N’ Things is worth checking out. It made a name for itself as the largest importer of New Zealand wines in Hong Kong and continues bringing quality tipples to your door. Free delivery over $1,000 (otherwise $120 per delivery; additional charges for outlying islands). Allow two workings days.
This online Hong Kong wine delivery service specialises in bringing you bottles from boutique, family-owned wineries from around the world. Why not look at an English sparkling wine for your next celebration or impress your guests with a bold Argentinian Malbec! Free delivery for orders over $1,000.
BottlesXO promises to deliver within 60 minutes (Monday to Friday 3pm-12am, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-12am) and to have your drinks chilled on arrival. There’s no minimum order and no delivery fees, either. The variety isn’t huge – the app currently lists rum and mezcal as spirits options but no vodka or gin, for instance – but there’s a decent range of beers, wines and spirits taken as a whole. They promise to deliver ‘wherever you are’ but can’t claim to have tried delivery to any Outlying Islands or the like, so it’s best to check first.
The Bottle Shop aims to be the one-stop-shop that offers high quality beverages at affordable prices. Online you will find great quality gins, whiskies, rums, tequilas, wines, craft beers, and more. They also support local industries and local small businesses, so its a great place to buy some locally sourced gifts online too.
When did Whiskey become cool?… I remember a time when Whiskey was what my grandfather drank but nowadays its the cool, hip drink for a younger audiences. At the Rare Malt, they appreciate whiskey, they love whiskey, and they want to educate the public on the knowledge of whiskies and to explore the world of whiskey with everyone. As well as their two direct shops in Hong Kong, they offer an online shop, featuring Whiskey’s from Scotland, Japan, USA, Ireland, Canada, Taiwan, India, France, Sweden, Germany, Spain and England, making it an ideal one-stop shop for all your Whiskey needs.
If wine isn’t your thing, there are plenty of places to get beer online, and HK Brewcraft is a great place to start. Whether you are a seasoned brewmaster, an aspiring homebrewer, or are simply looking for some of your favourite craft beers and ciders this is the place for you. Delivery is free for orders over $800, otherwise there is a reasonable fee of $80. Delivery is to most locations except for some remote areas and outlying islands.
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