Cosy up in the comfort of your own home and sip on fine wines from these stellar wine shops and wine delivery services
Charles Baudelaire once said that one should always be drunk “with wine, with poetry, or with virtue”. While we can’t help you with latter two, if you’re keen on curling up at home with a velvety glass of pinot noir or sparkly prosecco, our guide to the best bottle shops will help make wine happy hour at home a reality
For those times when you “need wine and need it now”, Bottles XO promises to deliver wine to your doorstep which makes it a prime choice for an impromptu wine sesh with the girls. Their nifty app also includes food-pairing suggestions so you won’t have to crack your head figuring out what dinner to order in.
Bottles XO, online only.
Dubbed the “most epic wine site on the planet” (by themselves, and hey, it’s also their slogan), Vinomofo is a members-only online platform that lets you purchase the best bottles – sourced from the world over – at wallet-friendly prices. We all know premium wine and good deals aren’t exactly BFFs, but Vinomofo seems to be doing a good job of getting them acquainted.
You’re probably already hitting up Wine Connection for your wine to-go. First opened in Bangkok back in 1998, the ubiquitous wine retailer and bar follows a vineyard-to-consumer business model and cuts out the middleman, which ultimately benefits your pockets.
Wine Connection, various locations. p. 6235 5466.
Bottles and Bottles
Opened in 2004, Bottles and Bottles have established themselves to be one of the top alcohol distributors in the market with their fine list of old world and new world wines. Stock your wine cellar with affordable, quality wine like Taylors 80 Acres Cabernet Shiraz Merlot.
Bottles and Bottles, various locations. p. 6348 2847.
1855 The Bottle Shop
Offering over 800 different selections of wine, Champagne and spirits, 1855 The Bottle Shop – has nine stores conveniently located across Singapore – is a good joint to pop in to for that upcoming dinner party you’re throwing. This all-in-one bottle shop also does corporate gifts, delivery, and bulk orders.
1855 The Bottle Shop, various locations. p. 6820 1855.
Merchants Wine Cellar
Improve your wine game at this wine cellar-bar that stocks a wide selection of independent Australian and New Zealand labels. No time to swing over? Just visit their store online and have them deliver to your house.
Merchants Wine Cellar, 52 Duxton Road, Singapore 089516, p. 6222 1162.
The Straits Wine Company
Dubbed Southeast Asia’s leading wine importer, retailer, and distributor, The Straits Wine Company stocks a slew of good wine brands from around the world, including uncommon areas like Japan, India, and Switzerland.
The Straits Wine Company, various locations, p. 6593 6333.
In addition to boasting a huge inventory of wine, spirits and beers online, Cellarbration has several well-stocked shops around Singapore. The prices here are attractive, and their variety of wines is especially good. In addition to brick and mortar stores, you can order in alcohol for next-day delivery free with purchases over $98.
As if we didn’t love the Bugis-Bras Basah district enough already! Complementing its myriad of eateries, unique fashion finds in Haji Lane, and lively arts and culture scene, the vibrant area now welcomes a new addition – Ginett. This is a chic, casual restaurant and wine bar situated at 200 Middle Road. While it’s a wine bar and restaurant, you’re free to stock up on wine for takeaway as well. Don’t be misled by its fancy-looking quarters; prices at Ginett are super pocket-friendly and go from $30 per bottle. Steal!
Ginett, Hotel G Singapore, 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980, p. 6809 7989.
Oenophiles, get your late night wine fix at this unpretentious tapas wine bar. Alternatively, browse from their impressive selection of international wine labels and pick up something nice for date night at home.
Wine BOS, #01-09 Stamford Court, 61 Stamford Road, Singapore 178892, p. 6538 7886.