Is just one glass ever enough…
Getting out and about becomes a little different after starting a family. Sure we’ve often got childcare, but the temptation to stay out late for a drink is often trumped by wanting to make sure you’re home in time to read the kids a bedtime story. That’s not to say we don’t like a tipple or two, just that now it’s (more often than not) a quality glass of wine (or three) with dinner, or once the kids are tucked up in bed, enjoyed in the comfort of our own home. No one wants to be lugging heavy bottles around, so delivery is your best bet. Thankfully, there are plenty of specialised wine delivery services in Hong Kong, so we’ve pulled together this list of some of our favourites.
Corney & Barrow
When it comes to fine wine, you want to trust the experts. With 240 years in the business and holding two Royal Warrants, as suppliers to HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Prince of Wales, you can be sure Corney & Barrow will deliver only the best. It counts some of the world’s finest drops amongst its collection, many of which aren’t stocked anywhere else in Asia. The best wine doesn’t necessarily mean the bottle with the highest price tag and your individual sales representative will be able to tailor-make a package to suit not only your tastes, but also your budget. When you invest in quality wine, you want to be assured that it’s in top condition. Corney & Barrow offers expert cellaring with next day delivery so you know that you are drinking your wine at its peak.
Use discount code “1941” to receive 20% off the featured wine package with free delivery (valid until 20, April 2020 and not available with any other offer).
Corney & Barrow Hong Kong Limited, Unit D, 6/F, 9 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 3694 3333, [email protected], www.corneyandbarrow.com.hk, www.facebook.com/corneyandbarrowhk, www.instagram.com/corneyandbarrowhk
“We are not starting a trend or changing the world. We like the way the world is – but with more good wine please!” is the motto at Wine Please! Powered by the team at Kedington Wines (with over 30 years of experience in importing quality wines), the people at Wine Please! bring you curious wines and personable services that you may not always find in Hong Kong. Wine Please! works with some amazing, internationally-acclaimed family wineries – you will find a diverse range of labels sourced directly from these producers. Whether you’d like a new world Tasmanian Chardonnay or a top-notch Spanish Rioja, there are many excellent options with prices starting at $120, as well as premium wines for a special occasion. They want more people to say “Wine Please!” as the answer to any occasion, to anything!
Use discount code “10%SASSYMAMA” for 10% off your next purchase.
The Flying Winemaker
Led by founder, winemaker and “That Papa” Eddie McDougall, The Flying Winemaker has a longstanding commitment to making its own award-winning wines, along with running a comprehensive online store. You can shop a variety of red, white, rosé and sparkling wines from around the globe, along with a selection of Eddie McDougall’s own wines (we’re big fans of The Little Pig rosé as well as the Prosecco).
Delivery: Free for orders over $1,000 with delivery within two to three working days. Self pick-up from Sheung Wan also available.
The team behind Wine Brothers directly sources small-batch wines from Australian wineries. Confused by unfamiliar names (these are boutique vineyards after all!)? Choose a mixed pack available in your favourite varietals — rosé, pinot noir and shiraz. Packs are also offered from selected wineries — one Sassy Mama can personally vouch for is the wines from All Saints. It might be called “Wine Brothers”, but this online store gets behind the ladies with its Women Of Wine club. With the subscription, you’ll receive six hand-selected wines delivered to your door quarterly. We love that it offers easy substitutions if something isn’t to your liking.
Delivery: Free for orders over $750 (otherwise $75 per delivery).
Wine ‘N’ Things
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.
Delivery: Free over $1,000 (otherwise $120 per delivery; additional charges for outlying islands). Allow two workings days.
There is always an occasion for wine. We pop the bubbly when we’re celebrating and cosy up on the couch with a warming red in winter. Perhaps a refreshing rosé is the order of the day for a weekend picnic. Choosing a wine can be overwhelming and so Wine Moments categorises its wines by life’s moments — birthday parties, game nights, brunches and date nights!
Delivery: Free delivery to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon with no minimum purchase; New Territories and Outlying Islands free for orders over $1,000 or on 1o bottles or more (otherwise $100).
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.
Delivery: Free delivery for orders over $800 (otherwise $100).
Discover Wines Asia
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?
Delivery: Free for orders over $1,000.
Jebsen Fine Wines
Sometimes you want a name that you can instantly recognise. Jebsen Fine Wines stocks those iconic wine brands renowned the world over for quality. Amongst the names you’ll recognise are Champagne Bollinger, Marchesi de Frescobaldi and Rosemount Estate along with Penfolds, Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Taylor’s.
Delivery: Free delivery for orders over $1,000 (otherwise $80 per order). Order before 5:30pm for next day delivery.
The Fine Wine Experience
As the name suggests, The Fine Wine Experience is the place to go for that very, very special bottle of wine or for when you are searching for a particular vintage (there are several bottles listed that are over 100 years old!). While it does stock many quality wines under $500 a bottle, you’ll find many more at the higher price points ($1,000 plus). For those wanting to learn more about fine wines be sure to take a look at its wine events.
Delivery: Free delivery for orders over $5,000 (otherwise $180 for up to four cases and $40 for each additional case). Free pick-up available from the Sai Ying Pun store.
Two More Glasses
Do you like surprises? Opt for a surprise box from Two More Glasses! Or, if you’re in a hurry, you can also choose from what’s in stock at the store for guaranteed next-day delivery. There is also a huge range of bottles from big names to boutiques, so you’re sure to find something for your occasion.
Delivery: Free delivery for orders over $1,200 (otherwise $100 per order). Allow one to three working days.
If you love your French wines from Burgundy and the Rhone Valley, then you are in luck! The owners know the characteristic of each of the bottles and so can expertly guide you through your selection (with no wine snobbery here!). Already know what you want? Head straight to the online store.
Delivery: Free delivery for orders over $1,000.
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Featured image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Corney & Barrow, image 2 courtesy of Wine Please, image 3 courtesy of Lana Abie via Unsplash, image 4 courtesy of Caroline Attwood via Unsplash, image 5 courtesy of Amy Chen via Unsplash, image 6 courtesy of Viktor Nikolaienko via Unsplash.