Florida is a beautiful place with hot weather, so finding the right refreshing wine isn’t simple. Navigating through the best wine delivery to Florida can seem like a tall order thanks to all the options out there. I’m about to unveil some of the standout choices for the current year.
I've scoured the market and handpicked the top services to streamline your decision. These providers offer a diverse range of wines spanning multiple international regions and catering to varied budgets. Whether you prefer punchy reds, refreshing whites, bubbly sparklings, or tasty dessert wines, this compilation has got you covered.
Overall, Firstleaf tops my list this year. It fine-tunes its wine offerings based on a 13-point questionnaire that hones in on your taste profile. It also promises both excellence and affordability, coupled with its array of over 300 acclaimed wines from around the world.
Wines under $15 that have great reviews
Access to the “wine school”, a digital educational publication
Red, white, rosé, sparkling, specialty, and fine wines available
Current deal: Get $100 off your first 3 boxes
Firstleaf prides itself on showcasing a diverse lineup of over 300 unique global wines, even including those from places like Greece and Chile. This selection provides an opportunity to savor premium wines without emptying your wallet. However, I was a bit disappointed to see classics like Chianti.
It doesn't just guess your wine preferences. Firstleaf invites you to a brief 13-query questionnaire to better understand your taste. Drawing from your responses, it curates a set of 6 wines, dropping them off at your residence every few months, ranging from 1 to 3 months in between.
It also values your opinion. Using a simple thumbs-up or thumbs-down mechanism, it tweaks the wine choices for you, refining the match each cycle. Dive into my colleague's Firstleaf review to uncover the finer details of its operations.
What I love is that Firstleaf isn't about quantity; rather, it’s all about quality. Out of the 10,000 wines it samples globally, only the top-tier bottles, as deemed by its tasting crew, reach you.
Firstleaf also has the 'Wine School' for those just beginning their wine journey or desiring to enhance their wine knowledge. Think of it as a blog, overflowing with juicy details on everything wine-related. I find this to be quite useful since I wouldn’t exactly call myself a wine sommelier by any stretch of the imagination.
If you’re considering a gift, Firstleaf has you covered with e-gift cards, ranging from $25 to $200. These cards can be the key to any item on the site, making it a great gift for a friend. Just make sure whoever you’re sending it to is at least 21 years of age with valid, government-issued photo ID.
Your first order comes without shipping fees, but subsequent ones carry a $9.95 charge. Once dispatched, count 2 to 5 days for your wine parcel to arrive. In a nod to sustainability, it ensures the deliveries don't add to your carbon footprint, a claim not every company can make.
Firstleaf is committed to customer satisfaction, in my experience. It provides not only a money-back guarantee on bottles but also a Wine Concierge service for any inquiries or guidance. If any bottle doesn't hit the right note, it promises a full reimbursement, letting you invest that amount in a different wine next time around.
The starting rate sits at $7.49 for each bottle, striking a balance between class and affordability. That said, if you're on the hunt for the most affordable service out there, Wine Insiders might be worth a glance.
Support independent wineries through crowdfunding
The Angel membership nets you some great discounts
Red, white, sweet, organic, sparkling, rosé, and more available
Current deal: $100 Off 12-pk for $69.99 Shipped
At Naked Wines, the power is in your hands to select the wines that tantalize your taste buds instead of just settling for a predetermined monthly box. While some places make all the decisions, here, you hold the reins. If you're curious about the specifics, a colleague of mine has written an insightful Naked Wines review.
Its recommendation engine steers you toward wines that are tailored to your preferences. As you shop and review more wines, it sharpens its accuracy, ensuring that the next bottle you try is likely in line with your tastes. I’ve never really seen something of the sort anywhere else.
The selection at Naked Wines is vast and frequently updated, primarily spotlighting classic reds and whites. But remember, purchasing a single bottle isn't an option; you'll have to grab at least a half dozen. If it's just 1 bottle you're after, perhaps Firstleaf is your destination.
While the wines come from various regions, a significant chunk is sourced from the US. Other notable contributing nations are Italy, New Zealand, and Portugal. If you're looking to narrow down your choices, the filter tool is your best bet.
The unique "Angel" initiative allows you to support independent winemakers with a fee. It costs $40, but it’s not just a donation; rather, it translates to credits for your wine purchases.
Being an "Angel" grants you access to several benefits. These include exclusive wines, reduced rates, a complimentary bottle every month, and exclusive invites to wine-centric events. If ever you wish to, you can step back from the Angel membership at no cost to you or penalty.
You'll notice 2 price points for each wine: a discounted rate for "Angels" and the regular rate. The "Angel" tag typically saves you around 20 to 30% due to your backing of the wine creators. It's in your court to decide if the $40 monthly investment offers value in terms of wine savings.
If you're sending wine as a gift, the packaging is standard, but personalization is possible. You can send gifts with a note. The recipient, however, will need to verify their legal drinking age with a photo ID upon the wine's arrival.
The starting point for the price tag stands at $7.99 per bottle. Deliveries have a $9.99 charge, but if your cart goes above $100, the shipping fee disappears. Expect your wine to reach most destinations within 1 to 4 days (Ohio being an outlier for those considering gifts).
It's essential for someone to be present to receive the shipment and confirm they're over 21. It's worth noting that Naked Wines provides the flexibility of delivering to your workplace or a designated collection point.
Member-curated wine selection
Educational content includes tasting notes for each bottle
Red, white, and sparkling available
Current deal: Enjoy 6 Exceptional Wines for Just $41.94
Vinesse aims to bring you unique wines from overlooked vineyards straight to your dining room. These are bottles that wouldn't usually pop up in your regular wine shop. This service has been particularly well-reviewed by many wine publications as well.
Joining Vinesse is as easy as it gets. Pick the type of wine that catches your eye, note if it's meant as a gift, and give your delivery and payment info. In no time, you'll be part of an exclusive group that enjoys standout wines from different parts of the globe. Check out our detailed review by my colleague, who also happens to be a fellow wine enthusiast.
With 14 distinct clubs, Vinesse has something for every wine lover. The "Light & Sweet" club could be right for those who favor milder wines. If you're curious about international flavors, the "World of Wine" club is there for you. And if American wines are your thing, the "American Cellars" club beckons.
I’m a big proponent of options – and membership comes with the power of choice. Whether your heart beats faster for reds, you're a staunch white wine enthusiast, or you fancy a balanced blend of both, it's all in your hands. You’re not limited to a single option.
To get you started, Vinesse offers an introductory set of 8 wines for $49.99, so you can experience its handpicked range. From there, expect a new set every 5 to 7 weeks.
The cost of each wine set depends on the club you've opted for. Generally, prices start at $10.00 for a set. And the icing on the cake? Membership fees are nowhere in sight – you pay only for the wine.
Vinesse takes care to ensure that every bottle is packed in a way that keeps it safe during transit. Plus, you get to decide if your wines find their way to your doorstep or your workplace. If for some reason, a delivery doesn't reach you, picking it up from a nearby FedEx station is always an option.
Quiz offers personalized wine recommendations
Rate wines you’ve tried before
Red, white, sparkling, and rosé available
Bright Cellars brings delightful wines from off-the-beaten-path vineyards. This journey introduces you to a wide range of flavors, from those rooted in classic grapes to more unusual flavors, offering hints of subtle chocolate notes or other tastes.
Every wine lover can find something that suits their taste here, whether you're into the sweet and fruity or the rich and robust. If you’re not quite sure what you're looking for, Bright Cellars has a great quiz to help guide your choices. To get a deeper insight into how this quiz achieves personalization, you can check out a review by my associate.
There's a wine ready for the moment, no matter the occasion. Whether you're celebrating a grand occasion or just enjoying some quiet time in your backyard, there’s a wine for that.
Each selection provides useful information, such as the best temperature to serve it and its alcohol percentage. When comparing, it seems Bright Cellars offers a touch more detail than some others out there.
It's worth noting that picking individual bottles or mixing from different sets isn't on the table. If you have a preference for handpicking each bottle, maybe Wine Awesomeness is more down your alley.
Being part of the Bright Cellars family gets you some cool benefits, like collecting reward points and bonuses for referring friends. Start the process by taking the quiz. How you answer will guide Bright Cellars in suggesting wines that'll best match your palate.
After the quiz, select your wine set and head to checkout. Your wine arrives in a sturdy cardboard box, each bottle having its own space, ensuring it gets to you safely. Alongside, you'll find informative cards giving a lowdown on each wine.
To keep things interesting, Bright Cellars regularly brings out new wine sets. For example, let’s look at the featured set named "Dinner Party Bundle". It includes a mix of red, white, and sparkling choices, with standouts like the 2021 Azuli Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile and the 2021 Cabin 5 Montepulciano from California.
Once you've placed your order, it typically takes about 2 to 4 business days for it to ship. They'll keep you in the loop with tracking info. Just a heads up, when the delivery arrives, you'll need someone 21 or older with proper ID to sign for it. As for the cost, it starts from $10.00 per bottle.
Wide range of 90+ rated wines under $20
Also access several budget-friendly, exclusive wines
Red, white, sparkling, sweet, rosé, dessert, and more available
Wine Insiders stands out with its range of affordable wines that don't compromise on taste. It's been catching attention with curated wine selections by big names like Martha Stewart, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Ludo Lefebre.
It offers a plethora of wines with most falling under the $20 mark, sourced from places all around the world. If you're keen to dive deeper, my Wine Insiders review covers some other aspects that make it great for those on a budget.
The assortment you'll come across is rather remarkable. It's got reds, whites, sparkling, rosé, and even delectable dessert wines. These bottles carry tales from countries such as Argentina, Austria, Chile, and several more, including the US.
Wine Insiders puts forward a vast selection, presenting at least 100 unique bottles. Now and then, you'll stumble upon a special wine crafted by a renowned winemaker. While it might not always spotlight the most famous labels, its offerings still captivated my attention. It even extends to niche preferences like organic wines, vegan options, cans, and cocktails.
Many of the wines it showcases boast ratings above 90 and, believe it or not, are budget-friendly at under $20. However, if you've got a craving for vintage or top-tier wines, this might not be your first stop. Still, the 2020 Marquis de Bacalon Bordeaux Blanc is a gem, receiving a flawless 5-star rating from 6 critiques.
Details for each wine are readily available on the site. Aspects covered include the type, the year it was made, how strong it is, and its country and region of origin. It offers 6 wine set categories, each varying in terms of cost and size, with some even including the sizable Magnum bottles.
There's also a subscription service on offer for those who want regular wine shipments. With it, you get 12 bottles every 12 weeks, and you can opt for whites, reds, or a mix of both. The initial delivery generously includes 3 bonus bottles, and some orders might even bring a neat wine-themed surprise.
Starting prices are easy on the pocket at $8.99, with the typical bottle topping off at around $25. As for the Magnum wine sets, they're priced between $35 for a single and around $47 each in a case of 6 bottles. Still, even its Magnum bottles are priced more affordably than the regularly sized bottles from some competitors like Wine Library.
Premium California and US West Coast wines
Aged, limited-production wines available
Red and white wines available
California Wine Club started by shining a light on wines solely from California, but before long, it began offering wines from the Pacific Northwest and even beyond. When you back this club, know that you're directly supporting small, family-run wineries. Learn more about California Wine Club in my colleague’s comprehensive review.
Its wine catalog is vast, seamlessly weaving between reds and whites. On the red spectrum, it flaunts bold notes, with big hitters like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel.
White wine lovers aren't left out. The choices are plentiful, with stars like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling. Each bottle is handpicked, standing as a testament to great quality and genuine flavor.
You're spoiled for choice with its assorted monthly wine clubs, each catering to specific wine preferences. The Signature Series club is crafted for those who fancy rare, limited-edition wines. On the other hand, the Premier Series club offers a tapestry of California's wine scenery, serving up wines that have clinched accolades.
The Aged Cabernet Series club is great for those with an affinity for artisanal wines produced in limited quantities. It’s a trove of Cabernet Sauvignon wines that have been aged gracefully for 8-12 years. Moreover, the International Selections club caters to those with wanderlust, offering a wine journey across the globe.
And yet, there's more in store. The Pacific Northwest Series club tips its hat to balanced wines hailing from Oregon and Washington State, areas renowned for their distinct cool-climate wines.
Being a part of this club isn't merely about the wines – it's an immersive journey. Members get detailed tasting notes, a dedicated magazine, enticing price slashes on reorders, and the flexibility to tweak their shipments. With California Wine Club, it's a handpicked wine adventure every time.
Starting prices are pegged at $10.99 per bottle, and this also unfolds a world of gift options. Dive into 4 thoughtfully curated categories: Wine Club Gifts, Wine Gift Sets, Business Wine Gifts, and for the tech-savvy, Electronic Gift Certificates.
Subscription nets you some interesting wine themes
“The Back Label” blog provides in-depth education
Red, white, sparkling, rosé, organic, cans available
Wine Awesomeness opens up a world where you get to experience varied wines each month. Think of it as a refreshing change from the usual, with curated wine boxes that unveil lesser-known bottles. My colleague wrote an in-depth review that you can check out if you want to explore its offerings more closely.
Additionally, the platform offers "The Back Label" magazine online. This digital blog reel is packed with insights about wine, making it a great resource for both wine novices and those already pretty knowledgeable in the field.
Wine Awesomeness presents 2 subscription options for you. Choose the trio package, where you receive 3 bottles for $49. If you crave more, there's the ensemble set, which provides 6 bottles for $79. Both selections come with free shipping, highlighting its value proposition.
Each month showcases a theme for the wines. Past themes have celebrated French wines, rosé varieties, and even wines tailor-made for barbecues. It's a good idea to peek at the site now and then, as themes get refreshed periodically.
The wine range is vast, spanning reds, whites, sparklings, rosés, and even organic variants. Canned wine is also available for anyone interested in that. Special collections from internet personas such as Opopop, Shannon St. Clair, Nail Betch, and Emily Post also grace the platform.
For those who aren't keen on subscriptions, Wine Awesomeness doesn't leave you behind. You have the freedom to purchase individual wines, allowing you to venture beyond your monthly box and try something new.
Something else I found unique is that it has a "mystery" wine on offer. Pay a set price, and you're in for a wine surprise, be it red, white, rosé, or sparkling. Any new bottle of wine you haven’t tried before comes with an element of surprise (regardless of where you purchased it), so I find this to be a nice touch.
Every wine within Wine Awesomeness is evaluated and given a rating of up to 5. This system aids in gauging which wines resonate more with the community. These ratings emerge from the collective feedback of staff and fellow wine enthusiasts.
And if gifting is on your mind, you're in good hands. It showcases themed gift boxes accompanied by a range of wine selections tailored for diverse occasions. This simplifies the art of gifting. Do note that prices kick off at $13.25.
Limited-production, small-batch wines
Comprehensive wine tasting profiles
Red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines available
At Macy's Wine Club, it's a world of choices. Go for a single bottle or jump right into a club membership. Opting for the latter? Well, you're in for a treat. Every 3 months, a handpicked selection of 6 global wines awaits you and is sent to your preferred shipping location.
Stay loyal to the club for a full year, and you'll be rewarded with 2 extra wine shipments. One will be just in time for those chilly winter nights, and the other will keep you refreshed during those sun-soaked summer days.
In terms of variety, let's just say it's nothing short of impressive. Dive into a sea of reds, whites, rosé, and those bubbling sparkling options. Speaking of reds, from the rich tones of Cabernet Franc and Montepulciano to the unique vibes of Petite Sirah and Sangiovese, it's a feast for your palate – whether it's dinner's companion or a solo glass.
For those who sway toward whites, Macy's Wine Club doesn't skimp on options. Enjoy everything from the gentle taste of Chardonnay and the sharp zest of Muscadet to Moscato's sweet whispers and Pinot Grigio's refreshing brightness. Journey with these wines, from Portugal's sunny embrace to Chile's rugged embrace.
Check out Macy's Wine Club's hand-curated collections if you’re looking for something more refined. There's the Sommelier's Choice, boasting picks from true wine lovers. And for those eco-conscious souls, fear not! A lineup of vegan and organic wines is also available. Learn more about these options in my colleague’s review.
Being part of this club isn't just about taste; it's about the full experience. Relish the chance to sample wines that are limited edition gems. And to elevate your wine moments, detailed tasting notes accompany every bottle, letting you in on every secret it holds.
You're also covered in terms of gifting. Macy's Wine Club rolls out diverse wine sets in packs of 3, 6, or 12. Whether it's lavish Luxe Gifts, budget-friendly options, or even the perfect wedding accompaniment, there's a set for every occasion.
And if you're curious, more wine sets are on the horizon. Dive into Essential Wines, go smooth with Easy-Drinking Reds, or celebrate excellence with Award Winners. Cheers to that!
Large selection of collector wines
Detailed food pairing info + tasting notes
Red and white wines available
Every month is a new chance to traverse the wine terrains from diverse parts of the world. Monthly Wine Clubs lets you immerse yourself in a bouquet of wines, including classic reds, pristine whites, and occasionally, some effervescent sparklings.
Though the list isn't exhaustive, it's far from scarce. There's a medley of wines like Sangiovese, Pinot Bianco, Riesling, the full-bodied Merlot, adaptable Pinot Noir, and hearty Shiraz, just to mention a few. If you're hunting for even more diversity, Firstleaf might be more up your alley.
It's not about randomness with your wine picks, either. The club boasts seasoned sommeliers who meticulously curate only the cream of the crop. Exclusive sips like S. Sebastião Vinho Regional Lisboa Syrah/Touriga Nacional Reserva 2020 and Herdade Aldeia de Cima Serra do Mendro Alentejo Reserva Tinto 2019 are among the elite list.
You're presented with 4 distinct monthly wine club selections. There's the Premier Series Bold Reds, Masters Series, and Collectors Series. Each month promises 2 unique bottles from your selected club. Choose between the hard-to-find reds or whites, usually sourced from renowned vineyards. Learn more about these clubs in our official review.
Every wine comes paired with an insightful card. These cards enlighten you about its roots, taste nuances, and complementary food pairings. It feels like every bottle you buy is hand-curated by your very own personal sommelier.
Being part of the club isn't just about quenching your thirst; it's an education in and of itself. With each bottle, you'll deepen your understanding of different wine nuances and realize the unique experiences wines from varied regions bring. It's like embarking on a global culinary adventure, all from the comfort of your couch.
For those wary of long-term commitments, the club's got you covered. You dictate the membership duration, and whether it spans a few months or stretches to a year. Plus, tailor your wine roster to your preferences, whether you're a die-hard red enthusiast or keen to explore wines from certain geographies.
Wine Library is far from your typical wine club – think of it more like an online liquor store that reaches every corner of the wine world. This establishment grants you the freedom to sift through an extensive drink catalog without tying you down to monthly selections. From the rich tones of reds and the crispness of whites to bubbly sparklings, the selection is immense.
If the vast array has you feeling a tad overwhelmed, there's a way to navigate. Dive into curated sections like “Top wines under $30” or “Wines rated above 90”. These specially chosen collections ensure that quality sips fit snugly within your spending limits. And, for those days when you want to treat yourself, it showcases some pricier options, too.
The Wine Library shelves echo with international flair. Venture into choices from countries like Spain, the US, Italy, France, Argentina, and many others. Got a hankering for a French Pinot Noir or an Italian Merlot? Chances are, there’s the right wine waiting for you here.
At the heart of Wine Library lies a mission to enlighten. Its online space brims with info on everything from flavor profiles to scents and unique wine features. It's not just about getting a bottle – it's about diving into the story behind each pour.
You could also tap into Wine Library TV to deepen your understanding of wine. It's essentially a hub packed with insightful video reviews, tastings, and engaging wine convos. The main goal? To offer a deep dive into the wines showcased, ensuring you've got all the facts before you buy.
Staying connected has its rewards, too. By hopping onto its email list, you'll find curated wine picks dropping into your inbox. It's not just limited to wine, either – expect other beverage recommendations, special offers, and so on.
For the true wine aficionados, Wine Library also serves as a shop for all things wine-related. On the lookout for chic glassware, handy bottle openers, or nifty tools to prolong your wine's freshness? It's all there, waiting on Wine Library's virtual aisles.
$7.49 per bottle
Red, white, rosé, sparkling
$7.99 per bottle
$10.00 per bottle
Those looking for variety
Red, white, sparkling
$10.00 per bottle
New wine drinkers
Red, white, sparkling, margarita cocktail
$8.99 per bottle
Affordable 90+ rated wines
Red, white, rosé, sparkling, dessert/sweet
$10.99 per bottle
US west coast/pacific northwest + international wines
$13.25 per bottle
Ease-of-use subscription model
Red, white, rosé, sparkling, organic, cans
$10.99 per bottle
Detailed tasting notes
Red, white, rosé, sparkling
$20.98 per bottle
$9.99 per bottle
Access to wines + other types of liquor
White, red, sparkling, rosé, dessert/sweet, beer, spirits
When selecting top-notch wine services this year, I kept certain criteria in mind. I recommend considering these pointers when making your selection:
Diversity: Aim for a service that offers the wines you want from your favorite wine regions. From local standouts to international treasures, ensure it carries what you’re after. At a minimum, ensure the service covers the types of wines you drink most, be it Cabernet, Pinot, or Chardonnay. I recommend Firstleaf or Vinesse for a great variety.
Excellence: A plethora of choices is respectable, but the wines should resonate with your palate. Opt for a service that sources its wines from esteemed vineyards and producers. But don’t just settle for the cheapest service out there! (Hint: Wine Insiders is quite affordable but also excellent).
Ordering & delivery: It's essential that your wine reaches you punctually, more so if it's for a specific occasion or gathering. Insights from past customers can provide valuable perspectives here.
Budget: Weigh wine prices against shipping charges and any extra expenses. Brownie points go to those companies that offer subscription models, such as Firstleaf, or discounts on larger purchases.
Yes, Florida allows online wine purchases. You can choose from an eclectic assortment of excellent wine delivery services. For instance, this year my top recommendation goes to Firstleaf. It offers a very large assortment of gourmet wines that don’t necessarily cost an arm and a leg. You also receive personalized recommendations that cater to your preferences.
One of my top recommendations this year is Naked Wines. It offers a large variety of wines from small and independent winemakers. The questionnaire on the site also guides you toward new bottles you may enjoy. I personally like Naked Wines because the wines you’ll find here aren’t always necessarily available anywhere else.
It works by sending you new bottles of wines on a recurring basis, like monthly for instance. Some clubs let you pick your own wines, and some curate wines for you based on the selections of professional sommeliers. For example, Vinesse has lots of different wine clubs to suit various preferences.