How to buy alcohol online and where to shop
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- All online orders of alcohol in the US must be submitted by, shipped to, and received by an adult who is 21 years or older.
- Not all states allow for alcohol to be delivered, and many regions have statutes limiting alcohol delivery, so check your state's laws before you shop.
- Here is how to buy alcohol online and get your favorite wine, beer, or spirits delivered to your door conveniently and, better yet, legally.
- We like Naked Wines, Harry & David, and Wine.com for wine; Tavour and Carftshack for beer; Reserve Bar for spirits; and Drizly for same-day delivery.
If you live in Alabama, Oklahoma, or Utah, you might as well hop to a different article, as these states have outright bans in booze deliveries to private people. If you live in Mississippi, it's kind of a gray area. Alcohol delivery is not banned, but also not specified as legal.In almost all other states, wine deliveries are perfectly legal, though they will require an adult signature in most places. AZ, DC, DE, FL, HI, OH, OR, MA, MO, NE, NH, ND, and VT expressly permit beer delivery, while only AZ, FL, HI, NE, and NH "authorize the direct shipment of all spirits," as stated by the National Conference of State Legislatures' Direct Shipment of Alcohol Statutes page.
When in doubt, take the time to consult your state and local laws on booze shipment and delivery. But unless you're in AL, OK, or UT, you're probably good to go. We've broken down how to buy alcohol online and the best places to order from. You can also check out our guide to the best wine delivery subscription services.
Here are the best places to buy alcohol online:
- Best places to buy wine online: Naked Wines, Harry & David, and Wine.com
- Best places to buy beer online: Tavour and Carftshack
- Best place to buy spirits online: Reserve Bar
- Best place to get same-day delivery: Drizly
Read on in the slides below to learn how to buy alcohol online and the best places to order from.
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