The 10 Best online wine shops
From cases of French plonk to single bottles from the New World, the finest vintages are now only a click away...
In a 2011 report for the Vinexpo in Bordeaux, Laithwaites came third in the world for its web services. It scored highly on security, ease of use and reliability.
2. Ten Green Bottles
This has scored some big clients including Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck and Locanda Locatelli. Offers a showcase for lots of smaller producers.
The Yapp brothers' operation has been going since 1969, specialising in French wines, many from small vineyards and which you'd be hard pressed to find elsewhere.
4. Highbury Vintner
If you're up north London way, it's worth visiting the store. Online, you can browse by type, country, region or grape and the recommendation section's handy.
5. Berry Brothers & Rudd
Wine merchants to the gentry since 1698. Its strength is its range: it has bottles at less than £5 (in 24-bottle cases) and it has bottles at 100 times that.
If you are just finding your feet in the world of the grape, this is great. The wines are affordable and the site has a sidebar showing which have been in the press.
7. From Vineyards Direct
Not the most user-friendly and its payment system is a little archaic, but these niggles are blasted out of the water by its fantastically priced list of old-world wines.
8. Corks Out
There are two advantages with Corks Out. First of all there's the price. And unlike most other online retailers, it lets you choose your hour delivery window.
9. Lea and Sanderman
A member of The Bunch group of independent retailers with a no-quibble return policy, a long and engaging list on a site that doesn't leave you puce with frustration.
10. The Sampler
An independent London merchant which has won awards from Drink's Business and Decanter. Always ready to advise, with more than 1,500 wines.
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