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  1. Thanks for the tip Craig, I’ll be sure to check them out next time I am in Melbourne. Feel free to pass on the message for them to contact me and I’ll add them to the line up 🙂

  2. i think you forgot one of the better players in the melbourne market, The Local Drop ( Great wines from all over the globe and the best service ive come across…im biased as im now an investor after being a happy customer….

  3. Thanks for the lowdown Casey.

    We’ve just opened our online wine business specialising in smaller, artisan, family-owned producers from Australia and around the world. Check out

    We’ve also got a ‘Curious Wines’ range for something a little different…..

  4. Check out Goodwill Wines and get select, good value wine while also donating to one of their wide list of charities.

  5. Haha how good would that be, I like how you think Tony! Perhaps check out Secret Bottle above ^^ that might be something for you?

  6. Good point about going wrong in shops but in the past dozens or half-dozens have seemed to be the main online purchase options and a wrong choice has more consequences. In a shop I can buy one bottle, try it, then come back for more if I like it. But the curated sites definitely interest me and it may be time to have another go. A mixed dozen of interesting wines is a very interesting idea.

    OTOH if you can invent a way to send tasting samples through the internet you’d make more money than Amazon and Google combined! 😀

  7. It is a tricky one Tony, especially when it comes to wine as everyone has different tastes and experiences. Even at stores, you can have the same experience so I guess it really comes down to doing some decent research beforehand across a number of resources and then giving it a go.

  8. A very useful list indeed. My main problem with buying wine online is the potential for um… correlation issues… between what the wine tastes like and what the tasting notes say the wine tastes like. Not that I’m accusing Oz retailers of being shonky used car salespeople. But… My only online wine buying (apart from repeat buys of wines I know) was from the retailer that rhymes with Furphy… At least the colour matched the tasting note; the rest, not so much.

  9. Fair enough Jill! When and where possible, I always suggest to buy direct from the cellar door 🙂

  10. I love the concept of Winecloud – buying direct from the vineyard! IMO this one should come before Dirty Dans and the MOFO’s that screw the farmers down on price!

  11. The boys at Different Drop have a great selection of wines. Worth a browse…

  12. Hi – we’re a new wine kid on the block offering great Italian wines imported direct from vineyards around the Tuscany region and sold online in Australia. Prices range from a $1 a bottle to $34 a bottle, reds, whites, rosés and sparkling wines, with all products sold in cases of 6 bottles or more to give our customers the best prices possible.

    Delivery is offered Australia wide, with fixed priced shipping in Victoria where our warehouse is located and weight based delivery charges to all other Australian states.

    Visit our website and take advantage of the great wine bargains. You’ll be surprised at just how good the wine deals are!

  13. More free wine than you can drink, that’s how to live life!! Thanks for stopping by Nicole, loving the linky party! x

  14. Really helpful list. At the moment I’m scoring more free wine than I can drink (What a problem!). I haven’t done much online buying because I am always wary of there being a catch so this is super helpful.
    Tank you for linking up with #Winenot Wednesday too x

  15. Great to see them all in one place. I particularly like the look of the Naked Wines and the Wine Cloud, working direct with the winemaker. Nice post Casey! Thanks for linking up via #WINENOT !