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Total Wine & More appears to be taking a page out of the grocery retailer book by launching an alcohol delivery service in Arlington. Need wine or beer for a party? Total Wine promises to get it there in less than two hours.
One of the largest independent retailers of wine, beer and spirits, Total Wine said Thursday that it is partnering with Minibar Delivery in what is its first offering of delivery services in Virginia. Minibar Delivery, based in New York, currently operates in 35 major markets around the country.
To get a delivery, customers of legal age in Arlington can log on to Minibar Delivery's app or website (www.minibardelivery.com) and choose from Total Wine & More's selection of beer and wine.
“We're excited to partner with Minibar Delivery to offer the convenience of two-hour delivery to our customers in Arlington,” John Jordan, senior vice president of new business development at Total Wine & More, said in a statement. “Our priority is providing the best experience and service for our customers, and Minibar Delivery is fully aligned with these core values. We are facilitating the delivery with our own staff, when customers are ordering by using Minibar Delivery's app or website to access our wide variety of beer and wine.”
Customers will be required to confirm they are 21 or older prior to checkout. In order for alcohol to be delivered, a recipient 21 or older also must also be present to sign for the delivery and to show proof of age with a valid photo ID.
Minibar Delivery said it also provides tasting notes, pairing recommendations, cocktail recipes and gift delivery.
Total Wine & More, based in Bethesda, Md., has more than 160 stores across 20 states.