How to Manage Drinking While in Self-Quarantine

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We are still working out where the next ground beef or package of toilet paper is going to come from, and trying to curb our pandemic urges to eat snack foods (I’m munching Cheez-Its as I write this). 

The so-far good news is that states issuing shut-down orders have kept liquor stores open as essential businesses. The backlash that could result if they are shut down is probably a consideration for legislators.

Local stores are trying to offer curbside pickup or delivery, just like restaurants.

  • Virginia Philip Wine Spirits on Palm Beach is doing that.
  • ABC Fine Wine & Spirits are open, but stores are closing at 7 p.m. each night, and with high demand in online ordering, your bottle of tequila may take a bit longer to be delivered.
  • ABC has partnered with Drizly, Shipt and Instacart for delivery services.
  • Crown Wine & Spirits stores are open.
  • Total Wine stores are open, and some offer ordering online with pick-up in store, or delivery or ordering online for direct delivery – check your closest store for options. 
  • Fifth Avenue Liquors in Boca Raton is open.

Check your local Star Wine & Spirits stores to see if they are open, as each is individually owned. And, of course, markets that are open and carry wine and beer are available. 

You can also set up a virtual wine tasting, as actor Sam Neill is doing from Australia. He sent out a great video about his winery, Two Paddocks.

Now is the time to open that bottle of wine you’ve been “saving for a good time.” There’s no time like self-isolation while a pandemic rages around the globe. Drink it. Enjoy it. There are more bottles of wine to be had. 

I’ll raise a glass to you tonight. Cheers!