Spoiler alert: It turns out that not every wine can be shipped to every address. Something left over from prohibition! When that burden was lifted from the nation, some states kept their own protective restrictions. Most states treat your adult friends like adults, however, so breathe easy and feel free to explore the gifting potential in the delightful world of wine. Treat your friends like rock stars, celebrity chefs, forces of nature!
So let’s have a look around, OK? Always try to keep it local if possible, there are so many online sources for wine in cities across the country. If you can’t find a local shop with what you’re looking for try SOMM Select; daily doses of incredible wines from all over the world curated by a Master Sommelier.
If you live in California, K&L’s wine buyers bring in a world-class selection, with a special focus on select direct-import wines at great prices.
Of course, the best option is to shop local. Retailers have a difficult time competing with online shops and offer a personal touch to their selection. Wine is the gift that gives back: chances are that some of your friends will be happy to share.