Wednesday, March 16, 2016

BottlesXO Launches an App-Based Wine Delivery Service in Singapore

When I asked two of BottlesXO's founders on what made them start the business, their reply was very mooch aligned to my interest- "We got thirsty!" Moohehe.
 
First launched in Shanghai just 9 months ago by a trio of tech-savvy wine lovers, BottlesXO quickly expanded into Suzhou and Hong Kong before arriving in sunny Singapore. Need wine and need it now? Simply download the BottlesXO app, browse and place an order. Not only will the wine be delivered within an hour to any location in Singapore (homes, offices, parks, void decks, restaurants, and yes including Sentosa!), it will arrive nicely chilled. They will also come with a wine opener and plastic glasses too. *#@% delayed gratification. Moohehe.
 
Additionally, there is no minimum order or delivery fee.
 
Their range of 30 plus wine labels are from family-owned boutique wineries across Europe and prices start from $35 for a bottle of Poggio Civetta Chianti DOCG 2014 or Ca' di Alte Pinot Grigio IGT 2014. On the app, discover (ang moh) food pairing suggestions, wine tasting notes and background information of the winemakers.   

I spy a few interesting bottles including the Hecht & Bannier Cotes de Provence Blanc 2014 ($58), pretty rare to come across a white wine from this rose-dominated French region; Guado al Melo Bolgheri 2013 DOC ($62), a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot produced via natural and sustainable viticulture; and Mazzei Villa Marcello Prosecco DOC 2014, the first vintage Prosecco by Giovanni Mazzei from the notable Mazzei family in Tuscany.  

By the way, based on their name I initially thought the app sold both wines and XO but it turns out the 'XO' actually stands for hugs and kisses. Oh well, I guess with their quick on-demand wine delivery service, one has moore time to hug and kiss while waiting for the bottle to arrive. Moohehe. 

Congrats to the BottlesXO team on the launch in Singapore!

Thank you BottlesXO and Food News PR for the invitation.

BottlesXO
Delivery time: Monday to Friday-   3.30pm to 10.30pm
                        Saturday & Sunday- 12pm to 10.30pm

Chew On This: Head down to the BottlesXO office at Level 2, 67A Kim Yan Road for their regular wine tastings. The next one is on 17 March, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Sign up or enquire moore at rsvp@sgp.bottlesxo.com.

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