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Keep the wine flowing at Thanksgiving dinner with boozy apps like NextGlass

Caitlin McGarry | Nov. 27, 2014
Thanksgiving is a lovely holiday. What could be better than enjoying dishes handed down through generations (or pulled from Pinterest) with your adoring family? Well, if your grandpa's turkey is dried out and your relatives only want to know when you're finally going to settle down, wine can--no, will--make the experience tolerable.

The back-up plan

If you can't make it to the store and your wine supply is running dangerously low, you still have options that don't include sending out a relative who might go rogue and pick up an atrocious bottle. A new crop of on-demand alcohol apps have popped up in certain major metropolitan areas and might be the answer to all your problems.

Saucey, Drizly, and Minibar are among the apps that have launched in the last year to bring you wine, beer, and liquor with just a few taps on your iPhone. Drizly is in more markets than Minibar and Saucey, covering nine metro areas including Austin, Boston, NYC, Los Angeles, D.C., and Denver. Each app offers free delivery, but some have delivery minimums. Now, I haven't tested these apps (yet!) so I can't go so far as to recommend them. But if you're in a big city and need alcohol in a pinch, the Uber-for-wine tactic might be your best move this holiday season.


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