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Alcohol Delivery Options Expand In Jacksonville

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Bill Bortzfield
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WJCT News
Beer can be delivered right to your door in Jacksonville.

While to-your-door alcohol delivery isn’t new, the number of delivery service options for thirsty residents of Northeast Florida is growing.

Drizly, which claims to be the nation’s largest alcohol e-commerce and on-demand delivery platform, announced Tuesday it's rolling out delivery in Jacksonville and Saint Augustine.

Drizly is partnering with Shores Liquors stores, promising on-demand deliveries from the chain's shops within 60 minutes of placing an order via the Drizly app.

“Great online shopping experiences and the convenience of delivery have become an expectation for shoppers, making now an ideal time to launch Drizly in Jacksonville,” said Dianne Hallock, Drizly director of retail marketing, in an email to WJCT News.

Drizly is entering what is already a crowded alchohol-delivery market. InstacartUber Eats and DoorDash are among the services that can make a booze run from Jacksonville-area retailers including Publix, Total Wine and ABC Fine Wine & Spirits.

Unlike non-alcohol delivery services such as Amazon, Drizly says for legal and safety reasons its alcohol deliveries requires someone to be at home to receive the alcohol. A proof of age ID is scanned during the delivery.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.