Local Delivery Service Brings Booze to Your Doorstep

Imbibing just got more convenient with Drizly now in Seattle
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February is all about hunkering down and hoping for a dry spell, but a new company is making it a bit more pleasant by delivering drinks to your home.

Boston-based Drizly (drizly.com) recently set up shop in Seattle, offering an alcohol delivery service that works in a fashion similar to Uber. After creating an account, customers use a smartphone to select from hundreds of beer, wine and liquor options—including plenty of local libations. Within 40 minutes, a driver uses GPS to deliver whichever poison you’ve picked (perhaps Dom Pérignon?) to your doorstep (delivery fees vary). The company does not deliver to college campuses, and IDs are scanned and validated using a proprietary software that sniffs out fakes.