Residents of the greater New Orleans area can have more than 1,000 types of wine, liquor or beer delivered to their homes with no service charges or minimum orders. The "Wine on Wheels" service, offered by Pearl Wine Co. (3700 Orleans Ave., 504-483-6314; www.pearlwineco.com), is available noon through midnight six days a week.
"I think no one should ever go without a great bottle of wine," says Pearl owner Leora Madden. "My whole premise was making it convenient, not just with the type of service, but by making delivery free and not putting minimums on delivery."
Madden opened the 4,000-square-foot wine and spirits shop in the American Can Company in early 2013. The store stocks more than 600 wines, more than 400 liquors and more than 300 beers. All are available for delivery. Wines start at $5.99 per bottle, and Madden says customers haven't abused the no-minimum order rule.
"Nobody has ever said, 'Bring me a $1.50 beer,'" she says with a laugh.
Pearl accepts orders on its website and over the phone.