At the onset of the pandemic in the U.S., online alcohol sales skyrocketed 234 percent from the same time last spring. Understanding the appeal of home-delivery service well ahead of statewide lockdowns, Lindsey Andrews WG09 and Lara Crystal WG09 launched Minibar Delivery in 2014.

It all started when Andrews and Crystal, out of cabernet sauvignon on a takeout Tuesday night, wanted an easier way to score a bottle of wine than heading to the nearest New York City bodega. Now relying on those mom-and-pop stores as suppliers, Minibar Delivery is making folks at home happy while, critically, supporting small businesses.

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