Hey, you could do worse for $15 a bottle.

By Tim Nelson
June 01, 2020
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For an ever-growing number of reasons, 2020 sure is a year that calls for a drink or five. The only problem is that most of us are cut off from the usual bars and restaurants where you could enjoy a bottle of wine over, say, never-ending bowls of pasta or unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks.

Well, that changes now. Not because the world has gotten any better (it hasn’t!) but because Olive Garden has released its own line of wines, which you can get delivered right to your door alongside some shrimp scampi.

For just $15 a bottle, you can order a Red Blend Porta Vita (merlot blend), a Roscato Rosso Dolce, or a Head-to-Head rosé. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve got two (yes, two) moscatos: the Pink Moscato Blend Confetti and moscato Primo Amore, two sweet ways to make date night at home feel a little bit more like a real night out.

You might scoff at the idea of Olive Garden selling some of its wine, but it would at least seem like they know what they’re doing. According to their website, Olive Garden was bestowed with the honor of “America’s Best Casual Dining Wine List” by the Monterey Wine Festival, and the Wall Street Journal ranked its wine program top among ten casual dining chains. It’s unclear if that applies to their in-house wines or simply their curation of other bottles, but either way it’s encouraging.

TODAY says that OG’s wine delivery is available in the 40 states where alcohol pickup and/or delivery is legal, which accounts for a total of 750 locations. So if you want someone else to cook pasta for you or bring over some wine, you’re in business.