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Cortese Delivery or Pickup

The Instacart guide to Cortese products

Cortese wine is an Italian gem, but choosing the right brand can be overwhelming. Our buying guide can help you wade through the label information and find the perfect wine for a meal or just sipping with friends. Ordering wine through Instacart is easy. Just add wine to your cart, and our shoppers will do the rest. In many cases, our shoppers can pick and deliver your items in as little as 2 hours!

Cortese Near Me

Buy your favorite Cortese online with Instacart. Order Cortese from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

FAQs about Cortese wines

DOC stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata. Wines with a DOC designation are made from a specific grape or region and produced with DOC standardized methods. DOC wines are the second-highest quality wines produced in Italy. A Cortese wine with a DOC rating may be labeled "Cortese di Gavi." You can find the DOC designation on the wine label, around the bottle's neck, or on a paper band around the cork with a serial number.

DOCG is an Italian wine classification that stands for "Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita." Italian wines earn a DOCG rating by meeting the DOC guidelines and passing strict quality testing. If you buy DOCG wine, you are getting the finest wine Italy has to offer. A DOCG wine will always have a serial number around the cork or neck. DOCG Cortese wines may be referred to as a "Gavi di Gavi" or simply "Gavi."

Store your Cortese wines at 45-65°F in a wine fridge, basement, or closet. These wines are sensitive to light, so protect them from direct sunlight or overhead fluorescent lights. You can store your Cortese wines for three to five years. Well-made Cortese wines often develop a rich honey or almond flavor if kept in storage.

When your shopper arrives at your home, they need to scan your identification card. Acceptable forms of identification include state-issued ID cards, military IDs, and US driver's licenses. Your US passport is also a valid form of ID for all orders except Costco, Walmart, and orders placed in California. 

If our shopper cannot scan your ID, they will manually enter your information. Manually entering ID information is not allowed for Costco, Walmart, and California-based orders.

Instacart shoppers cannot deliver wine to any person that is visibly intoxicated.

Instacart allows you to have wine delivered from many local retailers. Use our app to find participating retailers in your area. When ordering wine, please keep the following restrictions in mind:
  • You must be at least 21 years old to order wine online.
  • We cannot take special requests.
  • If your wine is unavailable, your Instacart shopper will contact you regarding a replacement. If a replacement is unavailable, your shopper will delete the item and refund your money.
  • Wine cannot replace a non-alcoholic item.
  • When your wine order is delivered, you must produce a valid form of ID for your shopper.