Love Wine But Hate Committing To A Whole Bottle? Check Out This High-End, Single-Serve Wine Brand

Finally, a single-serve option that doesn't look (or taste) like a juice box.

single-serve bottle of white wine on a table with grapes and pears
(Image credit: Wander + Ivy)

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There are countless advantages to living alone: Privacy, the ability to decorate however you want, free reign over the kitchen, and more quiet time to recharge and prepare for social outings. But there's one aspect of living alone that I, for one, run into on a weekly basis: There's no one around to split a bottle of wine with me. 

Wine fans everywhere know precisely the predicament I'm talking about. After wine is opened and exposed to oxygen, the resulting oxidation causes wine to spoil, giving it a bitter flavor and even turning it into vinegar after an extended period of time. I cringe just thinking about the number of wine bottles I've wasted (or stubbornly proceeded to drink in spite of their degradation in flavor) since moving into a studio apartment. 

Enter Wander + Ivy. This woman-founded wine brand makes high-quality, single-serve bottles of wine made from certified organic grapes so that people like me can indulge in a bottle of red (or white or rosé) without wasting product or feeling the need to finish the bottle. Thus, your love for wine is instantly made more sustainable, budget-friendly, and conducive to a healthier, well-paced relationship with alcohol. 

And gone are the days of settling for sugary boxes of cheap wine when you want a single serving. In my opinion, wine should look, taste, and feel luxe—particularly when you're indulging by yourself in your apartment or pairing it with a meal. As a result, I'm eternally grateful that there's finally a product on the market that's formulated and packaged in a high-end way. After all, it's difficult to feel chic or like you're treating yourself when you're pouring your drink from a cardboard box.

As someone who used to work in the alcohol industry, I also appreciate Wander + Ivy for how its single-serving bottles lend themselves meal pairings. If I'm having steak on a Monday, I don't want to feel committed to eating red meat for an entire week just because I already opened my bottle of red wine. It's nice to feel the freedom to enjoy steak with a glass of red one day, chicken curry with a glass of white the next day, and salmon with a bit of rosé the day after. 

Finally, if you think Wander + Ivy is suited solely for solo drinking, think again. Countless times, I've been stuck in a quandary with friends when one of us wants to drink one type of wine while the other wants to drink a different one. Most often, my friends are not into my predilection for extra-dry reds, and I find myself quietly fuming while sipping on chardonnay in the spirit of friendship and compromise.

Wander + Ivy removes any need for compromise or for those awkward conversations between two friends with different tastes. Now, grabbing my friends the wine of their choice is just as easy and individual preference-driven as asking them which beer they want, and I can feel like a gracious hostess without harboring any (temporary! minor!) resentment over drinking something I don't like. It's also handy for when one person drinks while the other doesn't, or for when one wants wine while the other prefers beer or hard alcohol. Indeed, founder Dana Spaulding conceived of Wander + Ivy in part because she loves wine while her husband prefers whiskey.

In addition to a handy subscription box offer, you can also shop by the bottle or set at Wander + Ivy's online wine shop. My personal go-to is their Mixed Varietals box, but the site caters to every taste and combination, from singles to pairs to bundles, at an affordable rate (as low as $6.80 per bottle!). I recommend their reds, of course, but their whites and rosé are also light, drinkable, and tasty—even to a die-hard red fan like me.

Gabrielle Ulubay
Beauty Writer

Gabrielle Ulubay is a Beauty Writer at Marie Claire. She has also written about sexual wellness, politics, culture, and fashion at Marie Claire and at publications including The New York Times, HuffPost Personal, Bustle, Alma, Muskrat Magazine, O'Bheal, and elsewhere. Her personal essay in The New York Times' Modern Love column kickstarted her professional writing career in 2018, and that piece has since been printed in the 2019 revised edition of the Modern Love book. Having studied history, international relations, and film, she has made films on politics and gender equity in addition to writing about cinema for Film Ireland, University College Cork, and on her personal blog, Before working with Marie Claire, Gabrielle worked in local government, higher education, and sales, and has resided in four countries and counting. She has worked extensively in the e-commerce and sales spaces since 2020, and spent two years at Drizly, where she developed an expertise in finding the best, highest quality goods and experiences money can buy.

Deeply political, she believes that skincare, haircare, and sexual wellness are central tenets to one's overall health and fights for them to be taken seriously, especially for people of color. She also loves studying makeup as a means of artistic expression, drawing on her experience as an artist in her analysis of beauty trends. She's based in New York City, where she can be found watching movies or running her art business when she isn't writing. Find her on Twitter at @GabrielleUlubay or on Instagram at @gabrielle.ulubay, or follow her art at