Virus days

UPDATE - 11am, Tuesday, 7th April

  • Online orders continue. At our warehouse, where we have long had few staff and much space, we have separated our team into separate offices to deal with incoming orders.
  • To protect staff and customers, we have, for now, closed our shop on South Street in Perth. Please do not call the shop to place orders. All activities - both online orders and local deliveries - see details below - will continue from our warehouse, see below.
  • We are seeing unprecedented - very much the word of these times - levels of demand. With a team pared down for Social Distancing, we may take an extra day to get your order away.
  • We understand - and very much see - that most customers want items in short order. With almost no exceptions, we are only selling items that we hold in stock. Meeting orders with stock items helps us supply customers rapidly at times of high demand, without the uncertainty of possible supply shortages or delivery failures.The few exceptions are a few of our direct imports with supplies in transit: mainly the recent Corbieres and some of the wines from the new May edition of Decanter. The exceptions/incoming wines carry no end of not-yet-in-stock warnings on their product pages!
  • This does reduce our range of offered wines to around 650 from our usual 1,500. However, all the classics are still here. We are bringing in heaps of stock to keep supplies coming to our customers and supply is holding firm.
  • We are receiving many emails wondering where many wines have gone ... and, indeed, why wines cannot be found on the site which we are listed as offering in the May Decanter. The above two bullets clarify why. Do please email us with requests if wines you seek are not on the website (to, but there is a fair chance we may not be able to supply them, and it may take us a few days to find out!
  • We continue to despatch via Parcelforce. We have been highly impressed with their level of service in the last few, very difficult days. However, with fewer and more separated staff - both at depots and driving vehicles - they are not guaranteeing 24-hour deliveries. We are seeing some - but very few - deliveries take up to 3 days. Again, please bear with this. At a time when a number of couriers have stopped working, we believe that this is the best service we can provide.
  • To all of our customers - long-time regulars and new disoverers of Exel - thank you so much for your support right now. We're doing everything we can to keep wines coming and receiprocate on that support!


We extend, to our customers, suppliers and producers, every best wish for the weeks ahead.

If we and wine can (sensibly) help, we’re here.

We know we’re hardly a front-line service, but, being a well-rehearsed online supplier, we can have wines on your doorstep very quickly. We’re very much seeing that customers plan to enjoy the pleasure of wine in the weeks ahead. We’re putting that down, at least in part, to less eating-and-drinking out (our major sympathies to those negatively affected, including the restaurants we serve and the suppliers that serve them (with us)).



We’ll keep doing what we do best and what it says on our logo: great wines delivered. You want brilliant wines with the minimum of stress; this, we can do. Only immediately-stocked wines are now being sold.


Local delivery

Provided you are at home and over 18, we will deliver your (sanitized) box of wine & spirits free to your doorstep. No physical contact is necessary; payment is made at point of order (phone or online). You must order a minimum of £100 in wines and/or spirits to qualify, and the delivery address must be in one of: Perth (city), Scone, Auchterarder, Aberuthven, Dunning, Bridge of Earn, Abernethy, Glencarse, Stanley or Luncarty.

Delivery days will be Tuesdays & Fridays, but special deliveries can be arranged if necessary. If you have neighbours in need of ‘topping up’, and/or to reach the minimum order value, you are most welcome to carry out a community shopping order.

Home/local deliveries - ordering by phone

Call our Inveralmond warehouse team (01738 493535). We will take your call between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

We can inform you of what we have in stock over the phone. To save time, you can always check the website now you're here (as above: stock items, filters etc).

We can take payment over the phone and organise delivery arrangements at the same time. Bear in mind, that someone over 18 years old must be at home to take the delivery. Crazy time as this is, licencing laws still apply...

Home/local deliveries - ordering via our website

Select your items into the basket.

During check out – in/at the Important Delivery Details box - insert “home delivery".

You may need to sign in as a guest if you have not ordered before: insert your details where requested (we are super-careful with these).

In the Shipping Method page - this is the important bit - tick Collect from Perth shop - meaning you will see free delivery as long as you are within the areas mentioned above and over that £100 in order value.

We will then contact you regarding delivery.