Application for ‘Booze on Q’

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Fancy a cheeky vino with your dinner, but don’t want to brave the cold and head to the bottle shop?

Queenstown food delivery service Food on Q may soon be able to help with that.

In a resort first, it’s applied for a liquor licence to allow it to deliver booze, but boss Danny Sykes says they’re not “trying to be a booze, binge-drinking delivery service”.

Instead, they want to deliver wine, beer or cider to people to enjoy with their food.

“We don’t want to be delivering bottles of vodka to a house party at 11pm,” Sykes says.

“It’s more of a complementary service to what we’re already doing.”

The service isn’t guaranteed to get the green light, with the council still to make up its mind.

The service started operating in February, 2017, and expanded at the end of last year to deliver to Frankton, Shotover Country, Kelvin Heights and Lake Hayes Estate.

Sykes says they’re also looking to start delivering groceries.

“This is our third winter and it’s proving to be absolutely crazy so far, we’re just hanging on for the ride.”

daisy.hudson@scene.co.nz