About Us

The Gourmet started in 2014 as The Meat Merchant, focused on providing our customers with Australia’s freshest quality meat. With your help, we quickly grew and began spreading our wings and expanding our palate to include pantry staples, before adding beer, wine & spirits to our repertoire. We found that you, our loyal customers, had a real thirst for all things beer, wine & spirits so we decided to focus on that & we removed the Fresh Food & Pantry element to concentrate solely on what you were after.

Today, there are two ways to shop for beer, wine & spirits on The Gourmet; under the ‘Wine & Liquor’ and the ‘Wine Deals’ tabs on the home page. Under ‘Wine & Liquor you will find beer, wine & spirits that you can either purchase by the bottle or build your own case in any denomination you like and then it will be dispatched from our warehouse (in Sydney) the very next business day. Wine Deals is a little different, here you will find limited time only ‘case’ deals with big discounts that are either dispatched from our vendors (Wineries, Distributors etc) or from our warehouse so delivery times range from Next Day Dispatch to up to two weeks as some of our vendors may be in say Margaret River, the Barossa Valley or the Limestone Coast for example. So be sure to click ‘shipping info’ in the deal you are interested to get an estimated arrival date.

So whether you are looking to try a couple of different bottles or looking to fill the cellar, we have all the bases covered.

Oh and all the beer, wine & spirits that appear on The Gourmet have been personally tasted by our inhouse Sommelier & Wine Expert so you can buy with confidence.


The Gourmet is part of Lux Group, one of Australia’s largest e-commerce businesses. Since being founded in 2010, the business has had a strong track record of growth and innovation.

Lux Group operates 15 websites including: Luxury Escapes, LivingSocial and more.

Our mission is to inspire our clients and customers with a truly exceptional experience. We are committed to innovation and creativity, which is why Lux Group was recognised by BRW as the fastest-growing company in Australia in 2015. We have more than six million subscribers to our websites in Australia and New Zealand.

Lux Group has more than 400 staff members globally, with major offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.