Wine.com announces the eleventh annual Wine.com 100

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Dec-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, today announced the eleventh annual Wine.com 100. Reflecting the top wines purchased on the website during the first 11 months of 2017, the Wine.com 100 is the industry’s only list based exclusively on consumer purchasing behavior. With 32,400 unique wines purchased at Wine.com in 2017, the Top 100 is an exclusive group representing the best-selling 0.3% of available labels.  The list provides insight into consumers’ online wine-buying patterns, highlighting popular producers, regions and varietals. The complete 2017 Wine.com 100 list is available online at www.wine.com/100.

2017 Wine.com 100 highlights:

  • For only the second time in 11 years, a white wine lands the #1 spot: This year, Kendall Jackson 2015 Vintners Reserve Chardonnay beat out 3,000 other Chardonnays, highlighting a classic wine with great brand awareness.
  • New Zealand popularity over-indexes. While California was the leading region again with 49 wines on the list, New Zealand over-performed with 8 wines, including Kim Crawford 2016 Sauvignon Blanc at #5 and last year’s winner, Brancott Sauvignon Blanc, at #18.
  • Long Tail Gains Prominence. In the years since the Wine.com 100 was first introduced, its share of Wine.com’s business has decreased from 38% to 19%, as consumers have enjoyed discovering wine off the beaten path that they aren’t able to find in their local stores.

“One of the best parts of my job is to see the smile on the face of people who enjoy Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay.  For the past 25 years, it has been my pleasure to craft this wine from some of the best coastal vineyards in California along with the finest French and American oak barrels,” said Randy Ullom, Winemaster for Kendall-Jackson. “Cheers to our K-J fans who helped us top the Wine.com Top 100 list.  It is an honor.”

“Our wine expansion has given customers a massive assortment to choose from, representing nearly every growing region and varieties from mainstream to obscure,” said Michael Osborn, Founder and VP of Merchandising.  “We also continue to enhance our Live Chat Sommelier Service, available 7 days/week, to help our customers navigate this huge selection and find something that suits their individual needs.”

A look back at the Wine.com 100 #1 wines:
2017:   Kendall Jackson 2015 Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay (California)
2016:   Brancott 2015 Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
2015:   Meiomi 2013 Pinot Noir (California)
2014:   Caymus 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
2013:   Viña Eguia 2007 Reserva (Spain)
2012:   Columbia Crest 2009 Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State)
2011:   Tilia 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Argentina)
2010:   d’Arenberg 2008 Stump Jump Shiraz (Australia)
2009:   Cambria 2006 Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir (California)
2008:   Veramonte 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva (Chile)
2007:   Hogue 2003 Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State)

The 10 most popular sellers on the Wine.com 100 this year:
1. Kendall Jackson 2015 Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay (California)
2. Columbia 2014 Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State)
3. Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label (France)
4. Los Vascos 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile)
5. Kim Crawford 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
6. Decoy Sonoma 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
7. Caymus 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
8. Meiomi 2016 Pinot Noir (California)
9. La Marca Prosecco (Italy)
10. Simi 2014 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (California)

About Wine.com
About Wine.com Wine.com is the nation’s leading online wine retailer, offering selection, guidance and convenience not found in brick and mortar stores. The company provides its customers access to the world’s largest wine store, with live chat wine experts available 7 days a week on its mobile and full websites. With multiple fulfillment centers and the most sophisticated retail wine distribution network in the United States, Wine.com delivers in 1-2 days to most addresses, offering date-certain delivery and the convenience of shipping for local pickup at 10,000 Walgreens and FedEx Office locations nationwide. The company’s popular StewardShip program provides unlimited wine delivery and exclusive access to new releases for $49 per year. Recently launched, the Wine.com iOS app allows users to scan, rate and purchase wines on the go. Wine.com’s mission, to inspire the wine lifestyle through innovation, is captured in its brand manifesto video, viewable here.  For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.wine.com.

Press Contact:
Gwendolyn Osborn
Gwendolyn@wine.com
415-248-4402

SOURCE: Wine.com

Wine.com on 1st place in the 6th edition of the e-Performance Barometer international rankings of wine websites

Bordeaux Business School study ranks Wine.com #1 on global stage  

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Jun-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wine.com, the nation’s number one online retailer, received 1st place in the 6th edition of the e-Performance Barometer international rankings of wine websites conducted by the prestigious KEDGE Business School. The 2017 results were announced at VINEXPO, the bi-annual international exhibition attended by more than 45,000 wine and spirits professionals. The report, released on June 21, is now available.

To conduct the analysis, over 2,300 internet users in nine countries (France, Spain, Germany, the UK, Italy, Australia, the United States, Canada and China) evaluated 23 e-commerce wine websites selected from over 400 candidates. The study analyzed and ranked each site on seven performance criteria: information, navigation, product offering, aesthetics, security and privacy, interactivity and reliability.

“I am thrilled to see Wine.com recognized on the world stage at Vinexpo. Whether from my family estates in Burgundy, the Rhone Valley or the South of France or from our historic California wineries of Buena Vista Winery, DeLoach Vineyards or Raymond Vineyards, Wine.com has continually represented the breadth of our family wines,” said Jean-Charles Boisset, proprietor of Boisset Collection.  He added, “Wine.com is passionate about telling the stories of vintners like us and the future of e-commerce holds dynamic growth opportunities.”

“The e-Performance Barometer highlights many of the key differentiators that we set out to accomplish – offering the largest selection, live chat guidance, and rich content – conveniently delivered,” said Michael Osborn, Wine.com Founder and VP Merchandising. “We continue to inspire the wine lifestyle through innovation, and this award further validates our strategy.”

About KEDGE Business School
Headquartered in Bordeaux, France, KEDGE was founded from the merger of two internationally renowned business schools, BEM and Euromed Management. Its activities fall within two inter-related categories: applied research and education, including 31 formal higher education courses and a thriving Executive Education program, and four recognized areas of research expertise and six management centers of excellence. This dual expertise in education and research has earned it its status among the 1% of the world’s business schools that are triple accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACS. https://kedge.edu

About Wine.com
Wine.com is the nation’s leading online wine retailer, offering selection, guidance and convenience not found in brick and mortar stores.  The company provides its customers access to the world’s largest wine store, with live chat wine experts available 7 days a week on its mobile and full websites. With multiple fulfillment centers and the most sophisticated retail wine distribution network in the United States, Wine.com delivers in 1-2 days to most addresses, offering date-certain delivery and the convenience of shipping for pickup at 3,500 FedEx pick-up sites.  The company’s popular StewardShip program provides unlimited wine delivery and exclusive access to new releases for $49 per year.  Just launched, the Wine.com iOS app allows users to scan, rate and purchase wines on the go.  Wine.com’s mission, to inspire the wine lifestyle through innovation, is captured in its brand manifesto video, viewable here.  For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.wine.com.

SOURCE:  Wine.com

Press Contact:

Gwendolyn Osborn
Gwendolyn@wine.com
415-248-4402

Wine.com announces the tenth annual Wine.com 100

San Francisco, CA, 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, today ( ) announced the tenth annual Wine.com 100. The only list based exclusively on customer preferences, the Wine.com 100 reflects the top wines purchased during the first 11 months of 2016. With over 25,000 unique wines to choose from this year, the list provides insight into consumer’s online wine-buying patterns. The complete 2016 Wine.com 100 list is available online at www.wine.com/100.

2016 Wine.com 100 highlights:

  • A white wine nabs the #1 spot: While the majority of wine sold on Wine.com is red wine, a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand sold the most bottles in 2016. This highlights the power of a great brand at a fantastic value. It is the first time a white wine – and a wine from New Zealand – secured the top spot.
  • Cabernet remains King. 26 wines from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape are in the top ranks of Wine.com popularity, while Pinot Noir has 12 wines and Red Blends and Sauvignon Blanc represent 7 spots each.
  • Half are imports. Matching the overall consumer interest at Wine.com, the Wine.com 100 has 50 imported wines featured, led by Italy 13, France 9, and Chile 7. In domestic wines, California secured 43 spots and Washington State garnered 7, with California’s Meiomi 2014 Pinot Noir ranking #5.

“In the past year, our customers bought 25,000 unique labels from 4,500 producers making Wine.com the world’s largest wine store,” said Michael Osborn, Founder and VP of Merchandising.  “Today we offer 6,000 wines from California, 3,000 from France, and 2,000 from Italy.  This year, we’ve expanded our Live Chat Sommelier Service to 7 days/week, to help our customers navigate this huge selection and find something that suits their individual needs.”

“It’s such an honor to be so well regarded by Wine.com and all our fans of the Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015,” says Patrick Materman, Chief winemaker at Brancott Estate. “ We knew Marlborough was going to produce some pretty special wines when we first planted Sauvignon Blanc back in 1975, and it’s rewarding to see our wines being enjoyed by so many people across the US.”

A look back at the Wine.com 100 #1 wines:
2016:   Brancott 2015 Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
2015:   Meiomi 2013 Pinot Noir (California)
2014:   Caymus 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
2013:   Viña Eguia 2007 Reserva (Spain)
2012:   Columbia Crest 2009 Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State)
2011:   Tilia 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Argentina)
2010:   d’Arenberg 2008 Stump Jump Shiraz (Australia)
2009:   Cambria 2006 Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir (California)
2008:   Veramonte 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva (Chile)
2007:   Hogue 2003 Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State)

The 10 most popular sellers on the Wine.com 100 this year:
1. Brancott Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
2. Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label (France)
3. Trivento 2015 Malbec Reserve (Chile)
4. Haras de Pirque 2011 Hussonet Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile)
5. Meiomi 2013 Pinot Noir (California)
6. Rombauer 2014 Chardonnay (California)
7. Miraval 2015 Rose (France)
8. Clos du Val 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
9. Caymus 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
10. Borgo Scopeto 2013 Chianti Classico (Italy)

About Wine.com
Wine.com is the nation’s leading online wine retailer, offering selection, guidance and convenience not found in brick and mortar stores.  The company provides its customers access to the world’s largest wine store, with live chat wine experts available 7 days a week on its mobile and full websites.  With multiple fulfillment centers and the most sophisticated retail wine distribution network in the United States, Wine.com delivers in 1-2 days to most locations, offering date-certain delivery and the convenience of shipping for pickup at over 2,000 FedEx Office locations.  The company’s popular StewardShip program provides unlimited wine delivery and exclusive access to new releases for $49 per year.  Wine.com’s mission, to inspire the wine lifestyle through innovation, is captured in its brand manifesto video, viewable here.  For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.wine.com.

Press Contact:
Gwendolyn Osborn
Gwendolyn@wine.com
415-248-4402

Source: Wine.com

Wine.com announce the appointment of Tim Marson, MW, as the new senior buyer for California Wine

Former buyer Jonathan Han promoted to new role

SAN FRANCISCO, CA., 2016-May-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wine.com, the nation’s #1 online wine retailer, is pleased to welcome Tim Marson, MW, as the new senior buyer for California Wine. Jonathan Han, who handled the California purchasing for nearly 18 months, has been promoted to a new position overseeing pricing strategy and content. Marson will join the senior buying team comprised of Wendy Stanford and Chimo Boehm, who are 11-year and 16-year Wine.com employees, respectively.

Marson earned the distinction of Master of Wine from the Institute of Masters of Wine in 2009. Today he is one of 343 who hold this title; 38 are residents of the USA. Marson brings two decades of wine industry experience to Wine.com. Most recently, he was a senior buyer for Global Wine Co., a California-based wine club operator. Marson has also held positions in London with importers and wine merchants Bibendum Wine Ltd, Richards Walford & Co Ltd., and Wimbledon Wine Cellar Ltd.

“Tim Marson is an exceptionally talented individual with a great deal of experience and knowledge of the wine industry. His perspective in the marketplace and knowledge of consumer trends is excellently suited for continued growth in our wine selection,” says Wine.com founder and VP Merchandising, Michael Osborn. Osborn added, “In the past year, our customers have purchased more than 22,500 labels from our full and mobile websites. Our loyal customers have embraced our assortment growth and led us to our current offering of the world’s largest wine selection.”

About Wine.com
Wine.com is the nation’s leading online wine retailer, offering selection, guidance and convenience not found in brick and mortar stores.  The company provides its customers access to the world’s largest wine store, with live chat wine experts available 7 days a week on its mobile and full websites.

With multiple fulfillment centers and the most sophisticated retail wine distribution network in the United States, Wine.com delivers in 1-2 days to most locations, offering date-certain delivery and the convenience of shipping for pickup at over 2,000 FedEx Office locations.  The company’s popular StewardShip program provides unlimited wine delivery and exclusive access to new releases for $49 per year.

For more information, visit the company’s website at
http://www.wine.com.

Media Contact:
Gwendolyn Osborn
press@wine.com

Source: wine.com