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.

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Gwendolyn Osborn
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415-248-4402

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Wine.com triples the number of pickup locations to more than 10,000 sites nationwide

The world’s largest selection of wine now available for convenient pickup at Fedex Office and Walgreens stores nationwide

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, announced that it has tripled the number of pickup locations to more than 10,000 sites nationwide.  This includes nearly 1,000 in California and over 500 in New York – both states where Wine.com now offers a larger selection of wine than any other store.  With this delivery option, customers don’t have to worry about being home to sign for delivery and can pick up their wine at their convenience.  Local pickup service has expanded beyond FedEx Office locations to include Walgreens, Duane Reade, Safeway, Shaws, Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Fred Meyer and more.

Since wine requires a signature from someone over 21 years old, being home to wait for a delivery can be inconvenient for those who spend most of their day out of the house. This expansion means more locations and more flexible hours for pick up.  Most pickup locations are open nights and weekends with many offering 24/7 availability.  Your nearest local pickup sites can be found during the Wine.com checkout process.

Wine.com is the only online wine retailer that offers both date-specific delivery as well as local pickup options. “Customers love our massive selection, deep wine content, live chat sommeliers and free shipping membership,” said Rich Bergsund, Wine.com CEO.  “Now we’ll deliver to a location near you, for pickup on your schedule — no more waiting to sign for your wine delivery.  I use Wine.com local pickup for all my wine deliveries.”

Customer adoption to date has been strong with more than half a million bottles delivered via Wine.com’s local pickup service.  With this next phase of growth, customers have more local pickup options in closer proximity than ever before — ensuring most Wine.com customers have a pickup site at least as close as their nearest specialty wine shop. Learn more at www.wine.com/localpickup.

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 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
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415-248-4402

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Wine.com expands efforts to innovate and leverage technology to enhance consumers experience with new website and mobile App

San Francisco, CA,, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, has raised $15M from existing investors to capitalize on accelerating growth.  The profitable etailer, now over $100M in annual revenue, grew 25% in the quarter ending June 30, double its 5-year average annual growth rate.  Simultaneously, the company is announcing two major new releases:

  • New Website – Released last week, Wine.com’s new website offers a modern, streamlined design with easier filtering capabilities, more granular geographic regions and varietals, enhanced wine and winery content, and a consistent feature set and user experience across all device types — computer, tablet and phone.
  • New Mobile App – Recently released in the Apple App Store, Wine.com’s new mobile app has quickly achieved a 5 star rating, making it the top rated wine app. The app includes a new label scanner, an enhanced wine database, live chat wine experts and all the purchasing capability of Wine.com’s full website.

The company attributes its accelerating growth to improvements in its customer experience, including:

  • Biggest Selection – The Wine.com selection has doubled again to over 17,000 wines and counting — 15 times the average specialty wine store and 30 times the average grocery store – exposing customers to wine from all regions, varietals and price points.
  • Live Chat Service – Wine.com is unique in offering live chat wine experts, non-commissioned and based in San Francisco and New York, available 7 days/week to help customers discover new wine with confidence.
  • Convenient Delivery – Customers have the option of shipping to 6,000 FedEx and Walgreens locations for local pickup on their schedule, especially helpful due to the adult signature requirement.
  • Great Value – Competitive prices, frequent promotions and StewardShip – unlimited shipping for an annual $49 membership fee – provide customers with compelling value.

“Wine.com’s rapid growth is a clear indication that the company is aligned with emerging trends in the beverage alcohol space,” said Danny Brager, Senior Vice President, Beverage Alcohol Practice at Nielsen. “As the wine market continues to shift online, Wine.com is tapping into key growth areas such as e-commerce and mobile, alongside the rising influence of millennials – critical components for today’s $33.6 billion U.S. wine market1.”

“It’s still very early in the game,” said Rich Bergsund, Wine.com CEO.  “With this capital, we can expand our efforts to innovate and leverage technology to help consumers discover and buy great wine.  We’ve sold and shipped nearly a billion dollars worth of wine to date, but we feel like a startup, hungry to earn the trust of customers of all ages and levels of wine knowledge.”

1 According to Nielsen-measured Off Premise and On Premise channels in the U.S.

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. With multiple distribution centers and the most sophisticated retail wine fulfillment network in the United States, Wine.com delivers in 1-2 days to most addresses, offering date-certain delivery and the convenience of shipping to 6,000 FedEx and Walgreens local 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.  Wine.com is majority owned by Baker Capital, a New York-based private equity firm.  For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.wine.com.

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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

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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

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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

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Wine.com highlights top wines purchased during the first 11 months of 2015 in its 9th annual Wine.com 100

Customers choose top 100 from field of 20,000 unique wines

San Francisco, CA, 2015-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, today announced the ninth annual Wine.com 100. Highlighting the top wines purchased during the first 11 months of 2015, the Wine.com 100 is the industry’s only list based exclusively on consumer preferences. The list reflects the diversity of the Wine.com assortment, featuring 22 different varietals from 31 wine regions in 9 countries. The complete 2015 Wine.com 100 list is available online at www.wine.com/100.

2015 Wine.com 100 highlights:

  • From Meiomi to Insignia! This year, one of the fastest growing brands in the wine world moved to the #1 spot – Meiomi 2013 Pinot Noir. As a contrast, the 100th spot went to the 2012 Joseph Phelps Insignia, a top-scoring wine with a price point of $200.
  • Classics stay strong – Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label hit #2, its highest spot on the list so far.
  • Family-owned well-represented – Schug Winery held their #3 position for the second year in a row.
  • Top 10 double take – One wine showed up twice in the top 10 with two separate vintages. Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 vintage reached the #10 spot while the 2013 landed the #8 spot. The wine offers a tremendous value from a respected wine region.

“In the past year, our customers bought 20,000 unique labels from 4,000 producers making Wine.com the world’s largest wine store,” said Michael Osborn, Founder and VP of Merchandising.  “Today we offer more than 4,000 wines from California, 2,000 labels from France, and 1,500 from Italy. Nearly every grape and blend finds a home at Wine.com today, and stocking more than a thousand labels of Cabernets, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay enables our customers to explore the stylistic differences within these mainstream varietals.”

The 10 most popular sellers on the Wine.com 100 this year:

1. Meiomi 2013 Pinot Noir (California)
2. Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label (France)
3. Schug 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (California)
4. Robert Oatley 2013 Signature Chardonnay (Australia)
5. Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2012 (Argentina)
6. Miraval 2013 Rose (France)
8. Columbia Crest 2013 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)
9. La Marca Prosecco (Italy)
10. Columbia Crest 2012 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)

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

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Wine.com launches new mobile wine store with 7 days/week friendly, expert wine advice from live chat sommelier service

Top online wine retailer doubles selection, launches new mobile site and offers live chat sommelier service 7 days/week

San Francisco, CA, 2015-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, today announced it has doubled its selection of wine and launched a new mobile website, making it the world’s largest mobile wine store.  In addition, customers can now get friendly, expert wine advice 7 days/week from Wine.com’s live chat sommelier service.

World’s largest selection
Responding to customer requests, the company doubled its wine selection in the last 12 months, to over 10,000 wines in California and other states served by Wine.com’s West Coast distribution hub.  The selection is approximately ten times as large as the average wine store (according to Nielsen), and larger than any other specialty wine retailer.  In New York, and other states served by Wine.com’s East Coast hub, customers can choose from over 7,000 wines.

“Without physical space limitations, Wine.com can offer a selection with breadth and depth unlike any brick & mortar store,” says Mike Osborn, Founder and VP Merchandising. “Our job is not to be a gatekeeper for consumers, but an enabler for wine choice.”

New mobile site
The company just released a brand new mobile website to allow customers to easily buy wine anytime, anywhere.  Consumers can now shop the world’s largest selection of wine right from their phones with tools for browsing, searching, and filtering by varietal, region, professional ratings, and price.  The mobile site offers a personalized shopping experience based on customers past purchases and wines they’ve rated.

Mobile devices make up over 40% of Wine.com traffic, and mobile revenue is up 55% for the first half of the fiscal year.  Mobile traffic peaks in the evenings, when customers are researching and selecting wine for dinner.  Customers can access the mobile site from their phones at www.wine.com.

Live chat sommelier service
Wine.com live chat sommelier service, available on both mobile and desktop, is staffed with experienced wine professionals based out of the company’s San Francisco offices.  Novices and collectors alike have enjoyed the easy access to Wine.com’s deep wine expertise.  The company has fielded over 180,000 chats and recently expanded the service to 7 days/week.

“Wine.com is seeking to become the world’s largest wine store with the world’s best service,” said Rich Bergsund, Wine.com CEO.  “Our live chat sommeliers have been a huge hit with our customers, who appreciate friendly, knowledgeable advice when choosing their next bottle.”

About Wine.com
Our mission is to inspire the wine lifestyle, through innovation.  Wine.com is the nation’s leading online wine retailer, offering consumers selection, guidance and convenience not found in brick & mortar stores.  With multiple fulfillment centers and the most sophisticated wine distribution network in the United States, Wine.com delivers in 1-2 days to most 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.  See our brand manifesto video, viewable here.

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