uncorks Amazon Wine marketplace

8 Nov 2012

Wine lovers in the US can now shop for merlots, sauvignons, zinfadels and more in Amazon Wine, a new online marketplace from e-commerce giant that features more than 1,000 wines from across America.

Amazon Wine offers customers wines crafted by wineries around the US, and includes details from winemakers, such as tasting notes, recommended food pairings and total case production.

“Whether it’s helping customers find a favourite varietal, shop for holiday pairings or expand their cellar with a special hand-crafted bottle, we’re excited to provide the right tools and information needed to guide them to the perfect wine,” said Peter Faricy, vice- president, Amazon Marketplace.

“We’re thrilled for wineries around the country to share their great collections of wines with our customers through the Amazon Wine Store.”

Tom Hedges of Hedges Family Estate, Red Mountain, Washington, said Amazon has taken the experience of hundreds of tasting rooms and put them online.

Shipping will only be available to a few states for now: California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and the District of Columbia, with more coming soon.

More information about shipping is available on the website.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic