November 8, 2012—Thirsty? Why wait? Amazon.com has officially launched their online wine marketplace with more than a thousand varieties of vino from wineries around the U.S. Although online wine sales are not available to all states, Amazon said they would ship wine to at least 12 states including Washington DC from its new storefront with prices ranging from $10 to $100.
“Whether it’s helping customers find a favorite 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 of Amazon Marketplace.
Amazon will ship wine to the following states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and the District of Columbia. The Seattle-based retailer is competing with online wine sellers like Wine.com for dominance in the wine category as Amazon continues to grow and add more products to their marketplace.