SOURCE: Wine.com

June 08, 2012 09:00 ET

Wine.com Celebrates WineShopper 2nd Anniversary

WineShopper Flash Sales Site Anniversary Marked by the Best Wine Deals of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 8, 2012) - Today, Wine.com -- the nation's leading online wine retailer -- announced the weeklong anniversary celebration of WineShopper. Since its launch in the summer of 2010, WineShopper has caught on among wine buyers like wildfire, growing over 75 percent in its second year and contributing a significant percentage to Wine.com's total annual revenue -- evidence that good wine deals are in high demand!

Unique among wine flash sales sites, WineShopper fulfills 100 percent of its orders from its own Wine.com warehouses. This means all wines ordered from WineShopper arrive in one shipment, usually within a few business days. WineShopper customers also have the opportunity to utilize the Wine.com personalized shipping options, including delivery date selection and the option to hold wine in extreme weather conditions.

To mark the celebration of its launch two years ago, WineShopper will be offering incredible wine deals through the week of June 11-17:

  • Monday, June 11: Crazy Cab Deals! A case of 91 point Reserve Cabernet for only $99, to kick off the week.
  • Tuesday, June 12: New Specials Throughout the Day. Every two hours save 50 percent off (or more) on a featured wine, while supplies last. Deal wines will be announced on Facebook and Twitter from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT.
  • Wednesday, June 13: Sparkling Value -- from one of Italy's most famous Prosecco producers.
  • Thursday, June 14: 94 point blowout! We've got something for everyone: big Cabs, high discounts, half-bottles, Pinots... all at 94 points or higher.
  • Friday, June 15: An incredible deal on one of our best selling Napa Valley wineries that our customers love to stock in their cellar.

Additional Promotions:

  • Spend $200+ (June 11-17) and get a $20 credit to use in July;
  • Spend $500+ (June 11-17) and get a $50 credit to use in July;
  • Invite friends to join WineShopper! Friends get $10 and you get $25 for every friend who makes a purchase;
  • Facebook and Twitter contests throughout the week: follow us to play for a chance to win WineShopper gift cards;
  • Enjoy free shipping on orders of $99 or more, every day.

"Our customers love WineShopper because we give them access to coveted wines at discounts up to 70 percent, and they rely on us for efficient, customized and reliable shipping," said Kristin Balabanian, Senior Wine Buyer for WineShopper. "We have the unique advantage as a top retailer to source amazing deals on some of the best wines out there. We thought it only appropriate to celebrate our anniversary by topping our own deals for the week."

Follow Wine.com and WineShopper on Facebook and Twitter for deal details throughout the week, or visit www.wineshopper.com.

About Wine.com
Wine.com is the nation's #1 online wine retailer, offering thousands of wines, wine gifts, gift baskets, corporate gifts and monthly wine clubs. Wine.com's mission is to be the ultimate resource for wine enthusiasts, whether shopping for themselves or a gift. Wine.com offers a combination of selection, value, service and detailed product information that is impossible to find in a brick and mortar store. Wine.com is the world's most visited wine website and also runs the wine flash sales site, WineShopper. Wine.com is majority owned by Baker Capital. For more information: visit www.wine.com, the Wine Notes Blog, Facebook page, Twitter, or download the iPad app. For WineShopper, visit www.wineshopper.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

About Baker Capital
Baker Capital, founded in 1995, is New York based private equity firm with $1.5 billion under management. Baker Capital invests globally in digital communications, media and technology companies at all stages of development. The partners of Baker Capital have extensive private equity and operational experience allowing the firm to provide its portfolio companies with not only capital, but also global strategic thinking and relationships.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lauren Lloyd or Jason Mandell
    wine(at)launchsquad(dot)com
    415-625-8555