Introduces Evening, Saturday, Date-Specific and By-Appointment Delivery

Brings Added Convenience to
Signature-Required Shipping

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 11/19/2008, the leading online wine store, today introduced
evening, Saturday, date-specific and by appointment delivery and is now
the only wine retailer in the U.S. to offer these convenient shipping
options. The wine industry is required by law to get an adult signature
at the time of delivery and's shipping options help ensure a
delivery can be completed on the first attempt. The company also
introduced the Steward-Ship™ Program offering frequent buyers
one year of free delivery on every order, regardless of size, for just
$49. Additionally, many customers will receive their orders the next day
or in two days, at no additional charge due to the proximity of's wine warehouses across the country.

"Our goal is to continue to innovate and offer the best possible
customer experience," said Rich Bergsund, CEO of "With
breakthrough delivery options, is setting a new standard for
our industry."

Custom Shipping Options customers now have the option to choose specific delivery
times. The date-specific option gives customers the ability to choose a
delivery day that's most convenient for them, including Saturdays. This
option is also great for gift giving when you want the gift to arrive on
the recipient's special day. Date-specific delivery is usually the same
price as standard shipping with only a few exceptions.

The evening delivery option means a customer's shipment will arrive
between 5 and 8 p.m. and is available for an additional charge of $7.
The by appointment shipping option is available for an additional $15
and the time of delivery is scheduled directly with the shipment
carrier. Steward-Ship Program

The Steward-Ship program offers a year of unlimited shipping
for just $49. There is no minimum order size and no limit on how many
times a customer can use it throughout the year. has been selling wine online for ten years with a team of
wine buyers who search the globe for the best wines. ships to
26 states and Washington, D.C, representing 80% of the U.S. population.
In addition to serving consumers, has a significant corporate
gifts program and currently sells to 93 of the Fortune 100 business in
the U.S.

About is the nation's #1 online wine retailer, according to Internet
Retailer magazine's annual ranking of websites by revenue, offering
thousands of wines, wine gifts, gift baskets, and monthly wine clubs.'s mission is to be the ultimate resource for wine enthusiasts,
whether shopping for themselves or sending a gift, by offering a great
selection, low prices, convenient delivery and helpful information. is the world's most visited wine web site, according to
research conducted by comScore Media Metrix. For more information, visit
the company's website at
, its blog at
, or Facebook at
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