opens retail store in Berkeley, California

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 11/20/2007, the #1 online wine store, announced today it has
opened a retail store at its Berkeley, CA warehouse location. The
store, located at 2220 4th Street, two blocks south of University Avenue
and just off highway 80, offers immediate access to hundreds of''s best wines from all over the world, at great prices, plus
additional access to wine and gift baskets within the adjoining 80,000
square foot warehouse where its gift assembly business is based. The
company will feature wine and wine lists popular on its website, such as
a list of "90 point rated wine under $20" for the budget-conscious or
its "collectible" list for the connoisseur. Customers with questions
about the store or store hours can call 510-704-8007.

"While is and always will be focused on our core Internet
sales channel," said Rich Bergsund, CEO, "our new warehouse
location and format created an opportunity to offer our Northern
California customers another way to shop for and enjoy wine and wine
inspired gifts. Gwendolyn Wilson, a veteran wine educator, will be
running the store and providing the wine expertise and recommendations
our customers have come to expect from"

"This gives us two retail locations, in California and Connecticut,
both adjacent to our warehouses in those states," said Mike Osborn, Founder and Vice President of Merchandising. "By meeting our
customers face-to-face, we are finding we can better understand them and
their needs, which helps us better meet those needs on the

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
Twitter at


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