Enters Michigan Market

Federal Court rules ban on direct wine
shipments unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 10/3/2008, the leading online wine store, today enters the Michigan
market, giving Michigan residents access to the world's highest quality
wines at competitive prices.

Earlier this week the Federal District Court for the Eastern
District of Michigan ruled that Michigan's laws that ban direct to
consumer wine shipments by out-of-state retailers are unconstitutional.
Shipments of wine by out of state retailers to Michigan residents are
now legal and consumers can begin shopping for their favorite wine at immediately.

"We support free trade and state laws against out-of-state wine
retailers are anti-consumer," said Rich Bergsund, CEO. "We're
pleased by the Federal Court's ruling and are delighted to open our
doors to Michigan residents." enters the Michigan market just in time for the holidays.
With something for every budget, makes it easy to send an
impressive wine gift. For the 2008 holidays they offer several gift
options that include 90+ point-rated
wine combinations
at an exceptional price. Any wine included in 90+
point gifts has been highly recommended by the most revered wine
publications in the United States, so consumers and businesses can
feel confident in their gift choices for even the most discerning

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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