Harry & David and Wine.com Uncork Wine Offerings


Premium Gift Baskets with Wine
Pairings Offered in Harry & David Catalogs and on Website for
Holiday

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 11/14/2008

Harry & David, the nation’s leading retailer for premium
food gifts, today announced a partnership with Wine.com to offer
exclusive food and wine gifts.

Premium food and wine gifts are available now, in time for the
holidays, at harryanddavid.com and also in catalogs that are arriving in
homes nationally.

Harry & David is the marketing agent for food and wine gift
baskets that provide exclusive premium food gifts, including Moose
Munch® confection, award winning chocolates and other treats in gift
baskets that will range in price from $49.95 to $299.95. Wine.com will
provide premium and ultra-premium wines and its network of licensed
retail wine warehouses will distribute the gifts.

“Like Harry & David, Wine.com is known for its excellent products
and service. We are pleased to present to our customers these premium
wines along with our Harry & David’s
holiday favorite fine food gifts,” said Bill Williams, President and CEO
of Harry & David.

Harry & David and Wine.com will have drawn upon a worldwide
network of suppliers to hand pick wines which compliment Harry &
David’s fine foods. Wine.com will use eight fulfillment centers across
the U.S. to ship wine gift baskets, containing Harry & David fine
foods, directly to customers. Arriving with each gift will be uniquely
crafted tasting notes, describing the wine and why it’s an excellent
pairing with the food.

“We are pleased to be selected to partner with Harry & David, a
company with exacting standards, a rich 74 year old history and an
extraordinarily loyal customer base,” said Rich Bergsund, CEO of
Wine.com.

Local and state laws currently allow wine gifts to be shipped to 26
states, where a majority of Harry & David customers live. The Harry
& David website and telephone operators will have details on which
states will allow wine shipments.

About Harry & David

Harry & David, headquartered in Medford, Oregon is a leading
multi-channel specialty retailer and producer of branded premium
gift-quality fruit and gourmet food products and gifts marketed under
the Harry & David, Wolferman’s and Cushman’s brands. Harry &
David is a dba of Harry and David. For more information visit
www.harryanddavid.com.

About Wine.com

Wine.com 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.
Wine.com'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.
Wine.com 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
http://www.wine.com
, its blog at
http://blog.wine.com
, or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/winecom
and
Twitter at http://twitter.com/wine_com.
 

 

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