Launches Logistics

Online wine leader to provide
direct-to-consumer fulfillment services to wineries

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 6/17/2009, the leading online wine store, has launched a new
division, Logistics, offering direct-to-consumer fulfillment
services to wineries. The business, which will operate out of’s Berkeley, CA warehouse, will leverage’s scale,
service capabilities and eleven year history delivering wine
by-the-bottle to the end consumer. was founded in 1998 as and in 2001 purchased
the name out of foreclosure from another business. Since then,
the company has built its business by providing value to its consumers:
great selection, low prices, convenient delivery and information
that’s impossible to replicate in a store. Logistics will
provide value to winery clients by offering high levels of service at
competitive rates.

“We’ve been looking at this for some time,” said Rich Bergsund, CEO. “We already have warehouses and call centers, we’ve
shipped millions of orders direct-to-consumer and we understand the
importance of a great customer experience. Logistics is a
natural extension of our core business.”

The company will provide warehousing, pick/pack/ship and call center
support for winery wine clubs and daily orders placed by consumers with
wineries. Inventory will be owned by the wineries and segregated from
inventory owned by for its retail business. maintains
a California ABC Type 14 public storage license in support of these

Leading the effort will be Mike Osborn, Founder and VP
Merchandising, as well as David Dô, VP Operations. Logistics
will be filling positions in sales and service as the business demands.

Wineries or other interested parties should contact Mike Osborn at

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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