Ranked #1 Internet Wine Retailer Fifth Straight Year

Also Recognized as Top Wine Website Worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 7/10/2009 was ranked the #1 online wine retailer for the fifth
year in a row by Internet Retailer Magazine in its annual rankings based
on revenue. placed #15 in the food and drug category, and #218
overall in the Top 500 Guide of e-retailers, 2009 edition.
Additionally, the company was recognized as the #1 wine website
worldwide for the second year by the Bordeaux Management School. Their
study covered 28 wine e-commerce websites worldwide as evaluated by a
panel of 3000 web-users.

"Our goal is to deliver exceptional customer value every day in our
selection, pricing, delivery and information," said Rich Bergsund, CEO. "We continue to innovate to deliver value to a loyal and
growing customer base."

"On the merchandising side, we work hard to offer customers the
largest selection of 90+ point rated wine under $20 as well as showcase a
range of fine wine," said Mike Osborn, Founder and VP of
Merchandising. "We recognize our customers cross a spectrum of wine
interests and price points, and we aim to serve their diverse needs."

About Internet Retailer

Published by Chicago-based Vertical Web Media LLC, Internet Retailer
is a monthly national business magazine, web site, conference and
directory that serve the retailing community. Internet Retailer sponsors
the largest conference in the e-retailing industry and publishes an
annual ranking of the 500 largest web sites.

About Bordeaux Management School

BEM (Bordeaux Management School) was founded in 1874 and offers
degrees in global responsibility, operational management and wine
management. BEM possesses the EQUIS, AMBA and AASCB accreditations,
three accreditations held by only 1% of business schools worldwide.

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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