Ecommerce sales are surging for necessities like groceries as U.S. consumers continue to adjust to numerous state and local stay-at-home directives during the coronavirus crisis. For a lot of consumers, it appears wine is among the essentials they value.
April 6, 2020
E-commerce retailer Wine.com said demand in March more than doubled from the year-earlier period, and was accelerating to three times the year-earlier pace in the early days of April.
April 6, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we interact, shop and, well, practically everything about the way we live, at least temporarily. But will these changes last? As we get accustomed to buying daily essentials online, will we buy our wine that way, too? If so, what wines will we buy?
April 3, 2020
Once you’ve got your meal plans set, don’t forget to shop for a nice bottle of wine to pair with them. You can buy individual bottles from online retailers like wine.com...
April 2, 2020
Wine.com founder Michael J Osborn also says, “The demand is coming from both existing and brand new Wine.com customers.” And the operational changes they’ve made at Wine.com in response to the pandemic and resulting demand indicates they are prepared for continued demand during the pandemic. “Our warehouses are fully operational, practicing social distancing, and extra cleaning procedures. We’re happy to support the community by hiring 100 additional people to help pick pack & ship orders.”
March 30, 2020
Does being cooped up inside make you want to crack open a bottle of wine? Same. If your wine cellar needs restocking, you can select from crisp & refreshing whites and bold reds at Wine.com. Additionally, you can also shop different spirits like whiskey, tequila, and vodka.
March 30, 2020
Americans are spending more time than ever at home right now, with trips outdoors limited to only the absolutely necessary. While alcohol businesses, including wine and liquor stores, wineries, breweries, and distilleries, have been deemed “essential” in states where work restrictions are in effect, U.S. drinkers are increasingly making their alcohol purchases online.
March 24, 2020
A January report from Rabobank, a global food and agribusiness bank, estimated that U.S. online sales reached $2.6 billion in 2019, growing 22% year on year. At the recent annual Impact Marketing Seminar, Rich Bergsund, chief executive officer of giant online retailer Wine.com, said the site pulled in $150 million in revenue in 2019.
March 24, 2020
According to the Rabobank ‘Beverages in the Time of Covid-19’ report: “The first cases of coronavirus in the US were recorded in January 2020, but the dramatic changes in consumer behavior did not begin until March.” According to the report, off-premise sales are growing significantly “…e-commerce channels are doing particularly well,” and consumers seek larger formats and lower-priced products “…at the expense of high-end premium/luxury brands.”
March 21, 2020
With an increasing number of people staying at home due to COVID-19, now is a good time to master the ins and outs of purchasing wine online. Some small wineries ship directly to consumers, but laws vary by state. Online retailers large and small offer breadth, depth and expertise, while digital wine clubs choose the wines for you, delivering regularly to your door.
March 20, 2020
Wine.com boasts the world's largest online wine selection, plus the convenience of home delivery or pick-up from convenient local stores (like Walgreens) that may be open late or on weekends. It's a good place to find your old favorites, discover new wines, and shop collectible and boutique wines. As an additional perk, Wine.com sells gift baskets, glassware, and other wine accessories.
March 19, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to force Americans to stay at home, online purchases of beverage alcohol are seeing major increases. E-commerce retailer Wine.com reports surging demand over the past week as people continue stocking up on wines and spirits by using home delivery.
March 19, 2020
Things could not have gone much better for Wine.com in 2019. Wine.com topped $150 million in revenue last year, a $20 million year-to-year bounce and the largest gain in its 15-year history. Those results were helped by 60 percent revenue growth over Cyber Weekend, high net promoter scores and improvements to the customer experience that kept consumers coming back for more outside of holidays and heavy promotional periods.
February 14, 2020
Michael Osborn, who founded Wine.com in 1998, said connections with consumers don’t just happen at wineries. He’s collaborated with wineries to promote events in select markets, underscoring the importance of partnerships in building a larger, consumer-oriented ecosystem.
“There are customers who are interested in learning more about your story, but from the source,” he said. This can happen at the winery itself, creating memories that will repay wineries for years as visitors remember and share the experience with friends.
February 13, 2020
Wine.com, one of the biggest online wine retailers in the US, has rolled out spirits sales into the key Californian market, as the latest data finds alcohol e-commerce has hit the $2.6billion mark.
February 12, 2020
The chat function, which Wine.com introduced in 2014, has been a way to communicate “a better understanding” of the wines to customers, according to Joe Kennedy, Wine.com’s head of customer service.
January 19, 2020
With e-commerce taking on growing importance for the beverage alcohol category, online retailer Wine.com saw revenue leap by $20 million in 2019 to surpass $150 million. The company said results were boosted by a robust holiday selling season, including a 60% increase during the Cyber Weekend period following Thanksgiving.
January 14, 2020
Wine could see a boost from online shopping. IWSR forecasts U.S. online alcohol sales to rise from $3 billion in 2019 to $13.4 billion by 2024. Sales have so far been driven by wine, which has fewer state-level restrictions than other drinks. San Francisco-based online wine retailer Wine.com says its revenue rose about 16% last year and that millennials make up about a third of its customers.
January 13, 2020
"For its forward-thinking approach as a nearly nationwide retailer of quality wines, Wine Enthusiast is proud to name Wine.com as its Retailer of the Year."
November 5, 2019
January 27, 2020
Cosmos are out and sauvignon blanc is in! Sarah Jessica Parker released her new brand of white wine in September, a collaboration with New Zealand-based winery Invivo & Co. The flavor is bright, crisp and citrusy, but not too sweet—ready to drink with dinner or at the next girls’ night. Parker says she was “very hands-on” throughout the process. “I have to be genuinely involved so I can speak enthusiastically about it.” $20; wine.com
September 25, 2019
One of the country’s most successful internet marketers of wine is jumping into the spirits game. Wine.com, which distributes wine in almost all of the United States—and is fairing well with millennials—has opened its warehouses to sales of stronger alcoholic beverages.
August 2, 2019
Michael Osborn, the founder of Wine.com, shared that rosé popularity is still on the rise for the San Francisco-based online wine retailer. "The U.S. was a little later than Europe in the adoption of dry-rosé, and so we're still likely to see high growth rates for years," he says.
July 23, 2019
Wine.com has supported the Sonoma County Barrel Auction since the inaugural event five years ago—their customers love the diversity of Sonoma County wines.
May 7, 2019
But some bidders, like Michael Osborn of Wine.com, found good deals at the three-hour-plus sale. "We are value shoppers here because ultimately we're going to sell these wines, as we have from the previous four years of auctions, on our website, as we do with Napa Premiere wines, wines from Washington and the Willamette Valley. The idea is to offer the customer something unique that they can't find elsewhere but not at the crazy prices that some of the Premiere Napa items go for."
May 7, 2019
"2017 tastes more restrained than 2016," Wendy Stanford, senior buyer for Wine.com says, echoing what many other buyers told Wine-Searcher. "It's already approachable and delicious, but the purity of the fruit's expression and the level of acidity make it very promising in terms of ageability. For the past few years, our customers have not been able to get enough Willamette Valley Pinot, especially our East Coast customers."
April 11, 2019
While wine retailers and number-crunchers have long lamented their lack of understanding and ability to market to millennials, one online store is having major success.
March 6, 2019
Wine.com donated $20,000 to the wine industry scholars program at Sonoma State University, which offsets tuition and other educational expenses for family members of vineyard and winery workers.
March 2, 2019
Amid the steady growth of e-commerce within the drinks industry, online retailer Wine.com saw revenues reach $130 million in 2018, with growth driven by imports.
March 1, 2019
The wine industry is shaping up to be more transparent and international than ever in 2019. Consumers want more local, sustainably sourced wines, but at the same time they are expanding their palates to newcomers on the market from places like Bulgaria, Hungary and Georgia.
February 27, 2019
Despite restricted national reach, imported wines shipped directly from retailers to consumers are making serious headway.
February 27, 2019
While retailers and current industry research are lamenting that the wine business has lost the lucrative interest of the millennial consumer, Wine.com executives beg to differ.
February 26, 2019
Wine.com, the San Francisco-based online retailer, last week received $32.5 million in growth capital from Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Credit Group in order to focus on marketing and increase the number of wine brands it carries.
November 26, 2018
There is currently a raging debate as to the validity of what an “influencer” is. Who are the most influential wine people in the United States, and how exactly do you define ‘influential?’
July 24, 2018
Add some quality vino to the menu without breaking the bank.
January 29, 2018
Conference emphasizes closer collaboration to drive growth in US wine industry
February 28, 2018
On St. Patrick's Day, Guinness is the drink at the tip of most tongues. And although we at Town & Country love a good pint from time to time, we thought it beneficial to find out which wines go best with traditional Irish dishes like corned beef and cabbage, kidney pie, and potatoes. Here are plenty of bottles to choose from, because it's that sort of holiday.
January 25, 2018
We surveyed master sommeliers and top wine retailers to narrow down a list of 11 great bottles to drink this Valentine's Day. These wines will set the mood for a romantic evening.
January 22, 2018
It’s no surprise to see a Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay leading Wine.com’s top 100 list of wines purchased in 2017, but at No. 2 stands the Columbia Crest 2014 Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington state.
December 12, 2017
As wine shipments become harder to fulfill in many states, wine retailers and carriers have become more practical in terms of how to deliver the goods. Wine.com, as well as the national carrier FedEx, have both started using a number of Walgreens, Duane Reade and other retailers such as Jewel-Osco, Albertsons and Safeway as wine drop-off points for consumer pickup.
December 11, 2017
In the second part of our interview with Wine.com, CEO Rich Bergsund and founder and vice president, merchandising Michael Osborn discuss a host of new customer-focused initiatives at the online retailer, as well as the company’s fresh marketing push.
November 29, 2017
Online retailer Wine.com is seeing growth accelerate as consumers increasingly embrace e-commerce.For its fiscal year ending next March, the company—which is majority-owned by private equity firm Baker Capital—is projecting revenue to reach $120 million, with EBITDA expected to total $4 million.
November 27, 2017
Wine.com has announced plans to not only expand the number of locations where consumers can pick up their order after placing it, but also to include many of the nation’s leading retailers in this new venture.
November 27, 2017
Town & Country surveyed a master sommelier and wine experts around the country to determine the top bottles to serve on Thanksgiving. Here are nine wines that will make your holiday meal extra enjoyable.
November 14, 2017
"We all want to feel like we’re working for a bigger purpose that matters. In our case, we know that wine can be an intimidating category, but with the right approach and tools, it can be a really fun one. When we talk at meetings about being customer-focused and building great customer experiences, it gets the team fired up to work hard and work smart to try to delight our customers."
August 24, 2017
The online wine business continues to take market share away from brick-and-mortar rivals, highlighting the need to appeal to wine drinkers in new ways. Renowned online wine retailer Wine.com is leading the charge, having recently announced an additional $15 million in growth funding. The new financing will help to jumpstart the company’s e-commerce and mobile commerce initiatives.
August 18, 2017
“As we become even more accustomed to shopping online, direct wine sales should continue to account for more of our wine purchases. And that growth will transform the market for wine.”
July 29, 2017