North Bay Business Journal
Excerpt: Four years ago, the winery outsourced fulfillment of its wine, limiting the need for a lot of warehouse space. New Vine of Napa had handled fulfillment until its ownership transition in June 2009. Now handling that function is Winetasting.com, also of Napa.
Excerpt: "We have set out to offer a wine portal that is aligned to what today's users want," stated Chris Edwards, General Manager of the Wine Tasting Network. "Just selling wine on-line was not good enough. With this re-launch of Winetasting.com, we created the ultimate first stop on the web for anyone who appreciates and enjoys wine - from the seasoned connoisseur to someone just beginning their journey."
All Business - A D&B Company
Excerpt: The Winetasting Network has already been providing fulfillment services for many Sonoma Wine Company clients, and conversely, Sonoma Wine Company has been a valued resource for many of the brands WTN Services affiliates Winetasting.com and Geerlings & Wade produce, ensuring a smooth and efficient partnership process.
Mobile Commerce Daily
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Excerpt: The new owner will continue to operate the Geerlings & Wade brand as a direct mail and online wine source, it was announced March 31.
Excerpt: Winetasting.com was sold last year to 1800Flowers.com, reflecting a trend toward wine as a gift like flowers and not just for experts and aficionados.
The New York Times
Excerpt: The Winetasting Network, which among other things operates Winetasting.com, an online mall of wineries, has been fielding many more inquiries from New York customers since the new law was passed.
Excerpt: Expanding its gift offerings, 1-800-Flowers.com announced its acquisition of The Winetasting Network. Through its Ambrosia Catalogue of Fine Wine, its wine clubs, and two Websites, www.winetasting.com and www.ambrosiawine.com, Napa, CA-based Winetasting Network sells wines from more than 100 California wineries.
Excerpt: The merger will give The Winetasting Network CDS’s stronger customer-focused leadership capabilities, while providing the Consumer Direct Solutions operations with better technology, integrated systems and warehouse automation.
Excerpt: By functioning in a niche market, Winetasting has thus far been able to avoid the dot-com shakeout that has brought down so many Web merchants, like former competitor Wine.com -- which sold its domain name to eVineyards.com and filed for bankruptcy.
Excerpt: Winetasting.com has raised a $5 million third round of funding, led by W.R. Hambrecht founder William Hambrecht. Napa, Calif.-based Winetasting.com has raised a total of $13 million. The company's Web site allows consumers to purchase wines directly from over 50 Web sites of California wineries.
Excerpt: Tom Shelton, president and CEO of Joseph Phelps Vineyard, says that while Phelps does direct sales through its own web site, the winery likes the association with the other top wineries on the Winetasting.com site. "When customers are looking for fine wines and they look at Winetasting.com, we're glad to be on that list."
Wine Business Monthly
Excerpt: Napa wine merchant Ambrosia has been selling wine direct to consumers since 1991. In April, Ambrosia announced its plans to launch WineTasting.com, the first online cooperative of wineries selling direct to consumers. More than 70 California wineries have signed up.