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- WineInWashington - 09-29-2008 03:19 AM

Any idea what the impact will be when amazon starts selling wine?


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- Bucko - 09-29-2008 11:33 AM

Never visit Ebay, especially now that they're requiring Paypal.

Ooops, you said Amazon, not Ebay -- old timers disease. With Amazon selling wine, they may get discount prices due to volume, which may trickle down to the consumer.

[This message has been edited by Bucko (edited 09-29-2008).]


- UncorkedVenturesMark - 07-27-2009 10:55 PM

The question with Amazon is the same question that all the big wine clubs/retailers run into. How can they possibly get the volume necessary to provide it for all their viewers? If they can't get 1000 cases of something, will they bother?

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- Kcwhippet - 07-28-2009 10:25 AM

It may become a bit more complicated for Amazon, and other on-line retailers. The state of California has recently stated that any entity involved in any way with the sale and drlivery of alcoholic beverages in that state must have a license. That means Amazon must now be licensed there and if other states follow suit, Amazon, et al will have to get licensed everywhere they do business, regardless of whether or not they physically touch the product. Last I heard Amazon was talking to New Vine Logistics to have them handle the shipping issues, but nothing is set yet, so don't hold your breath.


- WineInWashington - 07-28-2009 05:15 PM

Amazon will eventually sell wine online.It is just a matter of time.

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- UncorkedVenturesMark - 08-06-2009 04:42 PM

Yes it is only a matter of time. Let's not make the new California law seem frivolous though, the permit is $10.

Compared to almost every other state it's an easy process.

No extra accounting like monthly statements/reports that are required by states like Oregon.

Everyone is trying to protect their own wineries and all they end up doing is limiting competition and raising prices for consumers.

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- Thomas - 08-07-2009 09:00 AM

Yes, and until the 21st Amendment to the Constitution is amended, the licensing and restrictions from state to state will remain a thorny, restrictive, disgusting reality.

Giving states freedom to treat wine like no other product is treated by individual states was by far among the dumbest things Congress ever legislated for the wine industry and for consumers--but not for state coffers and protected distributors.