The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 08, 2012
 

Amazon breaks out the wine for US customers

 
 

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Amazon on Thursday launched an online wine store selling "more than a thousand" varieties of US vintages.

"Whether it's helping customers find a favourite varietal, shop for holiday pairings or expand their cellar with a special hand-crafted bottle, we're excited to provide the right tools and information needed to guide them to the perfect wine," said Mr Peter Faricy, vice president of Amazon Marketplace.

"We're thrilled for wineries around the country to share their great collections of wines with our customers through the Amazon Wine Store."

Amazon said the online shop would be "a marketplace offering customers more than a thousand wines crafted by wineries around the country." The online retail giant also provides international wines through external websites.