|Wine.com Enters Michigan Market; Federal Court Rules Ban on Direct Wine Shipments Unconstitutional|
|Written by PR Newswire|
|Friday, 03 October 2008 00:00|
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine.com, the leading online wine store, today enters the Michigan market, giving Michigan residents access to the world's highest quality wines at competitive prices.
Earlier this week the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled that Michigan's laws that ban direct to consumer wine shipments by out-of-state retailers are unconstitutional. Shipments of wine by out of state retailers to Michigan residents are now legal and consumers can begin shopping for their favorite wine at Wine.com immediately.
"We support free trade and state laws against out-of-state wine retailers are anti-consumer," said Rich Bergsund, Wine.com CEO. "We're pleased by the Federal Court's ruling and are delighted to open our doors to Michigan residents."
Wine.com enters the Michigan market just in time for the holidays. With something for every budget, Wine.com makes it easy to send an impressive wine gift. For the 2008 holidays they offer several gift options that include 90+ point-rated wine combinations at an exceptional price. Any wine included in 90+ point gifts has been highly recommended by the most revered wine publications in the United States, so consumers and businesses can feel confident in their gift choices for even the most discerning palate.
Wine.com 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. Wine.com's mission is to be the ultimate resource for the wine enthusiast, whether shopping for themselves or sending a gift. The company has been an innovator in providing online tools and content to make it easy and fun to discover and buy wine. Wine.com is the world's most visited wine web site, according to research conducted by comScore Media Metrix. For more information, visit http://www.wine.com.