The Internets largest online retailer is poised to make a significant impact on Internet wine sales. Amazon.com will be launching a new website devoted to wine. Consumers in 25 states will be able to purchase wines on the site by mid autumn, and expansion to other states is in the works. Details of the wines available have still not been disclosed but the web giant has already been in contact with many Napa Valley vintners and consortium's about bringing their brands on board. The company could be a big game changer because of their enormous resources, with revenues last year of $17.1 billion.
In my opinion this is a great because it will end up saving the consumer a lot of money in the long run because it will essentially cut out the middle man. Wineries will also benefit from the extra margin by selling directly to the consumer instead of paying distribution companies a premium. I know that when this thing get runnin' I'll be the first to sign up for their affiliate program!