Amazon now delivers wine directly to your doorstep

By on November 8, 2012, 1:30 PM

It’s no secret that Amazon has one of the largest selections of products of any online store. The company has continually expanded their product catalog to include things like streaming video and even a locker delivery system. Today the e-retailer is entering a new market dedicated to selling alcohol – specifically, wine.

It’s called Amazon Wine, an online marketplace offering customers more than a thousand different selections from wineries across the country. The outlet provides shoppers with information about each product directly from the winemakers such as tasting notes, total case production and even recommend food pairings.

The new service is available today and Amazon says customers can ship up to six bottles of their favorite wine for just $9.99. It appears that Prime two-day and one-day shipping services aren’t available for wine purchases, however. It’s also worth pointing out that each winemaker has their own sets of permits so restrictions may vary with each vendor.

The service is limited to customers living in California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and the District of Columbia initially but they say it’ll be offered in more states soon.

Naturally, there are some restrictions to consider before placing an order. The person purchasing the wine as well as the recipient (if different) must be 21 years of age or older and an adult must be present to sign for the delivery. Because of this, bottles aren’t able to be delivered to post office boxes or Amazon Lockers.

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