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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dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Can't wait for the 7-Eleven's and all night groceries to start the same service. Order by phone, and ten minutes later the delivery guy is at your door under the highway overpass with your premium selection of Wild Irish Rose and Night Train Express.

Guest said:

Can't wait for beer next! But too bad, Kansas will never allow it.

Mavrickx888 Mavrickx888 said:

Anyone else read that as, "now delivers wine directly to your desktop"?

tipstir tipstir, TS Ambassador, said:

Hope they don't come damage.. Who's dropping them off Amazon uses Laser Delivery Here a white unmarked van pulls up at all hours. Guy in a red shirt with black shorts. Told me there was a huge Amazon warehouse for packaging in Miami Beach that Amazon runs for Deliveries.

Guest said:

Why not drop it in my car? Anyone seen this Cardrops thing they're doing in Europe? Saw it pop up on Techcrunch and Springwise last week..

Pan Wah said:

It doesn't seem very new, many grocery chains and fast food deliverers include wine/beer in the service in my area (UK).

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