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Yelp Adds Hotel, Winery Bookings To Platform

Yelp Adds Hotel, Winery Bookings To Platform

By Chris Crum October 21, 2014

Last year, Yelp launched Yelp Platform, which enables businesses to accept orders and bookings from users right through Yelp itself. It started with restaurants. Earlier this year, Yelp added spas and salons. On Tuesday, the company announced support for hotels …

Beaujolais Nouveau Uncorked in 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau Uncorked in 2013

“Cheers! To the Beaujolais!” Every November the party begins: the uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau. Keeping with tradition, the first bottles of 2013 were uncorked on Wednesday at midnight. By French government decree, they cannot be sold before the third Thursday …

Wine Shortage Looms Across The Globe Wine Shortage Looms Across The Globe

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Just in time for Halloween, a spooky threat looms across wine enthusiasts world-wide; the threat of a global wine shortage. Thanks to a popularity spike in both the United States and China, people are drinking more fermented grape juice than …

Amazon Now Shipping Wine to NY, MI, AZ, & LA Amazon Now Shipping Wine to NY, MI, AZ, & LA

Shipping alcohol across state lines is a tricky business, so you would expect that Amazon’s Wine Marketplace venture would continually be adding new, eligible locations – little by little. And that’s exactly what’s happening. Today, Amazon has announced that they …

Buying Your Wine from Amazon? Say Hello to Texas Buying Your Wine from Amazon? Say Hello to Texas

Back in November of last year, Amazon launched the Amazon Wine Marketplace. It would be wrong to say that they did so quietly – they announced it, and it received moderate coverage. But for some reason it just seemed like …

Amazon Wine Marketplace Launches in 12 U.S. States Amazon Wine Marketplace Launches in 12 U.S. States

Online retail giant Amazon.com has just announced Amazon Wine, their new marketplace where users can shop thousands of different wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Walla Walla, Red Mountain, Willamette Valley, and more. “Amazon Wine is an ideal place …

Amazon Mulling Over Online Wine Sales [REPORT] Amazon Mulling Over Online Wine Sales [REPORT]

Amazon.com may be the next big go-to place to buy booze on the web, as the company is looking to get (back) into the online wine sales business. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon announced their plans at a …

How Social Media Revolutionized Wine Marketing How Social Media Revolutionized Wine Marketing

Social media is taking over as the recognized way to spread the word about your brand and its products. Today it is essential to have an online component to your marketing efforts and sites like Facebook and Twitter are some …

Breast Cancer Risk and Alcohol Intake Breast Cancer Risk and Alcohol Intake

A recent study indicates that if you have one alcoholic beverage a day you increase you likelihood of getting breast cancer by four percent. That risk skyrockets to 50 percent for individuals who consume three or more drinks per day. …

Twitter Officially Partners with First Charity
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Twitter has for the first time in the company’s (relatively short) history, formally partnered with a charity. The company has teamed up with Room to Read as part of a "Corporate Social Innovation" initiative.

Amazon To Offer Wine Online
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Online retailer Amazon.com will start selling wine produced in the U.S. by early October making it available to its domestic customers.

Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit organization representing more than 300 vintners in California, has started workshops for wineries that want to sell their wine on Amazon, according to Terry Hall, communications director for the group.

Amazon Preparing To Sell Wine
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I know beer; I can talk about Scottish and Belgian ales, Russian stouts, or whatever else you like.  But, to report on a drink about which I know nothing: Amazon seems ready to start selling wine.