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Consumers in the US who buy wine online could be laughing all the way to the bottle bank this May, as eBay are currently offering big discounts on fine wines to toast the country’s National Wine Day and the launch of their new online wine ordering service.
The wines are available through eBay Wine which launched at the end of April and is integrated with wine app Drync. Those who wish to buy wine online have access to over 10,000 wines from 30 countries through Drync's network of wineries and retailers across the US , from cheaper bottles for a weeknight in front of the television, to the real deal for those special occasions.
Ebay has dabbled in wine sales before, but has found it problematic due to the numerous complications thrown up by its business model. However, our wine expert Ilkka Sirén feels eBay's latest attempt to move into the wine market could be lucrative.
"Ebay’s newest attempt to tackle wine as an e-commerce is something many, including Amazon and eBay itself, have tried before and failed," says Sirén. "I think teaming up with Drync was a smart move by eBay and I hope they have learned from past mistakes. This time the stars seem to be aligned to finally bring wine online in a big way."
Ebay Wine ships to 45 states, but is not currently available outside of the US, though it is possible to buy wine on various global eBay sites. So, if you’re in the US currently, lucky you, these discounts are all yours. 52 wines are available at discounts of up to 36%, and you will find Ilkka Sirén's picks at the bottom of the page.
Ilkka Sirén's Wine Picks
“Napa cab might be a passé for some people, but good wine never goes out of fashion."
“Over 10-year-old Gran Reserva from a producer like La Rioja Alta is the very definition of red wine.”
“The Cockburn 2011 is a beast. The vintage 2011 was phenomenal in Douro so you should grab pretty much every port wine you can find from this year."
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