8/23/01

Wine.com by eVINEYARD* OPENS LOGISTIC CENTER IN WASHINGTON STATE

Kurt Peters , Executive Editor

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Leading Online Wine Retailer Continues to Expand Operations with Opening of New Logistic Center

PORTLAND, OR (August 22, 2001)-wine.com by eVineyard (www.wine.com ) has announced its 11th licensed logistic center in Kent, Washington. The 5,200 square foot facility began operations on Friday, August 17, 2001.

"This new facility ensures that our rapidly growing customer base in the state of Washington will continue to receive the excellent service and selection that has made wine.com by eVineyard the nation`s leading online wine retailer," said Brett E. Lauter, vice president and chief marketing officer of eVineyard. "Currently, we process and ship orders within 3 working days. With this new center, most of our Washington customers will enjoy even faster delivery of wine and accessories."

About eVineyard

The premier online national wine retailer in the United States, eVineyard (www.evineyard.com and www.wine.com ) serves 50 states-legally serving wine buyers in 27 states and Japan and selling gifts and accessories in 23 more. eVineyard offers a selection of over 5,000 domestic and imported premium wines and has exceptional features such as online education, promotions and loyalty programs, sweepstakes events and wine clubs.

In April of this year, eVineyard acquired certain assets of leading rival wine.com, Inc., including the wine.com and Wineshopper.com URLs, and all of the goodwill and other assets of the wine.com service. As a result, eVineyard is the only significant national wine retailer doing business exclusively via the Internet. With its eleven current logistic centers, eVineyard sells premium wines to each of the country`s top 10 wine markets, reaching over 75% of the United States market for off-premise premium wine sales.

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