It was announced publicly Thursday that Amazon.com launched their Wine Marketplace.
Right now more than 1,000 wineries are selling their reds, whites, roses and sparklers through this online format.
It's a really cool idea and layout, with all sorts of different searching methods from price range, state, varietals, to tasting notes and ratings.
For now, shipping up to six bottles of vino will cost just $10.
Now the bad news. Those of us who live in Wisconsin can put your stemware away...since Amazon is only shipping their wines to 12 states and Washington D.C. The Badger State is not on that list, yet.
According to Amazon's press release, they hope to be able to add more states soon.
There's one other twist...after looking up some of the wines, the wineries choose WHICH states they ship their product to. So not all of the current dozen states and D.C. get a shot and popping the cork on all of the wines available.
But if I'm to be an optimist, this is the start of Amazon.com's wine marketplace, and hopefully time will allow Wisconsin to be added and wineries to open up their product to a bigger drinking audience.