Record Holiday Sales, Top 100 Wines For Wine.com

on 07/12/10 at 1:18 pm

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Wine.com, the nation’s number one online wine retailer, today released its fourth annual Top 100. The Wine.com 100 reflects the top one percent of wine sold nationally on its site during 2010. In its fourth year of publication, the Wine.com 100 illustrates the movers and shakers in the wine business as well as definitive trends in consumer purchasing. The complete Wine.com 100 list for 2010 is available online at www.wine.com/100.

On the back of record holiday sales, the Wine.com 100 offers gift givers insight into the wines enthusiasts love most.

“Holiday sales are stronger than ever with Black Friday up 130 percent and Cyber Monday was the largest day of the year, so far,” said Rich Bergsund, Wine.com CEO. “In line with the year’s Top 100 trends, our average holiday order value is up significantly over last year and corporate giving is the strongest it has been in three years.”

The number one wine on this year’s list is the 2008 d’Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz from Australia. d’Arenberg winery, a perennial favorite, holds a total of three spots on the 2010 list, including #18, a Red Blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre, and #51, the Footbolt Shiraz. ┬ád’Arenberg Chief Winemaker and viticulturist, Chester Osborn said, “An award based on consumer purchases means a great deal, because it is the ultimate test of a wine’s success. Like all d’Arenberg wines, the Stump Jump comes from unfertilized, sustainably farmed vineyards and is basket pressed and foot trod in the winery.” Osborn added, “We are proud of delivering an interesting wine at a modest price point and thrilled that Wine.com customers agree.”

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