Thursday, September 11, 2008

Amazon to sell wine but not to YOU Tennesseans

The Tennessee General Assembly thinks its ok for you to buy books online but don't even think about buying wine when Amazon starts selling.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -, the largest global online retailer, plans to start selling U.S.-produced wine on its website within the United States by early October, wine industry insiders said on Wednesday.

Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit group representing 315 vintners in the famous California wine-producing region, has already begun to set up workshops for wineries interested in selling through the retail giant, said Terry Hall, communications director for the group.

"They have been working for a while on this wine project. Now they are signing up the wineries," Hall told Reuters. "They're fast-tracking it right now."