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Neil Monnens


One-year-old Web site already a popular tool for wine buyers to learn about upcoming releases

San Francisco, CA – January 28, 2002 –, the most comprehensive online source for fine wine release dates, now provides release information from more than 500 North American wineries to wine enthusiasts, wine buyers, sommeliers, and wine retailers.

Viewers can access the collection of release dates or subscribe for free to receive a monthly newsletter about hot new releases from boutique wineries to large vintners such as Robert Mondavi. was able to accumulate wine release information from the 500-plus wineries in just 16 months since its launch in August 2000.

“We were able to achieve this milestone so quickly because wine buyers previously had no free, centralized place to get release information. Whether you order straight from the winery or your local shop, going to enables viewers to know exactly when their favorite wines are available and buy them before they’re sold out,” explains founder Neil Monnens.

With so much winery information available, also provides a valuable business service for both winery owners and retail wine buyers.

“ keeps me informed about upcoming release information which helps me better plan my wine buying,” says Trey Beffa, domestic wine buyer for K&L Wine Merchants based in Redwood City, Calif. “Utilizing a tool like this site can enable us to pick up a very limited release before my competitors.”

“Although our first release won't occur until Spring 2003, the response to our mailing list as a direct result of the publicity we received from was beyond our expectations,” says Linda Goldfarb, co-owner of Anomaly Vineyards, a small winery in the heart of Napa Valley.

About was launched in August 2000 by wine enthusiast Neil Monnens and includes domestic wine release information from wineries in California, Oregon, Washington, New York and British Columbia. 


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