Wine Retailer Association Augments Member Benefits With Shipping Discounts

—National Association of Wine Retailers Will Now Provide Its Members
With Significant Discounts on Shipping Rates and Services—

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the rise in consumer interest in the unique wines only sold by wine
retailers, wine auction houses and wine clubs, the National Association
of Wine Retailers (NAWR) is pleased to announce that it will provide its
members with discounts on shipping rates and services. The new NAWR
member benefit goes into effect immediately for all Retailer and
Associate members of the national association.

“With more and more small- and medium-sized wine retailers answering the
call of consumers who want to purchase wines they can’t find locally,
this member benefit will be key to helping NAWR members compete
profitably,” said Tom Wark, executive director of the association.

The NAWR represents wine stores, Internet wine retailers, wine clubs and
wine auction houses across the country. In addition to providing member
benefits, NAWR works to level the playing field for wine retailers who
are often discriminated against where state wine shipping laws are
concerned.

“America’s wine retailers are the primary source for consumers seeking
out wine for consumption at home, including the increasing number of
unique and small batch wines produced around the world and finding their
way to the American marketplace,” noted Wark. “Increasingly, those
consumers are using the online channels of distribution to find the
wines they want, which means this new member benefit comes at an
important moment in the evolution of the American wine marketplace.”

Wine retailers across the country can inquire about NAWR membership as
well as its member benefit by visiting http://www.nawr.org/.

Contacts

NAWR
Tom Wark, 707-266-1449
Executive Director
tom@nawr.org