Salon.com partners with leading online wine merchant The Wine Spies to launch wine of the day store

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wine Spies (thewinespies.com) today announce the launch of an online wine store in partnership with Salon Media Group (salon.com).  Each day, the store (salon.com/thewinespies) will feature one carefully curated and attractively discounted wine offer that goes live at midnight Pacific. Wines are selected and reviewed by The Wine Spies, a leader in online wine retailing for nearly six years. The Wine Spies will also conduct the sale and handle shipping and customer service from their wine country headquarters.

Salon.com Director of Communications, Liam O'Donoghue says, "Salon.com readers now have a place to discover the best wines from around the world, hand-selected by The Wine Spies, the leader in online wine curation and fulfillment. The Wine Spies take great pride in their selections - and in their customer service. These were two very important factors when considering our wine retail partner."   

"We could not be more proud of this partnership. Salon is a long-recognized leader in the delivery of online news and its American readership is a sophisticated group that fits our own 'fine wine buyer' demographic," said Jason Seeber, The Wine Spies CEO known to the wine trade as "Agent Red".

In celebratory fashion, the new Salon.com wine store will launch with a limited-production sparkling wine by winemaker Virginia Marie Lambrix from her namesake VML Winery in Healdsburg, California. Ms. Lambrix says, "We are thrilled to have had our 2007 Blanc de Noir chosen as the inaugural wine for the launch of the Salon/Wine Spies store. The Wine Spies present wines in a way that no other wine retailer does. They take the time to get to know the wineries that they work with, and their wine reviews are the most detailed anywhere. Cheers! to Salon.com and The Wine Spies on the launch of their new store - just in time for New Year's!"

About Salon
Salon Media Group (Ticker Symbol: SLNM.PK) operates the pioneering, award-winning news site, Salon.com. With an audience of 13 million monthly unique visitors, Salon.com covers breaking news, politics, culture, technology and entertainment through investigative reporting, fearless commentary and criticism, and provocative personal essays. Salon.com has been a leader in online media since the dawn of the digital age and has bureaus in San Francisco, New York City and Washington D.C.

About The Wine Spies
In early 2007, The Wine Spies accepted a mission to scour the world for the finest wines - at unbeatable prices. For over 2000 days since, The Wine Spies have featured one hand-selected, meticulously reviewed wine, each day, available at www.thewinespies.com and through a select number of marketing partners.

The Wine Spies are headquartered in Santa Rosa, California. To aid in the vetting of the wines that they showcase, The Wine Spies utilize a tasting panel of wine industry professionals that is comprised of in-house Agents, winemakers and working sommeliers.

The Wine Spies are privately held and self-funded. Profitable and debt-free since their first year in business, they have achieved sustainable growth that will propel them for the next 2000 days - and beyond.

CONTACT: press@thewinespies.com

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