The Grapevine

Being a Local Wine Shop in an Amazon World

August 16th, 2017

I’m going to let this article on what the Amazon purchase of Whole Foods means speak for itself, adding just one thought: [level-members]

In the next few years, brick-and-mortar wine stores will slowly become havens for … hardcore connoisseurs whose need for small-batch, obscure regional varietals cannot be met by a corporate behemoth like Amazon.

This is already happening. If you’re not already aiming for the “hardcore connoisseurs” you’re already in trouble.

The full Vinepair article is here: Can the Local Wine Shop Survive in the Age of Amazon?