Amazon.com begins selling wine online

SEATTLE — People looking for a nice red or white to go with dinner might be able to find it online.

Amazon.com announced Thursday the launch of Amazon Wine, which will feature more than 1,000 wines from wineries around the country, and offer information such as details on tasting notes, food-pairing recommendations and total case production.

"Whether it's helping customers find a favorite varietal, shop for holiday pairings or expand their cellar with a special handcrafted bottle, we're excited to provide the right tools and information needed to guide them to the perfect wine," Amazon Marketplace VP Peter Faricy said. "We're thrilled for wineries around the country to share their great collections of wines with our customers through the Amazon Wine Store."

Starting Thursday, customers can ship up to six bottles for $9.99. Shipping is currently available to California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and the District of Columbia, and the company said it plans to ship to more states in the near future. Wines available range from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery 2011 Rosso & Bianco red blend Rosso, for $12, to the Hall 2009 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, for $110.