Sonoma, CA, May 29, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- In celebration of what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 84th birthday on June 1st, Winery Insider (wineryinsider.com), the first members-only, private sale company to focus exclusively on the wine category, is offering rare verticals of Marilyn Napa Valley Merlot, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Norma Jeane wines at prices that are up to 60% below current market prices. The 24-hour, inventory-limited sale, starting at 12:00 am June 1st, represents an extremely rare opportunity to acquire extensive verticals of Marilyn Wines in pristine condition. In addition to significant savings on the wines, first-time customers who enter the site via http://www.wineryinsider.com/sign-up/?ref=marilyn
will receive $10 Insider Credits to use towards their first purchase.
“We feel very privileged to be able to offer Marilyn wines to our customers – some of them extremely rare and collectible – at these prices,” said Tony Westfall, co-founder and owner of Winery Insider with his business partner and wife Danielle Westfall. “To our knowledge this may be the only time such extensive vertical collections of these wines have been offered.” The Marilyn Wines event is part of Winery Insider’s popular “One and Only” series, one-day sales that focus on a particular producer, varietal, region or theme. Past offerings have included Hanzell Vineyards, Oakville Ranch Vineyards, Torri Mor Pinot Noirs and Australian wines from flagship producers.
The June 1st offering will include 13-year verticals of Marilyn Merlot (including the rare and highly-acclaimed 1995 vintage), the complete 10-year vertical of the Marilyn Cabernet Sauvignon and the complete 12-year vertical of Norma Jeane. Mini-verticals and some individual wines will also be available. Well-known to collectors of both wine and memorabilia, each bottle of Marilyn wine features either a photograph or illustrated image of the young actress on the label.
Developed by wine industry entrepreneurs Tony and Danielle Westfall and launched in March 2010, Winery Insider offers a carefully-edited group of wines from all over the world at 40-80% off suggested retail prices. Modeled after similar online retailers in the fashion and home decorating categories, consumers must apply for free membership at www.wineryinsider.com to obtain access to Winery Insider’s offerings. The site posts 45-60 time and inventory-limited offers a month. All selections are made by a Tasting Panel led by Tony Westfall, who honed his palate tasting alongside some of the best known winemakers and sommeliers in California. The Panel, including sommeliers, collectors and wine industry employees, tastes hundreds of wines for Winery Insider, ultimately choosing only a small percentage to include.
Winery Insider is part of the Westfall’s Good Company Wines portfolio, which also includes VinoFina, an online wine retailer that donates a portion of proceeds from every bottle sold to non-profit and charitable organizations.