Get your wallets on lockdown, because Ebay is about to get dangerous. The online retailer now has an entire section of their site dedicated to delivering the finest wines from the around the world. Browse eBay Wine enough, and you might even be able to say things like “strong on the nose” and “floral notes” and trick other people into thinking you know what you’re talking about!
Pretty much everything down to bagged celebrity air and belly button lint has been sold on eBay at one point or another, so you’re right in thinking that wine sales are not an entirely new venture for the company. Ebay Wine is meant to be a more organized way to shop for wine, especially for wine newbies who aren’t clear on the difference between a Pinot noir and a Sauvignon blanc. Wines for sale can be filtered by type, country, and region, with more than 30 countries and 500 regions available at launch, numbers eBay plans to double in the next year.
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Once you get a handle on the types, you can go full blown hobby with your new wine obsessions (and if anyone tells you wine isn’t a real hobby, it won’t matter because you’ll have enough wine to not care). eBay Wine will also aggregate sales of wine glasses, stoppers, aerators, and corkscrews — everything to pop open a bottle of wine and keep it fresh in the unlikely event that you don’t polish it off before the end of the night.
eBay Wine also has curated lists of suggestions. Currently, they’ve got a celebration list full of champagne and a more varied list of wines that make good Mother’s Day gifts, although you really should know mom’s wine of choice by heart by now. If you’re not familiar with wines but want that to change, eBay is also hosting blog posts about wines, detailing what makes certain types special and defining what those arcane sommelier words actually mean.
eBay will be expanding their wine selection by working with Drync, an app that has sold wines from around the world for years. Winemakers who already have deals with Drync will also start showing up on eBay, while eBay will take advantage of Drync’s existing rating system for wines and their extensive knowledge of the wine world. The result for you? You should be able to find some fine wines, including some really good vintage stuff, on eBay that you might not be able to find anywhere locally. If you want to go on a wine adventure but can’t afford the adventure part, eBay Wine looks like a pretty good alternative port of call.