WTN Services™/The Winetasting Network®, a division of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM®, Inc., and the wine industry leader in fulfillment and direct-to-consumer marketing services, has upgraded and re-launched Winetasting.com ( www.winetasting.com), creating the industry’s ultimate wine portal. Combining the best of “Geerlings & Wade, America’s Leading Direct to Consumer Winery®”, and “Ambrosia, the Berglund Catalog of Fine Wines®”, Winetasting.com now offers the best in quality, selection and price – all under one roof.

“We have set out to offer a wine portal that is aligned to what today’s users want,” stated Chris Edwards, General Manager of the Wine Tasting Network. “Just selling wine on-line was not good enough. With this re-launch of Winetasting.com, we created the ultimate first stop on the web for anyone who appreciates and enjoys wine - from the seasoned connoisseur to someone just beginning their journey,” Edwards added.

The new Winetasting.com is an interactive wine portal, featuring an abundance of added benefits for its customers, including the ability to connect wines important to the users to their Facebook account, through the use of the Facebook “like” button, enter in comments and ratings on wines, and send select wine details to friends via email, twitter and all the prevalent new technologies and social media - directly from the wine item preview screens.

Winetasting.com features the net’s best wine club with value offerings, from the “Discovery Wine Club” to the ultra “Premium Extreme Club” that features bottles of aged or boutique wines paired with special industry news, food & wine pairings, VIP access to tasting rooms and a level of concierge customer service that will assist with reservations for restaurants, hotels or wine tours when visiting the Wine Country. In addition, Winetasting.com also announces the premier of the “Preferred Membership Club.” For an annual fee of $49.99, customers will receive free shipping for one year, plus special offers and advanced notice on incredible selections and deals.

In addition to an informative and entertaining blog, wine education notes and storage tips, Winetasting.com also enjoys a partnership with The Wine Enthusiast, offering an extensive selection of quality wine accoutrements and accessories, and the industry’s easiest to use mobile app at mobile.winetasting.com.

Winetasting.com is both an industry veteran and the industry’s newest and most innovative on-line resource for anything wine related,” Edwards said. “We take advantage of our 20 years of experience and our extensive Wine Country connections to create innovative offerings like our 'Showcase of Female Winemakers of Note,’ featuring wines from Heidi Peterson Barrett, Laura Zahtila and Kathryn Kennedy. Our new site also offers an expanded selection of aged cabernets, fine Bordeaux and value-priced private label wines blended exclusively for our Geerlings and Wade portfolio of wines."

The winetasting.com customer can be assured that their shopping and learning experience will be not only easy and entertaining, but will be handled with a gold standard in customer satisfaction due to Winetasting.com’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

About The Company

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world's leading florist and gift shop. For more than 30 years, 1-800-FLOWERS® (1-800-356-9377 or www.1800flowers.com) has been helping deliver smiles for our customers with gifts for every occasion, including fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and plush stuffed animals. As always, our 100% Smile Guarantee backs every gift. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM's Mobile Flower & Gift Center was named winner of the RIS (Retail Info Systems) 2010 Mobile App of the Year Award in the "Best Shopping" category. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM was also rated number one vs. competitors for customer satisfaction by STELLAService. The Company's BloomNet® international floral wire service ( www.mybloomnet.net) provides a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. "Gift Shop" also includes gourmet gifts such as popcorn and specialty treats from The Popcorn Factory® (1-800-541-2676 or www.thepopcornfactory.com); cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl's® (1-800-443-8124 or www.cheryls.com); premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May® confections brands ( www.fanniemay.com and www.harrylondon.com); gift baskets and towers from 1-800-BASKETS.COM® ( www.1800baskets.com); and wine gifts from Winetasting.com® ( www.winetasting.com). The Company's Celebrations® brand ( www.celebrations.com) is a new premier online destination for fabulous party ideas and planning tips. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is involved in a broad range of corporate social responsibility initiatives including continuous expansion and enhancement of its environmentally-friendly "green" programs as well as various philanthropic and charitable efforts. Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.

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