Is Wine.Com irrelevant?
Is Wine.com necessary? I mean to ask, does the Internet really need Wine.com the wine store?
Apparently someone thinks so. It appears that Wine.com will receive another $12 Million in venture funding, a seventh visit to that trough that has been filled with upwards of $200 Million over the past 8 years or so. In addition, it appears Wine.com is getting yet another CEO. And in all this time, after all this money, after all the fine leaders of the concern, nary a dime of profit.
So I have to ask, what’s the point of Wine.com?
Better yet, considering THIS LIST, is there really a need for an unprofitable on-line wine shop called wine.com?
I wonder if it is the perceived value of the name "Wine.com" that leads to a sort of Manifest Destiny view of the company? One thing is for sure. No matter how many millions of dollars are sunk into the name, the name itself will never go away. It is prime "Real Etherstate". Maybe the problem is that it just hasn’t been zoned right all these years. Or, perhaps the Wine.com moniker simply hasn’t found the kind of developer that understands its potential.
Is the URL better suited for a publishing venture than a retail one? Or maybe it is best used to identify a promotional site?
I don’t know. What I do know is that Wine.com is irrelevant given the ease by which we can find just about whatever type of wine we want on the Internet using any number of other sites and search engines.