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Wine Flash-Deal Websites See Rapid Growth….But At What Cost to Wineries?

  A new group of middlemen is rapidly emerging in the U.S. wine business, using “flash-deal,” Groupon-like tactics to connect wine lovers with wineries and brands at ultra-discounted prices.  They’ve earned the moniker of “flash-deal sites,” a play on their business-model of blasting offers several times a week to their email subscribers. The deals last for 24 to 72 hours, highlighting wines sold at up to a 70% discount. New York-based Lot 18 is seen…

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