SAN FRANCISCO: Online commerce colossus eBay on Thursday opened a virtual wine shop. The Silicon Valley-based internet marketplace had previously offered wine for sale in the United States, but the dedicated venue at eBay.com/wine will provide a dedicated venue where oenophiles can browse vintages bases on factors such as region, price, and grape type. The online marketplace ‘is offering a fresh, modern way to find the perfect bottle’, said Alyssa Steele, eBay home and garden merchandising manager. The website along with a partnership with Drync, a mobile application aimed at connecting wine drinkers and sellers, presented a more focused challenge to an online wine store run by internet titan Amazon.