THE WINE AUCTION OF
THE HOSPICES DE BEAUNE FOR THE SECOND TIME ON THE INTERNET!
The Wine Auction of the
Hospices de Beaune is a symbol in the tradition of charity auction.
This year, and for the second time, Internet will join in this event.
2000 Wine Auction of the Hospices de Beaune - the 140th of its kind -
will be broadcasted live on Internet and users the world over will be
able to take part in this auction of prestigious wines. Moreover, to
enable all net surfers - individuals and companies alike - to purchase
wine, 100 bottles of wine will be offered for sale in the virtual
auction room, with starting price at less than one euro. These wines
have been bought and bottled by Burgundies wine merchants before 2000
campaign, led by AUSTRALIS Web Marketing Agency, with the agreement of
the Burgundy Wine Merchant syndicate (FNEB), is supported by a pool of
partners who have agreed to put their complimentary experience at the
service of this major charity sale. Operations will be based on an
Internet auction sale system set up by:
AUCLAND, one of the leading European on-line auction houses, will
provide the virtual auction room where web users will be able to bid.
FRANCE TELECOM & WANADOO will provide the telecommunication and
Internet access, in order to achieve the broadcasting of the event.
will equip the Beaune sales room with terminals for Internet access,
thus linking the actual and virtual sales rooms together.
www.Aucland.fr is powered by IBM.
POSTE (French Post office), through COLIPOSTE, its Direction for
delivery of parcels to private customers, will be in charge of
logistics: packaging and transport of bottles sold on the event web
WINETODAY.COM, an online publication of NEW YORK TIMES DIGITAL, the
internet division of the NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY, will provide exposure
to the U.S. market and a highly desirable demographic of wine
available on official web site, http://www.Vin-Et-Tradition.com
PARTNERS IN BRIEF
- Launched in 1999 in France, with the majority of its shares held by
Europ@web the industrial group started by Bernard Arnault, Aucland.fr
has progressed in a few short months to become one of the leading
on-line auction sites for the general public in Europe (700,000
members, nearly 300,000 in France, FF 70 million in transactions on
its European sites and 60 million pages viewed monthly).
The site offers 18
different product categories: art and antiques, cars and motorcycles,
comic books, jewelry and clocks, cinema, films and TV series,
collections, household equipment, computing, office equipment and
consoles, games, toys and figurines, books, music, sports and leisure,
telephony, stamps, coins and postcards, TV, hi-fi and video, wine,
alcohols and gastronomy, travel, other categories.
Aucland is present in
France, the UK, Spain, Italy and Denmark and is preparing to open new
subsidiaries throughout the rest of Europe in the course of 2001.
FRANCE TELECOM (http://www.francetelecom.fr
) & WANADOO (http://www.wanadoo.fr ) - Wanadoo is France's leading
access provider and holds 39% of the French market. It had 1.6 million
active1 clients in France and 660 000 active1 international clients at
the end of September 2000.
Wanadoo, is also a
general portal (wanadoo.fr) that guides and helps "wanadooers"
and a professional services portal: Wanadoo pro.
Wanadoo is also present
in Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain and also Morocco.
(1) Active subscribers
have connected at least once over the past 30 days
- The e-business is a major means of development for all kinds of
enterprises ranging from small and medium businesses to large
enterprises. Beyond what has become a buzzword, e-business is a
reality which more than 240 000 IBMers throughout the world work on
and make happen for their customers. These professionals propose
global open solutions, integrating software, hardware and services.
Through the e-business technologies IBM enables its customers to
implement a more effective relationship with their own customers The
auction sale for "Hospices de Beaune" is an outstanding
example of this new approach.
is the Direction of the Group LA POSTE for the delivery of parcels of
0 to 30 kg to private customers. With a large range of products and
services and a capillary delivery network, COLIPOSTE is the
unavoidable partner of private customers, professional customers and
companies of mail order services.
especially a range of "ready to send" parcels in 9 models,
among which 5 boxes available in dimensions P, S, M, L and XL, a
special CD/video box and three boxes which can contain 1 to 3 bottles.
For expeditions within metropolitan France and Monaco, the delivery
times are 24 H / 48 H (2).
The range COLIPOSTE
makes it possible to send parcels in full security towards
metropolitan France and Monaco. As a matter of fact, LA POSTE involves
its responsibility, for the parcels of private customers, by the means
of a tracking system that includes a posting proof and the signature
of the addressee at the delivery. In addition a contract insurance is
included in the price in case of lost, despoiling or damage.
On payment of a
complementary franking the COLIPOSTE range can be sent to French
overseas departments and overseas territories, and also to the other
countries of the world. For international expeditions, the delivery
times are D+3 to D+8(3).
This packing range is
available in all french post offices.
WINETODAY.COM ( http://www.winetoday.com)
exposure on the web site and inclusion in their bi-monthly newsletter,
more people than ever before will learn about this important event
Launched in August
1998, WineToday.com publishes editorial content daily, including
weekly wine reviews, breaking news, food, wine and travel
features,winery profiles, harvest reports, columns, special reports
and events from around the globe.
WineToday.com is an
online publication of NEW YORK TIMES DIGITAL, the internet division of
the NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY and includes more than 9,000 current wine
reviews and 1,700 winery profiles. With a readership of 1.5 million
pages viewed by 350,000 unique visitors per month, WineToday is one of
the world's leading sources for wine information.
Noted wine expert Oz
Clarke, heads up the European tasting panel in London while
WineToday's editors, Leslie Sbrocco and Tim Fish, lead the United
States tasting panel. An international team of journalists contribute
to the site, including Kathleen Buckley, WineToday's European editor,
New York Times columnist Frank Prial, and Italian expert and author
AUSTRALIS (http://www.australis.fr) - This
consulting agency was founded in 1996 by Pierre RAVOT (Ecole Centrale de Paris), with the
aim of helping companies and organisms wishing to increase their productivity and to
innovate through new IT's especially the Internet.
AUSTRALIS practises a new job as a
AUSTRALIS operates above projects and provides
companies with strategic analysis along three lines: