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Hi, any thoughts or experience with yahyn.com? I see that their HQ is New Hampshire, which has some of the most restrictive wine laws in the US, so this is a complete surprise. The website has definite wineaccess.com type vibes. I found one review but it’s not clear if the reviewer even ordered wine from them: https://vinodelvida.com/best-wine-subsc ... hyn-review.
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It’s legit. Like wine access
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Yawn...what an odd name for a liquor store...and from New Hampshire?? Weird.
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Sellers sell through the platform and, as I understand it, ship directly to the customers (no personal experience, so I can't opine on quality of service). Corporate "headquarters" are in New Hampshire, and I'm sure there is a legal, corporate or economic reason for that. The company is actually based in Virginia for contract purposes.

As to the name, it appears to be an attempt to anglicize the Hebrew word for wine, usually spelled yayin.

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Jeff Bloom wrote: April 8th, 2021, 3:20 pm

As to the name, it appears to be an attempt to anglicize the Hebrew word for wine, usually spelled yayin.
it's meant to be backwards, nyhay which is a play on ni hao; hello in mandarin.
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When I first saw the name I thought “yawn”
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#7 Post by J a y H a c k »

ybarselah wrote: April 8th, 2021, 3:32 pm
Jeff Bloom wrote: April 8th, 2021, 3:20 pm

As to the name, it appears to be an attempt to anglicize the Hebrew word for wine, usually spelled yayin.
it's meant to be backwards, nyhay which is a play on ni hao; hello in mandarin.
Yayin I could believe, which is what I thought when I first saw the name. If you are right about Ni Hao, the people who chose the name are idiots.
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c fu wrote: April 8th, 2021, 7:49 am It’s legit. Like wine access
I've looked a bit more into it, and it seems it's more like a Vivino-type model. For example, if I say I want to buy a Christoffel UW Riesling Spatlese 2017 for 21.99 (good price btw), it says I'm making my purchase from All Star Wines. All Star Wines in New York lists the bottle on their website for that price. Flat rate shipping lends some advantage to Yahyn, but Yahyn will add 2% onto the price to cover credit card fees. So, it's a wash depending upon what you're buying. I've not had great experiences with Vivino, so probably a pass.
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MikeY wrote: April 8th, 2021, 9:19 pm
c fu wrote: April 8th, 2021, 7:49 am It’s legit. Like wine access
I've looked a bit more into it, and it seems it's more like a Vivino-type model. For example, if I say I want to buy a Christoffel UW Riesling Spatlese 2017 for 21.99 (good price btw), it says I'm making my purchase from All Star Wines. All Star Wines in New York lists the bottle on their website for that price. Flat rate shipping lends some advantage to Yahyn, but Yahyn will add 2% onto the price to cover credit card fees. So, it's a wash depending upon what you're buying. I've not had great experiences with Vivino, so probably a pass.
Sounds shaky business model to me. Why not simply order from a *real* store instead?
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