Katie Holmes Digs Box Wine; Amazon Launches Big Wine Marketplace

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• In an interview in conjunction with her new Broadway play, "Dead Accounts," actress and former Scientology newbie Katie Holmes says she's still just a Midwestern girl at heart, and admits, "I mean, I’ve had box wine. It’s good. And it’s a lot easier to open." [NYT]

• Amazon just launched a wine marketplace on Thursday, selling over 1,000 domestic brands, and stepping into the sector that Gilt has been attempting to get into. [LAT]

• Another after-effect of Superstorm Sandy: booze shortages in New Jersey. Also, a Brooklyn wine and liquor store said that sales the day before the storm were "as good as on last Christmas Eve." [HuffPo]