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"Budding" (aka aspiring) wine retailer focused (mostly) on gen X and gen Y.
How would you classify yourself in the wine trade?
Retailer, Services, Wine-related products
What city is Home?
California & New York
What you want to get from participating in FohBohWine?
Networking and collaboration with people who are thinking differently about the way wine is bought, sold and appreciated in the US.
I am originally from Sonoma Valley California and have spent my time working with some of the most innovative companies in both the wine and technology industries. In addition to Sonoma, I have also lived in New York, France, Colorado and various locations on the California coast. I love the outdoors, food & wine, surfing, music and mixed martial arts.
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Nice to meet ya and it does appear we have some similar interests. Have already started your retail operation? BTW, you may already be aware of Sacre Bleu, but the folks who runs this company have a wine label with a similar focus to your own! It could be worth your while to check them out. http://www.sacrebleuwine.com/
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Our company is opening channels into China for exporting wine. We are able to tap an unique market for distribution but also delving into the regular market. High volume is mandatory, but we have an order for a smaller exploratory shipment. If you have a slate of bottles that you think would work well, please contact me if your wineries want to take part. Looking for low end and high end bottles. State-side or abroad. I would be happy to answer any questions via…