Wine Media Connect
Wine Media Connect is a new kind of wine, media and luxury goods integration firm that seeks to maximize exposure for our clients and their brands among qualified, high net worth individuals, media outlets and via partnerships with like brands.
We partner with the ultimate in luxury brands to expose their discerning consumers to other opportunities they may enjoy. The driver of a Rolls-Royce, Bentley, or Maserati, unquestionably enjoys fine and rare wines from boutique wineries, designer fashion and exquisite cuisine. The opportunity to visit with the family winemaker behind the wines, the designer behind the label, or the chef behind the menu, is typical of the experiences Wine Media Connect creates for our customers and their customers. Some of the ways in which Wine Media Connect achieves these goals are Upscale Luxury Events to introduce consumers to new brands, as well as other complementary or known luxury goods, while maximizing their event experience. For example, one evening recently clients and potential clients of specialty auto dealer O'Gara Coach experienced an intimate cocktail party where they tasted boutique wines relatively unavailable in the market and experienced a walk-around fashion show of couture offerings for both men and women. Combine that with incredible food and the opportunity to experience Rolls-Royce automobiles in a festive, non-intimidating ambiance and you have a memorable experience that O'Gara has decided to continue on a monthly basis to foster goodwill and customer loyalty.
Public Relations - Wine Media Connect has an extensive public relations background in wine, food, beauty, fashion and sports. You name it, we can promote it. On a retained basis, we have congregated a number of wineries that pay a small monthly fee to get general PR services at a great discount because of our number of winery clients. We also do extensive PR projects for launches or positioning of wines and consumer goods as well as event and party promotion. In addition to its principals, a staff of freelance PR pros makes everything happen.
Wine Marketing- With the proliferation of wine brands in the market, many times it is a challenge to get an importer, distributor, broker and placements. Let us know what your struggle is and Wine Media Connect will endeavor to find a solution. In many cases, we can facilitate placements in high end restaurants and retail boutiques with which we have relationships.
Wine List Creation - An outgrowth of our extensive work with small and emerging wineries in California and abroad has been the demand to create interesting and intimate wine lists for restaurants that want wine to be a focus of their unique character. Wine can make or break the meal and the opportunity to enjoy a wine with a story is memorable and creates a loyal customer. Creative wines by the glass that allow patrons to try something new and different and therefore feel they have the inside track, or gained a new experience, are not only a cool trend, but a profitable one. Let us help you here.
Wine Dinners and Private Events - Offering your friends and clients an uncommon experience that will have them talking for weeks is guaranteed when you bring together a group to dine incredibly well while enjoying fascinating wines brought to life by the vintner, or winemaker, responsible for their creation. Hearing the wine story from the planting to the cultivation to the harvest to fermentation to aging to bottling is a journey one has to hear and experience to believe. Knowing that a winemaker was in the field picking grapes, as well as creating the final blend, is the story of wine agricultural that escapes most people, but will amaze your guests. In the event you want to treat your guests to wines from several wineries and regions, our staff sommelier can introduce them to varietals, AVAs and growing regions that are far outside the typical wine drinker’s domain and leave them only wanting more.
Auction or Placement of Wine Collections - Wine collectors are invited to come to Wine Media Connect with their appraised or unappraised wine collections that have been well-cellared and will be of interest to both current wine collectors and those who are developing a collection and look for a turn-key solution in either an intimate auction setting or by private placement. Wine Media Connect can bring both buyer and seller together for a successful and careful transfer of wines.
Charity Events with Wine and Luxury Themes - Charity events and auctions with a wine component are second nature for Wine Media Connect and, for a small fee, we take the pressure and headache out of trying to obtain both pouring wines and auction wines. In addition, you get wines that are uncommon and interesting and create a conversation among your guests. It all goes a long way in raising money.
Wine Media Connect Wine Club - Luxe Wines - All of the wineries that work with us have the opportunity to be in the Wine Media Connect Luxe Wine Club which targets the customers of all of our upscale automobile, retail, fashion, hotel and restaurant clients. Part of our agreement with our corporate clients is access to their customer lists, so that we can continue the luxury marketing to them long after the purchase or event. The WMC Luxe Wine Club will offer a landing page for each winery where they can offer their specials or discounts to our wine club followers. Wine Media Connect will take a percentage of each transaction paid monthly by the winery to our firm. Our wine club followers are not really members. We do not sign them up to buy and they are not forced into regular shipments they may not enjoy. WMC Luxe Wine Club simply presents unique wines to purchase directly from the winery and the opportunity to discover new wines.
Wine Club Creation for Wineries, Restaurant, AVAs - In the same manner that we created the Wine Media Connect Luxe Wine Club, we can create an interesting and informative, as well as profitable, wine club for your winery, restaurant, AVA, organization or firm. Just let us know your goals and we will customize a wine club for your potential members. Just think how they will connect with you each time they get notice of a new possible shipment or offering!