5 Ways Wineries Can Use Snapchat to Grow Their Business

snapchat_USA Trade Tasting ConferenceWe are now at a stage where we understand the important of social media in growing our businesses. When operating on multiple platforms the need to tailor the message to the audience that it is reaching is vital to your success. Snapchat is no different, and at this point just 1% of marketers are using this platform, but those that are can be counted among the world’s biggest brands. Which makes sense when you consider 100 million people use Snapchat daily and over 400 million snaps are sent each day!

As one of the fastest growing social networks, Snapchat can no longer be ignored. Content creators and brands are jumping on board in order to create daily stories that will capture the attention and engage the imaginations of their audiences. Those snapchat stories get over a billion views every day.

So, how can wineries use Snapchat to grow their business?

  • Live Events-Wineries already hold tastings and events, so using Snapchat to capture this in real-time is an ideal way to engage customers. Whether it is a product launch, tasting, trade show or a one off event. It offers an authentic view of the event. There are local events that wineries sometimes participate in, a fair, a food truck festival or a music festival. Share pictures or videos of these on Snapchat with taglines.

Consider the National Basketball Association, the NBA used Snapchat for the Finals, the All-Star Game, the Slam Dunk Contest and the Draft, too. Anheuser-Busch was the first alcohol brand to break the seal. In May 2015 their ads ran in the “Stories” section and tied them into an event that was Bud-Light branded.

  • Private Content- Snapchat can be used to deliver special content that you aren’t putting on your other platforms. Before debuting collections on the runway, the likes of Michael Kors and Rebecca Minkoff gave their followers a glimpse of what was to come on Snapchat. Not to mention the Valentio show at Paris’ Fashion Week that involved a Snapchat runway walk off featuring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as their Zoolander characters.

Is your winemaker working on a special blend right now? Are you crushing grapes from this year’s vintage? Or redesigning your winery’s label? Offer your followers a preview and garner their interest.

  • Promotions and Contests- whether you send a promo code or a discount at the end of a Snapchat story, or you opt to invite followers to send snaps holding your products- both of these are excellent ways to engage your customers.

Heineken had a stage at Coachella this year and followers got early confirmation of the acts there if they guessed the correct artist or band from the cropped images shared exclusively with them. This is a great example of a company running a private contest just for their followers.

  • Behind the Scenes- people love getting a behind the scenes look at how companies operate, and that could be done in a number of ways. It could be as simple as your casual Fridays, celebrating an employee birthday or a company outing.

Wineries have so many behind the scenes stories that they could share with their followers. Do you have food trucks over on Fridays? Or live music over weekends? Do you have a restaurant – what are you serving this week? Are you in the middle of a harvest? Did your grandson crush grapes this harvest? Did your family enjoy a dinner savouring the view of your winery recently? There are so many poignant moments to share with your followers.

Businesses that do well on social media create a brand that is built on customer engagement and the best way to keep customers engaged is by offering insights into what really happens in your business. Your brand is your people.

  • Influencers- they’re everywhere, even on Snapchat and you can use influencers to spread awareness. Sour Patch Kids joined up with a popular social media star for a week to run a special Snapchat campaign. Coca Cola hands over their Snapchat to social media influencer Cody Johns from time to time and gives him free reign over their account. The content that is produced is original and connects with their audience.

Choosing the right influencer to reach an audience whose attention you don’t normally have is vital- that influencer can create outstanding video content to enhance your brand personality. Learn more about how social media can help you grow your business

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish USA Trade Tasting as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the beverage industry.

2018 Exhibitor Super Early Bird Registration Is Now Open. Secure Your Best Price Now And Grow In Us Market.

 

Conference For US Wine, Beer and Spirits Retailers


Beverage Trade Network
and USA Trade Tasting are hosting a conference session dedicated for US wine, spirits and beer retailers.

Retailers will also have an opportunity to ask questions about their day to day challenges to an expert panel of retailers. The Q and A session will be called #USATTOfficeHours for retailers.

The conference will run over 2 days along with the grand tasting in New York City on May 16-17, 2017. Along with our media partner Beverage Media, USATT retailers conference element will focus on subjects that will help improve efficiency in retailers business and help retailers grow their bottom line. It will also be a solid chance to network with other retailers.

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If you a wine, beer or spirits retailer and have any question prior to the conference, feel free to submit your question here.

 

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Here is a glimpse of some of the questions that are being exchanged in the USATT community: How can we convert more sales revenue during non-peak hours on average sales per person?

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Steve Raye answers the question  –

The Rent/utilities keep ticking 24/7 so any new business during slow periods is a plus

Some Examples

  • Happy hour discounts on drinks
  • Free or discounted bar menu/regular menu food e.g selected item discounts such as $1 oysters and ½ priced wine from 4PM-6PM, or1/2 price appetizers from regular menu
  • Serve regular entree to share for 2 with no charge for salads. Drinks/Wines 1/2 price
  • Mondays all wines (or selected wines from wine list 1/2 price)
  • Get local musicians to play before, and/or after meal hours
  • Promote these offers via social media, email blasts to your loyal customer base, clip on’s for the menu,  window signs, table piece, submit these promotions to local “what’s happening” publications or online listings.
  • On slow nights
    • Theme nights; Hawaii night, Wild West night, interactive Game night etc
    • Ladies night 1/2 price )
    • Lawyers, financial businesses, waiters/bar people etc. (1/2 price night)
  • Wine, spirit or beer classes by In house or distributor / supplier leader
  • Local guest Appearance (local weatherman. local GMA feature, radio remote)

Got questions? click here to send us your questions and we will get them answered!

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More about Retailers Office Hour Session:

USATT’s Office Hours sessions give you a chance to talk one-on-one with speakers and mentors. We bring in dozens of experts so you can get targeted advice on everything from sales and marketing to operations and management.

Who:

Office Hours are for Importers, Distributors, Retailers and Suppliers who want informed feedback on business ideas and challenges. Our mentors have real-world expertise in a range of topics.

What:

There will be 4 sessions, each of an hour’s duration. If you are an importer, you are recommended to attend the Import business office hour session. If you are a distributor, and you are looking to grow your distribution in US market, you are recommended to attend the Distribution business office hour session and so on. Each session will have experts from your domain.

For example: The Distributor Office Hour session will have one expert from sales, one from management, one from legal and one from operations. This will allow you to ask questions ranging from sales to operations about your distribution business.

Seats are limited to 200 people per session. You must pre-register and select your office hour sessions.

When:

Distributor’s Office Hour Session: May 16, 1pm to 2pm.

Importer’s Office Hour Session: May 16, 4pm to 5pm.

Supplier’s Office Hour Session: May 17, 9.30am to 10.30am.

Retailer’s Office Hour Session: May 16, 1pm to 2pm.

Set up:

The set up is a mix of class room and chair-only set up. Those who need to work on laptops may sit on the chairs that have desks with them.

What it’s not:

1) We’re committed to creating a lively learning atmosphere, and we require that all participants abide by our code of conduct. These conversations are fun, but Office Hours is not a speed-dating event.

2) It’s also not a pitching event; mentors appreciate your questions, not requests for taking your brand.

3) It’s not one to one, you will be in a session room of 200 people and your questions will be open and in public. This is an open session where you will also benefit from other attendees’ questions.

Why:

We’re excited to host this format as a way of helping you learn about solutions for real-world business problems and ask questions related to your business.

Moderator: Steve Raye, President of Bevology Inc.

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Steve Raye is President of Bevology, a marketing consulting company specializing in spirits and wine. Steve has more than two decades of Drinks Industry experience, beginning with Diageo-predecessor Heublein. As a Managing Partner of Brand Action Team for ten years, he specialized in helping new-to-the-U.S. brands manage their entry into the American market.

On the wine side Steve also has significant experience working with country and regional wine trade promotion agencies including Austria, Australia, Chile, Spain, Santorini and Ribera del Duero and Rueda. He is also a consultant to Vinitaly and has managed U.S. trade PR for ProWein. On the spirits side he directed the entire brand development from concept through design, launch, and execution for Singani 63 from Bolivia and Pisco Portón from Peru. Steve is a recognized thought leader who writes and speaks on the issues driving the American Drinks market. He has spoken at Vinitaly, Wine2Wine, Vino2016, London Wine Fair, WSWA, U.S. Drinks Conference, Tales of the Cocktail.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish USA Trade Tasting as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the beverage industry.

2018 Exhibitor Super Early Bird Registration Is Now Open. Secure Your Best Price Now And Grow In Us Market.

 

 

Exporting Wine from the U.S.

Certain requirements apply to Exporting Wine From the USA.

Bonded Wine Premises Proprietors Removing Tax paid or Tax Determined Wine and Filing a Drawback Claim

The following information addresses the most pertinent regulatory requirements pertaining to bonded wine premises proprietors removing tax paid or tax determined wine from bonded wine premises for:

  • Exportation;
  • Use as supplies on vessels and aircraft;
  • Transfer to a foreign-trade zone; and
  • Shipment to the U.S. armed forces for use overseas.

The regulations pertaining to the production of wine are contained in part 24 of Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), while those pertaining to the exportation of wine are contained in 27 CFR, part 28.  For the complete and regularly updated set of export regulations, please visit the e-CFR.

Authorized exportation of taxpaid or tax determined wine.

The provisions of 27 CFR 28.211 provide that taxpaid or tax determined wine produced in the United States may be removed from bonded wine premises for:

  • Exportation to a foreign country;
  • Use as supplies on the vessels and aircraft described in 27 CFR 28.21; or
  • Transfer to and deposit in a foreign-trade zone for exportation or storage pending exportation.

The provisions of 27 CFR 28.243 provide for the shipment of taxpaid wine to the U.S. armed forces for use overseas.

Export marks.

In addition to the labeling requirements prescribed in 27 CFR part 24, 27 CFR 28.216 requires that the bonded wine premises proprietor mark the word “Export” on each container or case of wine, before removal for export, for use on vessels or aircraft, or for transfer to a foreign-trade zone.

Drawback notice and claim for taxpaid wine.

To obtain a refund of excise tax paid on wine that has been exported, or otherwise removed as listed above, bonded wine premises proprietors must file TTB F 5120.24,Drawback on Wines Exported,” in accordance with the instructions on that form.

For exportations, transfers to vessels, and transfers to foreign-trade zones, the regulations in 27 CFR 28.214 require that TTB F 5120.24 be prepared in quadruplicate and given a serial number beginning with “1” for the first day of January of each year and running consecutively thereafter to December 31.

For transfers as supplies on aircraft, the regulations in 27 CFR 28.214 require that TTB F 5120.24 be prepared in quadruplicate with an additional copy marked “Consignee’s Copy”, and given a serial number beginning with “1” for the first day of January of each year and running consecutively thereafter to December 31.

See 27 CFR 28.218 for instruction on where to send copies of TTB F 5120.24.

Certificate of tax determination.

As required by 27 CFR 28.215, bonded wine premises proprietors must complete Parts I and III of TTB F 5120.20, “Certificate of Tax Determination – Wine” if the proprietor was the person who paid the excise tax on the wine, or Parts I and II if another party paid the excise tax. Part III must be completed by the party that paid the tax.

Proof of exportation.

In conjunction with submitting TTB F 5120.24, the bonded wine premises proprietor must submit appropriate and acceptable proof of exportation, which may vary depending on the purpose for the export and final destination of the product.For details on acceptable proof of exportation, please see 27 CFR 28.40, 28.41, and 28.42.

Industry Circulars 2000-2 and 2004-3 pertain to the exportation of taxpaid alcohol; however, TTB accepts the forms of proof of exportation outlined in those industry circulars as proof of exportation of taxpaid wine. In order to provide the type of proof of exportation as outline in Industry Circular 2004-3, the bonded wine premises proprietor must apply for and receive approval for the alternate method or procedure outlined in that Industry Circular.

Industry Circular 2004-3 notes that acceptable proof of exportation includes “all documents that substantiate the transaction as a removal for export.” Proof of export may include your system of commercial records, such as purchase orders, production schedules, inland bills of lading, ocean bills of lading, accounts receivable, letters of credit, proofs or payment, etc.

Report of wine premises operations.

Taxpaid exports are not shown as ‘Exported’ on TTB F 5120.17, “Report of Wine Premises Operations” because the wine had been previously taxably removed from inventory.

Export certificates.

For information on other export certificates that may be required for exports to certain countries (e.g. Certificate of Free Sale), please visit our Export Documents page.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish USA Trade Tasting as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the beverage industry.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish USA Trade Tasting as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the beverage industry.

USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish USA Trade Tasting as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the beverage industry.

2018 Exhibitor Super Early Bird Registration Is Now Open. Secure Your Best Price Now And Grow In Us Market.

Importing Bottled Alcohol Beverages Into the United States

Certain requirements apply to imported alcohol beverages imported in packages (i.e., bottles or other non-bulk containers) and persons engaged in the business of importing them.  Those requirements are summarized below.  For information about importation of alcohol beverages for personal use, please visit the Personal Importation of Beverage Alcohol Products webpage.

Federal Basic Permit

Persons seeking to engage in the business of importing distilled spirits, wine, or malt beverages as defined in the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act) into the United States must apply for a Federal Basic Importer’s Permit (“Importer’s Permit”).  To obtain an Importer’s Permit, the importer must file an “Application for Basic Permit under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act” on TTB F 5100.24 (PDF) with TTB’s National Revenue Center (NRC).  The process may be done electronically, through Permits Online, or by submitting a paper copy of the form.  TTB does not charge fees for issuing these permits.  Please visit Permits Online for additional information including tutorials, tips for navigating the system, and current permit processing times.

To obtain an Importer’s Permit, the importer must maintain and staff a business office in the United States. If you are unable to conduct business in the United States, you must contract with an existing licensed importer in the United States. Making a commercial arrangement with an existing licensed importer eliminates the need to obtain an importer’s permit.

If you plan to sell at wholesale alcohol beverages other than those beverages that you directly import with your Importer’s Permit, you must also apply for a Wholesaler’s Basic Permit, unless those beverages are not subject to the FAA Act.  You may apply for both permits at the same time through Permits Online.

If you need assistance completing your permit application, or have questions about the process, please contact the NRC toll-free at 877-882-3277, or by email at TTBInternetQuestions@ttb.gov.

Taxes, Duties, and Registration

Importers are responsible for all applicable Federal excise taxes and duties.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) collects all applicable Federal excise taxes on distilled spirits, wine, and beer as defined in the Internal Revenue Code.  CBP also collects all applicable duties.  Additional information on excise taxes may be found on our tax and fee rates page.  For information on duties, visit the CBP Duty Rates webpage.

Importers must register as alcohol dealers and complete TTB F 5630.5(d) (PDF), “Alcohol Dealer Registration,” before engaging in business.  Importers must also file this form with TTB when there is a change in registration information and when discontinuing their business.

Certificate of Label Approval Requirements

After receiving the Importer’s Permit, the importer must obtain a TTB-issued Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) for each unique product/label for distilled spirits, wine, or malt beverages as defined in the FAA Act To obtain a COLA, the importer must file an “Application for and Certification/Exemption of Label/Bottle Approval” on TTB F 5100.31 (PDF) with TTB’s Advertising, Labeling, and Formulation Division (ALFD).  The process may be done electronically, through COLAs Online, or by submitting a paper copy of the form.  The importer must possess a COLA at the time of importation.

Note: As part of the COLA process, the importer may need to obtain pre-COLA product approval, depending on the product to be imported.  For information on pre-COLA product approval, see Industry Circular 2007-4 The industry circular’s attachments for wine, malt beverages, and distilled spirits indicate whether a product requires pre-COLA approval, as well as what type of evaluation, if applicable.

If you have any questions regarding the COLA process you may contact ALFD at 202-453-2250 or alfd@ttb.gov.

Natural Wine Certificate

Importers of wine made from sound ripe grapes or other sound, ripe fruit produced after December 31, 2004, must comply with certification requirements set forth under the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 to ensure that the practices and procedures used to produce the imported wine constitute proper cellar treatment.  For some grape wines imported from countries with which the United States has an enological practices agreement, no certification is required.  Please refer to our list of excepted countries.

Certification may consist of:

a statement from the producing country’s government or government-approved entity having oversight or control of enological practices. This form of certification includes the results of a laboratory analysis of the wine performed by either a government laboratory or a laboratory certified by the government of the producing country.

or…

a statement from the importer, that is, a “self-certification.”  See “Who may self-certify?” in our Certification Requirements Q&As for more information on this certification method and who may self-certify.

Certificate of Age and Origin Requirements

A certificate of age or origin is required for certain wines and distilled spirits imported into the United States.  The Certificate of Age and Origin Requirements for Imported Alcohol Beverages webpage provides a comprehensive list of such certificate of age and origin requirements.

Other Regulatory Considerations

In addition to the TTB requirements for importation, the importer must also comply with any applicable requirements of other Federal agencies.  For example, the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 requires that anyone who manufactures, processes, packs, or holds food (including alcohol beverages) for consumption in the United States to register with the FDA. An importer of alcohol beverages is also required to provide prior notice of food (including alcohol beverages) to be imported or offered for import to the United States. For additional information, visit the FDA Prior Notice of Imported Foods webpage.

The importer must also meet the requirements of the State and local jurisdictions where the importer is engaged in the importation of beverage alcohol products.  State and local jurisdictions may have their own importation requirements in addition to the Federal requirements.  Importers should contact their State alcohol control board and/or local authorities for more information.

Additional Resources

If you have any further questions on importing, please contact TTB’s International Affairs Division at 202-453-2260 or IAD@ttb.gov.

Resources : https://www.ttb.gov

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish USA Trade Tasting as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the beverage industry.

2018 Exhibitor Super Early Bird Registration Is Now Open. Secure Your Best Price Now And Grow In Us Market.

 

20 Hot Wine Apps and Website in USA that Wineries Can Leverage Upon

Wineries can leverage numerous websites and apps to sell wines and grow their distribution. These apps and websites will allow a winery to boost their sales figures by getting their wines to more consumers via additional channels. Listed below are the Top 20 websites and apps that wineries can utilize.

 

Snooth Wine Pro

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The Snooth Wine Pro app is a companion to Snooth.com which is the world’s largest wine website that will change the way you experience the world of wine. Snap a picture of a wine label and we’ll find it in our extensive database of over 1 million wine records. Find your notes, along with critics’ scores, other wine lovers’ ratings, and price listings from local retailers. The app will automatically sync all your data to Snooth.com for easy access wherever you are. This app is highly rated and very easy to use. You can take a picture of a wine and compare prices, quality over 12,000 merchants worldwide.

AG Wine
AG Wine-Wine Apps and Websites

AG Wine app – Wine Apps is rated number 1 for wine education by FOOD & WINE magazine. Approach Guides takes an in depth looks at a wine region’s grapes, appellations, and vintages to help you discover wines that meet your preferences. Approach Guides is the only app recommended for casual wine drinkers and professionals. Approach Guides is a source of clear, unbiased information that helps them understand, appreciate, and discover new wines. AG wine is a premium app for learning about wine.

 

 

Drync

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With the help of Drync app – Wine Apps you can shop, browse, scan and learn about wine. Drync is having more choices of wine the any other app have. With the help of this app you can find wine by style, region and grapes. You can also get expert advice and recommendation from Drync team. You can everyday see the new wine which are adding and rating of it. You can also add your own comments, reviews and tasting notes. This app also helps you with the shipping of wine at your home.

Vivino

Vivino- Wine Apps and WebsitesIf you want to shop wine, dinning out, inviting for dinner or just want to try new wines Vivino App is best wine app for you offered by Vivino.  You can get to know any wine in seconds with a simple scan of a wine label. With the help of this app you can find best wine deals and you can buy online. You can get an overview of your personal taste profile. You can also learn about the wines you love. With the help of this app you can take a photo of any label and you will get instant information on the wine. You also get an inside track on little-known wines with rave reviews.

 

 

Winc

Winc- Wine Apps and Websites

Winc is a website from you can discover and buy wines. This website was established in 2012. Winc is reimagining every aspect of wine, from the art and science of winemaking to packaging and transport to how wine is sold, distributed, and ultimately enjoyed. The goal of Winc is to make wine approachable and accessible.

 

 

 

Minibar

Minibar- Wine Apps and Website

Minibar is an app and website for shopping of wine, beer and liquor. They deliver wine, beer and liquor to your door within 30-60 minutes. Minibar provides a better way to shop, bringing the liquor store to your door with the touch of a button. On Minibar you can easily order alcohol from your phone in just a few clicks. Simply enter your delivery address, add your favorite items to your cart and checkout with your card on file. This app is perfect for stocking the bar, dinner parties, sending gifts, office events, tailgates, pre-parties, after-parties, or when you just need a cocktail.

Saucey
Saucey- Wine Apps and Wbsites

Saucey is app as well as website for fastest, easiest and most reliable for order beer, wine and spirits. With the help of this app you can pick what you want, checkout with your card on file and your Saucey courier will be there in 20-40 minutes. This app is perfect for the night in, bbq, dinner, office event, tailgate, pre-party, after-party, gifting or you’d just like a cocktail. They are more convenient, and often less expensive than going to the local store.

 

 

Lot18

Lot18- Wine Apps and Websites

Lot18 is also an app and website for wine purchasing. Lot18 provides access to high-quality wines at very attractive price.  You can get 24/7 access to the latest Lot18 wine offers with this app. You can instantly buy a wine with your iPhone. Lot18 is a great site to find wines not readily available in your local wine shop.

 

 

Klink Delivery

Klink- Wine Apps and Websites

Klink Delivery is an app and website for beer, wine and spirits to your doorstep within an hour. You can choose from thousands of beers, wines, spirits and mixers. You can view drinks by category, filter the inventory for fine-tuned shopping or search to find exactly what you’re looking for. They are collaborating with drink experts and mixologists to curate a wide range of packs.

 

 

VINEBOX

VINEBOX- Wine Apps and Websites

VINEBOX is a website for purchasing wine. They send you incredible wines that you can’t find anywhere else, by the glass. VineBox app works as a Vine client for your iPhone. It is easy to save, watch, like, comment, follow, revine, share, search your favorite Vine videos and keep an offline copy. With the help of this app you can watch the most popular Vines in one beautifully designed app.

 

Thirstie

Thirstie- Wine Apps and Websites

Thirstie is an app and website for alcohol delivery. Thirstie is now providing local delivery of wine, beer and spirits that make getting your favorite alcohol as easy as clicking a button. If you Want access to exclusive content, looking for expert recommendations, or searching for the perfect easy-to-make cocktail recipe, Thirstie is the perfect partner and your go-to resource for expert drinking guidance anytime, anywhere.

 

 Delectable

Delectable - Wine Apps and Websites

Delectable is an ‘Essential Wine App’. You can follow top sommeliers, winemakers, and wine pros with the help of this app. You can keep track of your favorites and learn more about wine by following the world’s leading winemakers, sommeliers and wine critics. You can also add your own ratings and tasting notes to keep track of your favorites. You can share recommendations with friends.

Hello Vino

hello-vino- Wine Apps and Websites

 

Hello Vino is a wine recommendation app and your personal assistant in the wine store or restaurant. Hello Vino gently prompts users through interactive questions to find the best wine for a particular meal, holiday or taste preference. Audio reviews provide a nice touch.

 

 

The Wine Coach

Wine coach- Wine Apps and WebsitesThe Wine Coach is an official app of Laurie Forster. It boasts weekly wine picks, audio and video podcasts, a varietal guide to grapes and an interactive feature where users can submit questions and label pictures via email.

 

 

 

Plonk

Plonk- Wine Apps and Websites

Plonk is an app which is a secret weapon to find the wines you love. With Plonk you can answer 3 Taste Test questions to find the grapes you might like to drink. With the help of this app you can discover more about grapes, styles and food matches – filled with quirky facts, the app helps you find out more about your favorite grapes as well as the perfect food match.

 

The Wine Ratings Guide

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The Wine Ratings Guide is almost like having your own personal sommelier at your beck and call. This highly rated, user-friendly app draws on a database of 1 million wines and provides flavor profiles, pairing suggestions, room to add your own ratings and the ability to view customized lists from other users.

 

 

Crushed

Crushed- Wine Apps and Websi

 

Crushed is a socially driven wine app where users can track, search and share their favorite wines across social networks. This app is perfect for those who get status-happy with their wine buzz.

 

 

 

WineSimple

Winesimple- Wine Apps and Websites

WineSimple makes it easy to discover wines you’ll love. Take our 7 question Taste Quiz to create your FREE Taste Profile and see which wines WineSimple recommends for you. Rather than show you which wines pair best with which foods, this app pairs wines with you. A fancy algorithm helps to determine your taste profile and then Wine-Simple recommends bottles taking into account things such as your favorite ice cream flavor and how you take your coffee.

Blush

Blush- Wine Apps and Websites

Blush for Wine is mobile wine shopping companion that helps you find wines to match your taste, occasion and budget. Blush matches wines to your preferences and tells you where to buy them at the lowest price nearby. You can choose the perfect wine before even entering the store. Blush  has a clever survey to help you find the best wine for any occasion or meal.

 

 

Wine Quick Picks

Wine Quick Picks- Wine Apps ansd Websites

This one comes from the minds of Nirvino, who created the spectacular Wine Ratings Guide.  Quick Picks offers straight-ahead more correct than its socially driven counterparts. Wine Quick Picks arms you with lists of the best value wine taken from our database of over two million bottles. Find wine for any occasion, sort and filter by preference, and get in and out of the store quickly and confidently.

 

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish USA Trade Tasting as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the beverage industry.

 
2018 Exhibitor Super Early Bird Registration Is Now Open. Secure Your Best Price Now And Grow In Us Market.

How can we convert more sales revenue during non-peak hours on average sales per person?

usatt-office-hours-lead

Steve Raye answers the question  –

The Rent/utilities keep ticking 24/7 so any new business during slow periods is a plus

Some Examples

  • Happy hour discounts on drinks
  • Free or discounted bar menu/regular menu food e.g selected item discounts such as $1 oysters and ½ priced wine from 4PM-6PM, or1/2 price appetizers from regular menu
  • Serve regular entree to share for 2 with no charge for salads. Drinks/Wines 1/2 price
  • Mondays all wines (or selected wines from wine list 1/2 price)
  • Get local musicians to play before, and/or after meal hours
  • Promote these offers via social media, email blasts to your loyal customer base, clip on’s for the menu,  window signs, table piece, submit these promotions to local “what’s happening” publications or online listings.
  • On slow nights
    • Theme nights; Hawaii night, Wild West night, interactive Game night etc
    • Ladies night 1/2 price )
    • Lawyers, financial businesses, waiters/bar people etc. (1/2 price night)
  • Wine, spirit or beer classes by In house or distributor / supplier leader
  • Local guest Appearance (local weatherman. local GMA feature, radio remote)

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Join us at Retailers office hours and get your whitepaper on what are the 10 challenges that wholesalers face and how to overcome them.
Learn how other wholesalers tackle the issues at USATT’s office hours. USATT’s distributor office hours will be limited to 200 seats only. Wine, Beer and Spirits wholesalers / distributors and Retailers are encouraged to reserve the seat asap. RSVP now to get early bird pricing for office hour sessions.

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More about Retailers Office Hour Session:

USATT’s Office Hours sessions give you a chance to talk one-on-one with speakers and mentors. We bring in dozens of experts so you can get targeted advice on everything from sales and marketing to operations and management.

Who:

Office Hours are for Importers, Distributors, Retailers and Suppliers who want informed feedback on business ideas and challenges. Our mentors have real-world expertise in a range of topics.

What:

There will be 4 sessions, each of an hour’s duration. If you are an importer, you are recommended to attend the Import business office hour session. If you are a distributor, you are recommended to attend the Distribution business office hour session and so on. Each session will have experts from your domain.

For example: The Distributor Office Hour session will have one expert from sales, one from management, one from legal and one from operations. This will allow you to ask questions ranging from sales to operations about your distribution business.

Seats are limited to 200 people per session. You must pre-register and select your office hour sessions.

When:

Distributor’s Office Hour Session: May 16, 1pm to 2pm.

Importer’s Office Hour Session: May 16, 4pm to 5pm.

Supplier’s Office Hour Session: May 17, 9.30am to 10.30am.

Retailer’s Office Hour Session: May 16, 1pm to 2pm.

Set up:

The set up is a mix of class room and chair-only set up. Those who need to work on laptops may sit on the chairs that have desks with them.

What it’s not:

1) We’re committed to creating a lively learning atmosphere, and we require that all participants abide by our code of conduct. These conversations are fun, but Office Hours is not a speed-dating event.

2) It’s also not a pitching event; mentors appreciate your questions, not requests for taking your brand.

3) It’s not one to one, you will be in a session room of 200 people and your questions will be open and in public. This is an open session where you will also benefit from other attendees’ questions.

Why:

We’re excited to host this format as a way of helping you learn about solutions for real-world business problems and ask questions related to your business.

Moderator: Steve Raye, President of Bevology Inc.

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Steve Raye is President of Bevology, a marketing consulting company specializing in spirits and wine. Steve has more than two decades of Drinks Industry experience, beginning with Diageo-predecessor Heublein. As a Managing Partner of Brand Action Team for ten years, he specialized in helping new-to-the-U.S. brands manage their entry into the American market.

On the wine side Steve also has significant experience working with country and regional wine trade promotion agencies including Austria, Australia, Chile, Spain, Santorini and Ribera del Duero and Rueda. He is also a consultant to Vinitaly and has managed U.S. trade PR for ProWein. On the spirits side he directed the entire brand development from concept through design, launch, and execution for Singani 63 from Bolivia and Pisco Portón from Peru. Steve is a recognized thought leader who writes and speaks on the issues driving the American Drinks market. He has spoken at Vinitaly, Wine2Wine, Vino2016, London Wine Fair, WSWA, U.S. Drinks Conference, Tales of the Cocktail.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish USA Trade Tasting as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the beverage industry.

 
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