Summit Wine Tastings, LLC
Founded in 2010, Summit Wine Tastings, LLC is a wine and spirits marketing and promotions company based in Chicago, Illinois. Summit Wine Tastings conducts high-impact, in-store wine tastings that produce immediate sales results while building brand awareness for local, national and international brands of wine and spirits. A partial client list includes Constellation Brands (The Dreaming Tree, Ruffino, Svedka), The Wine Group (Cupcake, Cocobon), Trinchero Family Estates (Joel Gott, Tres Agaves), Terlato International, 90+ Cellars, Francis Ford Coppola Winery and dozens more. Summit Wine Tastings generates income by charging clients an hourly rate for each three-hour wine tasting and intends to provide additional services and products in the near future. Founder and President, Eric Henry has over 25 years of professional experience in education, sales, marketing, advertising, and organizational leadership. Our slogan: We Build Brands One Sip at at Time.
Products / Services
In-Store Wine or Spirits Tastings
Summit Wine Tastings conducts results-oriented, in-store wine tastings that introduce our clients’ brands to as many shoppers as possible with the dual goals of building brand awareness and selling as much product as possible at each event.
Riedel Wine Glasses
Summit Wine Tastings will create partnerships between its existing clients and representatives from Riedel to cross merchandise luxury wines and Riedel wine glasses at wine tasting events.
Wine & Spirits Tasting Franchises
Over the next five years, Summit Wine Tastings will market franchise opportunities in 10 to 15 different states including, Wisconsin, Michigan, Texas, Florida, California, and Arizona.
Live Broadcasts of Specialty Wine Tastings
In partnership with our wine clients and a video production studio, we will produce streaming videos of specialty wine tastings hosted by well-known winemakers. Participants will taste their samples along with the winemaker and will be able to post comments using multiple social media platforms. The wines and wine club memberships will be available for purchase through the winery’s website. According to a report released in January 2014 by ShipCompliant and Wines & Vines, winery-to-consumer direct shipments of wine grew to $1.57 billion dollars in 2013.