Bb episode 1 by brad bakke  no8 july 2025 2c 202016
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Best Bottle

Bringing the wine industry to television. The most lucrative way to enter two highly profitable industries - Media and Wine.

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  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Portland, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2011
  • Employees 8
  • Incorporation Type LLC
  • Website WineBestBottle.com

Company Summary

Best Bottle is a wine-centric lifestyle brand and media company based on the Martha Stewart business model. Best Bottle creates a standard consumers know they can trust whether in their local wine aisle or in wine country. Our winemaking competition television show drives viewers to our website to purchase our products; wine, wine club, travel, books. We are a wine community with the goal of making wine more fun and less confusing for consumers.

Team

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    Scott Allen Krauger
    CEO and Wine Industry Consultant

    Early in his career Scott was hired to spearhead the building of one of the world's top Pinot Noir wineries in the World. After nearly 25 years spent at the highest level within the wine industry, Scott brings his vision to create Best Bottle. Prior to BEST BOTTLE, he managed & consulted for top wineries, served as the ED for the SCE, & led a team in building 3 start ups in New York City. Scott received his B.S. in Business from Linfield College.

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    Robert Richards
    Co-Founder, Executive Producer

    Robert has over 15 years experience in business and content creation. From his operating camera for two local culture and arts programs to developing documentaries, a stage play, and the reality television series, Best Bottle. Robert studied Political Science at Linfield College, and received his B.A. in History from Western Oregon University. He is active in his community serving as President of the Heritage Museum Society.

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    Annie Tonsiengsom
    Lead Producer

    Unparalleled experience was developed as part of the inner circle that built the Food Network. She has also been Executive Producer on cooking shows such as Paula Deen and Bobby Flay. Currently, she is co-owner of Actual Industries in Portland, Oregon. The company focuses on specialty marketing productions for the likes of Nike and Henry and David.

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    Matthew Wilson
    Legal Council

    Matthew has over 20 years of experience providing legal council to clients in the areas of corporate and securities law, venture capital, media, intellectual property, mergers, and acquisitions. His legal expertise has proved vital in legally protecting the show BEST BOTTLE. Matthew received his B.S. in Business and Economics from Westmont College in Santa Clara, and his J.D. from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton.

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    Alan Brown
    Director of Publishing

    Alan Brown began his career in media over thirty years ago. Beginning in television and film he served in almost every capacity from PA to Distribution Agent to President of Production. Moving beyond television he entered publishing. Currently, Mr. Brown is a story editor for both novels and screenplays, and continues to arrange financing for entertainment projects. Most notably, raising ten million dollars for the United Nations Film Festival.

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    Director of Wine Operations & Sales

    Marc Kauffman attended the Bordeauxon for study abroad then began his career in wine. He’s held management positions with large wine import and distribution companies, was National Sales Manager for a Napa Valley estate winery, GM of Stone Creek Wines, then shifted to international packaging and closure sales. After enology studies at U.C. Davis, Marc attained certifications from the Guild of Master Sommeliers and Society of Wine Educators.

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    Director of Strategic Partnerships

    Dan brings marketing leadership experience at iHeart Media, USA Today Network, ESPN & Live Nation to the Best Bottle Team. Dan & his teams have helped hundreds of top brands with their digital transformation, marketing needs, & sponsorship alignment. With an additional background of working on CBS, ESPN, & HBO, televised productions, his passion is connecting big brands with epic ideas that generate measured results

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    Director of International Distribution

    Early in his career he was responsible to sell high profile 20th Century Fox TV productions such as MASH & theatrical titles such as Star Wars into markets all over the world. In 1984 Hearst Entertainment brought Michael on board as Vice President of International Sales. Michael currently operates a sales consultancy based in London. Michael Doury is considered one of the very best in the world in TV sales consultancy.

Advisors

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    Matthew Wilson Sidebar Legal
    Lawyer
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    Bruce Palmer CPA's Paula Palmer
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Terry and Vicki Richards
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    Larry and Sylvia Warren
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    Michael Flanigan
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