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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 7
  • 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

    After nearly twenty years spent at the highest level within the wine industry, Scott created the reality winemaking television show BEST BOTTLE. He has a lifetime of experience in visionary leadership and bringing concepts to market through expert project management. As CEO, Scott continues to build the BEST BOTTLE brand and bring his passion for wine to the global community.

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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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    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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    Annie Tonsiengsom
    Executive 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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    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 Sourcing & 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.

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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