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Harlem Vintners LLC

We are going take great tasting wine, put it in a can, and sell it at every music festival, sporting arena, city, and travel hub in the U.S.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Harlem Vintners is a wine wholesaler and marketer looking to capitalize on industry trends. Our product, Maenad, addresses the needs and wants of 21-34 year old drinkers who prefer wines that are more approachable, easy to drink, and fit into their busy, social lifestyles. By catering to this next generation of wine drinkers, Maenad will become the nation’s premier wine-in-a-can on the merits of its taste, quality, price, branding, and marketing.


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    Myles R Melnicoff
    Director of Operations

    Myles is a distinguished military officer, combat veteran, and community leader with 9 years experience in operations, analysis, and logistics. A leader of character, Myles studied Electrical Engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he was elected and re-elected Class Treasurer. Myles spent 2012 in Afghanistan commanding an advisory team to the Afghan National Army, and is the founder of the 501 (c) - Combat a Cause.

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    Matthew P Dollar
    Director of Product Design

    Matthew conceptualized the idea for Maenad when he realized that people may prefer to drink wine rather than beer or mixed drinks - if only it were available in an affordable serving-size aluminum can. He holds a double BA in Economics and Classics from Santa Clara University. My day Matt builds and administers servers and computers as an IT contractor. Past clients include Wilhelmina Models, Freepoint Commodities, and AT&T/Yellow Pages.

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    Kyle Alpern
    Sommelier and New England Sales Director

    Kyle is a graduate of Yale University, where he studied Mathematics and Economics. He is currently employed as a Quantitative Analyst by General Dynamics, stationed within the Finance department at Bath Iron Works. Kyle has learned the art of wine collection from his father and has cultivated a discerning and approachable palate. Kyle joined Harlem Vintners for his wine savvy and contacts within the New England alcoholic beverage market.