Naked Wines’ unique business model uses monthly payments from “angels” to support independent winemakers. In exchange, the customers receive exclusive wines at wholesale prices.
Delectable is an iPhone application for remembering wines you’ve tasted and discovering new wines. The company released a major update today and revealed $2 million in funding from influential angels.
Wine app Vivino uses image recognition technology to identify wines, make recommendations, and help users create personal catalogs of their wine preferences.
Editor’s Pick New York-based private equity firm Baker Capital is selling off online wine retailer Wine.com, say several sources familiar with the matter.
Using algorithms to help provide people with wine that’s perfectly matched to their preferences, Club W aims to be a subscription wine service that’s more personal and more accessible than traditional wine clubs.
20 years after its initial release, Wine is just as relevant as ever.
TasteJive wants to make wine just a little bit easier to swallow. Today the company launched its wine recommendation engine to take the jargon out and make wine more contemporary.
Vintners’ Alliance is marching into potentially volatile waters as it attempts to digitize a particularly vintage (get it?) industry: wineries.
Today, Lot18, a daily deals site for wine lovers, got a financial nod from two people known for smart business moves. Lot18 announced funding from the founders of Quidsi (Diapers.com and Soap.com), which was acquired by Amazon for $545 million in 2010.
“Wine is, in truth, the only antidote to the bane of whiskey” said Thomas Jefferson. Copenhagen-based Vivino helps you identify and locate your favorite antidote for future consumption. The company just received an angel investment from Skype co-founder Janus Friis as part of its strategy to go global.
Snooth just launched an iPhone application which uses image recognition to do something genuinely useful (as least to me). If you take a picture of a wine label, Snooth finds the stores closest to you that stock that wine and the prices in each store. You can also read reviews of the wine and find similar bottles by winery, region or varietal.