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March 26, 2020
SHELTER IN PLACE RELIEF IS HERE
Online wine company Cellar Angels continues virtual wine tasting events
Weekly "live" tasting and interview series with Napa and Sonoma winemakers
Participants treated to impeccable wine access and VIP gifts
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS., Online wine company Cellar Angels continues their virtual wine tasting and interview series to help wine enthusiasts cope with what founder Martin Cody hopes is not the new normal. “In a bizarre irony this is déjà vu as we founded Cellar Angels ten years ago on the heels of the last great recession and now here we are again. Given many wine lovers are experiencing some sort of shelter in place arrangement, we wanted to try our best to virtually come together.” On Friday, March 27th, at 7:00pm CST., Cody will interview famed Napa winemaker Michael Trujillo of Trujillo Wines in a digital, interactive format. Prior to establishing his own label Trujillo was the winemaker of the highly acclaimed Herb Lamb Vineyards and Sequoia Grove Winery, among others.
Founded in 2010, Cellar Angels is a leading wine curator in the Direct to Consumer (DtC) space. The DtC space is the fastest growing segment in the overall U.S. wine market and represents a vital sales channel for the small, limited production and often family owned wineries in the United States. Cellar Angels focuses exclusively on America’s two most famous wine regions, the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, sourcing wines rarely available to the general public and making them available via the Cellar Angels website. Cody explains the company’s focus, “Most people don’t realize until they visit the Napa/Sonoma region that you have roughly 1,500 wineries and 85% produce under 5,000 cases of wine. As a result, these small wineries have extreme difficulty getting their wines in front of consumers as rarely will a distributor carry a wine where just a few hundred cases were made. This is where we come in, bypassing all the middlemen mark-ups and making the wines available direct to the consumer.” Cody knows about the market intricacies as he used to own a retail wine store in Chicago. Cellar Angels also gives a percentage of proceeds from each transaction to a charity partner of the customer's choosing.
The tasting series is every Friday evening at 7:00pm CST, and fields questions from the virtual national "live" audience. The event is accessible with more information by accessing the Cellar Angels' Facebook page or clicking the link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/526929418231713/
Press Contact: Ivy Phanith
March 26, 2020