Wine is Story.
The Boutique Wine Sampler, a curated collection of six 375 ml bottles, showcases the best small-production and highly sought after artisan wines from Santa Barbara and Paso Robles, California. Each winery featured in the collection has consistently earned scores of 90+. Boutique Wine Sampler boxes will be at select Northern and Southern California Costco stores, El Rancho Market and California Fresh Markets in mid-November 2017.
The Boutique Wine Sampler is the brainchild of the Boutique Wine Club, whose mission is to solve the dilemma of access to small production, hand-crafted wines. Boutique Wine Club curates these ultra-premium wines from California’s Central Coast and delivers them in quarterly club shipments to members who desire wines traditionally available only at the wineries. Boutique Wine Partners, whose co-founders include Tim Jones and Bob Sweeney, is based in Solvang, California. For more information visit BoutiqueWineBox.com or DrinkBoutiqueWine.com.
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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Bob Sweeney’s career beginnings in magazine publishing were followed by 25 years owning an experiential-marketing agency. He then found himself enraptured by the burgeoning Central California boutique wine community and began guiding wine tours and offering wine instruction.
A decade later, and now considered the region’s top wine guide, Bob realized that wine is best represented when the buyer is encouraged to touch, smell and taste before purchasing. In the world of boutique wine, this presents a challenge, as its limited production naturally prohibits mass exposure.
Bob solved this dilemma by developing and launching the Boutique Wine Sampler Pack, a new retail product line that avails small-production, extraordinary wines to a larger retail market. He believes this will build a bridge to the world of high-end, boutique wine for those who previously lacked information and access.
The Santa Barbara and Paso Robles Boutique Wine Sampler Packs both debut in November, 2017 at Costco Stores throughout California, and locally at El Rancho Markets. Watch for Napa and Sonoma Sampler Packs in 2018.
Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer
An epic 2007 Zin from Paso Robles forever sealed Tim’s fate as our Chief Storyteller. Born into a family of Colorado pioneers, Tim headed west and graduated from the University of Southern California’s film school, producing and directing films as well as creating original radio programing and working for an ABC affiliate.
He founded Table Creative Agency in 2001, a full-service creative agency which has helped many business and non-profits tell their stories through web, media and film.
Tim is also a prolific writer, photographer and is currently developing a feature film.
In the Media
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