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The Bay Area wine industry may have a glut of grapes, but it apparently doesn’t have a glut of wine consultants.

To capitalize on the relatively open field, Peter Grossman, a former senior executive at Beverages & More and a serial entrepreneur joined forces last year to create a Walnut Creek-based wine industry consulting firm.

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WineCircle Consulting Partners with eWinery

eWinery and WineCircle partner to help wineries build wine sales

Wine sales and wine distribution opportunities identified across all channels to facilitate growth

NAPA, CA (PRWEB) 05/20/09 — eWinery Solutions and WineCircle Consulting announced a new partnership to help wineries build wine sales and wine distribution. Wineries can now take advantage of WineCircle Consulting’s success building wine sales in conjunction with eWinery Solutions’ web services and direct-to-consumer marketing tools. This unique partnership offers wineries new, cost-effective strategies and tactics to grow direct sales and channel sales.

Led by Peter Grossman , former Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager at Beverages and More! (Bevmo!), WineCircle Consulting provides analytics, product plans, team assessments, and channel sales support for wineries seeking to sell more wine, further extend their brand(s) into retail distribution, and achieve sustainable sales growth.

“Many wineries offer high quality wines but cannot get to first base with retail and wholesale buyers,” explained Grossman. “WineCircle is uniquely positioned to help wineries work within the system and leverage their resources.” WineCircle works closely with clients to identify opportunities and deliver the right product offerings to retail and wholesale buyers.

According to Grossman, even in a down economy, retail buyers are always looking for the right products to replace slow sellers in their stores, and wholesale buyers are looking for products that will be supported at retail. “WineCircle helps wineries understand product mix and pricing strategies that meet these buyers’ criteria.”

eWinery Solutions offers innovative Web Content Management, CRM, eCommerce, Wine Club, and Internet Marketing solutions to wineries and third party marketers. eWinery Solutions attributes their success to hard work, essential insight into the global wine industry, creative web development and marketing techniques, and an adherence to the core values of innovation, passion, excellence, and mutual effort.

“Our focus combines expert wine industry knowledge with leading technology and service providers to help clients meet their business goals,” said eWinery COO, Ron Sharman. “WineCircle Consulting has the experience and expertise to help our clients achieve their channel sales objectives.”

About WineCircle Consulting
WineCircle Consulting is a marketing consultancy that improves wine sales for its clients as it develops product, pricing, distribution, personnel, and outsourcing strategies that achieve sustainable sales growth. The WineCircle Consulting team includes retail sales expert Peter Grossman, channel sales specialist Mike Sullivan, a wide-ranging Advisory Board and a network of marketing, sales, operations, financial and business planning professionals that can be deployed depending on the scope of the project and the needs of the client. For more information, please visit www.winecircleconsulting.com

About eWinery Solutions
eWinery Solutions provides a comprehensive consumer-direct solution for the wine industry. The company’s state-of-the-art ecommerce platform provides all of the tools necessary to help wine retailers sell more wine online. Website content, products and member information can be easily managed from any computer, anywhere, at any time through an easy-to-use online editor. For more information, please visit www.eWinerySolutions.com

eWinery Solutions Contact:
Ron Sharman
Chief Operating Officer
Tel: 707-227-1609
Email: [email protected]

WineCircle Consulting Contact:
Mike Sullivan
Executive Vice President
Tel: 925-348-9300
Email: [email protected]