Wine lovers and entrepreneurs alike are celebrating The Traveling Vineyard’s business model.
Utilizing the wildly successful and popular practice of hiring independent sales consultants, The Traveling Vineyard allows wine aficionados to have their own business selling wine at home parties and similar events. By doing so, consultants are able to get all the benefits of working from home and customers benefit from tasting several different wines before making a purchase.
The Traveling Vineyard fully supports its Wine Guides. Although they give these consultants the flexibility to choose their own hours and work the way they choose, The Traveling Vineyard makes sure that they do so with full access to the materials, supplies and answers they need. Whenever a guide makes a sale, they simply enter it online and The Traveling Vineyard does the rest, from processing the order to shipping it directly to the customer so there is no need to deliver.
Customers love the business model as well as the entrepreneurs who become consultants. Home parties allow wine lovers to get together in a casual and relaxing setting while tasting various wines. When they find one they like, they can simply purchase it from their consultant and wait for it to arrive at their door. When the bottle is empty, customers simply contact their sales consultant and reorder all their favorites.
A quick visit to the company’s social media sites makes it clear that the brand’s quality wines are loved and praised by many wine drinkers across the nation. The company is also actively involved with site visitors and Wine Guides alike, offering excellent customer service and consultant support.
The Antique Wine Company is based in London and was founded by Stephen Williams, a man with a desire to sell something that people would come back for again and again. Since the start of the company in 1982, they have specialized in rare and exceptionally fine wines. They currently have over 10,000 bottles of the world’s finest wines in their cellars. They have been known for record breaking wine collections and events and have services ranging from cellar planning to rare wine sourcing.
They have also expanded their business in creating the Grand Chateau Series. Alongside cabinet maker Viscount David Linley, the Antique Wine Company has created handcrafted wine cabinets modeled after the architectural top nine chateaux in Bordeaux. In this wine cabinet are eighteen bottles from each estate. Along with the wines, there are also letters and memorabilia available from the Chateau archives, expanding the company into a deeper history and passion for wine.
The Antique Wine Company has also broken the world record for most valuable bottle of white wine. For £75,000, an 1811 bottle of Chateau d-Yquem was sold to Christian Vanneque, former sommelier who believes wine is for drinking, not simply collecting. Although he will have this bottle displayed in his restaurant, he eventually hopes to drink and enjoy it.
And so, although some of the customers the Antique Wine Company serves are true enthusiasts capable of spending thousands of dollars on wine, all wine lovers can benefit from ordering from such a company. The Antique Wine Company owns particle accelerators and ion beams that can determine the authenticity of wines. So instead of taking risks ordering outside the Antique Wine Company, there is a particular guarantee that goes along with ordering from such a reputable source. One does not have to be a rich collector to simply be a lover of fine wine.