Italian Wine Podcast Episode 542 | Dave Parker CEO & founder of Benchmark Wine Group | Getting your wines to market with the direct import model
Juliana Colangelo of Colangelo & Partners sits down in conversation with Dave Parker of Benchmark Wine Group
Welcome to this brand-new limited series “Wine Business Talk with Colangelo & Partners” hosted by Juliana Colangelo. This series deals with the wine business and the evolution of technologies in the wine industry; how it’s helping consumers and how wineries can effectively use these technologies. Each guest gives listeners valuable guidance on how consumers choose wine, purchase and drink wine.
David Parker founded Benchmark Wine Group with a history of successful high-tech ventures. With a unique idea, plus wine and tech industry contacts, he succeeded in bridging the gap between high-quality wine producers and well-informed fine wine collectors and connoisseurs. An avid wine collector, David has been involved in the wine industry since 1987 owning commercial vineyards in Geyserville, California and in the Eola Hills of Oregon and is a partner in Parker Family Vineyards, Inc. He is also President of The National Association of Wine Retailers (NAWR).
Benchmark continually acquires the most sought-after wines from
private individuals and professional contacts, focusing on wines from
the best regions, producers, and vintages. Partnerships with companies
like CellarTracker and relationships with a broad range of top collectors,
brokers, and other sources throughout the world give Benchmark
premium access to top wines.
Benchmark has wines at every price point, ranging from well-aged $50
bottles to celebrated and treasured wines well into the five figures. They
can source almost any other wine in the world from ultra-high quality
sources. Notables include the Bremer Ratskeller Rudesheimer
Apostelwein 1727, generally regarded as the oldest drinkable wine in
the world, a case of Domaine Romanee Conti Romanee Conti Vineyard,
generally considered the highest value wine in the world at release,
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