Welcome to episode 888 in which host Polly Hammond interviews David Garrett in this episode of Uncorked
More about today’s guest:
David Garrett brings more than 25 years of expertise in the tech, wine and the finance industry globally to Club dVIN, the world’s premier global non-fungible token (NFT) wine club.
A passion-driven community builder who values authentic digital and real-life experiences and connections, Garrett believes NFTs and the blockchain have supercharged the way communities are created through technology. Through Club dVIN, Garrett and his co-founders have created the ultimate community of wine insiders; a group of 100 founding members who are the top names in wine’s new guard, from Masters of Wine to Master Sommeliers to top winemakers, wine experts, wine collectors, and investors.
Garrett demonstrated his drive for ingenuity early in his career with the development of IntraACTIVE, an Internet software company he co-founded in 1994. Highlighting the company’s accomplishments, IntraACTIVE built the original Intranet for the US Navy. While serving as CEO, he was the lead author of “Intranets Unleashed,” published by Macmillan in 1995.
His groundbreaking work in tech and love for wine and travel have taken Garrett around the world. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Garrett has lived in Peru, Argentina, Hong Kong and now Spain. In 2004, he co-founded The Vines of Mendoza, a groundbreaking business model that brought wine tasting, travel and winemaking together. Garrett was responsible for creating and developing the private vineyard estate project, which spans more than 1,500 acres of prime vineyard land, a five-star resort and a Francis Mallmann restaurant.
In addition, Garrett founded an iPad wine list business, Entaste, in 2011. From 2011 to 2012, Garrett spent time in Hong Kong building and licensing Entaste for Asian markets. In 2013, Garrett led a group of investors to buy the largest vineyard in Priorat, Spain. He served as the CEO of the turn-around until 2016.
winery site: https://mistycovewines.com/blog/ignore-the-subject
personal site: https://www.marlboroughlights.com/about
More about the host Polly Hammond:
Polly is Founder and CEO of 5forests. She splits her time between Barcelona, Auckland, and Napa, consulting, writing, and speaking about the trends that impact today’s wine businesses. She’s an advisor to New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, host of Uncorked with the Italian Wine Podcast, cohost of the Real Business of Wine with Robert Joseph, and, occasionally, a knitter.
Polly is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned degrees in International Relations and French. Those studies led to a deep and abiding love affair with behavioural Economics, and her wine work is based on insights into all the crazy and irrational reasons consumers engage with brands.
With over 20 years experience in growing successful companies, Polly knows first hand the challenges faced by independent businesses. She approaches each client experience with empathy and understanding for what it takes to adapt and thrive in the real world.
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