Welcome to Episode 1523 on Italian Wine Podcast, Masterclass US Wine Market With Juliana Colangelo. Today, she will be interviewing Mike Osborn.
More about today’s guest
Michael Osborn has been a pioneer in online wine retailing since founding Wine.com as eVineyard in 1998. Mike leads the company’s efforts in merchandising its wine and gifts and holds key wine industry relationships worldwide. Launching the company at age 29, he spent more than a decade prior with entrepreneurial success in the software and systems integration industry. Since 2016, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Wine Business Institute of Sonoma State University, the global leader in undergraduate degrees and MBA programs focused on the business of wine. In 2019, the editors of Wine Enthusiast recognized Wine.com as its Wine Stars award winner for Retailer of the Year. Most Recently, M. Shanken Communications, publishers of Wine Spectator, named Mike, and Wine.com CEO Rich Bergsund, to their 2022 class of Market Watch Leaders. He was inducted as a Chevalier to the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne in 2015 for recognition for his passion and promotion of Champagne wines.
More about Juliana Colangelo:
Juliana Colangelo is a Vice President at Colangelo & Partners, the leading wine and spirits communications agency in the U.S. Juliana joined Colangelo & Partners in 2013 with previous experience in events, hospitality, and nonprofit development. During her tenure at C&P, Juliana has led the development of the California office, growing the agency’s domestic presence to a dedicated office of 13 people with representation of leading wine companies such as Jackson Family Wines, Far Niente, Charles Krug Winery, Foley Family Wines and more. Juliana has completed her WSET Level 3 and her eMBA in Wine Business with Sonoma State University, allowing her to bring a strategic and sales-oriented approach to communications strategy for the agency. In 2021, Juliana was named one of PR News’ Top Women in PR in the “Rising Stars” category. In 2022 Juliana became a Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador.
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