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About Us

THE FOUNDERS

ryan-cRyan Carey – Wine Confidential co-founder Ryan Carey is an attorney by degree, an entrepreneur by practice, and an oenophile by heart. The acclaimed internet entrepreneur has helped devise what has been described as a “Game Changer” by the wine industry. Finally there is a way to get the most coveted wines of Napa Valley and beyond into the hands of wine lovers throughout the country without having to go through the much-hated wine distribution system.


tim-aTim Alberdi – Wine Confidential co-Founder Tim Alberdi is a highly successful veteran of the wine industry. Despite Tim’s over thirty years in retail wine sales in Florida, he sees the bright future in wine sales online. “I love the brick and mortar side of the business, but the industry is changing. The time has come for a company like Wine Confidential to shake things up a bit.”


OUR TEAM

ElisabettaElisabetta Fantone – Our spokesperson. Actress, model, wine lover and renowned painter, Elisabetta is fluent in French, Italian, and English, which gives her the ability to communicate with much of the wine-drinking world.


Doug and Nanette Hardee – the creative drivers behind The Hardee Group. Together and individually they have helped shape the brand image on accounts such as Coca-Cola, Outback Steakhouse, Chick-Fil-A, LaBatt’s Beer, Visit Florida, Gate Petroleum and Publix Supermarkets. Their newest challenge – bring Wine Confidential, and some of the world’s best wines, to the masses.


Sean Johnson, Tony Agan and Emily Walsh – Even if we find some of the greatest wine in the world, we still need to locate the right wine buyers in order to get the wine into their hands. The Deliver Media team is deft at all things marketing. Sean Johnson and Tony Agan lead our marketing efforts, and Emily Walsh, alongside our founder Ryan Carey, is the cornerstone of our social media efforts.


VinoShipperSteven Harrison and Lorin Kobashigawa – Ever wonder who handles all of the money transfers, compliance paperwork, and logistics that help make the wine industry work in a streamlined fashion? Well, that would be Steven, Lorin and their team at VinoShipper – “the guys behind the guy” as we like to call them.


zelen-cTerry Zelen of Zelen Communications is a seasoned Creative Director with more than 30 years of experience in Web Development and Advertising. Zelen has an impressive team of designers, programmers, account managers and production personnel.


Anthony “Chief Mojo” Pesce of Mojo Ranch is the brains and substance behind our video marketing efforts. He has been a groundbreaking Creative Director, Art Director, and Editor for various advertising agencies throughout the United States. Anthony has won numerous industry awards in various media, and produced, directed and edited several short and feature-length films including the multi award-winning feature film “Blues for the Avatar”, and the PBS-aired documentary “Goodnight Johnny”.


gray-robinsRichard M. Blau Esq. - Richard is the chair of law firm GrayRobinson’s Alcohol Beverage and Food Department and presides over the firm’s Alcohol Industry Team. Richard and his colleagues focus on the rules, regulations, and business practices that govern the marketing, sale, and consumption of distilled spirits, wine, beer and other licensed beverages. Richard’s standing as one of the finest Alcohol Law attorneys has been recognized by the esteemed Chambers and Partners (Richard is ranked “Band 1” for Food & Beverage Law), as well as listed repeatedly and currently in peer-ranking publications such as Super Lawyers and Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite.”

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