Wines.com and WineChannelTV at Bin36 in Chicago
Wine and Chicago go hand in hand, and Wines.com see’s that quite clearly.
I had the chance to meet with Alex Andrawes, the CEO of wines.com, at a tweet-up in Chicago. We were at Bin36, which has the Wine Director of the year and James Beard nominee Brian Duncan, so this was the perfect setting. The top wine lovers from the Chicago area were there, all from a tweet Alex had posted only a day before!
I was really impressed with Alex’s knowledge of wine, and his access to unbelievably rare and fine wines. He definitely got into this business because of his passion for the industry.
It’s seems Alex has proven longevity in the industry with personalwine.com, which he started back in 2000 while in college.
Currently, wines.com is one of the top wine related resources with their “Encyclopedia” and is known as a “true wine portal” Alex stated. I’m very interested now to see what Alex does next with wines.com.
Before the end of the night, Alex shared with me a bottle of 1995 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, Saint Julien. It’s one of the 14 “second crus” from the 1855 classification, and is owned by the Borie family who has run this Second-Growth estate in Saint Julien for the past 60 years. Any true wine lover would know this is one GEM of a wine! Stay tuned for the video with that wine at a special occassion!
Watch WineChannelTV in action with Alex of Wines.com to see what he has coming up !