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STUART AKE: Speaking at the White Label World Expo USA

STUART AKE

Wine Guru & Director of Business Development - THE WINE FOUNDRY


Creating Custom Wines for Customer Connection and Team Rewards

While countless distractions vie for customer attention in today’s frenetic marketplace, custom wine represents a touchstone of authentic social interaction. Discover opportunities for creating wines that connect with customers and reward team members with a luxury product they’ll actually enjoy. The Wine Foundry, Napa Valley’s premiere custom winemaking facility, the talent behind several of Napa Valley’s most coveted cult bottlings, crafts custom wines for forward leaning companies across the globe.

About STUART AKE

Raised a tortured Cubs fan within the friendly confines of suburban Chicago, Stu learned to doubt statistical probability from an early age. After undergraduate studies in philosophy & education, Stu focused on improving literacy in classrooms in New York City before moving west for graduate school at Berkeley.
Upon relocating to the Bay Area, he was bitten by the wine bug. He tinkered with fermentation before making the career transition into the wine industry. However, Stu couldn’t shake the teaching bug and began to develop hands-on experiences around wine leading to his current role as Wine Guru and Director of Business Development at TWF. Stu also writes for several wineries and serves as ‘Wine Professor’ for the Foley Food & Wine Society.
He’s appeared on The Today Show, and his activities & materials have received critical praise in Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Forbes, Men’s Journal, Time and Chicago Tribune.