CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2015 – Taylored Wines, an online platform designed to connect wine buyers with world-class, limited production boutique wineries, today announced its official launch in the Chicagoland area. The new wine service offers restaurants, sommeliers and local artisan retailers access to a collection of exclusive, small production wines and gives high-quality, undiscovered boutique wineries exposure to Chicago’s premiere restaurants and wine shops.
The Taylored Wines portfolio currently includes wines from boutique wineries in both Napa Valley (Azur Wines, Gandona Estate, Red Cap Vineyards, Wilson & Wilson and William Cole Vineyards) and Oregon’s Willamette Valley (Amalie Robert Estate) that retail for $80 or more. Taylored Wines plans to expand its offerings to include additional wine regions around the world. The company has quickly amassed an impressive client roster including restaurants like Chicago Cut and Mastro’s Steakhouse and wine shops like Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe and Lush Wine & Spirits.
Whether it’s a single vineyard cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley or a sexy, spice-accented pinot noir from North Willamette Valley, buyers are able to explore, taste, and order wine online from within the intuitive, user-friendly platform:
- Browse the entire portfolio: Search by varietal or winery and view in-depth descriptions, information about the wine’s region, tasting notes, suggested food pairings, pricing, as well as press and awards that the wines have received.
- Schedule a tasting: In-person tastings bring the collection directly to the user at his convenience and may be scheduled from within the platform.
- Place an order: Track tasting requests, purchases and personal tasting notes. Place an order online or during an onsite tasting to save time and eliminate paperwork.
“Wine aficionados in Chicago absolutely love to unearth unique wines,” said Rachel Portell, founder of Taylored Wines. “We have developed a more efficient and convenient way for wine buyers to discover, taste and order the kind of exceptional boutique wine that connoisseurs have come to expect. We have the opportunity to revolutionize the future of boutique wine distribution benefitting both high quality wine producers and wine buyers.”
To find out more about Taylored Wines and its services, visit the official tayloredwines.com.
About Taylored Wines:
Founded in 2013 by wine enthusiast Rachel Portell, Chicago-based Taylored Wines connects wine buyers with world-class, limited production boutique wineries. The company leverages technology to simplify and modernize the wholesale wine buying experience, making it easier for wine buyers to explore, discover and purchase exceptional wine. The Taylored Wines portfolio currently includes boutique wines from Napa Valley and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The company counts many of Chicago’s top restaurants and wine shops as clients and plans to expand to additional markets in 2015.