Podcast Air Date: November 5, 2021


Series 2: Shark Tank

Ep. 200 - Brice Ballie - Obvious Wines

Created by reformed “wine-snob” originally from Champagne, France, founder Brice Baillie noticed a gap between an overall growing interest and love for Boutique, Vegan & Eco-friendly wines, yet high level of intimidation towards selecting and discussing them.

In 2018, he decided to create an accessible and playful brand that still checked all the necessary boxes of high-quality, eco-conscious wine. So, he got to work cold-calling wineries in California to identify those who were open to partnerships and met his criteria. Eventually, he got a bite, and Obvious Wines was born.

"The 'N°01 Dark & Bold' is my favorite for a few reasons. It was the first wine in the collection and it’s from a local winery that’s committed to eco-friendly wines. They were also the first ones to trust me and give me a chance back when I had no track record or experience in the wine industry. It’s also just a solid wine that tastes great on its own or paired with a meal."
When asked about his favorite in the collection of six...

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