Paul Mabray has been a powerful change agent in the wine industry for over twenty years. He began his career working in traditional three-tier sales and marketing with Napa Ale Works and later innovated direct-to-consumer sales and marketing models with Niebaum Coppola.
Since then, he has been at the forefront of all major digital trends for the wine industry, including working with WineShopper.com and Wine.com when they entered the wine-digital space. He founded two companies that have significantly changed the US wine landscape for digital, first by introducing winery e-commerce with Inertia Beverage Group that transformed into WineDirect.com pioneering winery e-commerce, and then again by introducing social media and social customer relationship management with VinTank.com.
He is considered the wine industry’s foremost futurist and thought leader, able to harness the power and potential of digital tools and methodologies to move the industry into the future.
What to Expect from Wine Online in 2022
We are entering a golden age of wine online that will forever change the way wineries think about customers, marketing, and channels. The landscape of wine discovery is changing forever and is not about algorithms, artificial intelligence, or machine learning, but about human beings.