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Legends Behind the Craft

Jan 20, 2022

Ron Scharman is the Co-founder and CEO of Astra Digital, a digital marketing agency for the wine industry, and CEO of FlyWithWine, a unique storage suitcase for traveling with wine. He has over 30 years of experience in the direct-to-consumer industry, working in COO and President positions with New Vine Logistics (Wine...


Jan 13, 2022

Daniel Daou is a Winemaker and Proprietor at Daou Vineyards. He enrolled at the University of California, San Diego and earned a degree in computer engineering. With his brother, Daniel started a networking technology company for hospital computer systems. After the sale of his company, Daniel went back to his roots in...


Jan 6, 2022

Brian McMillin and his father run Feisty Brood Meadery, located in Northeastern Ohio. They began this journey after making a batch for a wedding, and the archaic process of brewing honey wine has taken the craft beverage space by storm. Brian has been brewing mead in the US and Australia for over 15 years and brings...


Dec 30, 2021

Brad Warner is the Founder and Co-owner of Rutherford Equipment Rental, a business that provides production equipment for commercial wineries, breweries, and beverage producers in Northern California. He is the Owner of Warner Winery Consulting, North Bay Air Purification, and Leto Cellars, Inc. He began his...


Dec 23, 2021

James Keane is the Chief Product Officer at TAPPTEK, a cutting-edge beverage performance tracker. He is a startup advisor, entrepreneur, and is experienced in product innovation and mobile application design and development. He has assembled and led teams for Parenting Solutions, LLC, Anheuser-Busch InBev, MetLife,...