This article showcases our top picks for the best New York based Wine & Spirits companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Wine & Spirits industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top New York Wine & Spirits Companies
Flaviar, a spirits tasting club, offers a subscription service that helps members discover new liquor products through sample tasting packs. Subscribers are given access to rare and original spirits, invite them to great events, and keep them educated and entertained with booze-themed content and receive personalized samples and complimentary bottles every month.
Flaviar was established by Grisa Soba and Jugoslav Petkovic and was headquartered in London, England since 2012.. .
Minibar Delivery provides on-demand delivery of wine, spirits, beer & mixers. We give users a better way to shop; connecting them with their local liquor store to offer the best selection of products.
You order food with a tap, book a car from an app, and now get your alcohol in a snap! Minibar Delivery is live in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, Dallas among 30+ other cities. MINIBARDELIVERY.com.
SevenFifty powers a connected beverage alcohol supply chain, bringing innovative technology to the massive but antiquated wholesale alcohol sales and distribution industry. A first-of-its-kind communication platform and marketplace, SevenFifty helps importers, producers, distributors, and retail buyers connect with each other and do business in a modern world.
Founded by industry professionals in 2012, SevenFifty now operates in 40 U.S. markets.
In 2017, SevenFifty launched SevenFifty Daily, an online magazine about the business and culture of the beverage alcohol industry.. .
Onda is a spirits brand for a new generation of drinkers. Onda’s first product is a line of canned sparkling tequila beverages, made with blanco tequila and real, legit fruit.
Onda’s beverages are all 5% ABV, 100 calories, zero sugar, zero carbs and naturally gluten free. Onda’s brand is inspired by the surf style of the ‘90s..
Lot18 is a membership by invitation website for wine and epicurean products from coveted producers at attractive discounts. Our members have access to some of the finest wines in the world, made available in small quantities at extraordinarily low prices.
Lot18 also operates the Tasting Room wine club, which provides personalized quarterly shipments of wine to subscribers. Lot18 evokes the auction lots of old, where savvy consumers were able to bid on fantastic products at incredible values..
JAJA was created as a small batch Tequila that would bring laughter and celebration to family and friends. Triple distilled and thoughtfully crafted by Mexico’s best, our Tequila is sweet and herbal — inspired by the lightness of free-spirited days and intimate nights.
JAJA’s Core Values Smile…Laugh…Celebrate. .
VinePair operates an online platform that enables wine consumers to discuss, share, and understand about wine and other beverages. It offers weekly titles, newsletters, blogs, and many others.
The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, United States.. .
The Drop Wine
The Drop is a 2 year old wine brand disrupting the $55B wine industry by combining quality California wine with mobile convenience. We’re bucking wine conventions in every sense, from our eco-friendly canned packaging to our widely followed, content-first lifestyle brand.
Started by a pair of Columbia Business School grads, we launched in May 2016 but have already secured distribution in 17 states and are sold in over 500 accounts such as Fenway Park and Whole Foods. We are equally proud of our 60% retail reorder rate and the 400MM earned media impressions since last May.
Our third offering, a Sauv Blanc white blend, launched this Spring to compliment our Cali dry rosé and Cali red blend.. .
Thirstie is a technology company and e-commerce platform for the retail alcohol industry. By partnering with hundreds of licensed retail partners, they deliver products directly to consumers in 20 markets in less than an hour and ship premium alcohol products to consumers in most locations in the US in less than 3 days.
Their enterprise solution, Thirstie Enterprise, now enables liquor brands to sell directly to consumers for the first time. This white label solution not only enables e-commerce for brands, but provides visibility and transparency into data, consumer insights, analytics, and ROI.
Thirstie has been recognized by WSJ, NYT, CNBC, FoxNews, and TechCrunch as the leading alcohol delivery platform in the US and Canada.. .
Purple Fete offers exclusive services and experiences such as boutique luxury Tuscan villa rental and wine consulting. The company’s platform makes the wine retail process a more personalized retail experience to empower consumers with what they like and why by accessing the most important determinant of quality-their own palate.
It was founded by James Fantaci in 2000 and is based in New York, New York.. .
Castle Brands is a producer, importer, and marketer of brands in the beverage alcohol categories. It positions its brands in the high-end segments of internationally recognized product categories.
As one of the few small public companies in the global beverage alcohol industry, its mission is to develop and grow its current portfolio of premium brands and to complement these brands through a combination of acquisitions, agency relationships, and new product development.. .
PaQuí is an artisanal tequila handcrafted in a small distillery using traditional pot stills. The company’s Master Distiller invented a new process to achieve an inviting aroma, layers of flavor, and a soft finish.
PaQuí was founded in 2014 and based in New York.. .
delivery.com empowers the neighborhood economy by enabling customers to order online from their favorite local restaurants, grocery stores, wine and spirits shops, and laundry and dry cleaning providers. Every day more than one million delivery.com customers explore their communities and order from more than 10,000 local businesses while at home, at work, or on the go.
With headquarters in New York and a growing presence throughout the U.S., delivery.com makes e-commerce an integral part of local daily life, helping customers shop, businesses grow, and neighborhoods thrive.. .
Palate Wizards is a technology company dedicated to working with artisanal wine, spirit, and craft beers together with beverage alcohol retailers and distributors to drive sales, distribution, and consumer trial. Its overriding goal is to assist retailers and brands to satisfy their consumer’s preferences.
It was incorporated in 2015 and is based in New York, United States.. .
Mash & Grape
Mash & Grape helps to discover the best craft wines and spirits. They are in the middle of a distilling boom not seen in a hundred years, and are lucky to have new and amazing options to explore.
Making this exploration easier is their job and they scour the planet looking for products that excite and amaze us, so that they can share them with you. Their network of retailers across the country help them fulfill sales to over 35 states in the US.
And their partnerships with distilleries and distributors help us bring exclusive products to you from time to time. Making all this easier and more fun is MashBox Club – their award winning subscription club – delivering you heard to find bottles every month, so you can discover new and amazing spirits from the comfort of your home..
AnestasiA Vodka creates the world’s first American luxury vodka brand. This ultra-premium gluten-free vodka is hand-crafted in Bend, Oregon USA, and begins with all-natural grains, using only the finest batch from each harvest.
The crystalline faceted surface gives the glass bottle a futuristic feel. The hard-edge, asymmetrical design also provides ease of use and intuitive functionality.
The beauty of the bottle makes it a perfect tabletop piece, accenting the environment with a look embodying the cutting-edge style. AnestasiA’s recycled glass body is designed by Karim Rashid, one of the most prolific designers.
He has over 3000 designs in production, and over 300 awards.. .
Americanlisted, founded in 2007, is a local online classified advertisements website that provides U.S. residents with a simple and safe way to sell and buy products and services within their own residential area/city.
We offer our users the ability to list and search classified ads locally in all cities, all zip codes and all states in the United States. It’s Americanlisted’s belief that buying and selling your belongings, whether it is a car or a pair of shoes, should be a positive and hassle-free experience.
There is no registration or sign-up necessary. To ensure the safety of our users, Americanlisted reviews all ads before posting them.
Get started by looking up your local city or town through our search function and see what’s available right in your very own neighborhood. We hope you find what you’re looking for here on Americanlisted!.
SWILL is New York City’s new delivery platform of alcohol, bringing the liquor store right to your Smartphone. SWILL connects consumers with local merchants to provide convenient, on-demand delivery of beer, wine, spirits and mixers, making purchases easy and engaging.
With the largest network of retailers in NYC offering the best selection of products and the fastest delivery, SWILL users will avoid last-minute store runs, skip the line and can send gifts – all from the convenience of their own devices. Safe, reliable, cash-free alcohol delivery makes it easy to plan a party or even celebrate an impromptu occasion deserving of a toast.
Each delivery promptly arrives at its destination within 30-60 minutes. Simply have your ID handy upon delivery and enjoy your purchase!.
MaxDelivery, LLC (“the Company”) is a next-generation online delivery company that believes it is the only company that enables consumers to order groceries and other products over the Internet and have them reliably delivered to their door within one hour. The Company offers more than 10,000 products ranging from supermarket, grocery and drugstore products to wine and local specialty store products.
MaxDelivery currently operates in Manhattan. MaxDelivery has been growing profitably while giving a higher level of service than other competitors..
Cape Commons Brewing Co. is a B-corp craft brewery that rallies beer drinkers around a huge global challenge For every batch of beer it brews, Cape Commons builds one water project through its on-the-ground partner Rainwater for Humanity (R4H)—using strategies like microfinance to empower communities without a secure source of clean drinking water.
One Batch, One Project. Beer for Water.
Currently, our team is hustling to build a brewery and taproom in Brooklyn so we can get the beer kegged, canned, and in your hands by Fall 2014. We’re also gearing up to build our first rainwater harvesting tank with R4H this winter.
So the adventure begins, are you coming?. .
From The Cruz Premium vodka companies quest to develop and produce the worlds finest premium vodka, Cruz vodka was born. Cruz is a super premium handcrafted vodka developed in New York, New York.
Read less The Cruz Premium Vodka Company uses a state of the art five times distillation, triple charcoal filtration process using the finest American winter grain. Cruz vodka is then blended with the purest water, emanating from meters below the earths surface, resulting in a vodka of intense purity and exceptional smoothness.
The Cruz Vodka Company prides itself on producing vodka of exceptional quality. Welcome to the Cruz life.
A life of music, fashion, art and luxury vodka. Pour a glass and live the Cruz life.
Your world, your vodka.. .
Vinous brings together expert criticism, one-of-a-kind editorial content, exclusive wine tastings and dinners, videos with top producers and critics, and a mobile app that ties it all together. Constantly updated with new content, Vinous represents a modern-day vision of independent wine criticism.
With the acquisition of Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar in December 2014 and the addition of the IWC editorial team, Vinous expanded coverage to all major wine regions. Today Vinous has subscribers in over 85 countries and is one of the most respected wine publications in the world..
Wine Spectator is an online platform that provides the latest new, reviews, and recommendations on wine and its culture. It provides daily roundup of tips, tasting reports, features, and more from experts in the industry.
Wine Spectator also comes out to consumers as a magazine. Wine Spectator was launched in April 1876 and is based in New York City, United States..
Bevvi (An Etail Company)
Online marketplace for liquor, beer, and wine. Bevvi connects enterprise clients with local liquor stores.
Using the power of bulk buying of the enterprise customers, Bevvi is able to get favorable pricing for its clients. Bevvi also provides ancillary services such as bartenders, DJs, and photographers, making it a one-stop shop for all enterprise events,.
Domaine Select Wine & Spirits
Founded in 1999, Domaine Select Wine & Spirits (DSWS)www.domaineselect.comis dedicated to wines and artisanal spirits of the highest quality and which demonstrate excellence and tremendous character, particular to their origin. DSWS is committed to transmitting the individuality of our producers; expressing diversity, tradition and personality is the tenet of DSWS.
Domaine Select Wine & Spirits was named 2010 Importer of the Year by FOOD & WINE Magazine.. .
We’re setting out to change the perception of boxed wine and teach our generation about the benefits of the box. The Public House box is built around the habits of the metropolitan millennial, who is drinking wine socially and copiously.
Each box delivers four bottles-worth of delicious wine, making it the most wallet-friendly choice for our generation. We’ve built a brand that services the needs of our generation’s wine consumer in every way:.
Moët Hennessy USA
MOËT HENNESSY USA is the leading importer and marketer of luxury wines, spirits and champagnes in the U.S. The Moët Hennessy portfolio includes renowned brands such as: Hennessy Cognac; Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart Champagnes; Belvedere vodka; 10 Cane rum; Grand Marnier; Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies; and fine wines, including Chateau d’Yquem, Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Newton Vineyard, Numanthia, Terrazas and Domaine Chandon California sparkling and still wines.
Moët Hennessy has a strong consumer focus with an uncompromising commitment to building luxury brands.. .
You’ve heard of convenient alcohol delivery, but Booze Carriage is a whole ‘nother story. Sure, they bring your favorite beers, wines, and spirits right to your door, but Booze Carriage delivery is free and fast.
Wait, really… free? Yes, free. Totally free.
There are no markups or ordering fees, so the prices you get here are the same that you’d pay at your local store. Delivery itself won’t cost you anything either, so outside of your generosity to their couriers, the shipping costs are entirely on us..
Beverage Media Group
Beverage Media Group, Inc. is the dominant business to business communications system in the promotion, distribution and marketing of beverage alcohol products.
While we continue to expand our national coverage both in print and online, our unique “local advantage” gives us the flexibility to allow suppliers and wholesalers to tailor their selling and marketing messages. The dynamics of local marketing impacts every segment of the beverage alcohol business and we are well suited to continue to support those efforts.
ONLINE: BeverageMedia.com connects licensees to local distributor brand and price information online throughout the U.S. Retailers have access to powerful tools for search as well as a shopping cart to order direct from distributors.
The website also provides daily industry news, editorial archives and a robust event calendar. In addition, through its BevSites division, the company also hosts approximately 200 e-commerce websites for retailers, specifically designed to sell to consumers.
PRINT: BMG is the service provider to the Beverage Media Group publications. Each monthly issue combines timely, in-depth national and local editorial coverage with brand and price listings from distributors.
Reaching 33 markets and almost 90,000 on- and off-premise trade members combined, the publications provide a unique “local advantage” and give suppliers and distributors the opportunity to target their key customers.. .
Ultra is a platform for alcohol retailers and related products to sell and deliver their products to customers usually within 1 hour. Currently our network covers NYC, North Jersey, Chicago, Washington DC and expanding to 20 additional cities.
Our customers can be broadly grouped in following categories: 1. Personal Consumption: People between the ages of 23-45 years ordering alcohol for personal consumption 2.
Gift Orders: People sending alcohol as a gift to friends, family or business partners 3. Events: People ordering alcohol for personal, professional and client events.
uVore is a mobile menu service for restaurants that allows customers to order and pay for their meals at their convenience from the table. Our device allows customers to easily split the bill at the table as well provide real-time feedback to the restaurant.
We founded uVore to enhance the restaurant experience through 3 main objectives: (1) Help restaurants drive higher sales through faster table turns, increased average check size, and marketing on the uVore website with 0 upfront cost to you (2) Elevate customer service by giving customers the flexibility to order and pay for their meals at their convenience (3) Provide restaurants with detailed customer feedback and analytics to improve their menu and/or marketing focus. .
Snooth Media is a technology-driven media company that is a leader in delivering wine, spirits, and food content to the epicurean consumer. Snooth Media, with a reach of more than 3.5 million monthly visitors, includes Snooth.com(http://www.snooth.com), the largest online wine community with over 1 million registered members.
Snooth Media is headquartered in New York City.. .
Dona Vega Mezcal
Dona Vega Mezcal is a premium label spirit intended to produce a mysterious and delicious drinking experience. The company’s mezcal-based drinks are full-bodied, with smoke and minerals, as well as smooth and balanced, enabling consumers to have a range of flavored drinks.
It is headquartered in New York, New York.. .
Cocktail Crate is a craft cocktail mixer company. Cocktail Crate is on a mission to revolutionize the way people drink at home.
We take real ingredients (never concentrates or extracts), dream up fun and delicious flavors, and bottle it all up so that our customers can enjoy an effortless, two ingredient craft cocktail. .
Belvedere Vodka is the first super-premium vodka, created from 600 years of Polish vodka-making tradition. Crafted using 100% Polska rye and water from its own natural well, Belvedere is all natural, contains zero additives or sugar, is certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union, and is produced in accordance with the legal requirements of Polish Vodka.
Its taste profile is structured, elegant and balanced, with a subtle sweetness, velvety rich mouthfeel and smooth, clean finish.. .
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Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group
Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group has developed vineyard operations, lifestyle properties, and other real estate assets. It aims to source and develop opportunities in Argentina’s undervalued luxury real estate and consumer marketplace.
With its proprietary collection of wine, hospitality, fashion brands, and real estate holdings as a foundation, it seeks to build its luxury brand ALGODON, one of prestige, distinction and elegance. It was founded in 1999 and headquartered in New York, United States..
FreshNYC is an online platform that provides its users with the information about activities, foods and drinks, blogs, inspirations, and the best of New York City. It allows its users to personalize their contents into mini-collections, such as things-to-do, favorite spots, and shopping lists.
The collection can be shared with friends or keep private. FreshNYC is located in the United States and the company was founded in 2013 by Brandon Mar..
Qwiker Liquor provides free online ordering, expert recommendations and delivery of wine, liquor and sake in New York City. Company also provides free sommelier recommendations for large orders and regular customers, beverage planning for events, corporate gift planning and bespoke wine education classes.
Sommeliers on staff have worked in 2-Michelin starred restaurants, 5 Star / 5 Diamond properties and several critically acclaimed restaurants.. .
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