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An Interview With Ron Scharman, Chief Executive Officer At FlyWithWine

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Below is our recent interview with Ron Scharman, Chief Executive Officer at FlyWithWine:

Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to FlyWithWine?

A: FlyWithWine, founded in 2016, is operated by a group of wine enthusiasts who live in Napa, California. We travel around the world and were inspired by solving the complications involved with transporting wine and other alcoholic beverages.

As the ultimate solution, FlyWithWine offers the VinGardeValise, a wine travel suitcase that safely and securely transports wine while flying to or from wine country or to other travel destinations. Offered in three sizes and colors, the suitcase allows for both wine and personal effects to be packed in the suitcase, which comes with a TSA compliant lock and other attractive features, including a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty. Additional custom inserts allow for the transport of beer and spirits as well.

The journey started for me with a trip to Burgundy during the hot summer months nearly a decade ago. It was there that I discovered a jewel of a winery outside of Beaune producing some amazing wines that I wanted to bring back home to my cellar. The only option the winery had was to direct me to a MailBox Etc in a nearby town and risk shipping the wine back to the U.S. in unknown transit conditions during summer. Or, I could pack the wine myself in cheap Styrofoam shippers and put it in the cargo of my plane back home and risk the wrath of overworked baggage handlers at multiple airports along the way.

There had to be a better way to buy, bring home, and enjoy my wines, or so I thought. And now there is. It’s called the VinGardeValise®, invented by a serial entrepreneur with a great idea, and it’s the finest and most versatile wine luggage in the world. So now you travellers can FlyWithWine safely and securely and bring their wine with them wherever they travel.

Q: Any highlights on your latest announcement?

A: We have been invited again to exhibit at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes in October where we will be showing some of our newest products to show attendees.

Q: Who is your ideal customer and why?

A: Someone who likes to explore wine, beer, or whisky country and bring home the fruits of their labor, or who likes to bring their bar with them when they go on vacation, go to weddings, or other family/friend gatherings.

Q: What can we expect from FlyWithWine in next 6 months? What are your plans?

A: FlyWithwIne will continue to create and launch new innovative products both within the VinGardeValise wine suitcase line and in the FlyWithWine line which is meant for general beverage travel not on an airplane.

Q: What is the best thing about FlyWithWine that people might not know about?

A: Our VinGardeValise wine suitcases will get you to Hawaii, and our FlyWithWine VinXplorer wine and beverage backpacks will get you to the beach.

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