[Tamara Tattles] Once Bethenny Frankel made her fortune pimping Skinny Girl Margaritas, everyone else on reality TV started saying, “I can do that!”
And the next thing you know there are multiple people trying and mostly failing to sell wine. Slapping your name on a fancy label and serving it at your parties doesn’t make a successful wine brand. You can sell a few bottles to a few of your devoted fans on your website, but if you are really making wine you have to get it into the major liquor stores. This has been an issue for this reality participant before. All four people have descended on a major liquor store chain in Dallas before fighting to keep their wine in the major stores. I don’t recall how that all worked out in the end, but similar issues keep recurring.
The most recent one happened in Fort Lauderdale when the foursome insisted on pitching a sommelier from a major restaurant group desperate to get their wine into the high-end restaurants.
According to Tamara Tattles exclusive sources, the sommelier turned them down because the wine just isn’t very good. There is a high-end version of the same category of wine that is a best seller in Fort Lauderdale and the clientele will pick it every time. Especially since from the perspective of a wine expert, the wine is overpriced for what it is.
The source also explained that most wine makers have deep enough pockets that they expect to not make a dime selling their wine for a decade or so. This foursome can’t wait that long and need to sell a lot of wine very quickly. Our source says They aren’t used to being told no and didn’t handle it very well. They seem to have a lot of cash tied up in the wine business that it isn’t turning a profit and probably never will. And contrary to the image they falsely present, the desperately need the money for other pressing issues. Yet, they continue to make risky investments in another risky business that also takes years to get out of the red.
In the wine business, it’s who you know, and they don’t know anyone. I predict public fall even greater than their public displays of excess.
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