Launching an Online Wine Company with Brian Retherford, USMA ‘04

Jan 21, 2019 | USMA

Brian Retherford (USMA ’04) is an Army Officer and the Founder of Claudine Wines, an online wine company that sells high-end wines at affordable prices.  Claudine Wines buys excess barrels from fine wine producers and bottles it under their own label. By cutting out unnecessary expenses and streamlining the production and ordering process, they can bring top-flight wine to their customers for a fraction of the price.

In this episode, Brian and I discuss:

  • How he connected with a winery and got his first customers
  • Why he sells his wine exclusively online
  • The biggest lessons learned from his entrepreneurial journey

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Special thanks to Brian for joining me this week.  Until next time!

-Scott Mackes, USNA ’01

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