Wine Glass Writer, the brain-child of Jeannine Fradelizio, is celebrating its sixth birthday with a new fun product, growing sales and expanding markets. The family-run business making these special pens is now making its mark(s) in seven different countries. With Californian Jeannine’s daughter Renée Stewart, the company’s operations & sales manager, now living in the Okanagan, wine lovers in the area are scooping them up.
The Wall Street Journal Wine Accessories of the Year winning product’s creator Jeannine recalls a party for 20 people in her Sonoma area home that left her with dozens of wine glasses to wash.
“Dumping wine down the drain drives me crazy,” says Jeannine. “I thought that someone out there must have a product where you could write your name on a wine glass and easily wash it off later. It just didn’t exist, so six years ago I began researching, working with chemists and finally came up an ink that would work and Wine Glass Writer was born.”
Wine Glass Writer also works on mirrors, plates and trays, condiment holders, spice and mason jars, bottles and more. Renée says, “For all the canners busy putting up all our great Okanagan produce, the pens are a fun new way to mark your jars and much easier to wash off than a sticky label.”
The company’s new product takes the gift of a bottle of wine to whole new level. The metallic gift box is designed to hang on a wine bottle and holds a set of Wine Glass Writer pens.
Wine Glass Writers, sold in three-packs, can be found at Garden Works, The Peoples Craft House, Tea and Weaves and the following wineries: 8th Generation, Summer Gate, CedarCreek, Summerhill, 50th Parallel, Little Engine, St Hubertus, Intrigue, Gray Monk, Meyer Family Vineyards, Noble Ridge, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Road 13 and Church & State among other locations.
~ Elaine Davidson