Women love wine, they love to meet friends and drink wine, but the Women of 750ml Wines know wine. It all began almost five years ago when owner Lauren Carpeta decided to leave her previous career and pursue her passion for wine.
Since then, Lauren has opened two 750ml locations; one in Akron and one in Brecksville. With two locations, she is very busy managing retail wine sales, dine-in services with small plates, cocktails and wines served by the glass. Because of this, she has expanded her management team to better serve the customer and wine community over the past year.
Lynsey Curren, general manager and events coordinator, has an extensive background in fine dining and hospitality management. She leads the 750ml team with virtual tastings and hosts all kinds of events, from private in-home parties to weddings and bridal showers. With a true passion and commitment to the experience that one should have when visiting a tasting room, Lynsey brings vast expertise and knowledge.
“I often say that 750ml Wines is like having Napa in your neighborhood”, says Lauren. “We have over 1,200 bottles in both locations that you can purchase to take home or enjoy in the store. Most people do not realize that we are priced like a grocery store but offer wines that are often only available at the actual wineries. With people not traveling as much right now, we can give them the same experience right here in Northeast Ohio.”
Both locations offer a service to purchase hard-to-locate, small-batch selections; over the past year purchasing manager Taylor Raines has been quite busy ordering wines for her customers. She also assists with special orders and the demand for highly sought-after allocated wines. Whether it's a unique Spanish wine that retails for less than $12 per bottle or a wine that needs to be cellared for years to come, Taylor can find that perfect bottle of wine for any occasion.
So, what's next for these powerful wine-loving women? While there are talks of opening another location in the greater Cleveland area, Lauren is committed to growing the 750ml Wine Club. CLUB750 is a monthly wine club that offers two hand-picked bottles that can be picked up at either location. It includes wine bios, pairing suggestions with each selection and has other in-store perks and benefits.
“I knew that I always wanted to do something in the wine world”, says Lauren. “Discovering new and exciting wines that have been sourced from the finest vineyards is what drives me to make the club that much better.”
For more information on how to join the Wine Club, host an event at 750ml Wines, or experience a virtual tasing please visit 750mMLWines.com.