Life changes rapidly these days, thanks to constant advancements in science, technology, and other areas. But not much has changed in the way of wine drinking over the years — until now. One company is hoping that it will completely revolutionize the wine drinking experience for the world. That company is Goverre, and its first step is to appear on Shark Tank to hopefully convince the millionaire and billionaire investors that it's going to be the next big thing in booze.
Of course, the Sharks aren't going to make it easy for Goverre. Many beverage-related companies have walked into the Tank, and many have failed, although there have been a handful of successes. Let's hope that the entrepreneurs behind Goverre will be able to raise a glass and toast to the incredible deal they just scored by the time they leave the Tank.
I imagine that Goverre's toughest critic in the Tank will be Kevin O'Leary. Not only is the man a wine enthusiast, but he has also gone to the source to sip on some vino at vineyards all over the world. He also has his own line of fine wines. If Goverre can impress Kevin, I think they've really got a good shot at tasting success in the real world.
So what is it about that Goverre that's going to have winos buzzing with excitement when it makes its Shark Tank debut? Read on to find out.
It Makes Any Place The Perfect Place For Wine
Goverre is a portable wine glass that allows you to easily, comfortably, and classily enjoy some vino anywhere you go. It has a silicone sleeve for added durability, to give you a better grip, and to prevent your hand from making your drink warm. There's also a detachable drink-through lid that allows you to really take your wine anywhere.
It's Made Out Of Glass — Yes, Really
When I first saw Goverre, I totally thought it was made out of plastic. But no, this thing is made out of glass, and there's a couple of very good reasons for that. "First, wine tastes significantly better out of glass than plastic. Glass preserves the taste of wine while plastic can alter the taste of it," according to the FAQ section of the company's website. "Second, glass is better for the environment. It is made from all-natural sustainable raw materials."
Goverre is also shatter-resistant, dishwasher safe, and leak-proof, according to the company's website. Wow. You really can take this thing out of your house and into the elements.
You Can Get Going With Goverre Now
Goverre is currently sold at a wide variety of stores all across the country. You can find a store near you through the company's website. There, you'll also find Goverre's official online shop where you can pre-order glasses for $24 each. They are set to ship around May 8, according to the website. The glasses are white but the silicone sleeve comes in nine different colors, each one equally adorable.
The Company Was Born Out Of Friendship
Pals Regan Kelaher and Shannon Zappala turned "their passion for great wine, dislike of plastic glasses and a love of Southern California’s outdoor lifestyle" into a full-blown business when they launched Goverre in 2015. But before they turned wine time into a serious business, Kelaher was working as a continuous process improvement expert in health care, and Zappala was a marketing manager for a large financial firm, Goverre's website says. It seems like many of their skills would come in handy in their latest business venture.
They Got Some Practice For 'Shark Tank'
Shark Tank won't be the first time that the entrepreneurs behind Goverre have had to do some high-profile pitching. The company was one of nine finalists in TODAY's Next Big Thing in 2016. Unfortunately, Goverre didn't take home the title of TODAY's Next Big Thing and get the opportunity to be sold on QVC (that honor went to a portable deodorizer called Glovestix), but I'm sure its pitch won some customers.
It Has Some Famous Fans
Speaking of customers, Goverre has already won the hearts of a few celebs, including actor Eva Amurri Martino and Survivor alums Kelly Wiglesworth and Joe Anglim, according to the company's Instagram. Matt Dillon even once playfully said, "I don't go anywhere without my Goverre."
I expect Goverre's fan base to only grow once it appears on Shark Tank.