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Both Danny and Ed have a passion for wine, the Marine Corps, and entrepreneurial business. Give us a call if you'd like to chat about business, wine, Marine Corps, or sports... or if you just want to have a beer! Thanks and we hope you enjoy the website but more importantly, enjoy the wines!
Danny James and Ed Donahoo are both Service Academy graduates and former active duty Marines.
Ed is originally from Alabama and went to the Naval Academy in Annapolis graduating in 2003. He served seven years in the Marines as a logistics officer and deployed three times to Iraq. While stationed in Fort Lauderdale, FL he frequently travelled to South America. He discovered the incredible wine culture of Uruguay which such an lasting impact that he decided to start a wine import and distribution company dedicated to Uruguayan wines.
Danny was born and raised in South Florida and attended the Merchant Marine Academy graduating in 2003. He then became was a Marine Corps tank officer and deployed twice to Iraq. Danny has committed to serving yet again and will activate with the Marines and spend the next year working embassy security duties in North and West Africa.
telephone: (954) 873-4612
location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Monthly Archives: January 2011
We would like to say thanks to all of our supporters over the last week. We are very fortunate to have an oustanding article written about us in the Sun Sentinel here in South Florida. Here are some photos of … Continue reading
Two Marines walk into a bar…
This isn’t the beginning of some ribald joke, but rather the story of how two Iraq-tested buddies turned a dream hatched over many bottles of hooch into reality: a Fort Lauderdale wine business specializing in an unlikely import from Uruguay that has been popping up at some of South Florida’s hottest parties.
It’s a story of friendship, entrepreneurship, organization, discipline, pluck and a little luck. But it began on a summery 2008 afternoon in the Mercado del Puerto in Uruguay’s capital of Montevideo, with groups of U.S. Marines surrounded by chilled bottles of sweet, sparkling white and rose wines.
I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate your support for our business. We received our first shipment of wines mid November and have been fully ramped up in sales, promotions, and marketing operations since. Cheers to a wonderful 2011. Hope we can continue a great relationship with you over the next year! Continue reading