Barrel to Bottle Distribution was founded by two lifelong neighborhood friends Jason Kramer and Simon Kreisberger. The two grew up on Long Island, New York, with their lives taking different paths ultimately bringing both of their journeys to Scottsdale, Arizona.
Jason and Simon share a passion for good wine and the role it plays in celebrating life events to the ordinary daily occurrence. It was this passion that brought them to form Barrel to Bottle Distribution (BTB). Their goal; to provide really good quality wines at fair prices!
Simon and Jason began this partnership by leveraging each of their strengths to build a solid brand as quickly as possible. Simon's background has been predominantly in the marketing and branding fields and he leads BTB's marketing/branding strategies.
Jason brings over 25 years of hospitality and distribution experience to the BTB team. His background not only brings vast insider knowledge to the industry but also has an extensive contact base of key individuals from hospitality business owners and operators to compliance executives to vineyards, breweries, and distilleries. Jason's background has placed him nicely to lead the BTB team in choosing our portfolio, steering sales and ensuring that BTB is educated on not just our products but the liquor laws of each state BTB operates within.
To say we are just another distribution company is likely an over-simplification, but it’s cleaner than a long list of descriptors. We distribute a variety of beverages, a collaborative section of grapes, grains, and non-alcoholics chosen by a crew of amazing Sommeliers, branding and industry specialists. We use the word “fun” a lot in our company bios, so come be our friend/ partner and see if we mean it.
From our CSO that wines….
Beyond friends and family, F&B has been my life for nearly 30 years where I’ve made my vocation my vacation. So no matter what lunch table you sat at as a kid, what’s the most played song on your Spotify or had you been to the Kunthistorisches Museum in Vienna, chances are if you’re reading this we have something in common! With that, one of our Core Principals at BTB is being