Barclays Wine, an Eagle-based Internet wine merchant, will provide wines for Playboy Enterprises Inc. new Playboy Wine Club.
Barclays CEO Rob Imeson says wines could come from around the world, including such far-flung places as the Republic of Georgia in the former Soviet Union.
Barclay's began in Seattle in 2000 but gradually moved its headquarters to Eagle. The company offers an array of wines and sells many of them in case lots for $129 to $149. Imeson has more than three decades in wine marketing.
Company sales were $1 million in 2009. This year, they are closing in on $10 million, Imeson said. The company has 10 employees at three locations in the U.S.
The wine club is the first of several projects under development by Playboy's digital ventures group.
The Playboy lifestyle is about bringing the best the world has to offer to consumers, said Scott Flanders, Playboy CEO. We carefully select a handful of wines that represent the essence of the Playboy brand delightfully jovial, indulgent and carefully crafted.
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