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Former Ruinart winemaker lands €500K in crowdfunding to develop champagne range


MoulinNapa Valley – November 25, 2014 – Jean Philippe “JP” Moulin, a renowned winemaker who has created champagne for some of the world’s most heralded labels, is developing his own range of champagnes with €500,000 in crowdfunding raised from wine aficionados on the NakedWines.com platform. A celebrated champagne-maker with decades of experience, Moulin is now launching four champagnes available exclusively to his investors on crowd-funding platform NakedWines.com.

Over the course of his career in France, Moulin has played a central role in developing several prestigious champagne labels in the industry, including Ruinart Champagne that sells for up to $200 a bottle as well as champagnes for the Mumm and Maison Perrier-Jouët brands. Now he is putting his experience to work developing wines in the Champagne region of France under his own name.

Now available exclusively to NakedWines.com Angel investors – just in time for the holidays – Moulin offers a vibrant Blanc de Blanc for just $49.99 a bottle, a non-vintage Brut for $29.99, a robust, food-friendly Rosé for $49.99 and a luxurious vintage champagne for only $39.99. These sharply discounted prices are for Angel investors only; Moulin’s champagne range will be offered to the general public at their full list price after 6 months.

“I’ve always dreamed of creating a range under my own name, so this opportunity has been life-changing,” said Moulin. “To repay the Angels who crowdfunded my brand, I’m offering a chance to experience authentic French champagnes that would normally sell for two, three or four times the price available to Angel investors.”

“JP is a legend in the wine world, so it’s a real coup to bring a winemaker of his stature on board,” said Rowan Gormley, founder of NakedWines.com. “At NakedWines.com, you don’t have to be rich to drink great wines, and with the launch of JP’s fantastic new range, you don’t have to empty your bank account to experience the very best bubbly either.”

About NakedWines.com.com

NakedWines.com.com is a privately funded online wine company that helps everyday wine lovers drink like the rich and famous. They do this by crowd-funding winemakers. Over 200,000 customers called Angels invest directly in winemakers by setting aside $40 per month, all of which goes toward their next purchase. The company invests these funds in top-tier winemakers around the world to make wine exclusively for NakedWines.com. 

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