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DRINKS Releases Season 3 of the Drinks.com Podcast: The Business of Online Alcohol


A must-listen for alcohol suppliers, brands, distributors and retailers, industry leaders discuss the ever-evolving alcohol e-commerce space

Episode one, featuring Philip James, Founder & CEO of Firstleaf, is now available; season includes interviews with decision-makers at Constellation Brands and Oppenheimer & Co.

AUSTIN, TX, May 14 – DRINKS, the pioneering and leading operating system for alcohol e-commerce, today announced season three of The Drinks.com Podcast: The Business of Alcohol.

Host Brandon Amoroso, Founder and President of Electriq, the DRINKS’-owned e-commerce agency, will conduct in-depth interviews with key industry players from all tiers, for a firsthand look into the visions, strategies and tactics shaping how alcohol will be marketed and sold in the years to come.

Season 3 kicked off with a conversation with Philip James, Founder & CEO of Firstleaf, a leading wine company and subscription service that curates personalized recommendations from a wide portfolio of offerings.

This seasons guests also include:

  • Johan Eide, Founder & Owner of Region. & Sampl.
  • Jota Tanaka, Master Blender at FUJI Whisky
  • Justin Erb, Digital Marketing Director at O’Neill Vintners & Distillers
  • Jeff Meisel, Vice President & General Manager of DTC, Wine & Spirits Division at Constellation Brands
  • Mike Cella, Head of U.S. Consumer Investment Banking at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

New episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays on DRINKS.com, all major podcast streaming platforms and YouTube.


DRINKS (drinks.com) powers digital commerce for the $250 billion US alcohol market. The company enables alcohol e-commerce for leading retailers, online marketplaces, and alcohol companies, eliminating a century of red tape with simple-to-use enterprise-grade technology. Via the DRINKS App for Shopify, DRINKS exclusively provides Shopify merchants of all sizes with an embedded, real-time alcohol tax and regulatory solution. The patented DRINKS PAIR platform leverages AI, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision to provide personalized shopping experiences and data-driven insights. Electriq, DRINKS’ Shopify Plus Certified professional services team, extends the company’s unparalleled beverage alcohol and e-commerce experience to create best-in-class customer journeys. DRINKS was named a Top Place to Work by Built In LA for five years, one of America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes for two consecutive years, and earned the 2023 Brand Experience Award for Marketplace Strategies & Technologies by Retail TouchPoints.