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Shoe Crazy Wine is a private label wine distribution company.

Introduce yourself.

Gwen Hurt, Founder of Shoe Crazy Wine

What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day is contacting current customers and building a pipeline of new customers. I begin the loving task of sending emails and calling my largest enterprise companies. This is truly a labor of love because these big box retailers are a 2-3 year cycle! Tasting new wind blends and spirits is really fun! Will these be a new product for the Shoe Crazy brand? Not a bad gig.

What inspired you to start your company? 
In 2013, I was downsized by the company I had spent 15 plus years in, and two days later was in a car accident that took me and my daughter nearly a year to recover from. During my physical therapy and rehabilitation, I made the decision that I would not succumb to depression. I told my daughter, “We are going into the wine business.”

What’s your favorite thing about Virginia? 
I like the relaxed pace and southern cuisine.

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