From startups to NASDAQ traded companies, Sonoma Beverage Consulting has provided beverage formulas for all sizes of businesses using the best beverage ingredients.
BEVERAGE FORMULATION & DEVELOPMENT
Need Help With Your Formulation?
David Cordtz is known for his flavor profiles. His many years as a wine maker and wine judge at the prestigious Orange County Fair Wine Competition led to his well-developed palate. He can take this experience into formulating a beverage that has both the aroma and the flavor to make your product a winner.
He has formulated and developed Gold Medal Award winning beverages in the drink industry in four separate beverage categories: Wine, Hard (Alcoholic) Cider, Sparkling Juices and Functional Beverages (probiotic teas, protein smoothies, etc.).
Sonoma Beverage Consulting will work hard to understand the taste profile you wish to offer the consumer. We will help you sort through the multitude of options available in the development of a superior commercial beverage formula.
Will your beverage be all natural or organic? Will it be carbonated or still? Refrigerated or shelf stable? Will it contain alcohol or be non-alcoholic? High or low in solids? Clear, cloudy or somewhere in between? Sonoma Beverage Consulting will guide you in making the best choices for your brand.
Sonoma Beverage Consulting knows the beverage business and can:
Create commercial formulas to your specifications
Source ingredient vendors
Develop small bench trial samples for sales & marketing research
Create new beverages and new beverage formulations
After Sonoma Beverage Consulting completes your project, the formulas and intellectual property will be owned by you.
Let us guide you through your sales and distribution process.
SALES & DISTRIBUTION
If you are looking to begin beverage sales with an innovative, cost effective approach or explore new sales channels for an existing brand, Sonoma Beverage Consulting can help you achieve your goals.
Our distribution experience and contacts can save you time and money in the brand building process. Sonoma Beverage Consulting can offer the road map to guide your brand from production to consumption while avoiding common costly mistakes that delay brand growth.
We will guide you in how to manage distributor efforts to key retail accounts as well as programming. We also provide consulting in brand building and beverage sales.
BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT
Your business plan is your road map to success. A well-conceived and researched business plan can be a great tool to obtain additional funding as well as guiding the proprietor through understanding every facet of their route to success.
COST OF GOODS ANALYSIS
Whether you are producing widgets or wine an in depth understanding of your cost of goods is critical to executing a successful business model. Sonoma Beverage Consulting can dig deep into your Cost of Goods to determine exactly what they are and how they can be modified to improve your margin of profit.
Sonoma Beverage Consultants will find you the Custom Packaging partner that is best suited for your needs. Whether your beverage is still, carbonated, low acid or high acid, packed in a plastic PET, Glass, Aluminum or aseptic Tetra, brewed, fermented or simply blended SBC’s long standing industry contacts will help guide you to the perfect partner facility to pack your beverage.
Each custom packaging facility offers a finite set of capabilities. Some may only pack beer in cans; others may offer only glass bottles with preservatives added. Others may be organic certified and pack only in PET/plastic. Some co-packers offer pressure sensitive labeling while others have pressure sensitive as well as cut & stack wet glue labeling capabilities.
Custom packaging will save a small to medium sized brand a great deal of capital. Locating a production building, hiring staff and purchasing bottling equipment and needed infrastructure can use up time precious start-up dollars. Your finite time and resources can be better used when applied to direct marketing efforts in the building of your brand.
CUSTOM PACKAGING SERVICES
Sonoma Beverage Consulting’s non-alcoholic beverage compliance specialists work with your company to select the organic and kosher certifier that is best suited to your short and long term objectives. We can then complete the detailed documentation required, making your brand both Organic & Kosher certified. Let Sonoma Beverage Consulting help guide you through the process of becoming Certified Organic and/or Kosher.