Joel Paglione is not your typical founder. With executive roles at iconic retailers like Walgreens and Sears, he brings to the table an unparalleled grasp of the retail landscape. His expertise extends beyond the retail floor. An industrial engineer by training, Joel specializes in big data analytics and ML—a skill that propels our platform’s AI-driven personalization. As the author of a distinguished book on barrel aging and the mind behind OakBottle, he exemplifies commitment to redefining the alcoholic beverage experience. Additionally, his ties to a prominent family winery in Canada offer unparalleled insights into the production and distribution facets of the industry.
“At Picks, we amplify the voice of the crowd, letting shared experiences guide your discovery journey. We level the playing field for smaller producers, so taste wins over big budgets. Dive into a fun, personalized shopping adventure, save money, and unravel the intricacies of your own palate.”
Picks is a revolutionary platform that brings together beverage enthusiasts, brands, and expert recommendations. Our AI-powered app allows you to discover, rate, and buy your favorite spirits and wines with ease.
Nova, our Drinks Expert AI Chat Assistant, uses cutting-edge AI technology to analyze your taste preferences and offer personalized bottle recommendations. Chat with Nova to explore new beverages that match your unique palate.
Social selling is a modern sales approach that uses social media to engage customers and drive sales. At Picks, we've transformed this concept with our dynamic "Sales Box." Comprising Observation, Profiling, Engagement, and Personalization, the Sales Box enhances social selling's effectiveness. It collects customer insights, crafts taste profiles, tailors engagement strategies, and offers personalized recommendations. Together, social selling and the Sales Box enable alcohol brands to create meaningful interactions, foster loyalty, and boost sales through personalized customer experiences.
Picks Retail Shelf Talkers are eye-catching tags that retailers can enroll in our program to display on their shelves. These tags showcase detailed information about each bottle, including its overall palate, detailed taste profile, and community ratings. By using Retail Shelf Talkers, retailers enhance the shopping experience and enable customers to make informed decisions about their purchases. This program also reduces the dependency on store associates' knowledge alone, providing customers with valuable insights while browsing the shelves.
Packs on PicksShop are curated collections of beverages, powered by technology and enabled by the community. These blind sample packs are designed to provide a unique and interactive tasting experience. By offering a variety of beverages tailored to specific themes or occasions, Packs allow you to explore flavors from around the world and discover new taste profiles without any preconceived notions. Whether you're a novice or an enthusiast, Packs offer an exciting journey of discovery. Explore Packs to uncover new flavors, find perfect selections for your gatherings, and delve into the world of beverages like never before.
Completing the Taste Quiz is one of the ways to unlock your personalized taste profile and receive instant bottle recommendations perfectly suited to your unique palate. Our Taste Quiz sets itself apart from others by leveraging cutting-edge AI technology. Rather than merely comparing your responses to products in our database, we use machine learning to identify your palate based on how it aligns with the tastes of our vibrant community. By analyzing your responses alongside others with similar tastes, we curate expert recommendations that match your preferences. This personalized approach leads to better recommendations and an enhanced drink exploration experience, making it easier than ever to discover delightful flavors that elevate your sipping journey. Whether you choose the Taste Quiz or prefer to try different beverages through actual tastings, Picks offers you the flexibility to curate an extraordinary drink exploration journey that perfectly suits your preferences.
Picks is constantly evolving, with plans to expand our offerings, engage more brands, create immersive personalized AR shopping experiences, and enhance our AI capabilities. We're committed to redefining the future personalized shopping experience.