D'Vine Wine vs Tastings Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of D'Vine Wine vs Tastings including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

D'Vine Wine Franchise
Tastings Franchise
Investment $107,500 - $174,000$300,000
Franchise Fee N/AN/A
Royalty Fee -5%
Advertising Fee -1%
Year Founded 2003-
Year Franchised 2006-
Term Of Agreement --
Term Of Agreement --
Renewal Fee --

Business Experience Requirements

D'Vine Wine Franchise
Tastings Franchise
Experience --

Financing Options

D'Vine Wine Franchise
Tastings Franchise
  In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees -/--/-
Start-up Costs -/--/-
Equipment -/--/-
Inventory -/--/-
Receivables -/--/-
Payroll -/--/-

Training & Support

D'Vine Wine Franchise
Tastings Franchise
Training --
Support --
Marketing --
Operations --

Expansion Plans

D'Vine Wine Franchise
Tastings Franchise
US Expansion Yes-
Canada Expansion Yes-
International Expansion Yes-

Company Overviews

About D'Vine Wine

Wine has been an important part of history from its earliest development. It has a special place in our customs, diet and social gathering, both in ancient and modern history.

Today, wine is more popular than ever. The wine industry has undergone a massive boom in recent years, with even more exciting times ahead. There has simply been no better time to be a part of one of the oldest and most sophisticated industries in the world, the wine trade. D’Vine Wine has long recognized the financial opportunities of wine and is offering an exciting opportunity to savvy entrepreneurs, D’Vine Wine franchises!

D’Vine Wine is committed to creating franchise systems that have profitable operations through offering extensive support, innovative services and quality products.

Our franchisees operate boutique mini-wineries where customers may make and/or custom label wine. They also sell their own bottled wines, offer wine tastings and wine by the glass, and carry decorative and gift items along with the specialized products and services.

About Tastings

"Tastings" is truly about creating a wonderful and unique "Wine Experience" for our customers. We are Friends, Neighbors, and Wine Enthusiasts who happened upon a remarkable wine bar in Italy. After sheer amazement at the progressive wine-sampling technology, we knew we had to share it with everyone back home. After years of research and hard work, not to mention a lot of wine "sampling", we opened Tastings with the intention of impressing everyone else beyond the limits of how the bar in Italy impressed us. Tastings opened its first location in the dynamic area of downtown St Petersburg, FL in 2005. After months of inquiries and wishes for other locations, we decided to franchise Tastings in order to share this exciting new concept with everyone across the nation. It was in August of 2006 that we sold our first franchise and then our second franchise just a few months later. The level of interest since then has only intensified and we are looking forward to an exhilarating new year. We hope you will find the comfortable atmosphere of Tastings to be that of your own home. Entertaining with friends and enjoying wine & food is truly a passion of ours, and we are excited to share with you the venue to do so yourself. Cheers! Penny Maso, President