Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, authors of The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built a Bestselling Wine, started the Barefoot Wine brand in their laundry room in 1986, made it a nationwide bestseller, and successfully sold the brand to E&J Gallo in 2005. Starting with virtually no money and no wine industry experience, they employed innovative ideas to overcome obstacles and create new markets. They were pioneers in what they termed “worthy cause marketing” and performance-based compensation. They now share their experience and innovative approach to business as consultants, authors, speakers, mentors, and workshop leaders.
Alister & Paine Magazine blends insightful business articles with lifestyle reviews that range from luxury resorts to breathtaking wines for the discerning executive. All of our reviews are based on our “Tried & True” editorial policy which simply means if we haven’t tried it, and loved it, you won’t find it in our magazine. We know you wouldn’t want it any other way.