On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the SPiN the Ping-Pong club, the Invivo co-founders who are childhood mates Tim Lightbourne and Rob Cameron flew in from New Zealand to cheer the launch of Invivo Wines with their US “glambassador", fashion photographer & wine lover Nigel Barker.
The celebration brought out Nigel’s friends Jay Manuel, Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborra Lee-Furness, Olympic swimmer Matt Targett, US Olympic fencer Miles Chamley-Watson, President of the NY Stock Exchange Tom Farley, CEO of Dirty Little Secrets Cosmetics Emanuela DeFalco, Nole Marin (judge on ANTM), James Marshall (actor, Twin Peaks), Sasha Aaron (country singer), fashion designer Alice Roi, among many other movers-and-shakers.
Nigel and the guests went through cases and cases of wine while playing ping pong and a little “wine pong” too. To close out the night, Nigel was challenged to a game of ping-pong by producer Eric Phillips and the Invivo glambassador walked away, a winner.
Some fun facts about Invivo Wines... Graham Norton, the UK talk show host, is a shareholder and partnered with Invivo to create his own wine and that blend is also now available in the US. Graham Norton’s OWN is one of the world’s fastest-growing bottles of wine selling just 12,000 bottles in 2014 to 2 million bottles in 2017; Invivo has become New Zealand’s fastest-growing winery, with 850% sales growth since 2011; Invivo was named in Deloitte’s fast 50 growing companies and they currently sell in 17 countries. Additionally, Invivo was awarded the “Worlds Best Sauvignon Blanc”!
Photo Credit: Daphne Youree
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