Meet Alana Burstein. For years, wine had been Alana’s drink of choice when entertaining friends. After an evening of one too many glasses of wine, Alana knew that her relationship with alcohol needed to come to an end. Hitting rock bottom for Alana caused her to channel her energy into inspiration. Noticing the demand for a healthier and safer alternative to alcohol, she was determined to find a solution that would still allow people to be social while celebrating life. Frustrated with the sugary juicy taste of existing non- alcoholic wines and with legalization of cannabis on the horizon, her creativity sparked. The idea came to her for a cannabis beverage that would have all the best attributes of wine with none of the negative impacts of alcohol. Alana spent countless hours sourcing the best possible ingredients, technology, and team that could help bring her vision to life. The result is Viv&Oak, featuring premium California Wine, de-alcoholized and blended with cannabis for an elevated social experience; one that’s full of flavor, low in sugar and calories, and will leave you without a hangover. Alana hopes to help break the stigma around cannabis and encourage fellow health-conscious consumers open to new experiences to toast to something really worth celebrating.
Executive Spotlight Q&A:
Company: Viv&Oak Inc.
The company was founded: started in 2017, incorporated in 2019
My most successful accomplishment before cannabis is: I have done a lot of things in my professional life but my most proud accomplishment is raising my three beautiful children into adulthood.
Our mission: Providing a solution for men and women who choose not to consume alcohol but want an elevated social experience with cannabis!
Our most successful achievement: Is the outstanding feedback on the taste and experience we are receiving from our customers.
Has the company raised any capital? We are self-funded but will be looking for injections of capital and great partnerships.
Our most important company goal in 5 years is: By offering a great taste, experience, and approachable design, we will have helped women and men change their consuming preferences, with a much healthier alternative to alcohol.
You can thank us in the morning!™