After more than 25 years as a technology professional in corporate America, an opportunity presented itself that allowed me to pursue my dream of entrepreneurship. This was a dream my wife (Bridget) and I shared (as well as our sons). We decided to walk by faith and pursue business ownership while setting examples for our sons to do the same someday. Our goal was to engage in a business that aligned with our passions. After researching and evaluating original and franchise business opportunities, the “paint & sip” industry resonated with us. Bottle & Bottega was an instant connection. We both love to entertain friends, have a deep appreciation for the arts, and enjoy good wine. After attending a fun-filled event at a Chicago area studio, we fell in love with the experience and became excited with the possibilities of having our very own studio. We knew this studio would be great for us and the Des Moines metro area.