We had the good fortune of connecting with Cheryl Sher and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cheryl, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Bliss in a Bottle is the original luxury chocolate and beverage brand. Founded in Columbus, Ohio in November 2013 by Cheryl Sher it launched as a mall kiosk concept; the brand was trademarked in June 2021. Cheryl previously owned Sher Bliss Wine & Chocolates and after 15 years of working with wine and chocolate, she had the realization that the two should be combined and went from simply dipping the bottles to pairing each specifically for flavor and texture. The birth of Bliss in a Bottle came from this idea, offering perfectly paired chocolate-covered bottles of wine and other refreshments. Cheryl meets with local distributors and travels extensively to create a deep assortment of varietals and labels and sources the finest confectionery ingredients. By searching for both popular labels and varietals and more esoteric ones, and through extensive sampling, each bottle finds itself bathed in a combination of premium ingredients to enhance the flavor and texture of each drink, delighting consumers.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Each pairing is designed to send bursts of different tastes (we like to call these “taste explosions”!) to your taste buds sending you on a journey to imagine the wine’s story, from harvesting the grapes to the cork being put into the bottle. Calling on our treasure trove of ingredients the perfect pairing for each bottle is discovered. Bliss in a Bottle® caters to consumer needs for personal use, meetings, celebrations, and gifts for holidays and life-cycle events!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?

I would take them to hike in the Hocking Hills, QuarryTrails, or Dawes Arboretum, to shop at The Book Loft, and Easton, to dine at The Refectory, Lindys Patio, and to see a show at the Short North Stage.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
This shoutout is to all of the people I have worked with since the start of Bliss in a Bottle. Something I have learned over the years is that it is more important to hire an expert than to spend time doing it yourself. Experience and expertise have allowed us to continuously scale the business. People have been the most important part of starting this business. The people within the company have afforded exponential growth, constantly bringing new things to the table and allowing us to evolve with the ever-changing industry. To have solid people within the company is what makes the difference between a good work environment and a great work environment. Without a formal business partner, I have found that I have a mutually beneficial relationship with college interns. They understand the view of an entrepreneurial brand, that is beyond proof of concept, yet not quite a household name.

Website: https://blissinabottle.com/

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Image Credits
Miles Ware Hannah Lewis

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