Andrew McMurray is the entrepreneur from Scarsdale, New York who pitched his business Zipz Wine on Shark Tank in 2014 and got Kevin O’Leary to make his biggest investment on the show. McMurray got a $2.5 million investment from wine connoisseur O’Leary for 10 percent equity. Similar to Copa Di Vino, which was pitched on Shark Tank twice but offers were never accepted, Zipz Wine sells single servings of wine in plastic glasses. What makes Zipz Wine different from the rest is its longer shelf life, and the glasses are recyclable, resealable, and durable.
During the Shark Tank episode, O’Leary told McMurray he was in talks with Costco, the world’s largest wine vendor, to get his O’Leary Fine Wines into its stores. The deal with McMurray was contingent on Zipz Wine getting a contract with Costco, which hasn’t been announced yet. But since working with O’Leary, Zipz now runs the wine program for NetJets, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway that offers fractional ownership and rental of private business jets.