Pinot's Palette Signs First International Franchise Agreement

Becomes First Paint and Sip Franchise To Expand Internationally

February 26, 2015 // // Houston, Texas – Pinot's Palette, the fastest-growing franchisor of paint and sip studios in the United States, is now expanding internationally with the signing of a master license agreement for as many as eight studios in Toronto and the Niagara Region over the next six years.

Chad M. Smith and Canadian native Joanne Christena Smith are the master franchisees and they are no strangers to Pinot's Palette, with two Pinot's Palette studios in Connecticut and New York. The husband and wife team plans to expand the international business quickly, opening their own Canadian locations as well as awarding franchise opportunities to qualified investors.

"This is an exciting day for Pinot's Palette," said President Charles Willis, who, with Co-founders Beth Willis and Craig Ceccanti, launched the first Pinot's Palette studio in 2009. "When we opened our first studio we never imagined that barely five years later we would be expanding internationally."

Willis said additional international expansion is planned through future master license agreements. Specifically, Pinot's Palette is targeting the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia, as well as Mexico, Australia and the United Kingdom for international growth.

The company is currently targeting qualified master license candidates with a net worth of at least $750,000. More information about international franchising opportunities with Pinot's Palette can be requested at

"Wine and art are two things that cross cultural boundaries, and now Pinot's Palette will cross those boundaries as well," Willis said. "We expect the Pinot's Palette experience to be as wildly popular internationally as it has been in the U.S."

About Pinot's Palette

Pinot's Palette is a pioneer of the "paint and sip" experience - a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people, and bond with friends. With more than 100 locations in 31 states across the country and new locations popping up, Pinot's Palette is the fastest-growing paint and sip franchise in the country. Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class - all supplies included - directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern, and creative ideas to their events, Pinot's Palette curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community. For more information, visit

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