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Gary’s Wine & Marketplace Appoints Brooke Sabel as Wine Director to Enhance Wine Education

Gary’s Wine & Marketplace Appoints Brooke Sabel as Wine Director to Enhance Wine Education

Fast-Growing Industry Leader Strengthens Fine Wine Resources NEW YORK, August 17, 2017 – A leading, regional alcohol beverage and gourmet food retailer, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace (www.garyswine.com), announced today that it has hired Brooke Sabel as Wine Director. Sabel will be overseeing the wine buying team and enhancing the wine education program for staff and […]

Lodi Winegrape Commission Announces New Officers and Members of Board of Directors

Lodi Winegrape Commission Announces New Officers and Members of Board of Directors

Lodi, CA. August 8, 2017 – The new 2017-18 board of directors took office during the July meeting of the Lodi Winegrape Commission. Matt Lauchland and Craig Ledbetter join the slate of board members, with Kendra Altnow and Aaron Shinn shifting from alternate to board positions. Other board members include Bruce Fry, Stanton Lange, Galen Schmiedt, […]

Women of the Vine & Spirits™ Announces Scholarship Recipients

Women of the Vine & Spirits™ Announces Scholarship Recipients

Newly launched Foundation awards scholarships to women in alcohol beverage industry August 16, 2017 (New York) – Women of the Vine & Spirits™, the world’s leading organization dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, launched the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation earlier this year and has awarded […]

Jaime “JJ” Dowell Named Round Pond Estate Winemaker

Jaime “JJ” Dowell Named Round Pond Estate Winemaker

Rutherford, California (August 1, 2017) – Round Pond Estate is proud to welcome Jaime “JJ” Dowell as the new Winemaker overseeing all aspects of the winemaking process at the family-owned and operated winery. Dowell will lead one the most acclaimed wineries in Napa Valley after flourishing in winemaker roles in Napa Valley and New Zealand. As one […]

C. Mondavi & Family Appoints New Senior VP of Sales and VP of Marketing

C. Mondavi & Family Appoints New Senior VP of Sales and VP of Marketing

 Charles Krug Parent Company Acquires Two New Hires With Years of Industry Experience Napa, Calif., August 16, 2017 — C Mondavi & Family, the parent company behind iconic wineries and brands such as Charles Krug, CK Mondavi, Divining Rod and Purple Heart Wines, is delighted to announce the hiring of two new Vice Presidents for their marketing […]

Matthew Glynn Appointed General Manager & Senior Winemaker for Provenance Vineyards In Napa Valley

Matthew Glynn Appointed General Manager & Senior Winemaker for Provenance Vineyards In Napa Valley

Napa, Calif. (August 16, 2017) – Matthew Glynn has been appointed the new General Manager and Chief Winemaker for Provenance Vineyards after earning an enviable reputation over the past decade as Senior Winemaker at Acacia Vineyards, crafting memorable Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Napa and Sonoma. “I started my winemaking career here in the Napa […]

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Andres Blanco of Caracol Restaurant Named Best Sommelier at 13th Annual TEXSOM

Andres Blanco of Caracol Restaurant Named Best Sommelier at 13th Annual TEXSOM

2017 TEXSOM Best Sommelier Competition Presented by Texas Monthly Irving, Texas (August 14, 2017) –– TEXSOM co-founders and Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks and James Tidwell today announced at the TEXSOM Grand Tasting presented by ProWein that Andres Blanco of Caracol Restaurant in Houston is the 2017 TEXSOM Best Sommelier. The 2017 TEXSOM Best Sommelier Competition, […]

Remembering Dennis Martin, 30-Year Winemaker for Fetzer Vineyards

Remembering Dennis Martin, 30-Year Winemaker for Fetzer Vineyards

Statement from CEO Giancarlo Bianchetti Mendocino County, Ca., August 14, 2017 — It is with a heavy heart that I share news that longtime Fetzer Vineyards winemaker, Dennis Martin, passed away yesterday following a battle with cancer. Prior to retiring in 2015, Dennis was a pivotal part of the winemaking team at Fetzer Vineyards for […]

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Hall and Walt Wines Make Internal Promotions of Key Personnel

Hall and Walt Wines Make Internal Promotions of Key Personnel

Emily Harrison, Vice President, Direct Relationships As the Vice President of Direct Relationships, Emily is responsible for the creation and execution of the HALL and WALT strategic vision, curating the customer journey for our direct customers through all of our touch points.  Harrison’s aim is to enhance HALL and WALT experience for new customers as […]

Tonnellerie Ô Promoted Alex Perez to Supervisor and Master Cooper, Apprentice Salvador Canchola Promoted to Foreman

Tonnellerie Ô Promoted Alex Perez to Supervisor and Master Cooper, Apprentice Salvador Canchola Promoted to Foreman

August 10, 2017—Benicia, CA—Tonnellerie Ô, the Benicia cooperage of Cork Supply USA, is proud to announce promotions for the following cooperage team members: Alex Perez, Supervisor and Master Cooper Apprentice, Tonnellerie Ô Tonnellerie Ô is happy to announce the promotion of Alex Perez from Foreman to Supervisor and Master Cooper Apprentice, reporting to Matt Schwanebeck, Director […]

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Andrea Rodriguez Named Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Government Relations Director

Andrea Rodriguez Named Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Government Relations Director

Santa Rosa, CA – Andrea Rodriguez has been hired as Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Government Relations Director.  Rodriguez brings extensive experience in Sonoma County, most recently serving as Sonoma State University’s Director of Government and Community Relations. In the eight years she held this position, she was part of the University Affairs Division serving as the […]

Pennsylvania Wine Educator to Start Consulting

Pennsylvania Wine Educator to Start Consulting

Starting in September 2017, Denise Gardner, enologist, production specialist, and wine educator will be launching Denise Gardner Winemaking (www.denisegardnerwinemaking.com), a new and innovative wine production and education consulting business. Having been the Penn State Extension Enologist for six and a half years, Gardner decided it was time for a new adventure.  “I really enjoy working […]

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty Launches Cannabis Practice Group

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty Launches Cannabis Practice Group

SANTA ROSA– Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty (“DP&F”)  announces the official launch of its Cannabis practice group.  This group offers a specialized, full-service approach to serving the business needs of clients navigating California’s increasingly complex cannabis industry.    DP&F has a 50-year history of representing businesses in regulated industries, including the alcohol beverage industry.  For the past […]

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Zonin Announces New Hires to U.S. Team

Zonin Announces New Hires to U.S. Team

North Miami Beach, Florida, August 2, 2017 – Zonin USA, a subsidiary of Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A., Italy’s largest privately-owned wine company, announces multiple hires to strengthen the company’s vision, strategy, and focus following the announcement of Castello del Poggio brand expansion. Tim Matz, Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Zonin USA, acknowledged the rapid […]

Cambria Winery Welcomes Jill DelaRiva Russell as Winemaker

Cambria Winery Welcomes Jill DelaRiva Russell as Winemaker

Veteran Winemaker Denise Shurtleff Promoted to General Manager SANTA MARIA, Calif. (July 31, 2017) – Cambria Winery, a seminal winery of Santa Maria Valley known for its site-specific Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the renowned Katherine’s and Julia’s Vineyards, today announced the appointment of Jill DelaRiva Russell to the position of winemaker. Russell will oversee […]

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