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J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Names Steve Peck Director of Winemaking

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Names Steve Peck Director of Winemaking

San Jose, Calif. – September 18, 2018 – J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines is excited to announce that Steve Peck has been promoted from winemaker, red wines to director of winemaking. In his new role, Peck will be responsible for leading the family-owned-and-operated winery’s winemaking program at its Paso Robles and Monterey County wineries, which includes five acclaimed tiers […]

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Keith Emerson Leads the Prestigious Vineyard 29 as Director of Winemaking & Viticulture

Keith Emerson Leads the Prestigious Vineyard 29 as Director of Winemaking & Viticulture

St. Helena, California (September 16, 2018) – Vineyard 29 announces that Keith Emerson has taken on sole responsibility of all sourcing and winemaking. Being part of the executive team with Vineyard 29 for the past 13 years, Keith brings the knowledge, expertise and passion for the winery, estate vineyards and second label Cru, making it […]

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The Thornhill Companies Welcomes New Winemaker to Team

The Thornhill Companies Welcomes New Winemaker to Team

Santa Maria, CA – The Family-owned Thornhill Companies announces the addition of Lauren Barrett as new Blending Winemaker. Sonoma County native Barrett joins the Thornhill Companies after spending time working and studying abroad, most recently in Australia where she conducted research at the Australian Wine Research Institute. A graduate of California University State Fresno, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in […]

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Wine Industry Executive Constance Savage Joins L’Ecole N° 41 as General Manager

Wine Industry Executive Constance Savage Joins L’Ecole N° 41 as General Manager

L’Ecole GM Debbie Frol Will Retire at the End of the Year WALLA WALLA, Wash. (September 13, 2018) – L’Ecole N° 41, one of Walla Walla’s early founding family wineries, announced today industry veteran Constance Savage has joined the winery as its new general manager. L’Ecole’s current general manager Debbie Frol will retire at the […]

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Hubert Opici of Opici Wines, Dies at 102

Hubert Opici of Opici Wines, Dies at 102

Founder / Owner: Opici Wines, Opici Distributing and Market Street Spirits March 13, 1916 – September 11, 2018 Glen Rock, NJ, 9.12.2018: Hubert Opici, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, died peacefully on September 11, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was 102 years old. Born on March 13, 1916, Hubert was raised in Wyckoff, NJ […]

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Cuvaison Names Rob Fischer Small Lot and Research Winemaker

Cuvaison Names Rob Fischer Small Lot and Research Winemaker

NAPA VALLEY, LOS CARNEROS, Calif. – September 12, 2018 – Cuvaison winery in Los Carneros is excited to announce that it has named Rob Fischer to the newly created position of small lot and research winemaker. In this position, Fischer will focus on exploring the character and diversity of unique blocks within Cuvaison’s renowned 200-acre […]

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UK Journalist Tim Atkin Hails Two South African Vintages as “Arguably the Best Ever”

UK Journalist Tim Atkin Hails Two South African Vintages as “Arguably the Best Ever”

In his seventh annual guide to South Africa, award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin contends that the 2015 and 2017 vintages have produced a brilliant series of wines that surpass anything in the country’s long history, and that they are “two of the best ever harvests” in the Cape. To reflect this quality, Atkin […]

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Petainer Unveils New Leadership Team

Petainer Unveils New Leadership Team

Petainer, the leader in plastic packaging innovation, has launched a new regionalised approach to the way in which it goes to market. The announcement made by new CEO Hugh Ross, will ensure that the markets in which Petainer operates are supported as closely as possible with commercial and product expertise. Petainer is the global leader […]

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TEXSOM Announces 2018 ProWein Contest Winners

TEXSOM Announces 2018 ProWein Contest Winners

Sommeliers Rebecca Miles-Steiner and Stacey Land selected to attend ProWein 2019 Irving, Texas (September 11, 2018) –– TEXSOM today announced that Sommeliers Rebecca Miles-Steiner and Stacey Land were selected as winners of the ProWein social media contest that took place during TEXSOM 2018. The two winners will attend ProWein 2019, the world’s leading trade fair […]

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Pioneering Italian Wine Exporter Empson & Co. Announces Father to Daughter Leadership Change

Pioneering Italian Wine Exporter Empson & Co. Announces Father to Daughter Leadership Change

Tara Empson named as successor to Neil Empson, owner of Empson & Co., Empson USA New York, NY, September 10, 2018 – Empson & Co., a leading exporter of fine Italian wines worldwide, today announced that after 45 years in the wine business, owner and shareholder Neil Empson will appoint Tara Empson to succeed him […]

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Cakebread Cellars Appoints Mike Jaeger President & CEO

Cakebread Cellars Appoints Mike Jaeger President & CEO

Napa Valley, CA, August 24, 2018 – Family-owned Cakebread Cellars, among Napa Valley’s oldest and most prestigious wineries, has announced the appointment, effective October 1, 2018, of Mike Jaeger as its new president and chief executive officer. Current President and CEO, Bruce Cakebread, will remain on the winery’s board of directors, along with his brother, […]

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Tim McEnery, Founder and CEO of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Nominated for Wine Enthusiast’s 2018 Innovator of the Year Award

Tim McEnery, Founder and CEO of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Nominated for Wine Enthusiast’s 2018 Innovator of the Year Award

(CHICAGO, September 7, 2018) – Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a lifestyle brand centered around food and wine, is pleased to announce that Wine Enthusiast has named Tim McEnery, the company’s Founder & CEO, one of five global finalists for the Wine Enthusiast 2018 Innovator of the Year Award. The Award is part of the […]

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Elkhart Plastics, Inc. Hires Dale Ohlrich as IBC Sales Manager

Elkhart Plastics, Inc. Hires Dale Ohlrich as IBC Sales Manager

SOUTH BEND, IN – Elkhart Plastics Inc. (EPI) has hired Dale Ohlrich as Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) Sales Manager. Dale brings more than 20 years of manufacturing and business development experience to the position. His responsibilities include overseeing Elkhart Plastics’ IBC division and contributing to strategic growth initiatives. Previously, Ohlrich served as the Director of […]

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Deborah Brenner Nominated for Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star “Social Visionary” Award

Deborah Brenner Nominated for Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star “Social Visionary” Award

Social entrepreneur & Founder of Women of the Vine & Spirits nominated for newly created Wine Star Award recognizing visionary leaders making positive impact in alcohol beverage industry September 6, 2018 (New York) Wine Enthusiast Magazine announced today that Deborah Brenner, Founder & CEO, Women of the Vine & Spirits has been nominated for a […]

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Michael Dusi Logistics Expands Senior Management Team with Hiring of Chief Operating Officer and Controller

Michael Dusi Logistics Expands Senior Management Team with Hiring of Chief Operating Officer and Controller

PASO ROBLES, Calif., Sept. 5, 2018 — Michael Dusi Logistics (“MDL”) announced today the expansion of its senior executive team with the appointment of Owen Schmidt as Chief Operating Officer and Alexandra Lersey as Controller.  Mr. Schmidt will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the company and Ms. Lersey will have primary responsibility for […]

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