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Certified Sommelier, Allison Crawford, Joins ‘BOTTLEST Winery, Bar & Bistro’ in Santa Barbara Wine Country

Certified Sommelier, Allison Crawford, Joins ‘BOTTLEST Winery, Bar & Bistro’ in Santa Barbara Wine Country

BOTTLEST Winery, Bar & Bistro (www.bottlestbistro.com), Santa Ynez Valley’s new dining and entertainment destination in Buellton, California, is pleased to announce that Certified Sommelier, Allison Crawford, has joined the venue’s management team. Prior to Bottlest, Crawford spent 10 years at Disneyland Resort fine dining establishment, Carthay Circle Restaurant, in Anaheim, California. Crawford brings her decade […]

By October 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Ponzi Vineyards Promotes JP Pierce to Associate Winemaker

Ponzi Vineyards Promotes JP Pierce to Associate Winemaker

Sherwood, Ore. (October 10, 2017) — Ponzi Vineyards announces the promotion of Assistant Winemaker JP Pierce to Associate Winemaker. Pierce joined the Ponzi team in 2011. His experience and work ethic have made him a vital part of the company. “JP’s passion for making great wine and his attention to detail has made him an asset […]

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Global Spirits “Shakes” It Up with Mixologist John deBary

Global Spirits “Shakes” It Up with Mixologist John deBary

New York, NY & Atlanta, GA (Tuesday, October 10, 2017) – Global Spirits USA, a privately-held, international manufacturer and marketer of wines and spirits, has tapped New York City-based bar consultant, John deBary to develop a set of seasonal recipes. According to Jim Amstutz, national sales manager, Global Spirits, “John will be working with us on recipe development […]

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Caine Thompson Named President of Rabble Wine Company

Caine Thompson Named President of Rabble Wine Company

Veteran Industry Executive Takes Helm of Fast-Growing Paso Robles Winery Paso Robles, California—Rabble Wine Company today announced that it has appointed Caine Thompson to the position of winery president. Founded in 2012, Rabble Wine Company—DBA Tooth & Nail Winery—has emerged as one of the fastest-growing wineries in the Paso Robles AVA. Rabble Wine Company is known […]

Cuvaison Estate Wines Names New Director of Marketing and VP of Domestic and International Sales

Cuvaison Estate Wines Names New Director of Marketing and VP of Domestic and International Sales

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. – October 5, 2017 – Cuvaison Estate Wines, which includes Cuvaison in the Los Carneros region of Napa Valley, and Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder, is excited to announce the appointment of Jaki Palacios to the role of director of marketing and the promotion of Steve Richards to VP of domestic and […]

Ferrari-Carano Mourns the Passing of Founder Don Carano

Ferrari-Carano Mourns the Passing of Founder Don Carano

Mr. Carano Put Family Values and People First in His Casino Businesses and His Remarkable Winery October 4, 2017; (HEALDSBURG, Calif.)—Donald Louis Carano, founder of Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery, Eldorado Resorts Inc., and McDonald, Carano & Wilson, LLC law firm; passed away peacefully on October 3, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home in […]

John Anthony Family of Wines Appoints Liza Butler, Vice President Product and Creative

John Anthony Family of Wines Appoints Liza Butler, Vice President Product and Creative

October 2nd, 2017, Napa, CA — John Anthony Family of Wines announces the appointment of wine industry veteran Liza Butler to the executive team as Vice President Product and Creative. Liza joins John Anthony from E. & J. Gallo Winery where she’s held multiple creative leadership positions since 2004. Most recently Senior Director of Creative, […]

Matchbook Wine Company Names John Tarver Director National Retail Chains

Matchbook Wine Company Names John Tarver Director National Retail Chains

Zamora, CA (September 25, 2017) – Matchbook Wine Company is pleased to announce the appointment of John Tarver as the Director of National Retail Chains. Tarver is a skilled Wine & Spirits executive with over 25 years’ experience. Tarver has worked with both producers and distributors, including Benziger Family Winery, Young’s Market Company, Delicato Family Vineyards and […]

By September 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Claudia Schug Relocates to the U.S. to Continue Father Walter Schug’s Legacy

Claudia Schug Relocates to the U.S. to Continue Father Walter Schug’s Legacy

The Schug family is pleased to announce that Claudia Schug, winery co-owner and daughter of founder Walter, is permanently relocating to Sonoma to expand her role in the family owned and operated winery. (Sonoma, CA, September 28, 2017) – The Schug Family is pleased to announce that winery co-owner Claudia Schug has relocated to the […]

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Vanessa Vineyard Lands Legendary Winemaker

Vanessa Vineyard Lands Legendary Winemaker

Master Winemaker Howard Soon Joins Similkameen Valley Winery CAWSTON, BC – SEPTEMBER 25, 2017: Vanessa Vineyard is proud to announce Howard Soon as our Master Winemaker. A pioneer in the BC wine industry, he has been awarded with innumerable accolades and established many firsts in the province, including the first to release a series of single vineyard designated wines. […]

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González Byass Announces New CEO and Manager of González Byass USA, Nicolás Bertino

González Byass Announces New CEO and Manager of González Byass USA, Nicolás Bertino

Chicago-Based Importer Looks to Strengthen Presence in the US Market Chicago, IL September 28, 2017 – Jorge Grosse, CEO of González Byass, a family-owned producer of fine wines, Sherries and premium spirits, announced the appointment of Nicolás Bertino as CEO and Country Manager of wholly owned importer, González Byass USA. Bertino will strengthen the González […]

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Union Wine Company Adds New Director of Marketing to the Team

Union Wine Company Adds New Director of Marketing to the Team

TUALATIN, OR – September 27, 2017 – Union Wine Company owner Ryan Harms is proud to announce a new addition to the company’s marketing team. Kyna Williams joins Union as the new Director of Marketing, bringing 12 years of brand management experience to the Oregon Winery. “This was another big growth year for Union Wine […]

By September 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Drizly Names Former Walmart U.S. CEO to Board of Directors

Drizly Names Former Walmart U.S. CEO to Board of Directors

Alcohol e-commerce leader names former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon first Independent Director on board of directors. BOSTON, MA, September 26, 2017 – Drizly, the world’s largest online alcohol marketplace, announced today that seasoned industry professional Bill Simon, is joining its leadership team, to help Drizly build the future of alcohol commerce in North America. […]

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San Jose Based Alcohol Distribution Tech Start-Up, Liberation Distribution (LibDib), Is Growing and Hiring

San Jose Based Alcohol Distribution Tech Start-Up, Liberation Distribution (LibDib), Is Growing and Hiring

LibDib welcomes new hire Amanda Rehn as VP of Platform Sales  San Jose, CA, September 27, 2017 — Liberation Distribution (LibDib), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, announced today that the San Jose based start-up has experienced tremendous growth since launching in March 2017. As part […]

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C. Mondavi & Family Names New Chief Operating Officer

C. Mondavi & Family Names New Chief Operating Officer

Amidst Rapid Growth, Charles Krug Parent Company Looks Internally For Newest Executive Hire Napa, Calif., September 26, 2017 — C. Mondavi & Family, the parent company behind iconic wine brands such as Charles Krug, Divining Rod and Purple Heart Wines, is excited to name Jeff Richardson as the group’s Chief Operating Officer. Richardson has been […]

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