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Katie Santora Named Winemaker for Chehalem Winery

Katie Santora Named Winemaker for Chehalem Winery

November 15, 2018, Dayton, OR – The Stoller Wine Group has promoted Katie Santora to winemaker for Chehalem Winery. In a year of changes for the brand, Katie’s seven-year tenure gives her an understanding of Chehalem’s vineyard sites, and winemaking style, which made her perfect for the position. “We love to foster the growth of […]

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Powerful Line-Up of Keynote Speakers Announced for Fifth Anniversary Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium

Powerful Line-Up of Keynote Speakers Announced for Fifth Anniversary Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium

Industry leaders gather at alcohol beverage’s most sought-after conference to empower and advance women November 15, 2018 (New York, NY) – Women of the Vine & Spirits, the world’s leading organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry has announced its lineup of keynote speakers for its Fifth Anniversary Women of […]

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Jackson Family Wines Announced Executive Leadership Changes

Jackson Family Wines Announced Executive Leadership Changes

Family Owned Wine Company Invests in a New Generation of Female Leadership SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2018) – Jackson Family Wines, a family-owned wine company known for its high-end portfolio of wineries and vineyards, announced today several executive leadership appointments that reinforce a new generation of leaders and a legacy strengthened by female representation […]

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Wine Spectator Editor and Publisher Marvin R. Shanken Named Recipient of 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award by MPA

Wine Spectator Editor and Publisher Marvin R. Shanken Named Recipient of 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award by MPA

New York, NY (November 14, 2018) – MPA – The Association of Magazine Media today announced that Marvin R. Shanken, Founder and Chairman, M. Shanken Communications, is the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring individuals who have made longstanding contributions to the magazine media industry and society. Shanken will be honored at the […]

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Harvest 2018 Comes to a Close in Paso Robles

Harvest 2018 Comes to a Close in Paso Robles

The 2018 vintage is looking to be a “seminal” year, say growers and winemakers. Nov. 14, 2018 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – Solterra Strategies, a boutique public relations firm representing wineries in California’s Central Coast, is pleased to share this update from several of its Paso winery clients now that Harvest 2018 has officially come to […]

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Ted Reimer, Respected Wine Industry Veteran, Passes Away

Ted Reimer, Respected Wine Industry Veteran, Passes Away

San Rafael, California, November 12, 2018 – Paul David Reimer, known by most as Ted, a resident of San Rafael at the time of his passing, was active in the fine wine business for many years, Ted reached his 64th birthday in September 2018. He is survived by his daughters, Natalie and Audrey, ex-wife, Jennifer, […]

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New Wine Book for Hospitality Professionals: Romancing the Grape

New Wine Book for Hospitality Professionals: Romancing the Grape

Just in time for team training in advance of the 2019 high season of winery visits comes the release of a new guidebook, Romancing the Grape: Relationship Selling for Hospitality Professionals. Written by one of the wine industry’s most acclaimed coaches and trainers, Lynda R. Paulson, this is the only book devoted entirely to winery […]

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Luanne Tierney Joins Board of Directors for Crimson Wine Group

Luanne Tierney Joins Board of Directors for Crimson Wine Group

NAPA, Calif. (November 9, 2018) – Crimson Wine Group, Ltd. (OTCBB: CWGL) is pleased to announce that Silicon Valley executive Luanne Tierney will join the Board of Directors. A marketing executive with extensive experience integrating marketing and sales, Tierney is a complementary addition to the Crimson Wine Group Board to help guide the company as […]

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Miller Family Wine Company, a Division of The Thornhill Companies, Appoints Justin Taliaferro as National Sales Manager

Miller Family Wine Company, a Division of The Thornhill Companies, Appoints Justin Taliaferro as National Sales Manager

Santa Maria, CA – Miller Family Wine Company, the newest division of the industry-leading Thornhill Companies, is pleased to welcome Justin Taliaferro as National Sales Manager. Taliaferro joins Miller Family Wine Company after serving as Vice President of Sales, Central United States for Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), where he managed and supported the business relationship between both TWE […]

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Toby Halkovich Named VP of Operations, Heitz Cellar

Toby Halkovich Named VP of Operations, Heitz Cellar

Respected Viticulturist Joins Historic Napa Valley Winery St. Helena, Napa Valley, Nov. 5, 2018 — Heitz Cellar is pleased to announce that Toby Halkovich has been named as the new Vice President of Operations. Robert Boyd, President & CEO at Heitz Cellar stated, “We look forward to Toby’s contributions to our winery today and as […]

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Champagne Billecart-Salmon Names Mathieu Roland-Billecart Chief Executive Officer

Champagne Billecart-Salmon Names Mathieu Roland-Billecart Chief Executive Officer

Champagne House Closes 200th Year with Notable Award and New Vintage Release Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, France — November 7, 2018 — Champagne Billecart-Salmon, celebrating its bicentenary year, announces the appointment of Mathieu Roland-Billecart to the position of Chief Executive Officer. A member of the 7th generation of the family, Mathieu Roland-Billecart assumes the role in January 2019 […]

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Nick Woodhams to Lead Westwood Wine DTC

Nick Woodhams to Lead Westwood Wine DTC

Sonoma — Nick Woodhams will lead the Westwood Wine Direct-To-Consumer efforts as excitement builds for the first wines crafted by the new Philippe Melka led winemaking team, including the 2016 Legend red blend which has been reimagined and will first be shared with Westwood club members ahead of a spring 2019 release. Woodhams has broad […]

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Master Distiller and James Beard Spirits Finalist Keynotes 2019 Unified Symposium’s Luncheon

Master Distiller and James Beard Spirits Finalist Keynotes 2019 Unified Symposium’s Luncheon

SACRAMENTO, CA, October 25, 2018 – St. George Spirits’ Master Distiller Lance Winters has dedicated himself to the art and craft of distillation and according to Esquire Magazine, is known for his “penchant for gleefully shunning the spirits world’s conventions.” The James Beard Foundation finalist will be presenting the keynote address at the 25th Unified […]

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Keeper Collection Announces Finalists to Compete in 2019 Somms Under Fire

Keeper Collection Announces Finalists to Compete in 2019 Somms Under Fire

AUSTIN, Texas [October 24, 2019] – Keeper Collection, LLC, host of Somms Under Fire the preeminent live sommelier wine and food pairing competition, is pleased to announce the three finalist and alternate competitors for the 2019 event. Sommeliers from 17 states contested in a qualification exam, designed to select the most knowledgeable wine professionals to compete […]

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Gena Guglielmo, Another 4th Generation, Joins Guglielmo Winery as Tasting Room Manager

Gena Guglielmo, Another 4th Generation, Joins Guglielmo Winery as Tasting Room Manager

MORGAN HILL, Calif. September 24, 2018 — Guglielmo Winery is pleased to welcome another 4th generation to the team. Gena Guglielmo joins the family tradition. “We are beyond excited to have Gena as our tasting room manager,” says Gene Guglielmo, co-owner and Gena’s father. After a year abroad, Gena found a deeper love and appreciation for […]

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