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Crimson Wine Group Names Lisa Kislak for New Chief Marketing Officer Role

Crimson Wine Group Names Lisa Kislak for New Chief Marketing Officer Role

NAPA, Calif. (July 20, 2018) – Crimson Wine Group, Ltd. (OTCBB: CWGL), which crafts benchmark wines from premier growing regions, today named Lisa Kislak Chief Marketing Officer, a newly created position that will report directly to President and CEO Patrick DeLong. Kislak will oversee all of marketing and brand strategic planning, public relations, digital strategy, […]

Terravant Wine Company Announces Expansion of Its National Sales Team

Terravant Wine Company Announces Expansion of Its National Sales Team

Industry Vets Matt Jackson and Ryan Jones To Lead the Western U.S. July 18, Buellton, CA – Terravant Wine Company announced today the appointment of Matt Jackson to the role of West Coast Division Manager and Ryan Jones to the role of Southwest Regional Manager for the innovative, central coast-based wine company. The appointments are […]

Napa Valley Vintners Announces Appointment of Korinne Munson as Communications Director

Napa Valley Vintners Announces Appointment of Korinne Munson as Communications Director

7/18/2018 – St. Helena, CA—In continuing efforts to advance its strategic goals, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) today formally announced the appointment of Korinne Munson as its new communications director.  Korinne returns to Northern California from Manhattan, where she was, most recently, director of communications and digital for Moët Hennessy, having created highly successful PR, […]

WX Brands Welcomes Michael Lukan as CFO

WX Brands Welcomes Michael Lukan as CFO

Forward-thinking wine industry leader joins winning wine company NOVATO, CA— July 17, 2018—Today, WX Brands announces the appointment of Michael Lukan to the position of Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Lukan will develop the company’s business strategy, as well as lead the finance, accounting and human resource teams. “We are delighted to welcome Mike […]

Dr. Mark Lemmon, Founder of Monterey’s San Saba Winery, Passes Away Peacefully

Dr. Mark Lemmon, Founder of Monterey’s San Saba Winery, Passes Away Peacefully

SALINAS, CA, July 16, 2018 – Dr. Mark Lemmon, the founder of Monterey County’s San Saba Winery, passed away peacefully on July 13th. Dr. Lemmon was one of the early wine pioneers along Monterey’s famed River Road. His vineyard, a 72-acre site located in a sheltered nook just below the Santa Lucia Highlands, was one […]

Robert Mondavi Winery Winemaking Team Evolves for the Future

Robert Mondavi Winery Winemaking Team Evolves for the Future

Genevieve Janssens becomes Chief Winemaker and Nova Cadamatre, MW, returns to winery as Senior Director of Winemaking OAKVILLE, Calif. (July 16, 2018) – In July 2018 Genevieve Janssens transitions from Director of Winemaking to Chief Winemaker at Robert Mondavi Winery, and Nova Cadamatre, MW, re-joins the team as Senior Director of Winemaking. Working together once again, […]

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Wine Industry Legend Tor Kenward Taps Matt Deller MW to Join TOR Wines Napa Valley as COO

Wine Industry Legend Tor Kenward Taps Matt Deller MW to Join TOR Wines Napa Valley as COO

Matt Deller MW has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for TOR Wines, responsible for supporting owner Tor Kenward in all areas of the business and helping to take the prestigious Napa producer into the future. “Sometimes in life you get very special opportunities that can reshape your life. Working closely with Matt for me is […]

The 2018 San Luis Obispo County Wine Industry Awards Recognize Leaders of the Industry at the California Mid-State Fair

The 2018 San Luis Obispo County Wine Industry Awards Recognize Leaders of the Industry at the California Mid-State Fair

Awards to be Presented at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20 at the Mission Square PASO ROBLES, CA (July 12, 2018) – The San Luis Obispo County wine industry annually comes together to honor members of the local wine community. These awards recognize dedication, stewardship, innovation, and leadership demonstrated in the San Luis Obispo County […]

Fess Parker Winery Welcomes Third Generation Parker Family Member Spencer Shull as Family Representative Before Heading into 30th Anniversary

Fess Parker Winery Welcomes Third Generation Parker Family Member Spencer Shull as Family Representative Before Heading into 30th Anniversary

Santa Ynez Valley, CA — Santa Barbara County’s Fess Parker Winery is pleased to announce the addition of Spencer Shull as Winery Family Representative. A grandson of winery founder, Fess Parker, Shull represents part of the third generation behind Fess Parker Winery, which will celebrate 30 years as a family owned and operated business in the coming year. A graduate of the University of Colorado […]

Long Meadow Ranch Expands National Sales Team with Two Appointments

Long Meadow Ranch Expands National Sales Team with Two Appointments

Sustainable Winemaking and Agriculture Leader Bolsters Market Presence   Napa Calif., July 11 2018 — Long Meadow Ranch has bolstered its national sales efforts with the appointment of Ovid Battat as National Accounts Manager, and Brandy Steinhauser as Midwest Sales Manager. In these newly created roles, both Battat and Steinhauser will report to Vice President of Sales, Brad Groper. […]

Kim Marcus and James Molesworth Assume New Tasting Responsibilities for California Wines

Kim Marcus and James Molesworth Assume New Tasting Responsibilities for California Wines

Napa Valley/New York (July 11, 2018)—In a move to blend continuity and change in Wine Spectator’s reviews of new-release California wines, Napa bureau chief Kim Marcus will become the lead taster for the state’s Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, while senior editor James Molesworth will become lead taster for Cabernet Sauvignon. These categories were previously reviewed […]

Musician and Producer of Grammy-Winning Hits, Neil Giraldo, Unveils Three Chord Blended Bourbon, an Innovative New Spirit Inspired by Music and Finished Using Tonal Vibrations

Musician and Producer of Grammy-Winning Hits, Neil Giraldo, Unveils Three Chord Blended Bourbon, an Innovative New Spirit Inspired by Music and Finished Using Tonal Vibrations

Three Chord’s process applies vibrations to enhance the structure of their aged bourbon blend Ann Arbor, MI, July 10, 2018 – A new blended bourbon was introduced to the market today that embodies the spirit of music, creativity, and innovation. Three Chord Blended Bourbon was created by musician and producer of Grammy-winning hits, Neil Giraldo, and is […]

King Estate Promotes Brent Stone to Chief Operating Officer

King Estate Promotes Brent Stone to Chief Operating Officer

(Eugene, OR) – King Estate Winery has promoted Winemaker Brent Stone to the new role of Chief Operating Officer, CEO Ed King has announced. Stone, who has been with King Estate since 2011, will retain his winemaking responsibilities while adding oversight for day-to-day winery operations. “With his breadth of skills and experience, Brent has long […]

Vintage Wine Estates Announces the Promotion of Terry Wheatley to President

Vintage Wine Estates Announces the Promotion of Terry Wheatley to President

Santa Rosa, CA July 8, 2018. Industry veteran Terry Wheatley has been appointed President of Vintage Wine Estates. Previously Wheatley was Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, a role she has held since the purchase of Canopy Management, the wine company she co-founded in 2008, by Vintage Wine Estates in 2014. Vintage Wine Estates is […]

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Spencer Wolff Selected as Executive Chef for Sterling Vineyards

Spencer Wolff Selected as Executive Chef for Sterling Vineyards

Spencer Wolff, formerly of Charlie Palmer’s Harvest Inn, has joined Calistoga’s Sterling Vineyards as Executive Chef, overseeing the winery’s consumer wine and food experiences, as well as providing hospitality for trade guests. Chef Wolff, who also served as the Special Events Executive Chef at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, is […]