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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Washington’s Terroir Scientist and Explorer

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Washington’s Terroir Scientist and Explorer

“I was once like the Indiana Jones of Himalayan geology,” said Kevin Pogue PhD. He explains the cultural, political and topographical setting of his research sites in northwestern Pakistan would have made the famous fictional explorer feel right at home. World changes caused this Washington based geologist to turn his attentions from ancient lands across the globe to those under the vines. The vineyards of the Pacific Northwest have never been the same.

By January 18, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: An Outspoken Voice for the Little Guy

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: An Outspoken Voice for the Little Guy

Some see Tom Wark as an advocate for the wine industry, given his role as the Executive Director of National Association of Wine Retailers since 2007, but he prefers to think of himself as an outspoken voice for the “little guy.” Since 2004, he’s been unapologetically airing concerns over the three-tier distribution system and lack of consumer choice in the marketplace, lambasting what he terms “rent seeking, special interests and other self serving groups.”

By January 17, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Barrel Associates International, LP, Announces the Hiring of Jerry DeLorenzo as the Company’s New Executive Sales Manager

Barrel Associates International, LP, Announces the Hiring of Jerry DeLorenzo as the Company’s New Executive Sales Manager

January 15th, 2019 – Long-time exclusive North American distributor for Tonnellerie Dargaud et Jaegle, Marcel Cadet, Tonnellerie Vallaurine French oak wine barrels and its eponymous Barrel Associates American oak barrel collection, Barrel Associates International, LP (BAI) announces the appointment of industry veteran Gerard (Jerry) DeLorenzo as their new in-house Executive Sales Manager. “Jerry’s 23 years of […]

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Pine Ridge Vineyards Names Gustavo Aviña as New Viticulture Director

Pine Ridge Vineyards Names Gustavo Aviña as New Viticulture Director

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. (January 17, 2019) — Pine Ridge Vineyards, producer of world-famous Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stags Leap District, is pleased to announce that it has promoted Gustavo Aviña, a 16-year veteran of Pine Ridge Vineyards, to Viticulture Director. A leader of the Pine Ridge Vineyards agriculture team since 2003, Aviña has been instrumental […]

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Adventurous Winemaker and Mensch

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Adventurous Winemaker and Mensch

Many know Mick Schroeter’s talents in winemaking and his path from the big reds of Penfold’s to the delicate Russian River Valley Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of his current gig as Head of Winemaking at Sonoma-Cutrer, as well as his entry to Sonoma County wines at Geyser Peak where their Sauvignon Blanc became the standard bearer for U.S. produced wines of this variety.

By January 16, 2019 1 Comments Read More →
Austin Hope Named the 2018 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year

Austin Hope Named the 2018 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year

2019 Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Board of Directors Installed JANUARY 15, 2019 (Paso Robles, CA) On Friday, January 18 the Paso Robles wine community will come together to recognize one of their own who has exemplified the spirit of Paso Robles Wine Country with outstanding leadership and vision in promoting the region. Austin Hope, […]

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Linsey Simpson Gallagher Named New President of Visit Napa Valley

Linsey Simpson Gallagher Named New President of Visit Napa Valley

January 15, 2019, Napa, CA – Visit Napa Valley, the official destination marketing organization for the Napa Valley, is pleased to announce the appointment of Linsey Simpson Gallagher as the organization’s new president, effective Feb. 4, 2019. Gallagher will report to Clay Gregory, who will remain at the organization as CEO to provide guidance and mentorship […]

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Renowned Napa Valley Firm, GVM Law, LLP, Launches Cannabis Law Practice Led by Partner Marc Hauser

Renowned Napa Valley Firm, GVM Law, LLP, Launches Cannabis Law Practice Led by Partner Marc Hauser

NAPA, Calif. (January 14, 2019) – GVM Law, LLP, Northern California’s premier law firm for Wine Law and Estate Planning, is pleased to announce its Cannabis Law department, led by partner Marc Hauser. Based in Napa Valley, with offices in Fairfield and Roseville, GVM Law is renowned for providing California’s leading winery, vineyard, farm, and […]

By January 15, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Master Sommelier Peter Neptune Joins DouxVin

Master Sommelier Peter Neptune Joins DouxVin

Industry veteran to enhance DouxVin wine experience and education programs San Francisco, Calif., January 15, 2019— San Francisco based DouxVin welcomes Peter Neptune, Master Sommelier, to its top flight team. Consulting with a private clientele from everyday consumers to serious collectors, DouxVin offers customized wine strategies, education and purchasing in a full service model. Founded […]

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Apostle of the American Dream in Wine Country

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Apostle of the American Dream in Wine Country

Rolando Herrera is being honored as one of Wine’s Most Inspiring People by the Wine Industry Advisor. Herrera is an outstanding winemaker, overseeing his own family winery, Mi Sueño, and previously serving as Director of Winemaking at Paul Hobbs Winery and Paul Hobbs consulting. His joyous attention to detail and tireless venture for “beautiful” wine make Herrera a gifted winemaker. His journey to becoming a winemaker, and the joy he shares along the way, has made him a great inspiration.

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019

The North American wine industry is fortunate to have many passionate and inspiring luminaries, some that grew up among the vines, and others that brought their drive and ingenuity from other industries, but they all help to advance our industry and grow the pool of wine talent for the future. The Wine Industry Advisor have […]

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Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation Honors 44 Individuals with its 2018 Vineyard Employee Sustainability Recognition Award

Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation Honors 44 Individuals with its 2018 Vineyard Employee Sustainability Recognition Award

Gabino Ramirez Recognized as the Vineyard Employee of the Year SANTA ROSA, Calif.  (January 14, 2019) – Winegrape growers, vineyard employees, families, community leaders and Congressman Mike Thompson gathered at Saralee and Richard’s Barn at the Sonoma County Fairground on Saturday to recognize and celebrate 44 individuals who were recipients of the 2018 Vineyard Employee […]

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Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance Announces 2019 Board Leadership

Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance Announces 2019 Board Leadership

SONOMA, CA (January 14, 2019) The Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance (SVVGA), a non-profit trade association representing over 100 wineries and 140 grape growers in Sonoma Valley, announced new leadership and At-Large directors to the marketing organizations’ board of directors. Prema Behan, Director of Operations of Three Sticks Wines and Head High Wines is […]

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Trefethen Family Vineyards Hires James DeLuca as Director of Retail and Hospitality

Trefethen Family Vineyards Hires James DeLuca as Director of Retail and Hospitality

Iconic Family-Owned Napa Winery Hires Sales and Hospitality Expert with Extensive Hotel Experience (Napa, Calif.)— January 14, 2019—Trefethen Family Vineyards, a family-owned winery with more than five decades producing estate-grown Napa Valley wines, today announced the appointment of James DeLuca as Director of Retail and Hospitality. In this newly created position, DeLuca will oversee all direct-to-consumer […]

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Andis Wines Hires Mark Fowler as Winemaker

Andis Wines Hires Mark Fowler as Winemaker

Veteran Amador County Winemaker Joins Leading Amador Winery (Plymouth, Calif.)—January 14, 2019—Andis Wines, one of Amador County’s most notable wineries, today announced the appointment of Mark Fowler as Winemaker. In his new role, Fowler will work closely with the Atelier Melka winemaking team of Philippe Melka and Maayan Koschitzky, overseeing day-to-day winemaking under the direction […]

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