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Date: 01/03/13

Wine industry people on the move from December 18 to January 2

Lake County Winegrape Commission Selects Next President

Sommerfield, formerly the County of Lake deputy chief administrative officer for Economic Development, was selected from over 30 applicants to replace outgoing President Shannon Gunier. Her experience includes more than 15 years working in marketing and economic development. More...

ICON Fine Wine & Spirits Appoints Kim Trowbridge President and COO

ICON Fine Wine & Spirits announced that Kim Trowbridge is the company’s new president and COO. Although the position is new, Trowbridge has served as an ICON board member since 2005. More...


Sean Capiaux of O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery Promoted to President

Capiaux has served as winemaker for the winery since the inaugural vintage in 2000 and will continue to serve in this role. In his new capacity as president, Capiaux will be responsible for the management of the Howell Mountain winery and also oversee 110 acres of estate vineyards. More...


Richard Kanazawa Joins the Bench 1775 Team

Prior to joining Bench 1775, Richard Kanazawa was head winemaker at Red Rooster Winery and Blasted Church Vineyards, where he earned numerous awards including the prestigious Lieutenant Governor's Awards. More...


Jennery Named CEO of the Winery Association of Nova Scotia

Jennery is an accomplished national association executive and the Winery Association of Nova Scotia will be operated as an independent association working closely with Taste of Nova Scotia to take the Nova Scotia wine and culinary industries to unsurpassed levels for the region. More...


G.K. Skaggs Names Josh Pelter New National Sales Manager of Wine

Pelter will be the first to solely focus on G.K. Skaggs' entire wine portfolio with a goal to sell all brands across all 52 states. He has joined the team during the high demand of holiday season and is prepared to launch new wine brands in early 2013. More...


Windsor Oaks Vineyards Appoints Margaret Davenport As Winemaker

Davenport’s first wines from the 2012 vintage, an unoaked Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, are due to be released in March 2013. In the meantime, wines produced by former winemaker Julie Lumgair will be available on a limited basis. More...


Schweiger Vineyards Announces New General Manager

Eyer has worked at Schweiger Vineyards for five years, previously as the tasting room manager and now has the chance to continue to bring a passion for wine and business to his new role as general manager. More...

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