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People News Recap from 7/16 - 7/22

Date: 07/23/13

Wine industry people on the move from July 16 to July 22

Opus One Winery Appoints Christopher Barefoot Vice President Public Relations

He recently served as sales and marketing director for Flowers Vineyard and Winery, and was previously employed by Robert Mondavi Winery in the position of estate manager. More...

Robert Biale Vineyards Names New Winemaker

Trester “Tres” Goetting is the new winemaker, replacing Steve Hall, who left Biale in June to pursue other interests. Goetting will be leaving his positions as winemaker for Krupp Brothers/Stagecoach Vineyards and Valley of the Moon Winery. More...

Ryu Yamamoto Named Technical Sales Manager at BSG Wine Division

Ryu Yamamoto has been appointed the new technical sales manager at BSG Wine Division-Napa. Yamamoto will be working to provide extra technical support to the BSG Wine Division and to help build on the success achieved thus far. More...

Vermeil Wines Welcomes Andrew Curry as Director of Retail Sales

As director of retail sales, Curry manages the overall administration and coordination of activities for the Vermeil Wines tasting room in Napa. He is responsible for both service and sales performance. More...

Morgan Winery Hires Jim McAllister as Director of Sales

McAllister will manage the national and international sales network responsible for the wholesale distribution of Morgan and Lee Family Farm wines. Most recently, McAllister was general manager at Alysian Wines. More...

Yashar Shayan Leaves Willows Inn, Launches

The site is a virtual wine shop where instead of browsing an online selection, wine lovers simply sign up for the free email newsletter in order to receive offers to buy hard-to-find boutique wines. More...

Winesecrets Hires Luke Bohanan To Lead Production

Bohanan is a recent graduate of University of California at Davis where he earned a masters degree in enology. He also holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Tulane.  More...

Julie Scopazzi Lands Job at Testarossa Winery

Silicon Valley marketing executive Julie Scopazzi joins the winery as its new marketing manager. Scopazzi is the former EVP of longtime San Jose marketing agency Carter Israel Adv. & PR; she was also the former news manager of KNTV Channel 11. More...

Kevin Garasky Joins Spokane Industries as Regional Sales Manager

Kevin Garasky has recently been added as the regional sales manager for Spokane Industries, covering the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana as well as Alberta and British Columbia in Canada. More...

Winemaker Katy Caryl Lovell Passes Away

She waged a brave battle against pancreatic cancer, following a two-year struggle with Lyme disease. To the end, she embraced life with a passion and positive attitude that inspired everyone she touched. More...

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