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People News Recap from 2/25 - 3/3


Date: 03/03/14

Wine industry people on the move from February 25 to March 3

Balloon & Wine Festival Director Carol Popejoy Appointed to International Board

Popejoy will represent events and festivals around the world including the National Cherry Festival, Sunfest, Kentucky Derby Festival and the Indianapolis 500 Festival. More...

Missouri Wine & Grape Executive Director Appointed to National Grape & Wine Initiative Board

Jim Anderson was named member at-large for the NGWI, representing the general interests of the United States' grape industry. More...

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Names Melissa Sotak as Territory Manager, Northwest

Prior to joining Shannon Ridge, Sotak was brand manager and national sales and marketing manager for HKG Estates at Hop Kiln Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA and held positions with Jackson Family Wines and Regal Wine Company. More...

Joseph Phelps Vineyards Promotes Justin Ennis to Winemaker in Freestone

Ennis will be responsible for all day-to-day winemaking activities at the Joseph Phelps Freestone winery, working closely with vice president and director of winemaking, Damian Parker. More...

Louisa Rose to Chair the Australian Wine Research Institute Board

Known for her work in pioneering Viognier in Australia, Louisa Rose has more than 20 years of wine industry experience and has been chief winemaker at Yalumba and Hill-Smith Family Vineyards since 2006. More...

Alex Sokol Blosser takes reins as winemaker at Sokol Blosser Winery

He takes over the leadership role from Russ Rosner, who retired as winemaker after 15 successful vintages with the family. Alex managed the 2013 harvest and led the blending of the 2012 wines. More...

Chateau Morrisette Winery Names Brian Cheeseborough New Winemaker

Chateau Morrisette Winery named Brian Cheeseborough oenologist and winemaker. He most recently produced wines for Vignobles Garcin, a collection of five Chateaux located in France's Bordeaux region. More...

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