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Date: 06/03/14

Wine industry people on the move from May 27 to June 2

Force Majeure Vineyards Announces the Signing of Winemaker Todd Alexander

Initially, Alexander will oversee the blending and bottling of the Collaboration Series wines from the 2012 and 2013 vintages currently in barrel. With the 2014 vintage, he shape the style and profile of the Force Majeure estate wines. More...

Michelle Smith Joins Castle Rock Winery as VP, Central Division Sales Manager

Smtih joins from Kenwood Vineyards/Korbel Brandy, where she was central division manager. In her 14-year career with Kenwood, Smith has gained experience in the on and off-premise markets and in the management of the retail chain sector. More...

Castle Rock Winery Names Richard E. Reeves SVP, National Sales Manager

Reeves joins Castle Rock from Kenwood Vineyards & Korbel Brandy where he was the U.S. and international sales manager. In his 26-year career there, Reeves has established an excellent reputation for brand development and growth. More...

Archery Summit Winery Hires New Assistant Winemaker Eleni Papadakis

Papadakis joins from Domaine Serene where she created an impressive series of high-scoring 94+ point wines as well as a Pinot Noir that was named third on the Wine Spectator Top 100 list in 2011. More...

Archery Summit Winery Hires New Vineyard Manager Tim Scott

Scott brings more than three decades of experience managing vineyards in the Dundee Hills AVA, most recently at Domaine Drouhin, the award-winning winery that shares a property line with Archery Summit. More...

B.R. Cohn Olive Oil Co. Appoints Diane Schwartz Director of Sales & Marketing

Schwartz brings over 22 years of experience in restaurant and specialty foods marketing, branding and strategic planning. She will oversee and expand B.R. Cohn’s olive oil, vinegar, and gourmet dessert sauce product lines. More...

In Memoriam: Carol Hastings

A native of Cleveland, Ohio Carol had been a partner in Chambers and Chambers since 1984 and was currently Import Director until her unexpected but peaceful passing in her Woodside home on May 10. More...

New Western Regional Manager for Louis Latour Inc

Mick Cameron is an import specialist who has worked in the fine-wine segment in California for close to two decades. Before joining Louis Latour Inc, Cameron spent 10 years as Northern California area manager for Louis Roederer.  More...

Hanzell Vineyards Names Jason Jardine President Effective June 1

Jardine will succeed current president Jean Arnold Sessions who recently announced that she will continue private consulting work with the Jean Arnold Group and will announce a new wine industry initative this fall. More...

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