David Kent has moved on from the post of president and CEO of The Wine Group (TWG), which he's held since 2001, to become vice chairman of the wine giant. Brian Vos, who was most recently president of TWG's Underdog Wine & Spirits unit, has replaced Kent as chief executive.
Though most people think "pinot noir" when asked to name an Oregon grape varietal, in the hotter and sunnier southern half of the state, wineries are producing powerful tempranillos, malbecs and other big reds.
Ryan Miller, who started with Quintessential in 2004, has moved from Chicago to the Washington, DC area as the company's first sales manager in that region, covering Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC, as well as overseeing Virginia and North Carolina.
The first several weeks of the 2012 grape harvest in California's San Joaquin Valley went about as perfectly as one could wish in many regards, with excellent quality, exceptionally good movement and reasonable returns, according to growers and marketers
Reata Winery is pleased to announce the appointment of Nori Nakamura as winemaker. With his appointment, Nakamura brings a decade of Napa Valley winemaking experience to Reata's award-winning wine portfolio.