December 18thPerkins has worked all tiers of the industry, delivering significant growth at each. His leadership roles have included serving as Vice President of Vineyard Brands; Eastern Division Manager of Premium Port Wines; Managing Director of The Wine Warehouses in Florida. Gregg leaves his current role as Director of Sales for Cape Classics.
September 22ndRay Walker, previously a cellar worker with Freeman Winery and August West, is moving from California to Beaune, France, to start a negociant business based in Burgundy. Walker will work with winemaker Olier Leflaive.
September 13thThierry Cabanne, the 62-year-old founder and chairman of Thierry's Wine Services, one of the U.K.'s leading wine importers and wine brokers, was killed in a car crash early on Sept. 13, 2007.