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Eric Sothern Named National Sales Director for Bespoke Collection

Posted on January 10, 2013

Bespoke Collection, which encompasses Blackbird Vineyards, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley and Recuerdo Wines, is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Sothern to national sales director. Sothern’s newly created position will oversee all wholesale sales operations for Bespoke’s wine portfolio. He has been with the company since early 2012.

Upon graduating from Cornell University, Sothern worked in San Francisco’s vibrant restaurant industry for several years before realizing his calling to work in the wine industry. A former trade sales director for Robert Sinskey Vineyards (2002-2011), he holds a diploma with merit from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and is a certified WSET instructor. He balances his passion for food and wine with similar dedication to extracurricular activities, including his favorites, cycling and skiing.

Eric Sothern can be reached at

About Bespoke Collection

Welcome to the Bespoke Collection—a portfolio of artisanal brands and experiences. Our team offers a curated selection of boutique wines, one-of-a-kind objets d’art, and unique lifestyle experiences in the Napa Valley, Argentina, and beyond. Led by founder, Michael Polenske, and president, Paul Leary, the current Bespoke Collection portfolio includes Blackbird Vineyards, I. Wolk Gallery, and Ma(i)sonry in the Napa Valley, and Recuerdo Wines in Mendoza, Argentina. Become inspired, explore exclusive offerings, and create your own tailor-made experience at

Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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