Winebusiness.com - Homepage for the Wine Industry

Vine Connections Appoints Kari Baker as Texas State Field Sales Manager


Date: 02/11/13

Vine Connections, the exclusive U.S. importer and representative of a dynamic portfolio of fine Argentine wine and Japanese ginjo sake, announced the appointment of Kari Baker as Texas state field sales manager.

Based in Austin, Kari serves the Texas market by showcasing the largest portfolio of boutique Argentine wineries in the U.S. along with some of the finest Japanese ginjo sake breweries. The Texas state field sales manager position was recently added to drive key initiatives in one of the country’s strongest markets.

With over 12 years of sales expertise, including driving sales and market share at Glazer’s Distributors and Pioneer Wine Company, Kari brings a profound understanding of the industry and excels in building a rapport with customers. She has been recognized numerous times for her top-performing sales efforts.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in advertising from The University of Texas in Austin. She has also received the Commercial Beverage Manager Certification from the Wine & Spirits Management Institute at The University of Houston and Certified Specialist of Wine from The Society of Wine Educators.

About Vine Connections

Founded in 1999 by Ed Lehrman and Nick Ramkowsky, Vine Connections pioneered the first nationally imported portfolio of artisan wines from Argentina and soon after introduced the US to a premium selection of Japanese ginjo sake. Vine Connections champions regions that deserve to be known by partnering with some of the most highly regarded winemakers, viticulturists, and brewers. Vine Connections is headquartered in Sausalito, California.
 

Region: Texas
Job Function: Sales/Marketing

submit people news

Submit your press release and photo to people@winebusiness.com

wines & vines directory

Search wineries, growers, distributors, and industry suppliers in North America

latest used barrels

- used barrels  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 8:02AM PST
- used barrels  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 8:02AM PST
- used barrels  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 8:02AM PST
- used barrels  •  Dec 17, 2014 at 8:43AM PST
- used barrels  •  Dec 17, 2014 at 4:20AM PST

latest real estate

- real estate  •  yesterday at 9:10AM PST
- real estate  •  Dec 10, 2014 at 9:31AM PST
- real estate  •  Dec 2, 2014 at 9:34AM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 28, 2014 at 2:29PM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 25, 2014 at 9:51AM PST

latest used equipment

- used equipment  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 3:23PM PST
- used equipment  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 3:23PM PST
- used equipment  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 3:23PM PST
- used equipment  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 11:05AM PST
- used equipment  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 9:40AM PST

latest services & supplies

- services & supplies  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 7:36AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Dec 16, 2014 at 12:55PM PST
- services & supplies  •  Dec 15, 2014 at 11:21AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Dec 13, 2014 at 6:52AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Dec 13, 2014 at 6:52AM PST

industry events

Search Events:

Copyright© 1994-2014 by Wine Communications Group. All Rights Reserved. Copyright protection extends to all written material, graphics, backgrounds and layouts. None of this material may be reproduced for any reason without written permission of the Publisher. Wine Business Insider, Wine Business Monthly, Grower & Cellar News and Wine Market News are all trademarks of Wine Communications Group and will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.