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Lot18 Appoints Rodolphe Boulanger as Imported Wine Senior Director


Date: 05/26/11

Lot18, the New York-based company that is changing the way Americans buy wine, announced the appointment of Rodolphe Boulanger as Imported Wine Senior Director. Boulanger will focus on promoting wineries from around the world and expanding the selection of international wines offered on the membership-only site.

With more than a decade of wine experience, Boulanger most recently served as the President of The Wine Messenger, a leading catalog and Internet wine retailer focused on imported wines from small producers. He holds the Certified WineEducator (CWE) certificate from the Society of Wine Educators and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Boulanger also holds the Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trustâ and is pursuing the Master of Wine credential, which only 27 Americans hold.

On the heels of securing $10mm in Series B venture funding, Lot18 has expanded itsdomestic and international procurement team to ten expert wine professionals. Led by Dini Rao, VP of Products, the team has more than 130 years of combined professional wine experience, and tastes more than 50,000 wines per year.

“Lot18 has been enormously successful connecting discerning wine drinkers and novices alike with America's leading wineries," said Boulanger. "We're looking forward to selecting the best wines the rest of the world has to offer and presenting them to our 250,000-plus high-end members."

For more information about Lot18, please visit http://www.lot18.com/invite/winebusiness.

About Lot18
Lot18 is a membership-by-invitation website for wine and epicurean products from coveted producers at attractive discounts. Our members have access to some of the finest wines and specialty foods, made available in small quantities and attractive prices. Lot18 evokes the auction lots of old, where savvy consumers were able to bid on fantastic products at incredible values. For more information or to request an invitation to Lot18: visit: www.lot18.com.

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