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by Patricia M. Roth | January 30, 2013 | 8:00 AM

Wine Business Monthly threw its annual Bottle Bash at the Pyramid Alehouse in downtown Sacramento Tuesday night, kicking off the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. 

Winemakers from across the U.S. and Canada poured their 2012 Hot Brands to a standing-room only crowd (seen below). Pictured second: From Meridian, Texas, Hot Brand Red Caboose Winery owner Gary McKibben, the winery's sales & marketing manager Deb Phinney and WBM Hot Brands writer Mary-Colleen Tinney; (pictured, third) from California's Central Coast, Hot Brand Carr Winery owner/winemaker Ryan Carr; pictured fourth, WBM publisher Eric Jorgensen with WBM ad account exec Sue Keechler (middle); pictured fifth, party-goers; pictured last (l-r), WBM operations manager Melissa Beasley and WBM managing editor Rachel Nichols. Photos by Jeff Roth





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