Silverado Vineyards announces key personnel additions and the creation of a new marketing department for the landmark Stags Leap District winery. Nora Feeley has been named director of marketing and communications and Lauren Martins has been promoted to associate marketing manager. Tom Markakis is also joining the winery as the … Read the rest
The CIVB (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux), the leading French wine trade association, held its General Assembly recently.
Its members, including 25 winegrowers (designated by the Fédération des Grands Vins de Bordeaux) and 25 négociants (designated by the Fédération des Négociants de Bordeaux & Libourne), elected Bernard Farges as … Read the rest
With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to branch out and encourage customers to try some crisp, refreshing wines recommended by Petra Polakovicova, Wine Director at San Francisco’s only waterfront steakhouse, EPIC Steak. Below, Petra shares her current favorites for this season.
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Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines announced the launch of Skyside and Anne Dempsey as Winemaker. Born within Newton Vineyard in 2007 as Red Label and known today as Skyside, these wines have evolved as a result of consumer trends and feature a unique expertise for identifying the best terroir and … Read the rest
Israel’s Margalit Winery and its founder Dr. Yair Margalit, and his son Asaf, are well-known in the wine circles of the U.S. In the last 30 years, Dr. Margalit has pioneered a “no-drip irrigation system” of growing grapes, which has resulted in some of the most highly rated Israeli wines … Read the rest
The Saint Louis Brewery, maker of Schlafly Beer, appointed Fran Caradonna chief executive officer for the iconic craft brewery in St. Louis. Caradonna, a 25-year craft beer veteran, joined the Schlafly team earlier this year as both chief financial officer and chief administrative officer. Emily Parker-Lampe, former head of … Read the rest
The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) announced the hiring of Tom Tardio as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Tardio assumes the role immediately and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the annual film festival including managing the current staff, fundraising, and developing new and existing programming. Tardio comes … Read the rest
With heavy hearts we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Riboli, Stefano Giuseppe—a founding member of the historic San Antonio Winery in downtown Los Angeles, CA. A pioneer of the American wine industry, Riboli, Stefano Giuseppe passed away peacefully surrounded by four generations of the family on July … Read the rest
After 18 years, Anne Moller-Racke has decided to step away from the Donum Estate, as President and Winegrower, to devote her full time and energy into building Blue Farm Wines. Started in 2001, with the planting of seven-acres of Pinot Noir behind her historic Victorian farmhouse in Sonoma, Blue … Read the rest
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Kim Crawford Wines announced a new partnership that names Kim Crawford Wines as the official wine of the US Open Tennis Championships. The new, multi-year agreement commences with the 2019 Open.
The No. 1-selling Sauvignon Blanc and leading New Zealand wine brand in … Read the rest
Spa Girl Cocktails, a line of low-calorie, high-proof, ready-to-drink ultra-premium vodka martinis has announced the appointment of Alisa Marie Beyer as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Speaking from her sunny office in Palm Springs, the former Miss California finalist and Spa Girl Cocktails Founder Karen Haines remarked, “We are thrilled … Read the rest
Ben Nordstrom, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Director of Responsibility.org announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Marc Bromfeld, Director of Corporate Affairs, Social Responsibility and Charitable Giving at Edrington Americas, its new Chairman. Rick Wilson, Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Bacardi, will serve as Vice Chairman. Bromfeld … Read the rest
The yearly competition to find the best original art for the U.S. label of Georges Duboeuf’s world-famous Beaujolais Nouveau has ended with the highest levels of social media engagement to date, and an impressive number of submissions by talented artists from around the country. Over 600 pieces were entered, with … Read the rest
Andrea Hoover has been named Beverage Director of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR), an independent, privately-held restaurant group based in Columbus, Ohio known for developing compelling restaurant concepts including the nationally-acclaimed Ocean Prime brand.
In this role, Hoover will oversee the development of all beverage-related programs, partner relationships, training and staffing … Read the rest