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Gaynor Strachan Chun to join WineGlass Marketing as Head of Strategic Services

NEWS RELEASE   NAPA, CA – WINEGLASS MARKETING, LLC announced today that Gaynor Strachan Chun had joined the firm to enhance and lead the marketing strategy on the agency’s 20+ accounts. Strachan Chun is a seasoned marketing and advertising leader with over 30 years of U.S. and global experience. She has most recently been in […]

NABI Heartily Applauds the Mutual Suspension by United States and European Union of the Airbus and Boeing Tariffs for Four Months

NEWS RELEASE – March 5, 2021 NABI applauds the mutual decision by the United States and the European Union to suspend the debilitating tariffs imposed in the Airbus and Boeing trade disputes resulting from dispute settlement rulings from the World Trade Organization (WTO). “NABI is grateful for the good judgments by European Commission President von […]

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2019 De Bortoli St. Kilda Chardonnay (Australia)

2019 De Bortoli St. Kilda Chardonnay (Australia)   Butterscotch and melon….smooth and creamy. Unoaked and creamy….easy drinking!   Purchased on sale for $9.99 (originally $13.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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Canadian SPAC punts on pot, pivots to premium US wine in last-minute hunt for quality (Then becomes US citizen!)

By Lewis Perdue Publisher, Executive Editor, Wine Industry Insight In December 2020, a $360 million cannabis-oriented Canadian (SPAC) sponsored by a combination of US and London-based executives had looked at (and rejected) more than 100 companies. As the game clock ran down toward the SPAC equivalent of a two-minute warning, the team realized it needed a […]

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Davis Wright Tremaine Expands Food and Beverage Practice with Key Alcohol Industry Hire in Washington, DC

NEWS RELEASE   Washington, DC – March 4, 2021 – Beth Hatef, a regulatory attorney focused on alcohol regulation and distribution issues, has joined the nationwide Food + Beverage Group at Davis Wright Tremaine. Hatef, who will join as counsel and work from the firm’s Washington, DC office, previously worked at McDermott Will & Emery. […]

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2019 Bidoli Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie (Italy)

2019 Bidoli Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie (Italy)   Apricot, apple, melon, and pear….nice acidity and minerality on the finish. Really easy drinking!   Purchased on sale for $9.99 from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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Ginevra Altomara Appointed Trade Marketing Director for Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners

NEWS RELEASE   NAPA VALLEY, Calif. – March 2, 2021 – Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners (DVWP) is excited to announce the appointment of Ginevra Altomara to the newly created position of trade marketing director. In this role, Altomara will report to DVWP Vice President of Marketing Kate McManus to oversee trade, retail and digital […]

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Leading wine industry logistics provider, Vintners Logistics, names new Chief Operating Officer

NEWS RELEASE   Kennewick, Washington. A new Chief Operating Officer will join the executive team at Vintners Logistics at the beginning of April. Lisa Petersen has been announced as the head of operations, a new position for the wine industry’s leading provider of logistics, warehousing and transportation solutions.   Petersen brings more than 25 years […]

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2018 Carletto Marche Red Blend (Italy)

2018 Carletto Marche Red Blend (Italy)   63% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon   Juicy cherry, mocha, and spice. Soft and smooth with nice acidity and balance.   Enjoyable!   Purchased on sale for $8.78 (originally $14.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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Foley Appoints Eric Baugher to Head Winemaker to Merus Estate

NEWS RELEASE   Following 27 harvests at Ridge Vineyards, Winemaker Eric Baugher heads to Foley Family Wines’ Napa property Merus to continue winemaking excellence   St. Helena, Calif., March 1, 2021 — Merus Estate, a premier Napa Valley winery known for its allocation-based cabernet sauvignon production, is proud to announce and welcome Eric Baugher, who […]

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