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05.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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OBITUARY: Jim Barrett 86

The founder of Napa Valley’s infamous Chateau Montelena passed away on March 14.  Barrett founded the Calistoga winery in 1972, and shot almost immediately to world renown when critics famously favored his 1973 Chardonnay over four white Burgundies at the 1976 Paris Tasting – is often credited with elevating the status of Napa Valley wines in the international marketplace and laying the foundation for the success they are [...] Read More »

OBITUARY: Henri Krug 75

The former president of Maison Krug Champagne, died on Thursday, March 7.  He was the fifth generation to oversee the production of the legendary Champagne, along with his younger brother Rémi.  During his tenure as company president from 1975 to 2OO2, Henri finessed the Grande Cuvée, and launched Krug Clos du Mesnil as well as the company’s first Krug Rosé.  Even with small production, the exceptional tastes earned [...] Read More »

SIDNEY FRANK IMPORTING COMPANY

Tony M. Bagnulo has been appointed Vice President, On-Premise Marketing.  In this newly created hybrid marketing and sales role, he will lead all on-premise programs, management and training as well as analysis and monitoring of the on-premise account universe for the company’s portfolio.  Bagnulo has a decade of experience growing industry leading brands.  Prior to joining Sidney Frank, Bagnulo was Group Director, Client Services at Team Enterprises, where [...] Read More »

HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERIES

Carlos Lozano has been appointed to lead the On-Premise National Account Division.  Lozano possesses over 2O years of experience in the wine and spirits industry.  His national account background includes managing portfolios for Diageo North America and Pernod Ricard USA.  Most recently, he was Director of National Accounts for Monin Gourmet Flavorings. [...] Read More »

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