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06.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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BACARDI LIMITED

BACARDI LIMITED Caroline Basyn has been named the drink company’s Global Chief Information Officer, responsible for all Information Technology activities of Bacardi Limited globally including leading the company’s overall IT strategy and implementation.  Previously Basyn was at Procter & Gamble where she was most recently Director of Trade Fund Management Solutions.  She will also be a member of the Bacardi Leadership Team. [...] Read More »

DON SEBASTIANI & SONS

DON SEBASTIANI & SONS The family-owned wine company has promoted Mike Cekay to Executive Vice President/Global Sales Manager.  In his expanded role, Mike will assume day to day responsibility for all Export, Transportation and Travel Channels.  Cekay joined Don Sebastiani & Sons in 2OO9 as Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager.  As SVP, Mike has managed a broad portfolio of wine brands, including Smoking Loon, Aquinas Napa Valley, The Crusher and Project Paso. [...] Read More »

OBITUARY: JESS JACKSON,

JESS JACKSON, 81  An icon of the wine world has passed away.  Jess Stonestreet Jackson, the man who revolutionized the Chardonnay industry in the US during the early 198Os with his extraordinarily successful Kendall-Jackson winery and went on to become a pioneering architect of the burgeoning American wine industry, passed away on April 21 after a long battle with cancer.  A self-made man who put himself through University of California Berkeley’s Boalt Hall law [...] Read More »

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