THE WINE INSTITUTE
Carolyn Wente has been elected as the 2O14-2O15 Board Chairman. She is the CEO of Wente Family Estates in Livermore and the fifth Wente family member to serve as a Wine Institute Chairman. The election was held at Wine Institute’s 8Oth Annual Meeting of Members where other board officers elected, including Greg Coleman of E&J Gallo Winery in Modesto, First Vice Chairman; Margie Healy of Korbel Champagne Cellars in Guerneville, Second Vice Chairman; Steve Lohr [...] Read More »
US BARTENDERíS GUILD
CHARLES JOLY has been named the 2O14 US Bartender of the Year. Joly, from Chicago, was given the title after proving his skills during five challenges during two days of competition in June at the biggest US bartender competition of the year held in New York. Joly will now travel to Great Britain to compete with 5O worldwide bartenders at dual-location event – to be judged by international cocktail luminaries while vying for the chance [...] Read More »
TENTH AND BLAKE BEER CO.
Tom Cardella, President and CEO of Tenth and Blake Beer Co., will retire at the end of the year. Cardella spent the last 35 years selling beer with Beck’s North America Inc., Anheuser-Busch InBev, MillerCoors LLC, and most recently with MillerCoors’ independent division, Tenth and Blake Beer Co., which markets a range of beers including Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s, Pilsner Urquell, Crispin, and Henry Weinhard’s. Cardella serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Jacob [...] Read More »
HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERY
Master Distiller CRAIG BEAM will be moving into a consultancy role in order to spend more time with his father. Last year, Beam’s father, long-time Master Distiller PARKER BEAM, announced he was battling ALS. Craig Beam was thought to be his father’s replacement – he now operates from home – but will continue with all his normal duties. After Heaven Hill announced Parker’s illness, the family-owned distillery said its Parker’s Heritage Collection 2O13 release would [...] Read More »