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Ernest Gallo – The Wine Entrepreneur

Ernest Gallo – The Wine Entrepreneur

A short but affectionate tribute to Ernest Gallo - the co-founder of Gallo Wines who are one of the worlds most popular Wine makers. Along with his brother Julio he helped to create the worldwide demand for Californian Wines. [...more]

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Nestle to close Calistoga Beverage Company

Nestle to close Calistoga Beverage Company

The Calistoga Beverage Company is closing its Calistoga bottling facility Nov. 19. Its parent company, Nestle Waters North America, announced the closure Monday in a press release. The closure will eliminate 24 jobs. According to the press release, employees will be offered severance packages and job search assistance. The plant is being closed not because […] [...more]

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Welcome to InDrinks

Welcome to InDrinks

A short introduction to the Drinks Industry's Professional & Social Network - InDrinks. To join InDrinks you need to be a member of LinkedIn. You can join the group here: [...more]

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Jeffrey Stambor to become Head Winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard

Jeffrey Stambor to become Head Winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard

Beaulieu Vineyard, a leading Cabernet producer in Napa Valley for more than 100 years, announced that Jeffrey Stambor will become head winemaker. He takes over for Joel Aiken, who has been with Beaulieu Vineyard since 1982 and winemaker since 1985. [...more]

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California: Sales Operations Manager

California: Sales Operations Manager

In conjunction with the State Manager and sales team translate branded field marketing plans into actionable priorities and programs that can be activated through traditional distributor programming and/or direct brand/consumer activation in accounts Responsible for coordination and creation of tactical field sales plan. • Prioritizes brand activities to ensure executional success • Manages Price Structures and implements brand pricing guidelines in the local market including reconciliation of discounting (77-17 & DAs) • Provide post-program feedback and analysis • Manages and tracks Territory spending (both B-F & Distributor Investment) • Monitors Shipments and Distributor Inventory Distributor Management • Works with State Manager and Commercial Analyst to manage the distributor including planning, negotiating, and implementing programs & pricing with the distributor. • Responsible for the total understanding of B-F's financial relationship with the distributor including: distributor margins by brand/channel/size, 77-17 tracking, managing and properly allocation distributor investments • In conjunction with the state manager, responsible for conducting regular distributor business review meetings. Reporting Relationships: Reports to: State Manager or Territory Manager and Division Finance Manager Partners with: State Manager, Distributor, local sales team, and BBM's, DBO Direct reports: Commercial Analysts Success Factors: [...more]

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California: National Account Manager

California: National Account Manager

Sell distribution, ads and programs to regional and national C-Store chains for their respective territory with the goals of improving the availability and visibility of Boston Beer Company products (2) Communicate in a timely fashion their accounts calls, programs sold, opportunities and business environment of their accounts and COT to BBC management and peers (3) Work with BBC personnel to help them manage their COT and/or C-Store. (4) Communicate and work with the BBC distributor network to ensure that activities in their COT are executed to the expectations of BBC. (5) Plan and manage resources to address COT opportunities. Ingredients To Be A Successful Account Manager: · 3-5 years of National Account Manager sales experience · Ability to multi-task and set priorities. · Effectively organizes or schedules people and tasks. · Takes initiative to ensure goals are achieved. · Goes beyond what is expected without being told. · Demonstrates resourcefulness in getting things accomplished. · Anticipates obstacles and develops contingency plans. · Delivers projects and initiatives within budget requirements. · Sets realistic SMAC goals that are relevant to department and company strategies. · Focuses on the correct goals to drive the business. · Bachelor's Degree required. Computer literacy a must. To Be Mixed With: · Execute yearly business plan that focuses on opportunities and availability with the with BBC chains. · Prepare and present trimester reviews for BBC management highlighting execution against plan, ytd results and current opportunities and plans. [...more]

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Mike Holden appointed to senior VP Sales for Fosters Estates

Mike Holden appointed to senior VP Sales for Fosters Estates

Foster's Wine Estates has announced the appointment of Mike Holden to the position of Senior Vice President of Sales. In this role, he will lead a team that is responsible for all US sales activities of Foster's fine wine portfolio. [...more]

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Condolences – Californian Wines Pioneer – Robert Young has died

Condolences – Californian Wines Pioneer – Robert Young has died

Robert Young, a pioneering Sonoma County farmer who changed his crop from prunes to grapes and helped produce some of the first vineyard-designated wines in California, has died. He was 90. [...more]

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Announcements: Cameron Hughes Wine Appoints Regal Wine Co. as California Distributor

Announcements: Cameron Hughes Wine Appoints Regal Wine Co. as California Distributor

Cameron Hughes Wine Appoints Regal Wine Co. as California Distributor [...more]

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For Sale: Award Winning Californian Vineyard

For Sale: Award Winning Californian Vineyard

Award Winning Vineyard For Sale located in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo in California. [...more]

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New Vine to continue trading with investment from Inertia Beverage Group

New Vine to continue trading with investment from Inertia Beverage Group

Inertia Beverage Group (IBG) has agreed in principle with Silicon Valley Bank to acquire its debt position in New Vine, the order fulfilment service, subject to due diligence and definitive agreements. [...more]

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DFV Wines gets exclusive US Agency for Bodegas Baigorri Rioja Wines

DFV Wines gets exclusive US Agency for Bodegas Baigorri Rioja Wines

DFV Wines, a 3rd generation family-owned wine company with 85 years of experience in California winemaking and winegrowing, is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Bodegas Baigorri to import Baigorri wines into the U.S. marketplace. Located in the heart of Rioja, Bodegas Baigorri embraces a fusion of old world tradition and new world winemaking. The winery was the vision of founder Jesus Baigorri and renowned Basque architect Inaki Aspiazu, who set out to create a space that integrates stunning architecture, gentle winemaking, and the rugged Rioja Alavesa landscape. [...more]

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