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July 2013
Beverage Media
81
STE. MICHELLE SHOWCASES
‘string of pearls’
On May 21
st
, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates held a series
of events at New York’s Hudson Hotel for the South-
ern Wine & Spirits sales force and restaurateurs and
retailers. The events included a grand tasting, semi-
nars focused on terroirs and iconic Cabernet Sauvi-
gnons, and a late night tasting. Ste. Michelle Wine
Estates representatives educated the various trade
members on their wine estates, otherwise known as
their “String of Pearls.”
1.
Keith Gosda, SMWE; Rob Bigelow, SMWE; Bob Bertheau, Chateau
Ste. Michelle; and Matt Munn, SWSNY
2.
Larry Goodrich, SWS; Keith Gosda; and Raul Perez, SMWE
3.
Billy Regan, SWSNY; Keith Gosda; Juan Muños Oca,
Columbia Crest winemaker; and Matt Munn, SWSNY
4.
Keith Gosda, David “Merf” Merfeld, Northstar; Martin Mutafchiev,
SWSNY; and Matt Munn
5.
Seminar attendees
6.
Rob Bigelow, SMWE; Juan Muños Oca, Columbia Crest;
Glenn Salva, Antinori California; Ted Baseler, SMWE; Bob Bertheau;
Serge Laville, Spring Valley Vineyards; Steve Spadarotto, Stag’s
Leap Wine Cellars; Marcus Notaro, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars;
and Niccolo’Maltinti, Marchesi Antinori
OPICI LAUNCHes VIEJAS TINAJAS
On June 4
th
, Opici and De Martino invited media
and trade to Saxon + Parole for a luncheon and
introduction of De Martino's new "amphora" wine:
Viejas Tinajas Cinsault. This marks the Chilean
wine's first foray into the United States. In the eve-
ning, another event took place at Anfora.
1.
Marcelo Retamal, De Martino Viejo Tinajas; Gregory del Piaz,
Snooth; and Marco Antonio De Martino
2.
Winemaker Marcelo Retamal
3.
The Viejas Tinajas Luncheon group
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