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October 2011

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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT A Beam of Light for the Troops Appointments Doug Hengehold has been named Director, Sales and Business Development at The Winery Exchange in Novato. Winery Exchange is the only full-service, value- added, corporate brand beverage Doug Hengehold. alcohol company which sources beer, wine and spirits from the fi nest regions world- wide. At Winery Exchange, Hengehold will play a key sales role in building private label programs in the retail tier. The placement was made by The Cypress Group, an execu- tive recruiting fi rm based in St. Helena. Fred Noe, left, seventh-generation Jim Beam family distiller, with the help of Kid Rock, presents Jim Beam's $100,000 donation to Amy Palmer, COO of Operation Homefront, backstage before Kid Rock's concert in Tinley Park, IL, Friday, Aug. 19. Since forming a partnership in 2008 with Operation Homefront, provider of emer- gency fi nancial aid and critical assistance to U.S. troops, their families and wounded veterans, Jim Beam has donated more than $1 million in cash and in-kind contributions to the organization. Lisa Cleaver has been promoted to VP of Marketing and Brand Management for Wilson Daniels Ltd.'s newly created General Market Brands team. Cleaver worked for Wilson Daniels for fi ve years as a brand manager. Bubbly Reading Editor, Becky Sue Epstein, has just published Champagne: A Global History ($17, Reaktion Books, dis- tributed by University of Chicago Press), an entertaining look at the world's most celebratory bever- age. Pop a cork and enjoy a fl ├╗te of your favorite bubbly while brushing up on champagne lore. O 10 / the tasting panel / october 201 1 ur Boston-based Contributing Kimberly Bowden. Lisa Cleaver. Kimberly Bowden has joined Wilson Daniels Ltd. as Marketing and Brand Manager. She was formerly a brand manager at Delicato Family Vineyards. She will work on the company's General Market Brands team. Ann Feeley has been appointed VP, Marketing and Brand Management, Terroir Brands. Her most recent position was VP of Wine Sourcing and Sales at Vinfolio. Ann Feeley. PHOTO: PETER BARRERAS/AP IMAGES FOR BEAM GLOBAL SPIRITS & WINE

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