The Tasting Panel magazine

October 2012

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THIS IS HOW WE DO IT A Day of R&R O Greg Svitenko from Ozuma, Rick Villasin from District and Wente's Marc Gutierrez, Director of Sales, Northwest. HOW TO HAVE FUN AND STILL CALL IT BUSINESS photos by Nikki Ritcher n August 20, Southern Wine & Spirits of Northern California and Wente Family Estates hosted their top-selling regional accounts at The Course at Wente Vineyards and the Purple Orchid Inn & Spa for a day of golf or massage for guests. The event was created by Wente's Director of Sales, Northwest, Marc Gutierrez, and SWS's Vice President of National Accounts, Jack Trigger, as a combined way to acknowledge local accounts with multiple units that sell Wente Family Estates' brands. At the end of the day, everyone enjoyed themselves with a glass of wine and a fabulous spread from Catering at Wente Vineyards while etched 3-liters were handed out to those accounts who sold the most for each brand: Wente Vineyards brand – Cattlemen's Double Decker brand – Fisherman's Grotto, Monterey Murrieta's Well brand – Max's Hayes Ranch brand – Kimpton Hotels ! " # !" "# !# !"# $ Leslie Reams and William Boumier from Broadway Grill and Nelson Julian and Jeff Scharosch from Spinnaker. 118 / the tasting panel / october 2012 The guests all received bottles of Charles of Wente Charles Wetmore 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley. Rodrigo Lopez from Res Mex Group, Carolyn Wente and JP Nguyen and Daniel Jager with Straits/Sino.

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