The Tasting Panel magazine

April 2010

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Over 500 points of distribution for Wente brand wines and double-digit growth on- and off-premise cinched the Tier Three award for Glazer’s Wholesale of Texas. Left to right: Glazer’s Skip Carleton, Blair Casey and Scot Richardson with Wente’s SW Regional Manager Jeff Floyd. Gino Mantuano, Robert Wulf and Tim Kyte of Capitol-Husting of Wisconsin accepts the Tier Two award. “We’re a family business just like Wente,” Wulf told THE TASTING PANEL. “To see what you’ve done, working together as brother and sister, uncles and aunts—well, there are not a lot of companies like ours left in this business. We are going to work hard for you!” Fourth-and fifth-generation Wente family members, left to right: Philip, Christine, Karl (Fifth Generation Winemaker), Carolyn and Eric. Accepting for Glazer’s of Iowa are Aaron Nielsen and Thom Rowen, with Wente Family Estates’ Southwest Regional Manager, Jeff Floyd. Rick Garced, Corporate Consultant for Celebrity, Azamara, Apollo Ship Chandlers, Cruise Lines received a special recognition award for developing Wente Family Estates brand business on cruise ships. THE TASTING PANEL’S Publisher/Executive Editor Meridith May with Steve Power, Exec VP/GM of SW&S Florida. april 2010 / the tasting panel / 79

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