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News Briefs for June 17, 2015

June 17, 2015

•Don Sebastiani & Sons has debuted Custard, a new ultra-premium Sonoma Valley Chardonnay. Custard is the latest addition to Don Sebastiani & Sons’ “craft winemaking” unit New House Vintners, and will be sold at specialty retail and wine shops and at select restaurants throughout the U.S.

•Frederick Wildman and Sons has named John Sellar president. He succeeds Rocco Lombardo, who recently left the importer to become president of Wilson Daniels. Sellar joined Frederick Wildman in 1997 as a sales representative, and most recently served as vice president of company’s wholesale division. He will be replaced in that role by Benjamin Kirschner, who has been named director of sales for the New York City and New Jersey wholesale business. Concurrently, the company has also appointed vice president northern division manager Bill Seawright to the role of vice president, national sales manager.

•Crimson Wine Group has named John Cumming as its new chairman. Cumming, the chief executive of ski resort developer Powdr Corp. and a director at Cumming Investment Co., has sat on Crimson’s board since February 2013. He replaces his father, Ian Cumming, who has served as Crimson’s chairman since 2008. The elder Cumming will remain on the board.

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