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News Briefs for June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017

•Don Sebastiani & Sons has launched Don & Sons Watmaugh Ranch Chardonnay, a single-vineyard wine from California’s Sonoma Valley AVA. The Watmaugh Ranch vineyard, owned by the Sebastiani family for four decades, is located between the Mayacamas and Sonoma mountains in the southernmost part of the Sonoma Valley, bordering Carneros. Don & Sons Watmaugh Ranch Chardonnay is now available across the U.S. in select restaurants and retail shops at a suggested price of $49.99 a 750-ml.

•BevMo has tapped Matt Navarro as senior vice president of operations, effective immediately. Navarro will oversee all store operations and be in charge of elevating the company’s in-store shopping experience. Navarro previously served as regional vice president of Dick’s Sporting Goods, and has held regional vice president and district manager roles at Staples. BevMo currently operates 165 stores across California, Arizona and Washington.

•Breakthru Beverage Group has named Daniel Mucciolo general manager, United Division Illinois, overseeing Diageo and Moët Hennessy brands, effective June 15. Mucciolo was previously Breakthru’s vice president, United Division trade development, in Arizona. In his new role, Mucciolo will be based in Cicero, Illinois.

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