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Interview, Part 2: Hess Family’s John Grant & Nicole Carter

In the second part of our interview with Hess Family Wine Estates, the company’s chief operating officer John Grant and chief marketing officer Nicole Carter discuss new developments on the Colomé and Artezin brands, as well as the vision for the future of Hess. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 25, 2016

Interview, Part 1: Hess Family Wine Estates

Napa-based Hess Family Wine Estates has been revamping its operations recently with a focus on premium and luxury wines. As part of the push, Hess named fifth-generation family member Tim Persson as president and CEO, and has added a number of veteran wine executives, including John Grant (COO), Nicole Carter (CMO) and most recently Matthew Wood (VP, operations), all three formerly of Treasury Wine Estates. SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller met with Grant and Carter to get an update on progress. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 23, 2016

News Briefs for March 9, 2016

•Missouri’s Major Brands has appointed Scott Johnson as president of sales, effective May 1. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 9, 2016

News Briefs for August 21, 2015

•Diageo is extending its Smirnoff Sours flavored vodka range with a Berry Lemon offering. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 21, 2015

Interview, Part 2: Hess Family Wine Estates MD Timothy Persson

In part two of our interview with Timothy Persson, the Hess Family Wine Estates chief highlights upcoming new products and the potential of the company’s import portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 20, 2015

Interview, Part 1: Hess Family Wine Estates Managing Director Timothy Persson

Hess Family Wine Estates, part of The Hess Group of Switzerland, has undergone a strategic overhaul recently, offloading Australia’s Peter Lehmann Wines to Casella for $49.5 million last November, and making major investments in its flagship Hess Collection range, which includes Mount Veeder, Napa Valley and Select tiers. The company—whose other brands include MacPhail, Sequana and Artezin among others—has also revamped its leadership team, with Hess family member Timothy Persson named managing director in 2012, and John Grant—formerly managing director for Treasury’s Beringer brand—joining as COO last August. SND associate editor Christina Jelski recently met with Persson to discuss the company’s U.S. outlook. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 18, 2015

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