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Rodney Strong Wine Estates promotes Rachel Shelton-O’Brien to assistant winemaker. She had been enologist.

The Walls and Pášxa wineries have hired Sally Johnson Blum as executive winemaker.

Viña Concha y Toro USA, the US subsidiary of the world's largest B Corp winery and pioneer of South American fine wine, strengthens its fine wine division with the promotion of Eduardo Hidalgo to Northeast Regional Manager. He joined the team in New York in 2021.

Guala Closures hires Mauro Caneschi as Chief Executive Officer succeeding Gabriele Del Torchio, currently Chairman and CEO, will remain as Chairman.

BrandMuscle promotes Robert Olivares, PhD, to EVP-beverage alcohol of this leader in integrated marketing.

Keith Weaver, co-founder with Fawn Weaver of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, is leaving his 20-year career at Sony Entertainment Pictures where he rose to EVP-global public policy and external affairs to launch Nashwood Inc. where he will be founder and CEO. In addition to redeveloping some noted Middle Tennessee commercial properties, Weaver will lead further development of Nearest Green Distillery.