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To Kalon Vineyard Co. hires Tony Biagi as the winery’s new winemaker. In addition to his new role, he will continue to make wines for his personal label, Patria, and will remain a winemaker for Hourglass and others in the Napa Valley.

Desert Door Texas Sotol, the only commercial distiller of sotol in the United States, is proud to announce the addition of industry veterans Kevin Cooke as Executive Chairman of the Board and Frank Santangelo as Chief Commercialization Officer effective June 1, 2023. Cooke previously was chief global sales officer for Constellation Brands and Santangelo was vp-sales for Milestone Brands.