WALLA WALLA, Wash. (Nov. 18, 2014) – Charles Smith announced today that Tammy Coleman will join the company as Director of National Accounts On-Premise, representing the family of brands, which includes K Vintners, Charles Smith Wines, ViNO, Secco Italian Bubbles, SIXTO and Wines of Substance. The addition of Coleman will bring the Charles Smith Wines sales force to seven Sales Directors in the U.S. with Ron Janowczyk continuing as Vice President of Sales.
For the last 14 years, Tammy Coleman’s progressive career has included National Account On-Premise manager roles with both Pernod Ricard and Jackson Family Fine Wines, creating and maintaining key account relationships with top headquarters throughout the United States. Prior to that, she was Corporate Beverage Operations Manager with Brinker International/ Grady’s American Grill Corporate office for 8 years. With a skilled understanding of both Restaurant Chain Beverage Operations and National Account Chain On-Premise Sales, Coleman possesses valuable insight for successful beverage programs.
“As Charles’ brands continue to grow, we are seeing a high level of interest by the multi-unit national restaurant channel. Tammy’s experience, track record, and trade relationships make her a valued addition in our effort to engage and service this important customer base,” says Ron Janowczyk, Vice President of Sales for Charles Smith Wines. Owner and winemaker Charles Smith adds, “The 22-year combination of Tammy’s buyer and sales experience is exactly what we needed for our team. With our company’s culture and the way we bring our wines to the market, I’m looking forward to continued success. Besides that, she’s a lot of fun. This is going to be great.”
“I am thrilled to be working with the 2014 Wine Enthusiast Winemaker of the year Charles Smith and his award winning wines. This fantastic team and ground breaking vision made for a truly ideal opportunity,” says Coleman. Tammy Coleman is based in Dallas, Texas and is also a Level One Certified Sommelier from The Court of Master Sommeliers.
About Charles Smith:
Charles Smith, owner and winemaker of K Vintners, Charles Smith Wines, ViNO, Secco Italian Bubbles, SIXTO, Wines of Substance and one--half of Charles & Charles, is based in Walla Walla, Wash., has earned global acclaim including “Winemaker of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast (in 2014), Food & Wine magazine (in 2009) and by Seattle magazine (in 2010). Charles Smith has received a total of 66 scores of 95 points and above, and over 300 scores of 90 points above, from the leading wine publications (Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Spirits). Charles Smith Wines are sold in all fifty states and eighteen countries worldwide.