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Wine Women Welcomes Ashley Teplin as Guest Speaker on December 6th at Ledson Winery in Kenwood


WINE WOMEN LogoKenwood, California | November 29, 2016: WINE WOMEN, a new, nonprofit professional trade organization focused on advancing women’s careers in the wine industry by fostering and nurturing talent, providing networking and training opportunities, as well as advocating for better opportunities for women in this industry, welcomes Ashley Teplin, co-founder of Teplin + Nuss, as guest speaker to its Marketing Forum meeting on Tuesday, December 6th, at Ledson Winery, in Kenwoodat 6 p.m. The meeting is open to women and men serving in marketing professions in the wine industry.


Attendees will have an opportunity to network with marketing professionals in the wine industry and explore ways in which they can expand their collective knowledge and leverage relationships to enhance their careers.

“We’re thrilled to have Ashley Teplin joining our group to discuss the marketing trends anticipated to make a big splash in 2017. Ashley has extensive experience planning and executing marketing plans for individual brands, winery associations and DMO organizations,” commented Marketing Forum Chair, Tess Kofoid. She continued, “Wine marketing saw significant changes in 2016, and we anticipate 2017 having even more technology focused tools in store. Ashley is a vibrant contributor and thought leader in the wine industry, and we are looking forward to her sharing insights and applicable takeaways with our group.”

The meeting is open to members and non-members alike. Advance registration is required at: https://marketing-forum-mtg-ledson-winery-2016.eventbrite.com


Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as a culinary arts degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. She also spent two years producing trailers, TV spots and reels for top networks and film production companies like Fox, HBO and Miramax before turning her energy for the past ten years on the world of public relations.

In 2012, Ashley Teplin co-founded Teplin + Nuss, a marketing and PR firm, which focuses on traditional public relations and utilizes new media to establish brands to create a lasting awareness and identity. With years of experience and extensive connections in the culinary and wine world, Ashley uses her skills to gain exposure and create virtual and real-world publicity for her diverse clientele. Immersed in the worlds of art, culture, wine and cuisine, she wields her expertise in public relations, media production, photography, social media advisement, culinary and fine arts to forge new networks and strengthen existing relationships among her clients.


The Ledson Winery castle was originally intended to be Steve Ledson’s dad’s home, but was converted into the winery’s tasting room. After being poured Ledson’s ’95 Estate Merlot, initial guests asked if there was a wine club they could join. Today, contrary to most wineries, Ledson sells 100% of their wines direct to customers – no middlemen, no brokers – for a thriving wine club. Typically, wineries consider this type of “hand selling” too time consuming and resource intensive, but for Steve Ledson, it’s the personal interaction and feedback that energizes him. He thrives on the enthusiasm his customers have for wine, both his and others, and enjoys creating the opportunities–whether winery events or informal get-togethers–to hear back from his customers. For a small town boy who came of age in an era when your customers were your friends, it’s simply the only way Steve can imagine doing business.


WINE WOMEN’s mission is “To champion the advancement of women’s careers in the wine industry by building strong relationships, essential business skills and leadership among members.” At the core of the new 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization’s activities are programs focused on providing the tools, guidance and creativity for members to attain industry prominence.

WINE WOMEN Forums are career development tools for women (and men) in the wine industry. Each forum is profession- or topic-driven, such as finance and accounting, human resources, winemaking, marketing, and other facets of the business. Additional forums are in the planning stages for other peer groups, such as management and operations. Eligibility to join a forum is established by each forum’s membership. Forums are open to both women and men (unless otherwise stated). Advance registration is required.

For more information about WINE WOMEN, visit: http://winewomen.net/about/ or call 707.996.8740. Visit WINE WOMEN’s website at WineWomen.net, or their Facebook page, WineWomenOrg, or find them on Twitter @WineWomenOrg. For membership information, email Ellen Reich Luchtel, Membership Director, at Ellen@WineWomen.net. For complete details on their events calendar, visit: WineWomen.net/Events-List.



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