Colangelo Leads Explosive West Coast Growth for Industry-leading Fine Wine and Spirits Agency
NEW YORK, NY, June 17, 2020 – Juliana Colangelo, West Coast Director of Colangelo & Partners (www.colangelopr.com), has been promoted to Vice President. “The promotion is in recognition of the great work Juliana has done in building and managing our business on the West Coast,” said Gino Colangelo, president of Colangelo & Partners. “In just four years, we’ve established an enviable list of leading California wine clients and built a strong team of wine PR professionals. And our growth continues, despite the challenges of Covid-19.”
Juliana Colangelo, who completed her Masters in Business Administration from the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State in 2019 and holds a WSET Level 3 degree, started with the agency seven years ago. Prior to heading to California to build the domestic wine business for Colangelo & Partners, Juliana worked on international campaigns for clients including Wines of South Africa, Frescobaldi, Distell, Slow Wine and others.
“I’m proud of the client roster we’ve built and the growth of our team,” said Juliana Colangelo. “We’re young, aggressive and always looking for new initiatives and opportunities − in addition to our core communications services − to create value for our clients.”
“When we asked Juliana to relocate from New York to the Bay Area in 2016, we had three goals,” continued Gino Colangelo. “First, to build personal relationships with West Coast-based press and wine industry influencers to serve our global client base; second, to service our global clients onsite with events and promotions in the critically important California market; and third, to diversify our international client base with US business. Under Juliana’s leadership and with her energy and commitment to clients, we’ve made huge strides in accomplishing all three goals.”
Recent client wins for Colangelo & Partners on which Juliana has been instrumental, include Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards, Vivino, JUSTIN and Landmark Vineyards. Additional new clients include the Disaronno Sicilian wine portfolio (Florio Marsala, Corvo and Duca di Salaparuta), Spanish olive oil producer Casas de Hualdo and Benchmark Wine Group.
About Colangelo & Partners
Colangelo & Partners (www.colangelopr.com) specializes in premium food, wine and spirits, and has long established relationships with the key press that drive these business categories and help determine the industry leaders. Agency principals have years of experience in retail and distribution as well as communications, a rare combination that gives Colangelo & Partners invaluable insights into consumer purchasing behavior. The agency focuses on ‘closing the loop’ between creative communications programs, distribution, promotion, publicity and the consumer in order to maximize the efficiency of its communications programs and deliver measurable results. Founded in 2006, the current Colangelo & Partners wine client list includes leading institutional marketers such as Wines from Spain, the Garnacha / Grenache campaign, the Chianti Classico Consortium, Prosecco DOC, Slow Wine, Wines of South Africa and many others as well as leading wine companies including Aperture Cellars, Charles Krug, Frescobaldi, Jackson Family Wines, Larkmead, Louis Martini, Louis Roederer’s US import company Maisons Marques and Domaines, Masseto, Oak Farm, Ornellaia, Trapiche and many more. Spirits clients include Broken Shed Vodka, Diplomatico Rum, Disaronno, Drumshanbo Gin, the Italian Trade Commission’s Spirits campaign, Tequila Partida and more.