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Winesellers, Ltd. Expands National Accounts Division with New Hire Christi Gainer as Director of National Accounts – Midwest


Niles, IL – Dec 20th, 2021 — Winesellers, Ltd., the family-owned, global importer and marketer of fine wine is pleased to announce the hire of Christi Gainer in the newly created role of Director of National Accounts – Midwest.

Gainer joins Winesellers, Ltd with over 25 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry.  Most recently, she was a Regional Director of Chain Retail for Winebow in the Midwest.  In this position, she was managing major National Accounts like Whole Foods, Meijer, and Fresh Thyme while also directly managing a team of Chain Managers. 

Gainer comments “I’m very excited for the opportunity by the Sager family to join the Winesellers team. We are positioned for exceptional growth in 2022 with strong brands, industry-leading product innovation, and a strong wholesaler network.”

This completes Winesellers, Ltd’s newly formed four-person National Account Director Division.  “We represent some of the most innovative, highly rated & recognizable fine wine Estates from across the globe.  Our investment into this Division is the capstone of the incredible distribution we have built across the country alongside our Distributor & Winery partners.  We cannot wait to share our passion for wine with more and more consumers.”, says Matthew Johnson, Executive Vice President of Sales for Winesellers, Ltd.

Winesellers, Ltd. has also hired Julie Oelling as Area Manager of Illinois & Indiana.  Julie joins the team with over 15 years’ experience in the Wine & Spirits industry.  Most recently, Julie was a Specialist with the Epicurean Cellars team at Signature Luxury Wine Division (of SGWS) in Chicago.  Claire Arana has also been promoted to National Accounts Coordinator supporting the new newly formed National Account team.


Founded in 1978 by Yale Sager, Winesellers, Ltd. is a second generation, family-owned and globally recognized importer, and marketer of fine wines to the U.S. market. The company’s portfolio represents the finest quality of wines in their respective price category and has widespread distribution in all 50 U.S. states. The Winesellers, Ltd. portfolio includes producers and brands from Argentina, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and other countries worldwide.

For more information, visit www.winesellersltd.com and follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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