Richmond, VA – July 7, 2022 – Winebow is enhancing its senior leadership and strategic portfolio support in the Northeast region, allowing Winebow Wholesale to position itself for continued growth, and Winebow Imports to further strengthen its position as a leading national importer of fine wine.
First, Winebow Wholesale is pleased to announce the promotion of Sean Woods to the role of Senior Vice President, Sales, overseeing the Northeast region. Woods joined Winebow in 2016 and had been serving as Vice President of Sales for New Jersey and Delaware. Prior to Winebow, he worked for Allied Beverage Group. Additional appointments for Sales Director, overseeing New Jersey and Delaware, as well as Vice President, Sales, overseeing New York, will follow suit.
“Recent evaluations identified the need and opportunity for a regional sales leader in this critical area,” said Dean Ferrell, President and CEO of Winebow. “With our expansion, we also identified the need to elevate resources to Winebow Imports’ Italian portfolio strategy and the national execution of the Heritage portfolio [the division of Winebow Imports dedicated to European wines].”
To that end, and coupled with these exciting advancements, Winebow Imports is pleased to announce the appointments of several of its current team members and company employees. Deena Miskiel is appointed to Vice President, Portfolio Strategy – Heritage; Francois Rousseau to the role of Divisional Vice President, Heritage – East; Giovanni Caveggia to Director of Italian Brand Management – Heritage; and Christina Shoemaker to the new role of Brand Manager, Italian Strategy – Heritage.
“These announcements are impressive in many ways, but most compelling is that we were able to address our growth needs internally by providing opportunities to our employees,” said Ferrell. “This is a testament to the team strength of Winebow.”
Winebow is a national importer and distributor that offers a dynamic portfolio of fine wine and spirits from around the world. Since 1980, the company has represented some of the most established properties in prominent growing areas, as well as a new generation of winemakers and distillers who are dedicated to innovation and quality. Winebow Wholesale’s national distribution platform comprises 18 markets that cover 60 percent of the wine consumption in the U.S. Winebow Imports, representing over 100 estates from Europe (Heritage Portfolio) and the Southern Hemisphere (Pioneer Portfolio), balances its impressive growth with a culture of specialization and excellence. For more information, please visit www.winebow.com.