Beverage Business Magazine Profiles

List of Interviewees, 1999-Present

  • Dan Ackroyd, actor/owner, Crystal Head Vodka, Canada
  • Eric Asimov, wine writer, New York Times, New York City
  • Bill & Denise Atwood, chef/owners, Red Pheasant, Dennis MA
  • Robin Back, NA sales manager, Charles Back Wines, Paarl, SA
  • Susana Balbo, winemaker/owner, Crios Wines, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Frank Bell, restaurateur, Back Bay Bistro/White Star, Copley Square, Boston, MA
  • Marc Beyer, winemaker/owner, Beyer, Alsace, France
  • Dylan Black, restaurateur, Green Street, Cambridge, MA
  • Pascal Boyé, NA sales manager, Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, Epernay, France
  • Levent Bozkurt, restaurateur/wine buyer, Silks, Tyngsboro, MA
  • Bill Bradley, executive chef, Bricco, Boston, MA
  • Bob Brenner, beverage manager, Paragon Restaurant, Portland, OR
  • Jeff Broadman, general manager, Redbones, Somerville, MA
  • Eric Broege, owner, Vintages Wine, W Concord & Belmont, MA
  • Daniel Bruce, executive chef, Boston Harbor Hotel & director, Boston Wine Festival
  • Jim Callaghan, Callaghan Vineyards, Sonoita, AZ
  • Chris Campbell, owner/sommelier/cellar director, Troquet, Boston, MA
  • Laura & Nicolas Catena, owners, Bodegas Catena Zapata, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Victor Charcan, marketing manager, El Coto Rioja, Haro, Spain
  • Josh & Katy Childs, owners, Silvertone Café, Boston, MA
  • Mike Cimini, CEO, Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA
  • Jeff Cirace, owner, Cirace & Sons, Boston, MA
  • Brent Clayton, wine salesman, Marty’s, Allston, MA
  • Laurette Cossaboom, wine buyer, Ball Square Liquors, Somerville, MA
  • Craft Beer Cellars (Susan Schalow & Kate Baker), owners, Belmont, MA
  • Greg Crone, owner, Croney Estates, Two Ton Wines, New Zealand
  • Giorgio della Cia, winemaker, Meerlust, Stellenbosch, Capetown, SA
  • John Davis, president, Taste of California Wine Club, Chicago, IL
  • Frank dePasquale, North End restaurateur (Bricco, Umbria, Mare) Boston, MA
  • Paul Delios, chef/owner, Meze Estatoriou, Charlestown, MA
  • Chris Douglass, chef/owner, Icarus, Boston, MA
  • Veronique Drouhin, Winemaker, Domaine Drouhin, Oregon
  • Craig Eastman, Vice Pres, Sales & Marketing, Argyle Winery, Dundee, Oregon
  • Stephen Fisher, sommelier, The Ritz-Carlton Boston, Boston, MA
  • Peter Fiumara, owner, Good Life Bar & Vodka Lounge, Boston, MA
  • Giuseppe Folonari, president, Tenuta Folonari, Friuli, Italy
  • Aaron Francisco, wine-buyer/sommelier, 111 Chop House, Worcester, MA
  • Doug French, mezcalero/owner, Scorpion Mezcal, Oaxaca, MX
  • Helen Gallo, Northeast sales manager, Winebow, Boston, MA
  • Michael Gillen, Wine Buyer/Wine Director, Busa Wine & Spirits, Salem, MA
  • Mike Gilly, wine buyer, Blanchard’s, West Roxbury, MA
  • Richard Glass, gen’l manager, interior designer, Green Dolphin Street, Chicago, IL
  • Joe Gomes, spirits buyer/store manager, Blanchard’s, Allston, MA
  • Paul Hart, owner, Rex Hill Vineyards, Newburg, Oregon
  • Ferguson Herivaux, bartender/production mgr, Locke-Ober Café, Boston, MA
  • Scott Holliday, wine buyer/bar manager, Chez Henri, Cambridge, MA
  • David Hulley, wine consultant, Epic, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
  • David Hunt, winemaker/owner, Hunt Cellars, Paso Robles, CA
  • Marisa Iocca & Rita d’Angelo, Exec Chef & G.M., Bricco & Umbria, Boston, MA
  • Erik Johnson, sommelier/wine manager, L’Espalier, Sel de la Terre, Boston, MA
  • Nicolas Joly, winemaker-viticulturist-educator, Savennières, Loire, France
  • Marc Kadish, restaurateur/beer buyer, Sunset Grill & Tap, Allston, MA
  • Mary Myers Kauppila, CEO, Snows Lake Vineyard, Red Hills, Lake Co. AVA, CA
  • Seana Kelley, ex-owner/G.M., Durgin-Park Restaurant, Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
  • Penny Knapman, owner, The Epicure, Chatham, MA
  • Richard Kzarian, owner, Violette Imports & Wine Cellars, Cambridge, MA
  • Chris Lianos, owner, Ball Square Liquors, Somerville, MA
  • Leonardo LoCascio / Marilisa Allegrini, vineyard owners, Maremma, Italy
  • Rolf Lutz, marketing consultant/manager, Vinexx, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Samir Majmudar, owner of Rani, Tanjore, Bhindi Bazar, Greater Boston, MA
  • Nick Martinelle, wine buyer, The Spirited Gourmet, Belmont, MA
  • Maria Martinez, winemaker, Bodegas Montecillo, Haro, Rioja, Spain
  • Lolly Mason, Bartender, Meritage, Machine, etc., Boston, MA
  • Bob McGinn, North East sales manager, Ferrari-Carano Winery, Napa, CA
  • Burt Miller, CEO, Brookline Liquor Mart & Millesimes Fine Wine Traders, Allston
  • David Millman, Managing Director, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Dundee, Oregon
  • Phil & Chris Minervino, partners/owners, Lower Falls Wine Co., Newton, MA
  • Sergio Mionetto, owner/vintner, Mionetto Prosecco, Valdobbiadene, Italy
  • Norton Winemakers, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Lavinia Mirò, deputy director, Wines from Spain, Spanish Trade Commission, NY
  • Peter Mondavi, owner. Charles Krug Winery, Napa, CA
  • Jane Mitchell, Mitchell Vineyards, Clare, Australia
  • Angus O‘Leary, pub owner, O’Leary’s, Brookline, MA
  • Raphael Oliver, General Manager, Top of the Hub Restaurant, Boston, MA
  • Jorge Ordóñez, Spanish wine importer, Dedham, MA
  • Roger Ormon, wine buyer/newsletter wizard, Brookline Liquor Mart, Boston, MA
  • Alex Ott, master mixologist/consultant, New Amsterdam Gin, New York, NY
  • Kimberly & Vitaly Paley, FOH/Chef, Paley’s Place, Portland, Oregon
  • Marcus Palmer, sommelier / wine manager, Smith & Wollensky, Boston MA
  • Antonio Pani, wine buyer, Cambridge, MA
  • Chris Pedersen, Charles Street Liquors, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA
  • Roberto Pighin, owner, Azienda Fratelli Pighin, Friuli, Italy
  • Richard Pile, wine buyer/sommelier, Elephant Walk, Brookline/Waltham, MA
  • Len Presutti, wine educator, Martignetti / Carolina Wine Companies, W Roxbury MA
  • Tim Preston, winemaker/owner/exporter, Mill’s Reef Winery, Hawke’s Bay, NZ
  • Paul Provost, general manager, Big Y’s Table & Vine, Northampton, MA
  • Raimund Prüm, owner/winemaker, S. A. Prüm, Mosel, Germany
  • David & Jennifer Ramler, Chef & FOH, Cape Sea Grille, Harwichport, MA
  • Michael Ratcliffe, winemaker/owner, Warwick Estates, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Dellie Rex, Head of Wine Programs, New England Culinary Institute, Essex, VT
  • Len Rothenberg, wine buyer/owner, Federal Wine & Spirits, Boston, MA
  • Howard Rubin, proprietor, Bauer Wine Cellar, Boston, MA
  • Steve Rubin, package store owner, Huntington Wine & Spirits, Boston, MA
  • Bill Samuels Jr., owner, Maker’s Mark Distillery, Loretto, KY
  • Lorenzo Savona, co-owner, win(s)e guy, Les Zygomates, Boston, MA
  • Allen Scott, Scott Vineyards, Nelson, New Zealand
  • George Schwartz, Northeast sales manager, VIAS Wines, NYC
  • Darryl Settles, owner/manager, Bob’s Southern Bistro; partner, Beehive, Boston
  • Kat Silirie, wine buyer/sommelier, Nine Park Street, Boston, MA
  • Tom Schmeisser, wine buyer, Marty’s, Newton, MA
  • Frans Smit, winemaker, Spier Winery, Capetown, SA
  • Paul Souza, manager, New England Wine & Spirits, Newburyport, MA
  • Camille Stagg, wine & food journalist, Chicago, IL
  • Al Stankus, sommelier, Davio’s Restaurant, Boston, MA
  • Kim Stare Wallace, VP, Marketing Director, Dry Creek Vineyards, Sonoma, CA
  • Michael Schlow & Thomas Holland, exec-chef/owner & GM, TICO / Boston, MA
  • Willie Tait, Master Distiller & Single Malt Ambassador, Isle of Jura, Scotland
  • Pierre & Fils Taittinger, Reims, France
  • Sandra Tavares da Silva, winemaker, Zeller Wines, deZellaer Port, Portugal
  • Max Toste, owner, Deep Ellum & Lone Star Taco Bar, Allston, MA
  • Alicia Towns, wine manager, Grill 23 & Bar, Back Bay, Boston, MA
  • Piero Trotta, wine director, San Domenico, then Del Posto 10
  • Jim Tye, senior brands & operations manager, United Liquors, Boston, MA
  • Christian Vassilev, sommelier, Mantra, Boston, MA
  • Julio & Julito Viola, impresarios, Bodegas del Fin del Mundo, Patagonia, Argentina
  • Grady Wann, president, Zinfandel Advocates, winemaker/GM, Quivira Winery,CA
  • Gyles Webb, owner/winemaker, Thelema Mountain Vineyard, Capetown, SA
  • Dewey Weddington, marketing exec, Cooper Mountain Winery, Beaverton, OR
  • Nik Weis, owner/GM, Weingut St. Urbans-Hof, Mosel, Germany
  • Chris Weld, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Barrington, MA
  • Tyler Young (mgr) & Farid Himeur (winemaker), Gruet Winery, Albuquerque, NM
  • Mohammad El Zein, general manager/beverage drector, Masa, Boston, MA
  • Zuccardi, Bodegas Familia Zuccardi, Mendoza, Argentina

List of Distilleries:

  • Jameson Irish Whiskey, Ireland
  • Isle of Jura Scotch Whiskies, Scotland
  • Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Great Barrington, MA
  • Cold River Potato Vodka, Maine Distilleries, Freeport ME
  • Bowmore Scotch Whiskies, Scotland
  • Damnation Alley Distillery, Belmont, MA
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