Posts Written OnFebruary 03, 2006

Some Good Wines, and an Even Better Cause at Martha Clara Vineyards


As mentioned right here a couple weeks ago, the 2006 Long Island Wine Country Winter Festival is taking place throughout the month of February. And it should come as no surprise that Martha Clara Vineyards, they of the jam-packed event schedule, is taking part in a big way. Cooking classes, chocolate-making demonstrations and oyster shucking dot the calendar. But one event stands out. On Friday, February 17, Martha Clara Vineyards is hosting a dinner and auction to benefit Healing the Children – Northeast for a medical mission to Guayaquil, Ecuador, that will provide healthcare and surgery to the poor children…

Bedell Cellars Announces Trent Preszler as Chief Operating Officer and John Irving Levenberg as Winemaker


Bedell Cellars, owned by New Line Cinema Co-Chairman and Co-CEO Michael Lynne, reaffirming its commitment to world-class wine with the slight reorganization of its core team, including the naming of Trent Preszler as Chief Operating Officer. Initially recruited in 2002 to spearhead sales as National Brand Manager, Trent has been the Vice President of Operations since 2004. In that role Trent saw the winery through its ambitious renovation, highly-acclaimed vintages and a continually developing relationship with the contemporary art world. As well, John Irving Levenberg, formerly associate winemaker, has been named winemaker to work along with founder Kip Bedell and…