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Viticulture briefs

Treasury Wine Estates recently announced changes to its executive leadership team.

The company established a new global marketing function bringing together all brands and marketing teams under one management structure. To lead this new function, Simon Marton was appointed as chief marketing officer.

The delivery of TWE’s commercial strategies around the world will be led by two regional chief commercial officers. Sandra LeDrew will head up the Americas, and Andrew Carter will lead Asia Pacific/Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“As a result of the changes announced today, TWE will have a much simpler and more effective structure,” said Warwich Every-Burns, chief executive of Treasury Wine Estates, in a news release.

Wine Institute conference

The Wine Institute held the first-ever planning conference for its entire team of state relations staff and consultants from around the nation who work on advancing California wine internationally and across the country.

Organized by Steve Gross, state relations vice president, and Annie Bones, state compliance specialist, the meeting brought together Wine Institute’s six regional counsels/managers and 48 of the contractors they oversee to anticipate and plan for the hundreds of bills that will be introduced at the state level in 2014 that will impact wine.

Winegrowing workshop

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance is hosting a workshop, “Sustainable Winegrowing Workshop for Ag Professionals,” on Dec. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Robert Mondavi Institute in Davis. The cost is $30.

(Compiled by Cathy Bussewitz. Submit items to cathy.bussewitz@pressdemocrat.com.)

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