Welcome to Episode 1369 on Italian Wine Podcast, today on Masterclass US Wine Market With Juliana Colangelo she will be interviewing Gary Fisch.
More about Gary:
When Gary was working toward his B.S. from Rider College in political science, he didn’t yet know where life would take him. Gary fell in love with wine in his senior year of college while working with his father, a liquor salesman, when he traveled to Louis Martini for a business trip. During the visit, Louis spent hours communicating his passion for the winemaking process to Gary. After that experience, Gary knew he wanted to become an expert, so he enrolled in the Sommelier Institute in New Jersey and at several of Windows on the World’s wine courses. That enthusiasm and knowledge served him well when he teamed up with his brother Mark in 1987 and opened his first store in Madison, New Jersey. After years of expansion, Gary’s now has several locations in New Jersey, as well as a flagship location in St. Helena, CA, right across the street from Louis Martini, where it all began for Gary. Gary and his wife, Liz, spend part of the year living in their house in St. Helena, so on any given day, you may run into Gary helping guests find the perfect wine. Gary’s passion for customer service, wine, and retail is palpable, and can be felt walking through every one of his stores.
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More about Juliana Colangelo:
Juliana Colangelo is a Vice President at Colangelo & Partners, the leading wine and spirits communications agency in the U.S. Juliana joined Colangelo & Partners in 2013 with previous experience in events, hospitality, and nonprofit development. During her tenure at C&P, Juliana has led the development of the California office, growing the agency’s domestic presence to a dedicated office of 13 people with representation of leading wine companies such as Jackson Family Wines, Far Niente, Charles Krug Winery, Foley Family Wines and more. Juliana has completed her WSET Level 3 and her eMBA in Wine Business with Sonoma State University, allowing her to bring a strategic and sales-oriented approach to communications strategy for the agency. In 2021, Juliana was named one of PR News’ Top Women in PR in the “Rising Stars” category. In 2022 Juliana became a Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador.
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