Industry Appointments and the Science in Wine

Looking out at the Matua Winery on a sunny day.
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Peter Heyworth, Dutton-Goldfield.

Sonoma’s Dutton-Goldfield Winery Gets a President

Sonoma’s Dutton-Goldfield Winery has named Peter Heyworth to the newly created position of president, according to a press release issued Tuesday. The Sebastopol, California, winery known for its Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, created the position to implement new marketing and sales strategies.

Heyworth has more than 25 years of international wine and spirits sales and marketing experience. He began his career as the marketing manager at Justerini & Brooks in London, England. Over the next two decades, he expanded his resume to include upper management positions at Diageo, Allied Domecq, Vincor, Fosters, and Independent Distillers. In addition to wines and spirits, Heyworth also served as vice president of sales and marketing at Apollo Research.

“This is a winery that is fiercely independent and proudly local. I was hired to ensure they stay that way,” Heyworth said in the release.

Hey UCDavis, CIA And Cornell Grads! Read This:

Pharmaceutical giant Merck is offering a $10,000 prize for research on, among other things, food and beverage safety.

Merck is inviting graduate students and recent graduates to enter research projects for a chance to win the $10,000 Life Science Awards Program grand prize in one of three areas: food and beverage safety, 3-D printing, and bioseparations. The awards program has been extended from previous years to include additional business sectors and geographies.

We’re going to focus here on the food and beverage part of the program, which is looking for research about food and beverage safety including testing or typing methods, process improvements and environmental or epidemiological studies.

For details including eligibility and what to submit, find the full rules here.

How To Chill

New  Zealand winery Matua is releasing the 2016 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé with thermographic label technology. The Chill Check labels activate as a bottle is cooled to optimal drinking temperature, with the label’s features changing color.

One of Treasury Wine Estates brands, Matua’s label features a snowflake symbol that appears when the bottle is optimally chilled, along with a color-changing Ta Moko symbol, which darkens when the wine reaches its ideal temperature. In the Maori culture of New Zealand, the Ta Moko is a traditional tattoo of the face or body, sacred to the wearer, TWE said in a press release. The SRP for both wines is $11.99.

Published on June 28, 2017
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