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Washington State Wine Commission Hires New Executive Director

Steve Warner, a marketing executive from Merck & Co., one of the largest pharmaceutical will become the new Washington Wine Commission executive director beginning March 12. Commission spokesman Ryan Pennington said Warner has a deep background in organizational leadership, marketing, management and international business. Warner is currently in Bucharest, Romania, where he was working as [...]

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Washington Wine Commission – Twenty-Five and Aging Well

In 1987, the Washington State Legislature recognized a small but growing industry that could have an impact on the state’s economy if it caught on—growing grapes and making wine. Although Washington already had an established agricultural industry, especially a robust apple crop, the idea of creating the critical mass necessary to become an emerging wine [...]

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