SEATTLE, WA (PRWEB) November 03, 2015
August Wine Group, an importer specializing in the import, branding, education and sales of high-quality wines of distinct character from Italy and the Mediterranean, today announced the hiring of Brian Erwin, as Chief Sales Officer. Erwin brings more than 20 years of wine industry sales and management expertise to the position. As Chief Sales Officer, Erwin will be responsible for creating and executing the sales and marketing vision for the company and its winery partners.
“We are seeing dramatic growth across our company and believe our biggest opportunities are still ahead,” said Joshua Hanson, Co-CEO and founding member of August Wine Group. “We are excited and proud to add Brian to our ownership team at this pivotal time. His decades of expertise, proven leadership and deep industry relationships will be central to further accelerating our expansion.”
Erwin joins August Wine Group from The Winebow Group, where he served a dual role as Sr. Vice President and General Manager of MundoVino, which consisted of an impressive collection of wines from Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. He also led the company’s National Accounts Imports business, which included the portfolios from MundoVino, Craft-Estate, and the iconic Leonardo LoCascio Selections from Italy. Prior to The Winebow Group, Erwin held leadership positions at Click Wine Group, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Southern Wine & Spirits.
About August Wine Group
Founded in 2001, August Wine Group (augustwinegroup.com) is a Seattle-based importer specializing in the import, branding, education and sales of high-quality wines of distinct character from Italy and the Mediterranean. The company’s prestigious portfolio features Small Vineyards, Bocelli Family Wines, Giocato, La Quercia, among others, and comprises small, environmentally responsible growers and world-class producers from both well-established and up-and-coming wine regions. August Wine Group’s wines are available throughout North America and many major international markets.