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San Francisco, CA, United States, 2006/04/20 - Appellation America - the comprehensive online wine portal providing access to every winery, grape varietal and appellation on the North American continent has added talented wine writer Mary Baker to its growing list of Regional Editors.
Ms Baker is well known to the winegrowing communities of the Central Coast as a passionate advocate for winegrowing in the Paso Robles AVA.
Baker chaired the 2004 Paso Robles Zinfandel festival, and has been a forceful and imaginative director in the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, moving the organization to major marketing initiatives. At home she is the administrative partner of Dover Canyon Winery. Around the cyberspace world, she is the respected co-host of the California forums for the 20,000-member eGullet Society. Her writing on winegrape marketing for Practical Winery & Vineyard has even been translated into Spanish for Chilean readers.
Ms Baker brings an exceptionally wide range of insight to the position, having years of experience in winery business management (Justin Winery) and promotion (Wild Horse Winery), as well as the critical eye of a very talented journalist. Mary Baker is uniquely sensitive to the promise and the challenges of building a well grounded and far reaching reputation for a burgeoning appellation like Paso.
“She’s a roll’up her sleeves, hands on kind of person” says Appellation America Managing Editor, Adam Dial. “For our publication, with its unique mission, Mary Baker is a perfect blend of grape stains and ink stains.”
In addition to contributing features and wine reviews, Mary Baker will be organizing Appellation America’s Discovery Tasting Program for the Paso Robles AVA. The Discovery Program brings together leading winemakers from the region to identify the signature characteristics of the wines from the appellation.
Paso Robles wineries and industry organizations are encouraged to cooperate with Mary Baker in identifying and promoting the distinct character of their appellation. To submit wines for review, news items, events notices, or to participate in the Discovery Tasting Program, please contact Mary Baker at e-mail protected from spam bots.
Appellation America - Online Wine Portal
Appellation America (appellationamerica.com) is a comprehensive online wine portal providing access to every winery. Its mission is have the best wine writers in the wine business working in each region to discover and develop distinct wine region identities, and then build appellation consciousness in the broader wine consuming culture.