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Posted 16th November 2015

Master of Wines Makes His Mark in the US Virgin Islands

Master of Wine, Mark de Vere, imparts his expertise for Robert Mondavi wines and the Constellation portfolio in the US Virgin Islands.

Tags: us virgin islands, robert-mondavi-winery, simi, franciscan

Mark De Vere MW accompanied Stansfeld Scott’s Caribbean Area Manager Susan Warren on a two-day visit to the US Virgin Islands. Short but sweet, Mark De Vere’s enthusiasm and passion for wine was certainly contagious.

The first item on the agenda was a radio promotion. Mark de Vere joined Tegan Lucas of Glazer’s Premier Distributors on-air in announcing the opportunity for people to enjoy the pairing of Robert Mondavi Wines with signature dishes at Donatello’s restaurant.

The radio announcement was a success and Donatello’s dinner sold-out. Guests listened intently as Mark de Vere spoke of the man, myth and legend of Californian winemaker Robert Mondavi.

Another aspect of the trip included visits to key on-premise accounts such as Moe’s, Grand Palazzo and Bolongo Bay. Select wines were tasted and Mark de Vere spoke passionately to decision makers about the Constellation portfolio in driving comprehensive wine listings.

Sales teams benefited from Mark’s skill during staff training sessions. Mark engaged the Glazer’s sales team as well as food and beverage staff from accounts such as Old Stone Farmouhse and Mahogany Run. This Master of Wine’s enthusiasm rubbed off as staff members learned a great deal about the intricacies of wine.

“I learned so much from Mark de Vere in the very short time we spent together. Mark exhibited such energy and passion for the Robert Mondavi winery and Constellation portfolio. He captivated retailers and wait staff with his expertise and knowledge,” commented Susan Warren. “It was a pleasure working with Mark and I hope to do so again soon.