Tasting Panel Magazine Names Jim Concannon “Man of the Year”

on 12/11/10 at 12:11 pm


Jim Concannon, third-generation vintner and ambassador for Concannon Vineyard and Livermore Valley winemaking, has been named 2010’s “Man of the Year” by Tasting Panel Magazine, one of the adult beverage industry’s leading publications. Announcement of the “Man of the Year” award and update on Concannon Vineyard initiatives is covered in the November 2010 issue of Tasting Panel.

“We salute Concannon Vineyard, a founding family of California wine, and credit Jim and the winery for completion of a ten-year, $30 million revitalization program focused on quality in the vineyards, winery and operations. Concannon Vineyard is one of the first of seventeen wineries to earn certification by the California  Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, launched a new tier of Conservancy wines to produce quality vintages from vineyards protected in perpetuity from urban development and  will shortly earn organic certification,” said Anthony Dias Blue, renown wine and spirits veteran and editor in chief, Tasting Panel magazine.

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