SOURCE: Jackson Family Wines
SANTA ROSA, CA--(Marketwired - September 04, 2013) - Jackson Family Wines announced today renowned Master Sommelier Michael Jordan will join the company this Fall. Working closely with the sales and marketing teams, Jordan will help build relationships with key influencers across the globe to champion the portfolio of Jackson Family Wines' offerings.
"There's no one more qualified than Michael Jordan to help us tell the true story of the exceptional quality of our vineyards and wineries. Along with our current team of industry veterans like Master Sommelier Larry O'Brien and Master Sommelier John Blazon, to name just a few, Michael will allow us to expand that story both domestically and globally," said Bill O'Connor, executive vice president, Jackson Family Wines. "He brings an incredible depth of personal wine knowledge, food and beverage acumen and success throughout his career in all his endeavors. We are thrilled to welcome him to Jackson Family Wines."
Jordan, one of only fifteen people in the world to hold both Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator diplomas, has decades of hospitality and restaurant management experience, with particular focus on creating world-class beverage programs. In addition, his weekly CRN digital talk radio show, "What's Cooking With Wine Radio," helps demystify wine for consumers across the country.
"I am delighted and honored to work with the Jackson family to help grow their business and further the vision and legacy of Jess Jackson, a man whom I have held great respect for over many years," said Michael Jordan, master sommelier and certified wine educator. "Truly these are some of the greatest wines in the world. I am very excited to be a part of a high quality team and I am looking forward to this, my next chapter."
Jordan will work with the entire portfolio of Jackson Family Wines, which includes more than 30 wineries from the United States, France, Chile, Italy and Australia.
About Jackson Family Wines
Jackson Family Wines (JFW) is a family-owned company that crafts award-winning wines of distinct character and quality. With a focus on sustainable viticulture practices, responsible vineyard and natural resource management and unparalleled winemaking, the family's portfolio comprises more than 30 renowned wineries. In addition to its acclaimed California producers, JFW includes fine wines from France, Chile, Italy and Australia. Founded in 1982 by wine pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jess Jackson, JFW and its various wineries are led by chairman & proprietor Barbara Banke and the Jackson family. Learn more online at www.kj.com or blog.kj.com.
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