Jennifer Montgomery New IGGVA Head
October 6, 2014
Jennifer Montgomery is the new executive director of the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association (IGGVA). Most recently, Jennifer was the executive director of the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association. Current IGGVA executive director Bill McCartney will stay active in the organization according to a published report by the IGGVA. Montgomery was the first executive directory for the Nebraska Winery Association. She has also worked for WineAmerica in Washington D.C.
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Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.
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