Yesterday, the Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission announced that James Trezise of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation was named the Wine Industry Integrity Award honoree for 2006.
Created in 1998, the award honors individuals who have conducted their careers with integrity while making significant contributions to the wine industry. The award will be presented at a dinner in honor of Trezise at the Wine and Roses Hotel in Lodi, California, on Friday, November 3, 2006.
Trezise has been President of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation since its creation in 1985. The Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization that sponsors research and promotion programs in support of New York grapes, juice and wine.
Jim is a real champion and in many ways the voice of New York wines. Congratulations to him...even if he has never returned one of my emails.