SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wine East, the wine industry magazine that has focused exclusively on Eastern North American readers for 27 years, has joined forces with Wines & Vines magazine to bring better and more frequent coverage of Eastern grape growing and winemaking to the pages of the broader-based publication. Beginning with Wines & Vines’ September issue, the editors and owners of Wine East, Hudson Cattell and Linda Jones McKee, will provide wine industry editorial content exclusively to Wines & Vines.
Wine East subscribers accustomed to receiving bi-monthly issues of Wine East now will get news and information twice as often in the monthly editions of Wines & Vines. Wine East advertisers will reach the same Wine East readers as before, and in addition will access the much larger circulation of Wines & Vines.
The transition of Wine East from a standalone publication to its new status within the pages of Wines & Vines will give Hudson Cattell and Linda Jones McKee an opportunity to continue their faithful service to Eastern grape growers and vintners while relieving the two founders of many administrative and circulation duties.
Wines & Vines serves wine industry readers across North America. The explosive growth in wineries across the continent in recent years — now totaling more than 6,000 bonded and virtual wineries listed in the Wines & Vines print/online Directory — has encouraged Wines & Vines to increase its coverage of issues relevant to the wine industry beyond its California base to include the Central, Northwestern and Eastern regions.
“Industry members in each region have their own challenges and need their own solutions,” said Chet Klingensmith, publisher of Wines & Vines. Added Jim Gordon, Wines & Vines editor, “The partnership with Wine East brings the seasoned talents of Hudson Cattell and Linda Jones McKee to bear on stories and trends that are especially relevant to the Eastern region. It's great to have them on our team. At the same time, the Eastern readers will get a broader view of their profession from the extensive coverage of industry-wide issues that Wines & Vines continually covers.”
About Wine East:
Wine East is a bi-monthly wine industry magazine that has covered news of grapes and wine east of the Rocky Mountains since 1981. Founded by Linda Jones McKee and Hudson Cattell of L&H Photojournalism, the publication is based in Lancaster, Pa.
About Wines & Vines:
Established in 1919, Wines & Vines magazine is the wine industry’s most established and respected trade publication. The 2008 Wines & Vines Directory/Buyer’s Guide is the most comprehensive and accurate compendium of its type and provides more than 20,000 industry listings, including North American wineries and growers, distributors, wine writers, industry suppliers, wine retailers and industry phone book. The Directory/Buyer’s Guide is available in print and online for $95 through the company’s Web site, www.winesandvinesdirectory.com, or by calling (866) 453-9701.