Josh Hermsmeyer is a father and, on the side, he moonlights as Generalissimo of Capozzi Winery. Josh is also a recognized expert on social media marketing for wineries. He’s been featured in The Wall Street JournalWine & SpiritsWines and VinesThe Press DemocratNorth Bay Biz and Fast Company Now. He has given talks on social media and marketing at UC Davis, Sonoma State University, The Wine Industry Technology Symposium, The Mendocino Winegrape Commission, and Women for Wine Sense.

Josh has written forWines and Vinesand co-authored a chapter on direct-to-consumer marketing and Wine 2.0 for Professor Liz Thach’s Wine: A Global Business, the authoritative academic text on the wine industry. Pinotblogger: the Capozzi Winery Blog has been honored as Best Winery Blog in the annual American Wine Blog Awards. Josh served on the Sonoma County Wine Library Associates Board of Directors from 2007-2008, and was elected President for the 2008 year. Josh was trained at UC Davis where he studied Economics and Winemaking, and where he met and was swept off his feet by his lovely wife Candace.

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