Representatives from New Hampshire’s 34 wineries gathered late last week for their fifth annual meeting at Flag Hill Winery and Distillery, with New Hampshire Liquor Commission Chairman Joseph Mollica among the honorees. Pictured from left to right are Frank Reinhold, owner of Flag Hill Winery & Distillery, which hosted the event; Mollica; and Peter Oldak, president of the N.H. Winery Association and owner of Jewell Towne Vineyards. (COURTESY)
Liquor Commission chairman Mollica honored
The award to NHLC was in recognition of a new rack and point-of-sale program introduced last year in state liquor and wine outlets that prominently features local wines near checkout lanes.
“Winemaking started as a hobby, but when I was in business school it quickly turned into a passion and is now a family business,” said Lewis Eaton, winemaker and owner of Sweet Baby Vineyard in East Kingston. “The rack and point-of-sale program has catapulted our sales. In 2013 we sold a record 3,000 cases, and we are on track to hit 4,000 cases this year.”