A Collective Dream
Philosophers say we are all living a collective dream which is the sum of our experiences in this world. We call our collective dream our reality because we are building it every day with our partners and clients.
Nick Pringle was a professional cricketer who played for the English county of Somerset for five years before joining the drinks industry. In 2011 he became commercial director for Africa, the Middle East, South and Central America, sub-continental Asia and southern Europe for Accolade, the Australian drinks giant, before taking on the role as the company’s Head of China in 2016. In June 2017, he took on the role as Chief Operating Officer at Sula Wines, India’s largest wine producer and one of the sub-continent’s biggest importers of wines, beers and spirits. His international experience gives him a rare insight into a wide range of developing markets. He joined Studio Beverage Group in September of 2019 as the CEO.
Led by winemaker-in-chief Barb Spelletich, the talented and handpicked team at Studio Beverage Group comprises a cadre of seasoned winemakers, many of whom have studied internationally in the celebrated vineyards of France, Australia, and Italy. Our wine wizards aren’t about individual accolades; instead, they’re about results. Your success is our success.
Born and raised in Seattle, Barb Spelletich spent the early part of her career as a wine distributor, traveling the world and building relationships with some of the finest wineries in the world. She furthered her knowledge as a negociant with Whitwhams Fine and Rare Wines, based in Bordeaux and Manchester, England, enhancing her contacts with the top winemakers in France. Before moving to the Napa Valley in 1992, Barbara honed her winemaking skills at the University of California, Davis, which has graduated many top winemakers over the years. Her first stop in the Napa Valley was St. Clement Vineyards in St. Helena. Two years later, she and her husband Timothy formed the Spelletich Family Wine Company, which was the their passion for 20 years before joining Studio Beverage Group.
Growing up surrounded by gardens and vineyards in Lake County, Chloe is a botanical artist at heart! Returning to focus on wine, she kept the family tradition alive by joining the wine business in the early 2000s. With her infectious smile and attention to detail, Chloe keeps all compliance activities and reporting, as well as accounting, on point at Studio Beverage Group.
Napa in the ’80s was a small town when William relocated from the east bay. Like many teens in the valley, he was naturally drawn to the wine industry. Working on bottling lines and tasting rooms through high school he cultivated a love for the wine industry. He found himself at the grand estate of Niebaum-Coppola and there he began the vast education that would shape his career. From wine educator to inventory coordinator, he immersed himself in every job, learning the nuances of the wine industry, but it was customer service and hospitality that would ultimately draw his focus. Honing his training for 3 years he found himself at Cakebread Cellars, embarking on a new venture, wine tours. Cakebread was his home for 8 years affording him the opportunity to learn about wine clubs, guest services and hone his high-level customer service skills.
As time moved on William became the father to two sons and found himself dividing his time between customer service and family. Looking for a place where he could balance the two, he began working with his in-laws at their winery in the hills of Lake County. Bringing his invaluable experience he contributed to all areas of the winery and extending his knowledge as he tended to 7 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and hosting tastings in the converted garage winery. All of this wine education and 20 plus years in the wine industry made him invaluable when helping The Stewart family launch and manage their tasting room in Yountville Ca.
Regina LaConti joined Studio Beverage Group in March, 2020 as a Key Account Manager to onboard eCommerce platforms. Over the span of 20 years in the global finance Industry in Switzerland, Regina perfected her role as an Integration & Relationship Manager to Private and Institutional Clients for Swiss and American banks. With her passion for travel, foreign cultures, food & wine, Regina has never stopped immersing herself in the great wine regions of the World from Europe to Australia, Africa, and the Americas.
In 2015 Regina and her husband pursued their passions for wine and landed in California to start new careers in the wine industry. Since then, Regina has worked in key positions from hospitality to business management. Most recently, she played a key role at the Napa Valley Wine Academy as a Student Advisor and course instructor. Regina is a writer for the Napa Valley Vintners/St Helena Star tasting panel. In 2020 she received the WSET Level 4 in Wine & Spirits Diploma, and is considering her next milestone: her MW.