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Samantha Steckbeck - Director Ret Accts Orient Express Hotels
the world's most magical collection of romantic luxury hotels and resorts including the renowned "Hotel Cipriani" in Venice and "21 Club" in New York City

Heidi Barrett - Winemaker
Heidi Peterson Barrett is a winemaker who has been responsible for some California's most notable cult wines, including Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle Vineyards, Paradigm Winery, Grace Family Vineyards, Amuse Bouche, Lamborn Family Vineyards, Showket Vineyards and Fantesca, is a consultant for Diamond Creek and Niebaum-Coppola, and has her own wine label, La Sirena. She is the daughter of California wine pioneer Richard Peterson, and is married to Bo Barrett, winemaker at Chateau Montelena of "Judgment of Paris", which was recently the subject of the motion picture Bottle Shock.[2] Robert Parker has on several occasions awarded her wines 100 points and called her "the first lady of wine". She graduated from UC Davis in 1980 with a B.Sc. in Fermentation Science. Having experienced internships in both the German and Australian wine industries, Barrett became head winemaker for Buehler Vineyards in 1983 at age 25.[ Following the 1992 vintage of Screaming Eagle, Barrett became a "winemaking star".

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