About Wine4Food

Wine4Food.com is the editorial arm of Golden Ram Imports. Wine4Food shares the stories behind our wines, the makers, the vineyards, and what makes them special. But those aren't the only stories we tell! We show you how to make wine tasting easy, how food affects the wines we love, and mostly, we inspire confidence when pairing wine with food. We are not like the other importers. So, we created Wine4Food.com! Have a drink and stay awhile.

Frank Shobe
CEO

Carole Mac
Editorial Director & Executive Producer/Video Host

Alexandra Friedman 
Content Manager

Sarah Vela 
Business Operations Manager

Golden Ram Imports

Frank Shobe
CEO

Frank Shobe joined Golden Ram Imports in July 2015 as Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining GRI, Mr. Shobe began his career in the wine industry as financial controller with Winebow, Inc, in 1983. He held a variety of positions in the industry, ranging from Chief Marketing Officer to Chief Operating Officer while overseeing and participating in the growth and development of Winebow to what was then a $250M wine company.

Today with nearly 35 years of experience in marketing, sales, finance, operations, IT, and HR, he provides a guiding hand to Golden Ram Imports and Wine4Food.com.

Mr. Shobe earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Missouri in 1981 and CPA in 1987. He will earn his Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia College in 2017.

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Carole Mac Editorial Director & Executive Producer/Video Host

With over 15 years experience in the food industry, Carole Mac is a journalist, creator, producer, and host. Her background includes an International MBA, marketing for Nike, creating/selling a culinary event company, columnist, and Editorial Director of the James Beard award-winning Rosengarten Report. Her food film short Oh My Rødgrød! was selected to appear in the New York City, Chicago, and Devour Food Film Festivals, and her children’s book The Gift of the Ladybug is an Amazon bestseller. To join her behind-the-scenes culinary adventures, follow her on Instagram @Carole.Mac.

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Sarah Vela 
Business Operations Manager

With 10 years of experience in the wine industry, Sarah is currently Business Operations Manager of Golden Ram Imports. Previously, she was an Educator at The Winebow Group, a national importer and distributor. She is a Certified Specialist of Wine, and has passed the Advanced level of the WSET. She graduated from New York University, and lives in the West Village with her dog Mia.

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Alexandra Friedman 
Content Manager

Alexandra comes from a background in production that spans various hit television series like The Cleveland Show and Project Runway to websites including CNBC.com. Growing up around New York City, she was exposed to cuisines from all corners of the world. It was these experiences that inspired her insatiable love for travel and adventure. She now lives in California, where she is immersed in wine country’s food and beverage culture. Combining the yin of her media expertise with the yang of her epicurean appetite, her role at Wine4Food is the ultimate synthesis of her professional and personal worlds.

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