Announcement: Wine Country Publications

Publish Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016

Effective Monday, November 14th, Cathi Wastal has joined Wine Country Publications in the role of
General Manager. Cathi has successfully worked in a sales capacity with our Northern California
publications on a variety of profitable projects throughout the past several years. She brings
significant aptitude and experience to our Company with her expertise in the wine, magazine and
digital world, having worked previously at a national wine publication, as well as with an
established regional magazine. Additionally, as a local to the Napa Valley region, Cathi brings with
her a wealth of local contacts in the hospitality industry and has a proven knack for positive
networking in the wine industry, in collaboration with the publication industry.
Cathi’s role as General Manager comes in light of Mike Giangreco’s announcement of his imminent
retirement from his valued position as Publisher of Wine Country Publications as of December 31st.
Mike has been in the media industry for the past forty years and is excited about the next chapter
in his life. While welcoming our new member of the team, let’s all relay our well wishes to Mike
Giangreco and his family! (Cathi can be reached at, while
Mike can still be reached at
Mike will be working with Cathi throughout November and December to guide and assist her and
the Wine Country Publications staff and clientele in the transition. With Cathi’s experienced and
steady hand at the helm, the Company looks forward to the continued success of Wine Country