Bottleneck Drive names Dyer as coordinator

New coordinator has extensive background in wine marketing and writing

Donita Dyer

The Bottleneck Drive Association, representing wineries, cideries and a brewery in Summerland, has hired a new coordinator.

Donita Dyer began work with Bottleneck Drive on Nov. 1.

She has a background in wine marketing and sales. Previously, she served as territory manager for Empson Wines Canada.

She has completed the WSET Advanced program and the French Win3 Scholar Course in 2014 and is now working on her Champagne Master Class.

Dyer has a social media marketing certificate and a sales and marketing diploma from the hospitality and tourism program at Red Deer College.

She has also provided wine instruction classes at the Metropolitan Bartending School in Vancouver.

She is the co-founder, editor and writer for www.corkaffairs, featuring North American wine writers and is also the founder and writer at, and the creator of The Pink Tank, a Facebook page dedicated to rosé wine reviews.

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