Racke USA, subsidiary of the German distribution group, has appointed five new salespeople as it looks to expand its presence in premium wine in the country.

Racke said today (10 November) that its new representatives were: Natalie Fields in Georgia, Bailey Griffin in Virginia, Dan Huffman in Northern California, Kim Rogers in Southern California and Larry Tirrell in Florida.

The team is charged with expanding Racke's brands, which currently include Golden Kaan, Espiritu de Chile and Vitae.

Racke USA, in partnership with Golden Kaan LLC, has a presence in the US that is now 12 strong, with eight of those positions in key markets, the group said.