Glenn Coogan: A Loss for Washington Wine

by Shona Milne on September 12, 2011

Glenn Coogan, vice president of Northwest Operations for Ascentia Wine Estates, passed away Sunday, reportedly of a heart attack. Glenn oversaw operations at Columbia Winery here in Woodinville. The Columbia Winery tasting room is closed today.

On a personal note, I could not believe the news this morning of Glenn’s passing. I work in the tasting room at Columbia and can’t imagine that Glenn won’t be there anymore. He created a great working atmosphere and I also considered him a friend. I was in the kitchen with Glenn a few days ago tasting some of our upcoming releases. I miss him.

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