Gina Shay is a certified sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine with 18 years of experience serving wineries in cooler and cold climate emerging regions, first as a supplier of corks and other top-of-the-bottle packaging; then with Petraea Plus, the first cool climate-dedicated barrel company in the U.S.; and now full-time with Tonnellerie CADUS as Business Development Manager for the eastern U.S., Midwest U.S., Washington State, and all of Canada.

She has served since 2016 on the board of the Michigan Wine Collaborative and is currently the Vice President of the board and the chair of the Membership/Communications committee, helping to garner support for the Michigan wine industry and promote Michigan wines throughout the state and across the nation.

She covers Michigan and, occasionally, other emerging regions as a regional correspondent for The Cork Report , an American wine blog.

Follow here for Cadus cooperage news and updates, non-west coast wine industry articles and photos, wine and food pairing, links to podcasts and social media posts, and a blog detailing the adventures of traveling throughout wine country.

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French and American Oak Barrels

Clayver Ceramic Amphorae

Clayver is a ceramic container designed specifically for winemaking, including fermentation, storage, and aging.

Barrel Cradles

Wilhelmsen Barrel Cradles…from quake-resistant stability to everyday safety, rethink your cellar!


Proud board member, acting Vice President, and Membership/Communications Chair of the Michigan Wine Collaborative. Join us here. Together we can make Michigan a part of the world wine conversation.


Author of the Petraea Plus cool climate barrel blog and regional correspondent for The Cork Report blog, covering Michigan. Proud member of The Cork Report wine club, enjoying not-widely distributed wines from “the other 47” wine-producing states. Click here to read more about the club and here to join.


You can call or text us at +1 585 705 7500 or send an us email at gshay@petraeaplus.com.

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