President of Vinotemp International Named as Finalist in 8th Annual Stevie Award for Women in Business

October 14, 2011


Stevie Award Winners to be Announced in New York November 11, 2011

LOS ANGELES, Calif. October 14, 2011 – India Hynes, president of Vinotemp International, a recognized leader in the wine storage and refrigeration industry for 25 years, was named a Finalist in the category of Best Entrepreneur, Non-Services Businesses (up to 100 Employees) in the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide.

Nicknamed the Steviesfor the Greek word “crowned,” the Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. More than 1,300 entries – a record for the competition - were submitted this year for consideration in 75 categories. Winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 11. Nominated female executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend. The presentations will be broadcast live across the country by the Business TalkRadio Network.

Since becoming president of Vinotemp in 2005, Hynes has been a hands-on leader, entrepreneur, innovator and inventor – all while forming several crucial partnerships. As a result of smart planning during the economic downturn, Hynes acquired the assets of wine storage giant Apex to create a new company, Apex Wine Cellars & Saunas, and launched Epicureanist a company specializing in affordable, functional wine and gourmet focused items. Due to continued sales and personnel growth, Vinotemp and Apex Wine Cellars & Saunas recently opened new corporate headquarters in Irvine, California.

“My father was my business mentor and he vehemently believed that hard work, innovation, and thinking ahead with regard to technology and trends are all crucial aspects to running a successful business,” states Hynes. “I am thrilled to learn that the effort we have put into growing our businesses, and the beliefs instilled in me by my father, have been recognized by the Stevie Awards and I am honored to be a part of such an exceptional group of Finalists.”

Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of the six final judging committees will select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging.

 “Women entrepreneurs and executives continue to innovate, excel, and impress,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “Regardless of general economic conditions, the achievements of women-owned and – run organizations around the world remain high, and are reflected in this year’s impressive body of Finalists.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

Vinotemp International designs custom wood wine cabinets, wine racks, and cooling systems and is the leading distributor of wine coolers, beverage coolers, wine and beer dispensers, wine accessories, and more. Close attention to market demand and non-standard ideas has resulted in the ability to offer diversified wine storage solutions utilized by companies like the Bellagio, Wynn, MGM, Paris and other casinos in Las Vegas, along with establishments such as Hard Rock, Ritz Carlton, House of Blues, Houston’s Restaurants and more (many of the top celebrities in Hollywood also own Vinotemp custom made wine cellars).

Select Vinotemp products are available at most retailers in the US: Costco, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s and Best Buy. For more information about Vinotemp contact 800.777.VINO (8466) or visit

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About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at