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A to Z Wineworks Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Industry Bash Supporting Literacy

A to Z Wineworks Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Industry Bash Supporting Literacy

A to Z Wineworks capped off three days of anniversary celebrations with an industry party at the winery Saturday, August 12th.  Roughly 500 members of the wine and hospitality trade attended, donating more than 400 books for Yamhill County’s YES program in support of the “Literacy from A to Z” theme. A to Z launched […]

Laffort USA Announce the Opening of a New Store Location at 164 Johnson St. in Windsor, CA

Laffort USA Announce the Opening of a New Store Location at 164 Johnson St. in Windsor, CA

As a sign of our growing business Laffort USA is excited to make the availability of high quality oenological products more accessible to Sonoma County winemakers by opening a new retail store in Windsor. Shaun Richardson, General Manager of Laffort USA says that he is very excited to offer greater speed and convenience to winemakers […]

Emeritus Vineyards Wins USA TODAY’s Best Winery Tour 2017

Emeritus Vineyards Wins USA TODAY’s Best Winery Tour 2017

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice awards Emeritus #1 for Best Winery Tour Sebastopol, California, August 18, 2017 – Emeritus Vineyards is pleased to announce they have been voted #1 out of 20 nominees in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for best U.S. winery tour. Nominees were chosen by a panel of […]

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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Opens Culinary, Hospitality, and Enology Scholarship Applications

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Opens Culinary, Hospitality, and Enology Scholarship Applications

San Diego, CA (August 16, 2017) – The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival® opens the application process for its culinary arts, hospitality, enology and viticulture scholarships presented by Fast Forward Futures, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs (Chaîne), and the Berry Good Night Foundation. Scholarships are awarded to students, culinary enthusiasts, and professionals who are looking […]

A Great Year for Corsican Wine Producers

A Great Year for Corsican Wine Producers

With slightly larger quantities than 2015, the 2016 vintage is very promising. The first impressions on the 2016 vintage are out and they are positive! Despite an unusual year, the millesimal is very bright and forecasts great wines. Bastia, July 2017 – Starting with an exceptionally sweet winter and an equally warm early spring, 2016 […]

The Family Coppola Announces Release of Bee’s Box Wines

The Family Coppola Announces Release of Bee’s Box Wines

Buy a Bottle, Save a Bee: California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir — A Portion of Proceeds to be Donated to Bee Conservancy Organizations GEYSERVILLE, CA (August 18, 2017) With the slogan Buy a Bottle, Save A Bee, the sustainability team of The Family Coppola – which includes the Francis Ford Coppola Winery and the Virginia Dare Winery […]

Gary’s Wine & Marketplace Appoints Brooke Sabel as Wine Director to Enhance Wine Education

Gary’s Wine & Marketplace Appoints Brooke Sabel as Wine Director to Enhance Wine Education

Fast-Growing Industry Leader Strengthens Fine Wine Resources NEW YORK, August 17, 2017 – A leading, regional alcohol beverage and gourmet food retailer, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace (www.garyswine.com), announced today that it has hired Brooke Sabel as Wine Director. Sabel will be overseeing the wine buying team and enhancing the wine education program for staff and […]

Till Vodka Expands Distribution in Ohio with an Updated Design, New Sizes and Local Cocktails

Till Vodka Expands Distribution in Ohio with an Updated Design, New Sizes and Local Cocktails

The Heartland is a Focus for this Premium Vodka Made from Kansas Wheat August 17, 2017 (Atchison, KS) – Till American Wheat Vodka, made from the finest quality Kansas wheat, has expanded their distribution in 2017 in Ohio. Till Vodka is also available in Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin. In addition, […]

Lodi Winegrape Commission Announces New Officers and Members of Board of Directors

Lodi Winegrape Commission Announces New Officers and Members of Board of Directors

Lodi, CA. August 8, 2017 – The new 2017-18 board of directors took office during the July meeting of the Lodi Winegrape Commission. Matt Lauchland and Craig Ledbetter join the slate of board members, with Kendra Altnow and Aaron Shinn shifting from alternate to board positions. Other board members include Bruce Fry, Stanton Lange, Galen Schmiedt, […]

Dr. Marc Fuchs of Cornell University to Speak at the Sustainable Ag Expo

Dr. Marc Fuchs of Cornell University to Speak at the Sustainable Ag Expo

Over 30 growers, academics, experts, and extentionists will present at the innovative conference Atascadero, Calif., — The Sustainable Ag Expo, a multi-day educational conference and tradeshow is thrilled to announce Dr. Marc Fuchs of Cornell University will be the featured speaker at the November 2017 event in San Luis Obispo, California. With over 250 scientific […]

Merlot Marketing named Agency of Record for El Dorado Winery Association

Merlot Marketing named Agency of Record for El Dorado Winery Association

National agency will elevate all facets of marketing, communications and digital efforts SACRAMENTO, CA – Merlot Marketing, a national public relations, branding and social media agency, has won a competitive pitch for El Dorado Winery Association (EDWA). EDWA is an association of over 30 wineries located in scenic El Dorado County in the Sierra Nevada […]

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon Returns on Labor Day Weekend

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon Returns on Labor Day Weekend

Destination Races popular event brings visitors to Willamette Valley Portland, OR (August 3, 2017) – The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by Home Away, returns to Willamette Valley for its 8th running on Sunday, September 3rd.  This marks the return of this Destination Races produced event to Labor Day Weekend. Over fifty percent of the anticipated 2,000 event […]

Auction Lots Announced for 2017 Winesong, Mendocino’s Premier Charity Auction and Food & Wine Event

Auction Lots Announced for 2017 Winesong, Mendocino’s Premier Charity Auction and Food & Wine Event

Friday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th on the Mendocino Coast FORT BRAGG, CA – (August 16, 2017) – The 33rd Annual Winesong Weekend, a spectacular weekend of award-winning wine, fabulous food, fine art, music, merriment, and charitable giving held on the Mendocino Coast, will take place next month, and event organizers are pleased to announce […]

Women of the Vine & Spirits™ Announces Scholarship Recipients

Women of the Vine & Spirits™ Announces Scholarship Recipients

Newly launched Foundation awards scholarships to women in alcohol beverage industry August 16, 2017 (New York) – Women of the Vine & Spirits™, the world’s leading organization dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, launched the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation earlier this year and has awarded […]

Maryland Wine Festival, Oldest State Wine Festival, Returning to Carroll County This September

Maryland Wine Festival, Oldest State Wine Festival, Returning to Carroll County This September

Event will Feature Over 150 Maryland Wines, Nearly 70 Craft and Food Vendors and Maryland Cheese Pavilion August 7, 2017, (Baltimore, MD) – Over 150 Maryland wines will be featured at the Maryland Wine Festival, now in its 34th year! Whether you like a sparkling white, a smooth red, a tasty rosé or anything in […]

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