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Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 89% of the World’s Top Wines

Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 89% of the World’s Top Wines

Results Based on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2016 NEW YORK, NY, June 22, 2017 – According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of APCOR – The Portuguese Cork Association, 89 percent of the world’s top wines as selected by Wine Spectator in 2016 are sealed with cork closures. Each year since 1988, […]

MLB™ Wine Labels a Grand Slam from Labeltronix

MLB™ Wine Labels a Grand Slam from Labeltronix

Batter Up & Pass the Corkscrew Baseball fans who want to enjoy wine in honor of their favorite pastime can now find bottles with MLB™ team logos on premium labels printed by Labeltronix. After a successful label printing for Wine by Design (WBD) on the Colts 10th Anniversary commemorative bottle, WBD, also the exclusive wine […]

The D.O.Ca. Rioja, in Collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, Launches the II International ‘Rioja Wine & Tapas’ Competition

The D.O.Ca. Rioja, in Collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, Launches the II International ‘Rioja Wine & Tapas’ Competition

Gastronomy schools and universities are called to this tapas and Rioja wine pairing competition. The winner will receive a gastronomic holiday in Spain and an intensive course at the Basque Culinary Center. It’s hard to think about a couple that pairs better that a glass of wine and a tapa in the field of gastronomy. […]

Cork Supply USA Announces Sales Partnership with Wes Ward, Santé Beverage Supply, LLC

Cork Supply USA Announces Sales Partnership with Wes Ward, Santé Beverage Supply, LLC

June 22, 2017—Benicia, CA—Cork Supply USA is pleased to announce that Wes Ward, founder and president of Santé Beverage Supply, LLC, will be representing the company as an independent sales contractor in states east of the Mississippi, as well as Texas, Arkansas and Missouri. Ward will be providing Cork Supply’s existing accounts with focused customer service […]

Announcing the Release of “Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine”

Announcing the Release of “Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine”

Vinologue is pleased to announce the release of the newest title in its collection of wine guides: “Georgia: A guide to the cradle of wine”. It was officially presented on June 9, the opening day of the 10th annual Winexpo in Tbilisi, Georgia, followed by a Q&A session with the authors at the popular Amber […]

Russian River Valley Winegrowers Host Single Vineyard Night in Sonoma County June 30th, 2017

Russian River Valley Winegrowers Host Single Vineyard Night in Sonoma County June 30th, 2017

SANTA ROSA, Calif.– Forty-six of the Russian River Valley’s top wineries will converge in Sonoma County on June 30th, 2017 from 6:30 (5:30pm VIP reception) to 8:30pm at Vintners Inn, 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa. Tickets available at RRVW.org. Join Russian River Valley Winegrowers for an amazing tasting experience of Russian River Valley single vineyard wines. More than […]

Far Niente Wine Estates Acquires Prestigious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard

Far Niente Wine Estates Acquires Prestigious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard

Napa Valley, CA, June 21, 2017 – Far Niente Wine Estates, the company that includes Far Niente and sister wineries Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute and Bella Union, has acquired a 60-acre Napa Valley vineyard planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon. Located in the Rutherford Bench, this is the first vineyard the company has purchased since San Francisco-based […]

John Ash & Co. Restaurant Will Host a Lazy Creek Vineyards Winemaker Dinner on July 15

John Ash & Co. Restaurant Will Host a Lazy Creek Vineyards Winemaker Dinner on July 15

The Celebrated Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Producer Will Showcase Wines Alongside A Special Pairing Menu Created by Chef Tom Schmidt SANTA ROSA, Calif. (June 21, 2017)—John Ash & Co. Restaurant is partnering with Anderson Valley’s Lazy Creek Vineyards for a Summer Sunset Winemaker Dinner and Garden Tour on July 15. Winemaker Christy Ackerman will join […]

Cain and ROOH Strike Sparks at Vintage ABQ Opening Gala

Cain and ROOH Strike Sparks at Vintage ABQ Opening Gala

(June 21, 2017; Albuquerque, N.M.)—Cain Vineyard & Winery is honored to come to New Mexico this week for the 26th annual Vintage ABQ. The Opening Gala Dinner at Andaluz promises to be an unforgettable food and wine pairing with the delicate and complex red wines of Cain and the progressive Indian cuisine of ROOH, created […]

Tickets Now Available for the Sonoma County Wine Auction September 15-16, 2017 at La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard

Tickets Now Available for the Sonoma County Wine Auction September 15-16, 2017 at La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard

The Sonoma County Wine Auction has Raised $24 Million for Charitable Partners SANTA ROSA, Calif. (June 21, 2017) – Tickets are now available for the two-day Sonoma County Wine Auction, presented by Visa Signature®. Savvy collectors will have the opportunity to acquire Sonoma’s elite wines and bid on once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences during Sonoma County’s largest […]

Vine Cliff Winery Appoints John Wilson as Winemaker

Vine Cliff Winery Appoints John Wilson as Winemaker

June 20, 2017, Napa – Nell Sweeney, Proprietress of Oakville, CA based Vine Cliff Winery, has announced the appointment of John Wilson as Winemaker of Vine Cliff. He will be responsible for the 2017 vintage of Vine Cliff wines, most notably the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Oakville estate. He joins the winery from the Russian River Valley […]

Vinexpo Bordeaux: A Decisive Player in the Wine and Spirits Trade

Vinexpo Bordeaux: A Decisive Player in the Wine and Spirits Trade

Vinexpo Bordeaux, the world’s leading wine and spirits exhibition, concluded four days of intense activity today. More than 2,300 exhibitors from 40 countries gathered to meet buyers, sign contracts, discover new products and grow their business contacts. While final visitor numbers will not be released until next week, three clear trends emerge. The first is […]

Sonoma County Wine Showcase! Conversations with the Powers Behind the Wines

Sonoma County Wine Showcase! Conversations with the Powers Behind the Wines

Jeff Mangahas, Winemaker, Williams Selyem; Eric Flanagan, Flanagan Wines; Rick Davis, Calstar Cellars Oakland, California, June 21, 2017 –The Oakland Wine Festival will showcase the wines of select Sonoma County wineries on June 25, 2017 at 2:30pm. The Oakland Wine Festival presents a monthly seated tasting, Soiree and Silent Auction featuring the wines of our […]

John Dyson Plants His Millionth Grape Vine

John Dyson Plants His Millionth Grape Vine

John Dyson started planting grapes, about 500, on an acre in 1979 in Millbrook, NY. He was a pioneer in the true European varieties like Chardonnay in the Hudson Valley. This first experiment, inspired by the first pioneer in New York State, Dr. Konstantin Frank, has grown in the intervening 38 years to today June 2, 2017 when […]

Brexit, Climate and Sustainability: Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017 Drilled Deep into Global Issues

Brexit, Climate and Sustainability: Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017 Drilled Deep into Global Issues

BORDEAUX, FRANCE – June 21, 2017 – Climate – both political and planetary – was a major underlying theme of Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017, which draws to a close today at Bordeaux’s Parc des Expositions. The show lived up to its industry-leading reputation with a deep dive into global issues impacting the wine trade, from Brexit […]