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An Intimate Conversation with Wine Icon and Oakland Wine Festival Board Member, Cyril Chappellet

An Intimate Conversation with Wine Icon and Oakland Wine Festival Board Member, Cyril Chappellet

By Shundria Reed As we approach the Oakland Wine Festival’s Kick-Off Tasting and Soiree featuring Chappellet Vineyards and Sonoma-Loeb, and as the Third Annual Oakland Wine Festival, which will be held on July 15, draws near, my conversation with the legendary Cyril Chappellet, could not have come at a better time.  Cyril, the CEO and […]

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Winery Calls for Aid to Victims of Peru Flooding

Winery Calls for Aid to Victims of Peru Flooding

Blue Grouse Estate Winery’s Brunner family to match donations made in tasting room in April [Duncan, BC] Blue Grouse Estate Winery appeals to the public to help those affected by the rains and flooding in Peru. People are encouraged to donate here: gofundme.com/DonationsForCrisisInPeru An Island Winery with Strong Peruvian Ties Peru is special to the […]

Napa Vintner Josh Phelps Sells Interest in Taken Wine Company

Napa Vintner Josh Phelps Sells Interest in Taken Wine Company

St. Helena, CA (March 24, 2017) – After successfully co-launching and managing Taken Wine Company, a series of brands inspired by a desire to introduce wine to his own generation, the time has come for Napa vintner Josh Phelps to set out on his own to start a new wine company. Phelps has sold his […]

AVA Grace Vineyards Unveils Collection Including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Red Blend and Merlot

AVA Grace Vineyards Unveils Collection Including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Red Blend and Merlot

LIVERMORE, Calif. – March 23, 2017 – Developed to celebrate the beauty and elegance of the vineyard and everyday moments, the AVA Grace Wine Collection debuted nationally with a line of beautiful wines including a Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Red Blend, and Merlot.  The AVA Grace collection celebrates the delicate beauty and rich terrain of the vineyard […]

Omni Hotels & Resorts to Launch ‘Discover Rioja’ This Fall

Omni Hotels & Resorts to Launch ‘Discover Rioja’ This Fall

Omni and Rioja USA partner for annual “Flavors of the World” culinary series DALLAS (March 23, 2017) – Omni Hotels & Resorts and Rioja USA are excited to announce an exclusive partnership for the luxury hotel brand’s 2017 “Flavors of the World” series. Returning Oct. 1 2017, and available through Dec. 31, 2017, the annual […]

Dry Creek Vineyard Is the Only American Winery to Release 45 Consecutive Vintages of Dry Chenin Blanc

Dry Creek Vineyard Is the Only American Winery to Release 45 Consecutive Vintages of Dry Chenin Blanc

HEALDSBURG, Calif. – MARCH 23, 2017 – Dry Creek Vineyard announced the release of its 45th consecutive vintages of Dry Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc to celebrate the winery’s anniversary of 45 years of family winemaking in Sonoma County, California. The love of the Loire Valley led Founder David S. Stare to produce his inaugural […]

Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room Releases Dynamic Vintages for Exhilarating Year Ahead

Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room Releases Dynamic Vintages for Exhilarating Year Ahead

Bianchi Releases Five Flavorful Additions from Premium Wine Collection PASO ROBLES AND NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (March 22, 2017) – Award-winning Bianchi Winery of Paso Robles, California, is excited to announce the release of select vintages, continuing its renaissance-like growth over the past year. The first quarter of 2017 has heralded in a new dawn for […]

Alexana Promotes Bryan Weil to Head Winemaker

Alexana Promotes Bryan Weil to Head Winemaker

Bryan Weil to replace Lynn Penner-Ash as Head Winemaker of Alexana Estate Vineyard and Winery Newberg, Ore – Alexana Estate Vineyard and Winery announces the promotion of Bryan Weil to the position of Head Winemaker. Weil, who joined Alexana as Associate Winemaker in 2012, will be replacing Lynn Penner-Ash who previously held the position of Winemaker since […]

The Udsen Family Announces New Name for Beaverstock: Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival

The Udsen Family Announces New Name for Beaverstock: Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival

Woodstock Forces Name Change with Cease and Desist Demand March 21, 2017 (Templeton, CA) – The Udsen family of Castoro Cellars has announced a new name for their popular Beaverstock Music and Arts Festival:  WHALE ROCK MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL. The new name is a natural fit, as the event is held on Castoro’s organically […]

Alexander Quirici Joins Tonnellerie Ô as Business Development Specialist

Alexander Quirici Joins Tonnellerie Ô as Business Development Specialist

March 22, 2017—Benicia, CA— We are delighted to announce that Alexander Quirici has joined Tonnellerie Ô as our Business Development Specialist, a new position focused on prospects and leads. Alex will be supporting the sales efforts of our oak team in the North Coast, Central Valley, Napa and the Sierra Foothills. He comes to Tonnellerie […]

Liberation Distribution (LibDib) Launches the First Web-Based Three-Tier Alcohol Distribution Platform

Liberation Distribution (LibDib) Launches the First Web-Based Three-Tier Alcohol Distribution Platform

New distributor uses technology to open alcohol distribution to any winery, brewery or distillery, while giving restaurants, bars and retailers access to a larger variety of boutique craft libations San Jose, CA, March 22, 2017 — Alcohol distribution has not changed since the inception of the three-tier system at the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. […]

Don Sebastiani & Sons Names Industry Legend Tom Hawkins Chief Operating Officer

Don Sebastiani & Sons Names Industry Legend Tom Hawkins Chief Operating Officer

Omar Percich named Chief Financial Officer for the family company Sonoma, California — Don Sebastiani & Sons, the Sonoma-based, family-owned producer of innovative wine and food products, today announced exciting changes to its senior leadership team. Tom Hawkins is the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Tom Hawkins joined Don Sebastiani & Sons (DSS) in 2009 […]

WIN Expo Expands Sponsorship Opportunities at 2017 Event

WIN Expo Expands Sponsorship Opportunities at 2017 Event

New sponsorships & pre-show program guide provide additional exposure Healdsburg, CA, March 20th, 2017 – Exclusive new top-level sponsorship opportunities are now available for exhibiting companies to increase their brand awareness at the 6th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Trade Show & Conference (WIN Expo) scheduled to take place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and […]

TEXSOM International Wine Awards Announces 2017 Winners

TEXSOM International Wine Awards Announces 2017 Winners

Judges’ Selections Winners Announced at ProWein 2017 Dallas, Texas (March 20, 2017) –– TEXSOM Co-founders and Master Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks today announced the final results for the 2017 TEXSOM International Wine Awards. The Awards garnered 3,581 entries representing 29 countries and 19 U.S. States, a record for the competition. Entries in the […]

Rare and Unique Wine Lots Unveiled for the Trade-Only Sonoma County Barrel Auction

Rare and Unique Wine Lots Unveiled for the Trade-Only Sonoma County Barrel Auction

(March 20, 2017; Santa Rosa, CA)—The Sonoma County Vintners today unveiled the official lineup of wines for the third annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction, taking place April 21 at the Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa, Calif. Comprised of 90 one-of-a-kind lots, the live auction will offer members of the wine trade “never before, never again” […]