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International Wine Review Releases Sonoma County Report

70 page edition, including over 700 wine reviews and extensive information on America’s most exciting and diverse wine region, is available for download

i-winereviewFebruary 3, 2015, Washington, DC– International Wine Review (IWR), a subscription-only fine wine publication, released their largest and most comprehensive regional report in their ten year history, reporting on Sonoma County in its entirety. The public release of the subscriber-only report was underwritten by Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma County Winegrowers and is available at no cost here: http://iwinereview.com/?p=sonoma.

In addition to the Sonoma County report being the publication’s largest, it is the most comprehensive report on Sonoma County wines ever produced. The 700+ wine reviews comprise only a portion of the report. In the style of all IWR reporting, detailed research, interviews of key growers and vintners from throughout the region, and extensive tastings provide the context for sections on Sonoma County’s history; geography, climate and soil types; top producer listings; vineyards and sustainability; key varieties and vintage information; and overviews of each American Viticulture Area (AVA) with extensive producer and vineyard highlights and detailed wine reviews. The report concludes with a summary of Future Challenges and Opportunities for Sonoma County.

According to Publisher, Mike Potashnik, “Sonoma County is no longer in the shadow of Napa Valley.  It is substantially larger, and its wines couldn’t be more interesting and diverse, especially the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and old vine Zinfandels.  It is also crafting some phenomenal Cabernets.”

Corey Beck, President of Francis Coppola Winery and Chairman of the Board of the Sonoma County Vintners, said, “Mike and Don really captured the essence of Sonoma County’s diversity in their recent Sonoma County report. Not only is it an in-depth historical guide to the early wine pioneers of the region, but it’s a comprehensive perspective into the terroir, varietals, AVAs, producers and sustainable efforts that make Sonoma county one of the most unique growing regions of the world. ”

To download the International Wine Review Sonoma County Report, click here: http://iwinereview.com/?p=sonoma

About the International Wine Review

The International Wine Review (IWR) was launched in 2005 to provide the wine trade (importers, distributors, retailers, sommeliers) and wine enthusiasts, with current, accurate information regarding important wines and regions of the world. The publication is more than a list of wines with scores; the publisher and editors work to provide insight and understanding of viticulture and winemaking, appellations, wine styles, pairing food and wine, and market issues.

Combining their in-depth knowledge of wine and international experience, they produce bi-monthly reports that offer expert tasting notes, ratings, and unique perspectives on selected premium wine varieties. They do extensive research and taste hundreds of wines for each report to discover the best wines and the best values from a range of price points.

The International Wine Review is currently managed by Mike Potashnik, Publisher, and Don Winkler, Editor. Jay Youmans, MW, and Joel Butler, MW, are members of and the IWR tasting panel.

To see other reports available and learn more about the International Wine Review, visit http://iwinereview.com

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