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Bumbu Launches New Interview Series “The Bumbu Room” Starring Lil Wayne

Bumbu Launches New Interview Series “The Bumbu Room” Starring Lil Wayne

New York, NY (December 17, 2018) – Bumbu Rum Co. is pleased to announce a new interview series, “The Bumbu Room,” in which celebs candidly answer fan-submitted questions. The series, which premiered today on Billboard, kicks off with Lil Wayne in the hot-seat. In Episode 1, Lil Wayne weighs in on keeping multiple girlfriends, plastic […]

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Vinexpo New York Provides a First Look at 2019 Program Highlights: Organic and Biodynamic® Wines, and Insights on Gender and Wine Consumption

Vinexpo New York Provides a First Look at 2019 Program Highlights: Organic and Biodynamic® Wines, and Insights on Gender and Wine Consumption

North America’s leading wine and spirits exhibition returns to Jacob K. Javits Convention Center March 4-5, 2019 NEW YORK – Dec. 17, 2018 –  A robust schedule of special features, master classes and conferences is shaping up for Vinexpo New York , which returns to Jacob K. Javits Convention Center March 4-5, 2019 after a […]

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St. Stephen Organic Vineyards Wins CORFO Regional Program of Support for Entrepreneurship for Marketing Innovation

St. Stephen Organic Vineyards Wins CORFO Regional Program of Support for Entrepreneurship for Marketing Innovation

New Organic Wine Producer’s U.S. Marketing Strategy Recognized by Chilean Government San José, California, December 18, 2018 – St. Stephen Vineyards, LLC (SSV) today announced the company was named winner of the Chilean government’s 2018 CORFO Regional Program of Support for Entrepreneurship (PRAE) for marketing innovation. CORFO is a Chilean government agency, part of the […]

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Second Annual ‘International Volcanic Wine Conference’ to be Held in New York on June 5th, 2019

Second Annual ‘International Volcanic Wine Conference’ to be Held in New York on June 5th, 2019

Annual Conference Created and Hosted by Award-Winning Author and Master Sommelier John Szabo, and Volcanic Wines International  NEW YORK, NY, December 17, 2018 – John Szabo, Master Sommelier and award-winning author, and Volcanic Wines International (VWI) are proud to announce the 2nd annual ‘International Volcanic Wine Conference (IVWC)’, to be held in New York City […]

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Van Duzer Corridor Is Approved by the TTB

Van Duzer Corridor Is Approved by the TTB

The Van Duzer corridor is an anomaly in the Coast Range that allows mild and oceanic influence to enter into the Willamette Valley, Oregon. This creates the ideal paradigm of warm days and cold nights allowing the production of world class wines in the Willamette Valley and specifically within the 35.9 square mile triangle that constitutes the new AVA.

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US Cider Association Releases 2018 Updates to Hard Cider Style Guidelines; Adds Five New Styles

US Cider Association Releases 2018 Updates to Hard Cider Style Guidelines; Adds Five New Styles

Portland, OR – The United States Association of Cider Makers has released an update to their Cider Style Guide, first introduced in summer of 2017. USACM’s original reason for releasing a guide was to unify the language used to discuss hard cider in the marketplace. This intention remains true. In the new release, minor language […]

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2019 Paso Robles Wine Country Events Announced, Tickets Now on Sale

2019 Paso Robles Wine Country Events Announced, Tickets Now on Sale

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend and the 37th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival December 13, 2018 (Paso Robles, CA) – Tickets for Paso Robles Wine Country’s marquee events are now on sale at www.pasowine.com. The annual celebration of Paso’s heritage variety, Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend is scheduled for March 15-17, 2019. Paso Robles’ signature wine event, […]

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Tussock Jumper Releases New Pinot Noir Vintage for the Holiday Season

Tussock Jumper Releases New Pinot Noir Vintage for the Holiday Season

Limited edition 2017 Cuvée des Fêtes Pinot Noir vintage is a celebration in French winemaking New Rochelle, NY – December 7th, 2018 – Tussock Jumper Wines is pleased to announce their newest vintage release, Cuvée des Fêtes 2017 Pinot Noir blend ($12.99) from France, just in time for the holidays.  Now available through Tri-Vin Imports, this limited […]

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Garth Hodgdon Joins Accendo Cellars as Director of National Sales

Garth Hodgdon Joins Accendo Cellars as Director of National Sales

December 12, St. Helena, Calif. – Garth Hodgdon has joined Accendo Cellars in the newly created position of director of national sales.  The Araujo family of Accendo Cellars, Napa Valley, is delighted to announce that Garth will be taking on responsibility for the sales and strategy of all domestic distribution of Accendo’s Cabernet Sauvignon and […]

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Applications Open for Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards

Applications Open for Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards

Prestigious Awards Program Honors World’s Best Restaurants for Wine –‘Early-Bird’ Deadline Dec. 31; Final Deadline Feb. 1– New York, NY (December 13, 2018)—Attention, restaurateurs and sommeliers! Applications for Wine Spectator magazine’s 2019 Restaurant Awards, which recognizes the world’s best wine lists are now open, with a deadline of February 1. Developed in 1981, the Restaurant […]

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Concannon Vineyard Announces the Release of Clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon, to Honor the Winery’s Trailblazing Contributions to the Wine Industry and California Cabernet

Concannon Vineyard Announces the Release of Clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon, to Honor the Winery’s Trailblazing Contributions to the Wine Industry and California Cabernet

LIVERMORE, Calif.—December 13, 2018—Concannon Vineyard announced today the second installment of its Clone Series with the 2016 Concannon Clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. The Clone Series from Concannon Vineyard highlights the winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon Clones, which account for an estimated 80 percent of all California Cabernet Sauvignon vines and have long been considered […]

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Napa Valley Vintners and Napa Green Awarded Statewide Honor for Environmental and Economic Leadership

Napa Valley Vintners and Napa Green Awarded Statewide Honor for Environmental and Economic Leadership

12/13/2018 – The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) and the Napa Green program were recently presented the prestigious 2018 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) in Sacramento. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing California’s environment, building public-private partnerships […]

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London Keeping Plastic Beverage Kegs Out of Landfill

London Keeping Plastic Beverage Kegs Out of Landfill

First Mile and KeyKeg kick-start a closed-loop recycling programme for plastic beer kegs Den Helder, the Netherlands, 13-12-2018 – Most plastic beverage kegs in the UK are not recycled and often end up in landfill. To overcome this problem, First Mile have teamed up with KeyKeg and OneCircle to create a circular programme which recycles […]

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Mike Holden Joins Groth Vineyards & Winery

Mike Holden Joins Groth Vineyards & Winery

Assumes role as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Oakville, Napa Valley, December 12, 2018–Effective December 3, Mike Holden joined Groth Vineyards & Winery as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, according to an announcement by President Suzanne Groth. Holden’s responsibilities will encompass leadership for all sales and marketing for Groth. Holden has an extensive background in […]

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A 75 Year Collaboration Continues at Auction Napa Valley

A 75 Year Collaboration Continues at Auction Napa Valley

May 31st Barrel Auction will be held at the historic and newly restored Louis M. Martini Winery 12/12/2018 – St. Helena, California– In 2019 the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. To mark this significant milestone, 30 past board of director chairs who have provided leadership and support over the decades […]

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