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Get the Results! 2017 Harvest Challenge

Get the Results! 2017 Harvest Challenge

Well it was all quite a challenge indeed to make this happen in the midst of the October fires. For that reason with every entry made to the 2017 Harvest Challenge, the net portion of proceeds are being donated to aid in recovery from the recent Northern California Wildfires. Check out the links below for […]

By December 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Third-Annual Willamette Pinot Noir Auction to Offer Trade Buyers Rare and Unique Wines from Top Vintners

Third-Annual Willamette Pinot Noir Auction to Offer Trade Buyers Rare and Unique Wines from Top Vintners

April 7, 2018 at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, OR (December 8, 2017; Portland, OR)—On April 7, 2018, the nation’s top wine trade and media will gather for the third-annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction at The Allison Inn in Newberg, Oregon, to bid on one-of-a-kind Willamette Pinot noir from the 2016 vintage. […]

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2017 in the Loire Valley: Early Harvests and Enviable Quality

2017 in the Loire Valley: Early Harvests and Enviable Quality

New York, NY, December 7th  2017 – The Loire Valley’s vines enjoyed excellent health throughout the season, reaching their milestones a good two weeks earlier than usual. We can now report that harvesting took place under ideal conditions and grapes are showing good levels of ripeness. While yields were somewhat affected by April frosts and […]

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Santa Ema Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Kaiken Ultra Malbec Named in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2017

Santa Ema Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Kaiken Ultra Malbec Named in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2017

Full List Unveiled at WineSpectator.com Woodland Hills, CA (Dec. 4, 2017)—Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, has announced the Santa Ema Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (91 points) has been named the #29 wine and Kaiken Ultra Malbec (90 points) has been named #45 in this year’s list of the Top 100 Wines. The full list of the Top […]

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Small but Mighty: BC Wineries Fight for Canadian Wine for All

Small but Mighty: BC Wineries Fight for Canadian Wine for All

Supreme Court of Canada hears from interveners during rare two-day hearing [Ottawa, ON] Five small BC wineries, intervening on behalf of a coalition of more than 100 BC wineries, had their day in court on Thursday, December 7, during a rare two-day hearing at the Supreme Court of Canada.  The wineries were represented by Coulson Litigation. […]

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Napa Valley Vintners Named Ethical Company of the Year by The Drinks Business Green Awards

Napa Valley Vintners Named Ethical Company of the Year by The Drinks Business Green Awards

Nonprofit association recognized for community and sustainability efforts 12/7/2017 – St. Helena, CA – The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit association has been recognized as the 2017 Ethical Company of the Year for its community and sustainability initiatives in Napa County. The Drinks Business, a UK-based beverage industry publication, recognized NVV at its recent Green Awards […]

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Cork Supply USA and Tonnellerie Ô Continue Support for UC Davis Viticulture and Enology by providing Principles and Practices of Winemaking Textbook to Students

Cork Supply USA and Tonnellerie Ô Continue Support for UC Davis Viticulture and Enology by providing Principles and Practices of Winemaking Textbook to Students

December 7, 2017—Benicia, CA— Cork Supply USA, Inc., and Tonnellerie Ô, a subsidiary of Cork Supply, are proud to announce their second annual donation to the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology for the purchase of required textbooks for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Enology VEN 124, a wine production class. The company […]

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Republic National Distributing Company and Central Liquor Company Expand Relationship, Announce New Distributorship in Oklahoma

Republic National Distributing Company and Central Liquor Company Expand Relationship, Announce New Distributorship in Oklahoma

Central Location a Key Differentiator as New Joint Venture Aims to Lead with Best-in-State Efficiency, Agility and Service Following Momentous Law Change NEW ORLEANS (Dec. 6, 2017) – Republic National Distributing Company, LLC (RNDC) and Central Liquor Company today began a new chapter in their existing relationship by announcing an agreement to form a new […]

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Napa Valley Grapegrowers Lend Support to Ventura County Agricultural Community During the Fires

Napa Valley Grapegrowers Lend Support to Ventura County Agricultural Community During the Fires

Napa, CA (December 6, 2017) – Recognizing the fear and displacement that so many Napa County landowners and residents experienced just 2 months ago, Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) today extended a helping hand to its fellow farmers in Ventura County, who are currently battling the uncontained and growing Thomas, Creek, Rye, and Skirball fires.  NVG […]

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The Petaluma Gap Is Named as Newest American Viticultural Area (AVA)

The Petaluma Gap Is Named as Newest American Viticultural Area (AVA)

The long-awaited ruling recognizes the distinctive growing characteristics of this unique region Petaluma, CA, December 7, 2017–The Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance (PGWA) applauds the final rulemaking by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), establishing the Petaluma Gap on California’s North Coast as its newest designated AVA. This ruling defines the unique grape-growing […]

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Wine Paths Adds Napa Valley to Its Curated Collection of World-Renowned Destinations

Wine Paths Adds Napa Valley to Its Curated Collection of World-Renowned Destinations

On its way to becoming the world’s leading luxury wine tourism brand www.winepaths.com December 7, 2017 (Napa, CA) – Top destinations in the Napa Valley have now joined Wine Paths, the first digital platform featuring bespoke luxury wine, spirits and gourmet travel experiences in most of the world’s prestigious wine regions. Led by internationally renowned wine travel […]

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Duckhorn Wine Company Raises More Than $300,000 for Wine Country Fire Relief

Duckhorn Wine Company Raises More Than $300,000 for Wine Country Fire Relief

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. – December 7, 2017 – Duckhorn Wine Company will today be donating more than $300,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County, exceeding its original goal of raising $250,000 to support families displaced by the October fires in wine country. The company began fundraising to support Habitat for Humanity’s home-building efforts in […]

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Leading Israeli Wineries Release Hanukkah Food & Wine Pairing Guide

Leading Israeli Wineries Release Hanukkah Food & Wine Pairing Guide

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 – Israel’s leading wineries today released a food and wine-pairing guide for the Hanukkah holiday, offering an innovative spin on matching wine with traditional Hanukkah dishes. The guide, from Israel’s leading Golan Heights and Galil Mountain wineries, and their North American importer, Yarden Inc., calls for creative pairings such as gewurztraminer […]

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Fort Ross Winery’s New Sea Slopes Brand Captures the Essence of the Sonoma Coast

Fort Ross Winery’s New Sea Slopes Brand Captures the Essence of the Sonoma Coast

Jenner, Calif. (December 6, 2017) – Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery has announced the release of Sea Slopes, a new wine brand that sources fruit from top Sonoma Coast vineyards and is produced for expanded distribution. The first wine released under the new Sea Slopes label is a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. A Sea Slopes […]

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Oregon’s Dobbes Family Estate Celebrates 15th Anniversary with First Launch of Bubbles

Oregon’s Dobbes Family Estate Celebrates 15th Anniversary with First Launch of Bubbles

December 6, 2017 – Dundee, OR – Dobbes Family Estate has always been generous with its charity donations and community involvement, but the team chose to mark the winery’s 15th anniversary by initiating something bigger and more impacting that would be meaningful and enduring. At a special celebratory launch dinner party, Dobbes Family Estate proudly […]

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