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Call for Washington Wine Industry to Help Define Research Priorities

Call for Washington Wine Industry to Help Define Research Priorities

Feedback from industry survey will help ensure committee selects relevant, important research projects to fund. SEATTLE (April 23, 2018) – The Washington State Wine Commission is asking wine grape growers and wineries to fill out a survey to help identify top research priorities for the statewide wine and grape research program. Feedback from the survey […]

The Grape Reserve Launches UK’s First ‘Old World’ Red Wine Club

The Grape Reserve Launches UK’s First ‘Old World’ Red Wine Club

The Grape Reserve have created a dedicated wine club focusing solely on red wines. Members will have exclusive access to the very best red wines from the old world each month. The Grape Reserve is a monthly subscription membership where members can enjoy two specially selected bottles of red wine from famous wine regions including: […]

Taste of Sonoma, Presented by Visa Signature, Returns to the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University on September 1, 2018

Taste of Sonoma, Presented by Visa Signature, Returns to the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University on September 1, 2018

Visa Signature® and Visa Infinite® Cardholders Enjoy Exclusive Benefits; Visa Pre-Sale Tickets Open April 23, General Public Tickets on Sale May 14 SANTA ROSA, CA (April 23, 2017) – Taste of Sonoma, presented by Visa Signature®, returns to the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University on September 1, 2018. Visa Signature and Visa Infinite cardholders […]

Fervent Bidding Results in a Record-Breaking Sonoma County Barrel Auction

Fervent Bidding Results in a Record-Breaking Sonoma County Barrel Auction

Two special lots raise $99,000 for the Sonoma County Vintners Emergency Relief Fund Santa Rosa, CA (April 20, 2018)—A record-setting $840,700 was raised today, up six percent over the previous year, at the Fourth Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction at MacMurray Estate Vineyards™.  A crowd of over 500 people celebrated and applauded in excitement as […]

Winners are Announced for the 2018 Experience Rosé Competition with Draxton Wines Taking Top Honors

Winners are Announced for the 2018 Experience Rosé Competition with Draxton Wines Taking Top Honors

Healdsburg, Calif., (April 20, 2018).  Results are now available for the 2018 Experience Rosé Competition (formerly Rosé Today).  Produced by Wine Competitions Management & Productions, the event was held on April 18 at Soda Rock Winery in the heart of Healdsburg’s Alexander Valley, drawing entries from some of the very best rosé wines in the […]

Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association Engages McCue Communications

Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association Engages McCue Communications

APTOS, Calif.  (April 20, 2018)—Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association has retained the support of public relations firm McCue Communications to increase awareness of the Santa Cruz Mountains as a premier winemaking region, increase demand for Santa Cruz Mountains wines, and drive tourism to this under-the-radar wine tasting destination only one hour south of San Francisco. […]

Globally Celebrated Winemakers Announced for Merlot Panel and Collaborative Dinners of Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Merlot

Globally Celebrated Winemakers Announced for Merlot Panel and Collaborative Dinners of Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Merlot

Global wine panel and exclusive dinners to be held June 16 as part of sixth annual event in Walla Walla, Washington WALLA WALLA, WA – Tickets are on sale now for Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Merlot Wine Panel Presentations & Tastings and the Collaborative Winemaker Dinner Series, taking place on […]

The 2018 Pacific Wine & Food Classic Is Presented by Pacific Sales and Powered by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

The 2018 Pacific Wine & Food Classic Is Presented by Pacific Sales and Powered by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Pacific Wine & Food Classic Announces Dates, What Not-to-Miss and Early Bird Tickets Orange County, April 19, 2018 — Pacific Wine & Food Classic is pleased to announce the weekend festival will take place on August 18 & 19, 2018 at the Newport Beach Dunes Waterfront Resort. Early bird tickets have just been released, with prices […]

Robert Hall Rosé de Robles Wins Double Gold in the American Fine Wine Competition

Robert Hall Rosé de Robles Wins Double Gold in the American Fine Wine Competition

Estate wine receives top honors over more than 850 invitation-only international wineries April 20, 2018 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – Robert Hall Winery has been making award-winning wine in the heart of Paso Robles for nearly 20 years and has received another incredible award. The Rosé de Robles received international acclaim by being awarded Double Gold […]

Martin Brown Steps Down as CEO of Wine-Searcher, Julian Perry New CEO

Martin Brown Steps Down as CEO of Wine-Searcher, Julian Perry New CEO

It’s all change at the top, at Wine-Searcher, the search engine dedicated to finding and pricing wine as it welcomes a new Chief Executive and its Founder Martin Brown steps back from the limelight. Martin Brown, who created Wine-Searcher in 1999 and is now a vital tool for the world’s alcoholic drinks trade announced he […]

Brick Barn Wine Estate Announces Management Team

Brick Barn Wine Estate Announces Management Team

Santa Ynez Valley Estate Winery to Celebrate Official Opening of Hospitality Center on April 21 Buellton, CA—In anticipation of the official opening of its new hospitality center on April 21, Brick Barn Wine Estate today announced its management team helmed by General Manager and industry veteran Tom O’Higgins. Brick Barn Wine Estate is a newer estate […]

Kokomo’s 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Takes First 100 Point Score Ever Awarded at the 2018 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Kokomo’s 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Takes First 100 Point Score Ever Awarded at the 2018 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Wine Competitions Management & Productions and The Press Democrat have concluded the sixth annual North Coast Wine Challenge, a competition focused exclusively on wines produced in California’s prestigious North Coast, arguably one of the finest winegrowing regions in the world. The judging, took place April 10-11, 2018 in Santa Rosa, Calif., […]

In Time for Earth Day 2018: Wine Market Council Releases Results of “Green” Study Highlighting U.S. Wine Consumer Attitudes Toward Organic, Sustainable and Biodynamic Production

In Time for Earth Day 2018: Wine Market Council Releases Results of “Green” Study Highlighting U.S. Wine Consumer Attitudes Toward Organic, Sustainable and Biodynamic Production

Survey finds consumer willingness to spend slightly more for wine made of organically grown grapes and sustainably and biodynamically produced wines, as well as other key data Yountville, CA, April 19, 2018 – Wine Market Council today released key findings from their recent research survey titled, “Green Wine Study: U.S. Wine Consumer Attitudes Toward Organic, […]

The Rosé Competition 2018 awards Napa’s Sill Family Vineyards Gold Medal

The Rosé Competition 2018 awards Napa’s Sill Family Vineyards Gold Medal

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (April 18, 2018) – THE Rosé Competition 2018, under the auspices of the American Fine Wine Competition held its judging in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on April 10, 2018.  Eight esteemed wine judges gave out numerous awards. Sill Family Vineyards’ 2016 trés Rosé de Chardonnay garnered the GOLD medal award for its unique 98% […]

Wine Women Launches Volunteer Program

Wine Women Launches Volunteer Program

Sonoma, California | April 18, 2018: WINE WOMEN has put out a call for volunteers. The professional trade organization, championing women working in the wine industry, has grown tremendously in nearly two years. The newly launched Volunteer Program will provide needed infrastructure and support for the fast-growing organization. President, Christine L. Mueller, explained, “Thanks to the support of […]