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Christine Coletta Named in Western Living Magazine’s Top 10 Foodies of the Year 2018

Christine Coletta Named in Western Living Magazine’s Top 10 Foodies of the Year 2018

Female entrepreneur leads the way for the Okanagan wine industry [Summerland, BC] Christine Coletta, owner of Okanagan Crush Pad, has been named one of Western Living’s Top 10 Foodies of the Year in 2018. This win comes after Okanagan Crush Pad’s winemaker, Matt Dumayne, was a recipient of the title in 2017. This year’s outstanding list of finalists and […]

Domaine Select Acquires Super-Premium Rum Brand Atlántico

Domaine Select Acquires Super-Premium Rum Brand Atlántico

(New York, NY, June 20, 2018) – Domaine Select Wine & Spirits, the craft wine and spirits importer, announces it has assumed worldwide management of Atlántico Rum. Atlántico, launched in 2008, is an award-winning line of super-premium rums made in the Dominican Republic. As part of the deal, Domaine Select has taken over the day-to-day sales, marketing and […]

Napa Valley’s Jamieson Ranch Vineyards Adds New Summer Tasting Option

Napa Valley’s Jamieson Ranch Vineyards Adds New Summer Tasting Option

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards’ Bottle & Blanket: how to summer like a pro WHAT: Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is now pleased to offer a new visitor experience ideal for summer — Bottle & Blanket. This unique offering provides visitors the opportunity to purchase a bottle an award-winning Jamieson Ranch Vineyards wine to enjoy on a brightly-colored blanket […]

Seeking Wine, Beer & Spirits Producers in Arkansas, Nebraska and North Dakota: 3-Tier Distribution Now Available on LibDib.com

Seeking Wine, Beer & Spirits Producers in Arkansas, Nebraska and North Dakota: 3-Tier Distribution Now Available on LibDib.com

Makers from 47 states are using LibDib’s web-based platform for distribution in California and New York San Jose, CA, June 21, 2018 — Liberation DistributionTM (LibDibTM), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, is calling all wine, beer and spirits producers in the states of Arkansas, Nebraska […]

Champagne Laurent-Perrier US Announces Team Growth

Champagne Laurent-Perrier US Announces Team Growth

New York, NY, June 20, 2018: Champagne Laurent-Perrier US, a subsidiary of the renowned, family-owned Laurent-Perrier House, announces new positions and team members to further bolster its growth and support its distribution partners. “2017 was an exciting year for Laurent-Perrier US. We expanded our successful partnership with The Winebow Group, we sold more bottles of the Cuvée Rosé than ever […]

Trefethen Family Vineyards Celebrates 50th Anniversary with New ‘Anniversary Tasting’ at the Winery

Trefethen Family Vineyards Celebrates 50th Anniversary with New ‘Anniversary Tasting’ at the Winery

Iconic Family-Owned Winery Offers New Ways to Taste Older Vintages (Napa, Calif.) June 21, 2018—To celebrate Trefethen Family Vineyards’ 50th anniversary, and launching just in time for summer and harvest season travel to the Napa Valley, the winery is pulling corks on bottles from their cellar and sharing their impressive legacy with guests. #TBT Tastings […]

What do a 19th Century Actress, Teddy Roosevelt, and a Volcano Have in Common?

What do a 19th Century Actress, Teddy Roosevelt, and a Volcano Have in Common?

Lake County. Visit the new LakeCountyWine.org to discover why. June 20, 2018 (Lake County, California) – The Lake County Winegrape Commission (LCWC) and Lake County Winery Association (LCWA) have launched a new website highlighting Lake County wine country. LakeCountyWine.org is an educational resource for both wine trade and consumers, who wish to discover and educate […]

Winemaker Chris Upchurch Launches 2016 Southwest Facing to Complement his Red Mountain Lineup

Winemaker Chris Upchurch Launches 2016 Southwest Facing to Complement his Red Mountain Lineup

Upchurch Vineyard Pioneers Euro-Inspired Sauvignon Blanc from Washington State Benton City, WA, June 20, 2018 – Long regarded as one of Washington State’s foremost innovative winemakers and master craftsmen, Chris Upchurch continues to experiment in the cellar, creating wholly new and unique wines from his corner of the Pacific Northwest. Upchurch’s latest wine, from his […]

Free Flow Wines Announces Plans for a New Facility with Expanded Operations and COO Hire

Free Flow Wines Announces Plans for a New Facility with Expanded Operations and COO Hire

Free Flow Wines breaks ground on a new facility and hires a Chief Operating Officer to meet the increasing demand for sustainable alternative packaging.  Napa, CA. June 20th, 2018 – Free Flow Wines, the pioneers of premium wine on tap, announced plans to expand operations and relocate their headquarters to Sonoma, CA in January 2019. The new […]

Interview with Aridus Winemaker Returning from Harvest Stint in Australia

Interview with Aridus Winemaker Returning from Harvest Stint in Australia

Satisfying a life-long curiosity about Australian winemaking, Aridus Wine Company’s winemaker Lisa Strid (rhymes with ‘steed’) has just returned from a three-month harvest stint at a winery in South Australia’s Clare Valley.

B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company Hosts Summer Dinner with Sonoma Favorite, the Girl & the Fig

B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company Hosts Summer Dinner with Sonoma Favorite, the Girl & the Fig

WHO: B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company Just over an hour’s drive from San Francisco, B.R. Cohn Winery is a 70-acre multifaceted estate nestled between the Mayacamas Mountain Range and Sonoma Mountain in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The property encompasses the 55-acre Olive Hill Estate Vineyard, named for the 469 160-year-old Picholine olive […]

American Wine Lovers Share the Joy of Life with Vin de France

American Wine Lovers Share the Joy of Life with Vin de France

Vin de France imports post double digit growth in volume and value in last 12 months NEW YORK—JUNE 19, 2018—VIN DE FRANCE designated wines continue to be embraced by American wine lovers. In the last 12 months, total imports of VIN DE FRANCE designated wines continued a double-digit growth trend for the 5th year in […]

Auction of Washington Wines Welcomes Stein Kruse as Board Member

Auction of Washington Wines Welcomes Stein Kruse as Board Member

Stein Kruse is Group Chief Executive Officer, Holland America Group and Carnival UK; his board appointment is effective as of the end of June 2018 SEATTLE – June 12, 2018 – The Auction of Washington Wines (AWW) announced today that Stein Kruse, Group Chief Executive Officer of Holland America Group and Carnival UK, divisions of […]

Bruce Cohn Announces New Wine Label: Trestle Glen Vineyards

Bruce Cohn Announces New Wine Label: Trestle Glen Vineyards

2017 Trestle Glen Vineyards Wines Coming Long-time Sonoma Valley vintner Bruce Cohn announced plans to re-enter the wine business with his new label Trestle Glen Vineyards (TGV) wines, from grapes farmed on his 21-acre Glen Ellen estate, Trestle Glen. The first wines will come from the 2017 vintage and include an award winning cabernet sauvignon […]

Bespoke Collection Introduces AERENA Wines to Portfolio of Brands

Bespoke Collection Introduces AERENA Wines to Portfolio of Brands

Blackbird Vineyards Winemaking Duo Collaborates on Three New Offerings (Napa, CA: June 18, 2018) – In the unbridled spirit of progress, Resolute Wines is now officially ÆRENA Wines. Bespoke Collection is pleased to transition Resolute Wines to ÆRENA Wines as we continue to create the same purposeful wine with steadfast character.  At ÆRENA Wines, we see wine […]