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John McClelland, Wine Industry Pioneer Passes Away

John McClelland, Wine Industry Pioneer Passes Away

Santa Rosa, CA – Wine industry pioneer John McClelland passed away peacefully on December 5, 2018 with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife Ann, son John and daughter Kristen. A Career Devoted to California Wine John McClelland has left a permanent stamp on the California wine industry. His 60-year career includes […]

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Moobuzz Wines’ National Turkey Drive Feeds Over 31,000

Moobuzz Wines’ National Turkey Drive Feeds Over 31,000

Sonoma, Calif. (December 6, 2018) – Moobuzz Wines from 3 Badge Beverage Corporation completed its successful Nourishing a Better Tomorrow Turkey Drive and fed over 31,000 people in need. During the Turkey Drive, which began in August, Moobuzz donated one pound of turkey for every case of wine sold. Turkeys went to local programs across […]

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Republic National Distributing Company Named Nominee for The Wine & Spirit Trust’s Educator of the Year Award for 2018

Republic National Distributing Company Named Nominee for The Wine & Spirit Trust’s Educator of the Year Award for 2018

Grand Prairie, Texas, Dec. 5, 2018 – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) has been named a nominee for The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Educator of the Year Award 2018. RNDC is the first U.S. alcohol beverage distribution company to be nominated. The Educator of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contribution of an individual […]

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Wine Institute and Compli Launch Wholesale Rules Compliance Portal

Wine Institute and Compli Launch Wholesale Rules Compliance Portal

New Wholesale Rules Portal Provides Wineries with Up-To-Date Information on Three-Tier Compliance San Francisco – Wine Institute and Compli have collaborated to launch a members-only portal that provides state-by-state compliance information for wineries that sell through the three-tier system. This brand-new resource, which aggregates wholesale rules, documents and forms, is located on the Wine Compliance Rules website launched earlier […]

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Walla Walla’s L’Ecole N° 41 Honored with Top Award for Setting the Standard for Excellence

Walla Walla’s L’Ecole N° 41 Honored with Top Award for Setting the Standard for Excellence

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (December 5, 2018) – L’Ecole N° 41, one of Walla Walla’s early founding family wineries, is the small firm recipient of Seattle Business magazine’s 2018 Family Business of the Year award. The winery was one of 11 Washington State companies honored for excellence at an awards ceremony held in Seattle Tuesday evening. The recognition coincides with […]

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Quinta de la Rosa Celebrates Thirtieth Anniversary with Special Bottling

Quinta de la Rosa Celebrates Thirtieth Anniversary with Special Bottling

Niles, IL  – Winesellers Ltd., the family-owned, global importer and marketer of fine wines, is proud to announce the release of Quinta de la Rosa’s 30-Year-Old Tawny Port. This collectible port celebrates the thirtieth anniversary since Father/Daughter team Tim and Sophia Bergqvist started Quinta de La Rosa in the Douro. Over the past three decades, […]

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Preeminent Sommelier Competition Draws Wine Industry Luminaries

Preeminent Sommelier Competition Draws Wine Industry Luminaries

2019 Somms Under Fire™ Tickets Now on Sale  AUSTIN, Texas [December 5, 2018] – Tickets are now on sale for the eighth annual Somms Under Fire, the country’s most distinguished live sommelier wine and food pairing competition. VIP tickets are $160 and General Admission tickets are $75 for the event, which will be held Sunday, January 27, 2019 […]

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Vins de Savoie to Begin U.S. PR and Marketing Campaign in 2019

Vins de Savoie to Begin U.S. PR and Marketing Campaign in 2019

France’s Alpine Wines Well Positioned for Consumer and Trade Discovery New York, NY (December 5, 2018) – The wines of the Savoie region of France will begin a PR and Marketing campaign in the U.S. in 2019. The coming year holds great opportunity for the wines of this region, as it was recently cited as […]

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Fourth Annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction to Feature Unique Lots from top Willamette Valley Wineries

Fourth Annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction to Feature Unique Lots from top Willamette Valley Wineries

(December 5, 2018; Portland, OR)—Willamette Valley Pinot noir will be the talk of the wine industry on April 6, 2019, when the nation’s top wine trade and media convene at The Allison Inn in Newberg, OR for the Fourth Annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction. Hosted by the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, the trade-only Auction […]

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Stolo Syrah Is Wine Enthusiast’s Top Ranked Wine on the Central Coast

Stolo Syrah Is Wine Enthusiast’s Top Ranked Wine on the Central Coast

Estate wine ranks #12 on the coveted ‘Top 100 Wines of 2018’ list December 5, 2018 (Cambria, Calif.) – Stolo Vineyards and Winery is the highest ranked winery on the Central Coast according to Wine Enthusiast’s annual ‘The Enthusiast 100,’ which showcases the best wines of the year. Over 24,000 wines were reviewed for the coveted 2018 […]

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Tony Quealy Named General Manager of Thacher Winery

Tony Quealy Named General Manager of Thacher Winery

The first GM in Thacher’s 14-year history, Quealy brings his wealth of consumer and sales experience to the acclaimed boutique family-run winery. Dec. 5, 2018 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – Thacher Winery and Vineyard is proud to announce Tony Quealy will serve as the winery’s first-ever general manager, effective immediately.   In his role, Quealy will manage all consumer-facing […]

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Slow Wine to Add Oregon Wineries in Annual English Language Guide and on Tour for First in 2019

Slow Wine to Add Oregon Wineries in Annual English Language Guide and on Tour for First in 2019

2019 Tour to include San Francisco, Portland, Denver, Boston and New York New York, NY, December 5, 2018 – Slow Food International and Slow Wine Editore are proud to announce the release of the latest English-language edition of Slow Wine, the acclaimed and comprehensive annual wine guide of over 500 different wineries worldwide, with its annual […]

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Brittan Vineyards Hires National Sales Manager

Brittan Vineyards Hires National Sales Manager

Brittan Vineyards of McMinnville, OR is pleased to announce that Thomas Sichta has joined the company as National Sales Manager. Thom brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role. Prior to joining Brittan, Thom served as National Sales Manager for Chehalem Winery in Newberg, where he managed 24 domestic markets and 12 export […]

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“Wine Speak Paso Robles” Returns with Robust Slate of Winemaker Seminars, Technical Tours, and Tastings

“Wine Speak Paso Robles” Returns with Robust Slate of Winemaker Seminars, Technical Tours, and Tastings

All-Star Cast of Master Sommeliers, Winemakers and Hospitality Professionals to Lead Event on January 7-10 Central Coast, CA—A robust slate of winemaker panels, expert seminars, technical winery tours and special tastings is set to headline the next “Wine Speak Paso Robles” on January 7-10, 2019. “We have worked hard to ensure that Wine Speak 2019 […]

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Guarachi Wine Partners Continues Portfolio Expansion in the U.S. with Montgrass

Guarachi Wine Partners Continues Portfolio Expansion in the U.S. with Montgrass

MontGras Amongst Top 15 Wine Exporters from Chile with more than 1MM Cases Annually (LOS ANGELES, CA) December 2018 – Guarachi Wine Partners is excited to welcome Chilean wine leader MontGras as the newest addition to its South American wine portfolio. Guarachi Wine Partners will represent MontGras in the U.S. for all sales, marketing and distribution of their complete […]

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