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Russian River Pioneer DeLoach Vineyards Releases First Sparkling Wine

Russian River Pioneer DeLoach Vineyards Releases First Sparkling Wine

Le Royal Captures the Essence of the Historic Charles Heintz Vineyard SANTA ROSA, CA. (June 6, 2018) – Russian River Valley pioneer DeLoach Vineyards just released its first sparkling wine, Le Royal, an elegant vintage wine from the renowned Charles Heintz Vineyard in Green Valley. The release expands the bubbly portfolio of DeLoach owner Boisset […]

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Abundant Generosity and Unexpected Moments Delight Guests at 38th Auction Napa Valley

Abundant Generosity and Unexpected Moments Delight Guests at 38th Auction Napa Valley

Napa Valley Vintners’ celebrated charity wine event raises more than $13.6 million for community health and children’s education nonprofits 6/3/2018 – St. Helena, CA – A weekend filled with surprises and generosity thrilled guests and prompted bidders to contribute more than $13.6 million to the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) 38th annual Auction Napa Valley charity […]

Afternoon Brief, May 30

Afternoon Brief, May 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Cult Cabs: Why Screaming Eagle Fetches Top Dollar The shock lingered with the crowd under the white tent at Auction Napa Valley, well after the swirl of confetti settled… Today’s News: Sonoma State University Unveils Wine Spectator Learning Center New $11 million home for the Wine Business […]

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DAOU: Where Everything Is Selected to Achieve the Highest Quality

DAOU: Where Everything Is Selected to Achieve the Highest Quality

Winemaker Daniel Daou and his brother built the magnificent DAOU winery on top of DAOU Mountain in the western hills of Paso Robles, not for the sheer beauty of the place, but for its potential to achieve their vision of making world class Bordeaux style wines. “The terroir here is unique; it may be the only place […]

Afternoon Brief, May 15

Afternoon Brief, May 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Lasers Battle Birds in Sonoma County Vineyard Scarecrows, raptors and robotic facsimiles, propane cannons, reflective flags, netting – farmers have been trying all kinds of methods over the centuries to keep birds from turning their hard work into a feast just as the crop is ready for […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 25

Afternoon Brief, April 25

Worker’s Family Sues Napa Valley Winery for Alleged Wrongful Death
It’s been nearly a year since Daniel Mario Colombo went through the roof and fell to his death at Sutter Home Winery in St. Helena, but his family is still suffering from the loss, according to a lawsuit filed last week…

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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 […]

Afternoon Brief, April 2

Afternoon Brief, April 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Big Alcohol Behind Major Health Study A decade-long study into the health effects of drinking is expected to produce favorable results… Today’s News: How the Wind Is Making the Petaluma Gap California’s Newest Wine Region Everyone knows that grapes are an essential ingredient for wine, but one […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 27

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: TTB Targets Consignment Wine Sales The United States’ three-tier system – which was put in place upon the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 – has long legislated wine sales without seeming to always have a consistent coherent policy… Today’s News: North Coast AVAs Take Center Stage in […]

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Walt Announces Dates for Two 1,000 Miles of Pinot Release Parties

Walt Announces Dates for Two 1,000 Miles of Pinot Release Parties

Luxury Pinot House to Unveil 2016 Portfolio in Sonoma & San Diego SONOMA, CA (March 26, 2018) – WALT Wines, a leading luxury Pinot Noir producer, has announced dates for its annual 1,000 Miles of Pinot release parties in both Sonoma in April and San Diego in May. The brand will be releasing its highly anticipated 2016 […]

One Year of LibDib: How Small Wine, Beer & Spirits Have Found 3-Tier Distribution Success

One Year of LibDib: How Small Wine, Beer & Spirits Have Found 3-Tier Distribution Success

Small producers finally have an effective platform for 3-tier distribution San Jose, CA, March 22, 2018 — Liberation Distribution (LibDib), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, today celebrated the one-year anniversary of distribution done differently. A year ago, today, LibDib launched their online platform and for the […]

Nicky Hahn, Founder of Hahn Family Wines, Passes Away at Age 81

Nicky Hahn, Founder of Hahn Family Wines, Passes Away at Age 81

Winery Pioneer Shared His Vision for a World-class Pinot Noir Appellation when Establishing Santa Lucia Highlands AVA in Monterey County Soledad, Calif. — March 7, 2018 —Nicolaus (Nicky) Hahn, founder of Hahn Family Wines and pioneer of California’s Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, died Friday at his home in Zurich, Switzerland. He was 81 years old. Before […]

Spirits and Bids High at 22nd Annual Premiere Napa Valley

Spirits and Bids High at 22nd Annual Premiere Napa Valley

Napa Valley Vintners’ barrel tasting and futures auction raises more than $4.1 million 2/24/2018 – St. Helena, CA – Wine professionals attending today’s sold-out Premiere Napa Valley raised their paddles high, bringing in more than $4.1 million to support the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) mission to promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley. “Today’s successful […]

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Napa Vintner Launches 23 City Tour in U.S.

Napa Vintner Launches 23 City Tour in U.S.

Founder of RARECAT Wines offers seminars educating executives Napa Valley, California, February 2018  —  Sharon Kazan Harris is a Napa Valley winemaker and entrepreneur who combines her wine connoisseurship and business savvy in seminars educating business professionals. Kazan Harris— who has educated thousands of executives at seminars and tastings over the last seven years— is […]

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The Unique and the Truly Rare Wines at Premiere Napa Valley

The Unique and the Truly Rare Wines at Premiere Napa Valley

This week the 22nd annual Premiere Napa Valley auction brings retail and restaurant wine buyers from across the country and beyond to Napa Valley. They are attracted by the 230 small lots of unique, high quality wines that are up for auction; it’s a chance to own and offer something truly special exclusively for their customers.

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