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Tag: North Coast Wine Challenge

Afternoon Brief, December 19

Afternoon Brief, December 19

3-Tier Wine Symposium Announced: The Wine Industry Network (WIN) today announced the launch of the 3-Tier Wine Symposium, a one-day intensive educational conference focused on how to best navigate the evolving and complicated world of distributor relations along with how to capitalize on the opportunities that still exist in the wholesale channel …

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2019 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge Announces New “Wine of the Future” Award

2019 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge Announces New “Wine of the Future” Award

Santa Rosa, Calif., (December 19, 2018) – The seventh annual North Coast Wine Challenge is officially open for entries and will now include the opportunity for wineries to enter barrel samples that will compete for a new “Wine of the Future” award. These will be judged separately to the commercial bottled wines. This competition is […]

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Domaine Carneros Wins Best Sparkling for Third Time at North Coast Wine Challenge

Domaine Carneros Wins Best Sparkling for Third Time at North Coast Wine Challenge

When the results of the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge were announced, and the 2013 Domaine Carneros Brut, Napa, was declared the Best Sparkling, it was cause for celebration at the beautiful chateau where Eileen and her colleagues make their widely lauded wine lineup.

By December 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Soda Rock Wins Best of Mendocino in Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge for Chardonnay From Hopland Vineyard

Soda Rock Wins Best of Mendocino in Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge for Chardonnay From Hopland Vineyard

Isabelle Adams of Soda Rock Winery chooses her wine competitions very carefully. The 8-year-old winery produces about 6k cases yearly, and relies on direct to consumer sales for most of the production.

By December 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Boisset Takes Best of Marin Four Years in a Row with 2015 Pinot Noir

Boisset Takes Best of Marin Four Years in a Row with 2015 Pinot Noir

Winning “Best of Marin” at the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge with the 2015 DeLoach Marin Pinot Noir made it four years in a row that Brian Maloney, Director of Sonoma County Winemaking for Boisset Collection, claimed the honor.

By November 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
The Best of Lake County: Cache Creek Cabernet

The Best of Lake County: Cache Creek Cabernet

Cache Creek Vineyards, located in eastern Lake County off Hwy 20 near Clearlake Oaks, got its formal start as a winery in 2005, but first and foremost, was a vineyard known for excellent fruit. It all started with the family patriarch, Bill “Poppo” Van Pelt, father of the present-day owner, Don Van Pelt. When “Poppo” first set foot on the land in 1997, he encountered a herd of Tule elk, and vowed to make the land a preserve for them.

By November 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Late Harvest Chard Wins Best Dessert for Sonoma-Cutrer

Late Harvest Chard Wins Best Dessert for Sonoma-Cutrer

Ask Mick Schroeter how the Late Harvest Chardonnay project came about at Sonoma-Cutrer, and the well-versed Aussie, who began his career as a red winemaker in the Barossa Valley with the iconic Penfolds brand, says simply, “Chardonnay and Pinot Noir just don’t cut it with dessert. We were doing all these wine dinners, and we’d get to the dessert course, and nothing would be quite right. So, we decided it was time to do a Late Harvest.”

By November 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Can You Beat This? Kokomo’s 100-Point Score in the North Coast Wine Challenge a Game-Changer

Can You Beat This? Kokomo’s 100-Point Score in the North Coast Wine Challenge a Game-Changer

When winemaker Erik Miller got the call informing him that his 2015 Gopher Hill Pinot had just garnered a 100-point score, and oh, by the way, it took Best of Show at the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge, he didn’t quite know what to expect.

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Considering Value and Strategy When Entering Wine Competitions

Considering Value and Strategy When Entering Wine Competitions

For small and large wineries alike, entering wines in a competition is a tried and true marketing tool. Get a medal, push out an email to your direct-to-consumer base telling them about the award, and give the info to your sales reps, and let them sell the product with its new, improved standing.

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., […]

Afternoon Brief, April 17

Afternoon Brief, April 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winners of the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge Announced Kokomo Wines of the Dry Creek Valley, a grower-winemaker partnership, took home the top prize in the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge for its Kokomo 2016 Pinot Noir Gopher Hills Block Peters Vineyard Sonoma Coast, scoring the highest […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 12

Afternoon Brief, April 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Cabernet Too Hot to Handle It’s slowly dawning on winemakers that certain popular grape varieties are not best suited to the Californian climate… Today’s News: North Coast Wine Challenge Uncorks with 1,000-Plus Entries Now in its sixth year, the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge launched Wednesday […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 4

Afternoon Brief, April 4

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California’s Cabernet Cult Keeps Growing California is drowning in Cabernet, as growers swap diversity for big returns… Today’s News: Malene Wines Shows How Rosé Rolls More than most wine styles or varieties, rosé has an associate lifestyle connotation of highly Instagramable moments… North Coast Wine Competition Judging […]

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North Coast AVAs Take Center Stage in Wine Competition to Decide “The Best of the Best”

North Coast AVAs Take Center Stage in Wine Competition to Decide “The Best of the Best”

“Arguably, some of the best wines produced in the world are made right here, in our own backyard.”

By March 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Nominations Open for 2018 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge Associate Judging Program

Nominations Open for 2018 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge Associate Judging Program

In 2017 the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge Associate Judging Program was launched, specifically designed to educate and introduce future winemakers and young industry professionals to how wine competitions are conducted. The program was warmly received and endorsed by our professional judges and loved by the Associate Judges that participated. For this year’s competition, […]

By February 6, 2018 0 Comments Read More →