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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.

By November 6, 2018 5 Comments Read More →
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 →
Afternoon Brief, April 19

Afternoon Brief, April 19

California’s First ‘Wine & Weed Symposium’ Arrives in August
California has been a powerful force on the global wine scene for decades. Meanwhile, the state’s never been a slouch when it comes to high quality cannabis either…

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Afternoon Brief, April 12

Afternoon Brief, April 12

A Woman’s Death Sorting Grapes Exposes Italy’s “Slavery”
Her husband can still recall how Paola Clemente used to set two alarms to make sure she woke in the middle of the night – 1:50 a.m. – to catch the private bus that would take her and dozens of other women to the vineyards…

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The Press Democrat Announces Name Change and Lineup for Wine and Food Festival

The Press Democrat Announces Name Change and Lineup for Wine and Food Festival

The Press Democrat has announced the lineup for the 2017 North Coast Wine & Food Festival, formerly known as the North Coast Wine Challenge Event. This year’s festivities will take place on Saturday, June 10, from 1-4 p.m. at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park. In addition to featuring gold medal-winning wines, the event will host […]

Afternoon Brief, April 14, 2016

Afternoon Brief, April 14, 2016

Best North Coast Wines Determined at North Coast Wine Challenge: The judges of the North Coast Wine Challenge sipped their way through more than 1,050 wines at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel in Santa Rosa Tuesday in a quest to uncover the best wines grown on the North Coast, one of the state’s premier wine-growing regions…

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Afternoon Brief, April 30

Afternoon Brief, April 30

Millions In USDA Export Funds Now Available To Ag/Wine Trade Associations: In Fiscal Year 2015 the USDA’s Market Access Program awarded more than $173 million to 62 American agricultural trade associations for export trade activities. This includes the Wine Institute which received more than $7 million…

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Afternoon Brief, April 28

Afternoon Brief, April 28

Roche chardonnay named ‘Best of the Best’ at North Coast Wine Challenge: The 24 judges who swirled and sipped through the Press Democrat’s 2015 North Coast Wine Challenge in mid-April chose a classic white varietal, Roche 2013 Carneros Chardonnay French Oak Reserve, as its Best of the Best winner…

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Afternoon Brief, April 14

Afternoon Brief, April 14

North Coast Wine Challenge underway in Santa Rosa: The 2015 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge began Tuesday at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel in Santa Rosa…

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