Wines and Vineyards News


More Than A Wine Store: Award Winning Beverage Retailer Pours Into Community

WESTERLY, R.I., Jan. 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Wine Store, a family-owned business in Westerly since 1985, is once again among the winners of Beverage Dynamics third-annual Top 100 Retailers Awards. These awards recognize off-premise retailers throughout the U.S. who demonstrate innovation, excellent customer and community service, and superior beverage alcohol industry knowledge.

Glancy Wine Education Foundation wraps Auction 2023 Seeking Pledges for Giving Tuesday November 28

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Glancy Wine Education Foundation (GWEF) raised $21,949 at the 12th Anniversary Celebration and Scholarship Auction with the San Francisco Wine School on November 11. A lively event with a signature Somm Olympics component featuring past scholarship winner Tonya Pitts.

Merriam Vineyards declares 2023 a ‘first class’ vintage – concludes inaugural harvest in newly California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) Certified Winery

SONOMA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Merriam Vineyards, located in California’s Russian River AVA, wrapped up the 2023 harvest with much to celebrate. Winemaker William Weese states that this year is poised to produce a “great and first-class vintage” for Merriam’s award-winning cool-climate varieties, especially its Pinot Noir. Throughout Sonoma County and many AVAs within California, the 2023 vintage is already anticipated to be one of the best in decades.

Culture Wine Co. Launches to Enhance Representation of South African Wine In The United States

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Culture Wine Co. launches today as the sole importer, wholesaler, e-commerce retailer and wine club in the United States dedicated exclusively to the wines of South Africa. The goal? To drastically increase the representation and import-value of South African wine in the United States.

2023 SOMM Olympics Spotlights Rising Wine Talent and Supports Educational Scholarships for Students in Need

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 19, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, November 11th from 3:30-8pm, San Francisco Wine School invites the public to join their 12th Anniversary Celebration and Scholarship Auction featuring their signature Somm Olympics event benefiting the Glancy Wine Education Foundation, which provides scholarships to wine & hospitality professionals from diverse communities demonstrating financial need.

Master Sommelier Writes Definitive Wine-Tasting Guide for Professionals and Novices

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Oct. 11, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser has released an updated version of “Message in the Bottle: A Guide to Tasting Wine” (ISBN: 978-1955750479). The book is a valuable resource for professional tasters, as well as an outstanding guide for the casual enthusiast who wants to learn more about how to appreciate a glass of wine.

Dovinto Winery Announces Expansion of Hospitality Operations

BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico, Sept. 19, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Having recently completed its initial capital raise to facilitate distribution of its wines to the U.S. market, Dovinto Vinicola Destino is pleased to announce a significant expansion project aimed at elevating its guests’ experience to new heights.

Dovinto Announces Completion of Filming Content in Partnership with Digitl Mediums and Multiple Emmy Award Winners

BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico, Sept. 11, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wine producer Dovinto Vinicola Destino is pleased to announce that, in conjunction with producer Digitl Mediums, it is in post-production of short- and long-form content as part of the introduction of Dovinto’s award-winning wines to the United States market. With its rich heritage and dedication to producing exceptional wines, Dovinto aims to captivate wine enthusiasts across America with the unique flavors and characteristics of its uniquely-created premium Mexican wines.

Dovinto Announces New Importation and Distribution Agreement with The American Spirits Exchange

BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico, Aug. 29, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dovinto Vinicola Destino is pleased to announce a significant milestone in its journey towards bringing exceptional wines to enthusiasts in the U.S. Dovinto has entered into a strategic importation and distribution agreement with The American Spirits Exchange which promises to extend the availability of Dovinto’s premium wines to the broader U.S. audience, enriching the wine experiences of connoisseurs and newcomers alike

Dovinto Announces Entrance to the U.S. Market, the Completion of its Series A Round and Partnership with Digitl Mediums and Nicole Salmeri

BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico, July 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dovinto Vinicola Destino is pleased to announce that its award-wining wines are entering the United States market which was facilitated by the successful completion of the first of its institutional fundraising efforts. With its rich heritage and dedication to producing exceptional wines, Dovinto aims to captivate wine enthusiasts across America with the unique flavors and characteristics of its uniquely-created premium Mexican wines.

Glancy Wine Education Foundation Names Ana Keller as President and Adds New Board Member Peter Andrews

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Glancy Wine Education Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonoma vintner Ana Keller as its new board President and the addition of importer Peter Andrews as a new board member. Founding President Cheryl Halloran will remain on the board in her role as Fundraising Chair.

Digitalised Old Vine Registry Launches to Global Wine Community Via Live Webinar

LONDON, U.K., July 5, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Monday, June 26, thought-leaders and pioneers in the realm of old vines hosted a live webinar to launch The Old Vine Registry: the world’s most comprehensive database of living historic vineyard sites, The Old Vine Conference announced today. The Old Vine Registry, which is free to view, is an evolution of what started as a simple spreadsheet and has been completely digitalised to become an unmatched resource for the global wine industry, the academic world, and wine lovers around the globe.

Barnett Vineyards Celebrates their 40th Anniversary

SPRING MOUNTAIN, Calif., June 1, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of its 40th anniversary this year, Barnett Vineyards, known for its highly regarded Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon wines, has announced a donation program for the St. Helena Fire Department in recognition of the tremendous efforts made by the local fire department in responding to the devastating 2020 fires.

Domaine Carneros Debuts New Menu for the Popular ‘Bubbles & Bites’ Experience: A Journey Through Southeast Asia

NAPA, Calif., May 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Founded in 1987, in the Carneros appellation of Northern California by the Champagne Taittinger family, Domaine Carneros is a grower producer of ultra-premium sparkling wines and limited production pinot noirs. Domaine Carneros has become the benchmark for California sparkling wine, reflecting both the individuality of the Carneros’ terroir and the craftsmanship of its French legacy.

Domaine Carneros Celebrates Sustainability for Earth Day 2023 – PowerFlex Microgrid represents Next Generation of Solar Power

NAPA, Calif., April 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Earth Day 2023 brings a vibrant green to the terrain and vineyards of Domaine Carneros as the 2022-23 winter rains have provided much needed relief from the past five years of drought in California. 2023 will mark a significant advance in the winery’s record of sustainability when a new solar microgrid and battery system comes online, providing the winery over 75% energy independence. (UPDATED)

Covenant Winery Announces 2023 Summer Concert Calendar: Second year of popular series at the urban winery tasting patio in Berkeley, California

BERKELEY, Calif., April 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Covenant Winery Summer Music Series, now in its 2nd year, will kick off at their Sixth Street Winery in Berkeley on Sunday, April 23rd, and continue through the end of July, just before harvest season starts. Showcased at the winery’s new outdoor tasting lounge, fans of wine and music can enjoy the vibe of the Berkeley Drinks District, while sipping a nice array of wines from throughout California’s diverse wine regions.

Barnett Vineyards Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2023

SPRING MOUNTAIN, Calif., March 29, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The year 2023 marks a significant milestone for the Barnett family who in 1983, seeking a respite from the pressures of city life in San Francisco, found a special, high elevation property on Spring Mountain Road in the Napa Valley that was to become the renowned vineyard and winery it is today.

Charles Communications Associates Celebrates 20 Years in 2023 – Wine Marketing Agency Reflects on Two Decades of Excellence

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 31, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This year marks the 20th anniversary for Charles Communications Associates (CCA), a leading wine marketing firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. What began at the dining room table of founder Kimberly Charles in 2003 with her first client, noted actor and vintner Fess Parker, has grown over the last twenty years to represent clients in Japan, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the U.S with a dynamic team.

Covenant Winery Kicks off 20th Anniversary with Jazz Concert at City Winery in New York City

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. and BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Covenant Winery, which highlights appellation driven wines from California and Israel, kicks off its 20th anniversary celebration on Sunday, February 5 at City Winery from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in New York City with a jazz concert led by winery founder and proprietor, Jeff Morgan, and friends.

Domaine Carneros makes the holidays sparkle with elegant gift offerings

NAPA, Calif., Dec. 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Domaine Carneros, the award-winning California grower-producer of method traditionelle sparkling wines, has a wide array of gifts available for the 2022 holiday season. Curated by the team at the French inspired chateau situated at the gateway to wine country in northern California, the offerings range from charcuterie and chocolate pairings with wine, to sabers and chillers to luxury candles, all paired up in gift sets that are sure to please.

The 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Producers’ Consortium for Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG debuted two new projects

SOLIGHETTO, Treviso, Italy, Dec. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At Villa Brandolini, on the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the birth of the Consorzio Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, two new projects were presented, of which the first, the Green Academy, will be an incubator for research, studies, content and new ideas that will enable producers to work in an ever more structured, consolidated and concrete way for the sustainability of the region.

Voluspa and Domaine Carneros by Taittinger welcome the holiday season with the Sparkling Cuvée Candle and Sparkling Wine duo

NAPA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two iconic California-based handcrafted brands come together this holiday season with the release of the limited edition “Sparkling Cuvée” Signature Duo, featuring a luxuriously scented Voluspa candle and Sparkling Wine by the ever-elegant Domaine Carneros by Taittinger, paired in holiday gift packaging. Artisans of the senses, Voluspa and Domaine Carneros worked closely to accent the aromas of pink grapefruit and stone fruits found in the sparkling wine in the newest candle in the Voluspa portfolio

The Glancy Wine Education Foundation announces its Annual Gala Celebration and auction Saturday November 12

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 25, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Glancy Wine Education Foundation announces its 11th annual gala celebration event and auction, taking place at the San Francisco Wine School in South San Francisco on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 5-10 p.m.

Glancy Wine Education Foundation Announces Addition of New Board Member Maggie Heile joins as co-chair of fundraising

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Glancy Wine Education Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of a new board member, Maggie Heile, joining this month as co-chair of fundraising. Heile joins just before the foundation’s annual gala celebration, which plays a crucial role in raising the funds required to provide wine education scholarships to wine and hospitality professionals in need of assistance.

Tim Rowe named Vineyard Manager at Domaine Carneros

NAPA, Calif., Aug. 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As harvest kicks off in Napa this week, Domaine Carneros Winery is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Rowe, seasoned viticultural expert with over a decade of impressive positions within the California wine industry, to the position of Vineyard Manager. Succeeding Alberto Zamora, who is retiring after a 40-year career in the wine industry, ten of which were spent transforming the vineyards at Domaine Carneros, Rowe states that his new position is a viticulturist’s dream.

Covenant Winery Summer Music Series Announces July Calendar Berkeley, CA Drinks District is Hopping

BERKELEY, Calif., July 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Covenant Winery Summer Music Series, which kicked off on Memorial Day weekend in Berkeley at their Sixth Street winery, continues through July with four concerts, July 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2022. Showcased at the winery’s new outdoor tasting lounge, fans of wine and music can enjoy the vibe of the Berkeley Drinks District, while sipping a nice array of California and Israeli wines.

As California’s New Mandatory Responsible Beverage Service Certification Deadline Looms, San Francisco Wine School Offers ABC Accredited Live Training For 1 Million Servers In Need

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The State of California has issued a new mandate for Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) certification, for all 56,000 licensed businesses in California where alcohol is served that goes into effect this Friday, July 1, San Francisco Wine School (SFWS) announced today.

Here’s the Scoop! Humphry Slocombe and Domaine Carneros Team Up Once Again for Rosé Inspired Ice Cream Flavor

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just in time for Rosé season, San Francisco small-batch ice cream brand Humphry Slocombe – known for its imaginative ingredient-driven flavors – has partnered with the Napa Valley’s first name in top quality sparkling wine, Domaine Carneros, to revisit its smash hit “Rosé All Day” flavor, this time as a dairy-based ice cream.

Star Vintners and Top Innovators in Food & Wine Take the Stage at 9th Annual WineaPAWlooza June 24 and 25, 2022

NAPA, Calif., May 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jameson Humane (Jameson), a solutions-based nonprofit and animal sanctuary which educates to inspire change on behalf of companion and farmed animals, is holding its signature fundraising event, WineaPAWlooza 2022, live and in-person on June 24 and June 25 at 5 p.m., PT. Combining two things that are universally loved (wine and animals), WineaPAWlooza has consistently earned its place as one of the top 10 wine events in the country.

Domaine Carneros Announces New Iteration of Popular ‘Bubbles & Bites’ Experience

NAPA, Calif., May 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Founded in 1987, in the Carneros appellation of Northern California by the Champagne Taittinger family, Domaine Carneros is a grower producer of ultra-premium sparkling wines and limited production pinot noirs. As of May 1st, the winery is pleased to announce a new menu for its popular Bubbles & Bites tasting experience, first launched in 2018.

Covenant Winery Summer Concert Series Debuts Memorial Day Weekend – Monday May 30

BERKELEY, Calif., May 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Covenant Winery Summer Concert Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend in Berkeley with acclaimed French/American jazz pianist, composer and arranger Franck Amsallem. Franck has recorded ten CDs under his own name as well as a collaboration, “New York Stories,” with (Berkeley’s own) Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, and Danny Gatton on Blue Note.

Dream Big Darling Announces 2022 ‘FLOurish’ Program

PASO ROBLES, Calif., May 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dream Big Darling and The Millinger Group today announced, “FLOurish 2022,” a personalized assessment program for emerging women leaders in the wine and spirits industry. Qualified individuals are now invited to apply for one of 17 FLOurish scholarships that provide full-ride access to this innovative coaching and mentorship experience.

EPIC Welcomes Shelley Yim

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants is pleased to welcome Shelley Yim who will partner with EPIC’s leadership to focus on continuing to grow the firm’s footprint with large complex Risk Management clients along with helping lead EPIC’s burgeoning Winery Practice.

Parallel Napa Valley Promotes Adrienne D.A. Smith to General Manager / Partner

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., March 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The partners of Parallel Napa Valley are pleased to announce the promotion of their General Manager Adrienne D.A. Smith to General Manager and Partner. After four years with the company, Adrienne has overseen strong growth for the brand in her role overseeing marketing, hospitality, sales and operations with an innovative and high energy approach.

Flavor First Intuitive Line of Wine Glassware Released in U.S. Market

ST. HELENA, Calif., Dec. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the first time ever, a line of glassware designed around the flavor of wine has been released to trade and consumers in the United States by The Oneida® Group. The set of three glasses corresponds to three key flavor/styles found in wine: Crisp & Fresh™, Creamy & Silky™ and Bold & Powerful™.

Wente Vineyards offers the First Ever Voice App Wine Tasting Experience

LIVERMORE, Calif., May 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wente Vineyards, the longest continuously owned and operated family winery, and a company of many firsts throughout its 137-year history, nationally launches today an interactive home wine tasting feature with both Alexa and Google home devices. A wine industry first, this ability to experience a guided wine tasting with one’s smart device will bring the wine country experience straight to the home.

Vibe Wines Enhances Valentine’s Day Gift-Giving with Enticing Sexy Pairings

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Give your partner a truly unique and unforgettable Valentine’s Day gift this year. Love isn’t standardized, so romantic gifts shouldn’t be either. Vibe Wines( Sexy Pairings bring their award-winning California wines together with playful products such as romantic lingerie, intimate games, and massage oils to create unique and love-inspiring gift sets designed to keep on giving long after the holiday is over.

First-ever Southeast Arizona New Vintners Harvest Festival Set for September 21 at Kief Joshua Vineyards

ELGIN, Ariz., Aug. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On September 21, 2019, Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the First Annual Southeast Arizona New Vintners Wine Growers Harvest Festival at their vineyard in Elgin, Arizona (located at 370 Elgin Road, Elgin, AZ 85611). Eight Arizona-based wineries and vineyards will be in attendance, pouring some of the state’s newest wines available, alongside two local bands on stage, gourmet food from local eateries and a variety of retail vendors.

Florida Distillers Go to Capitol Hill to Urge Support for Spirits Tax Cut Bill

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., July 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The St. Augustine Distillery joined two Florida distillers along with more than 150 craft distillers from around the country who gathered in Washington, D.C. from July 22 through July 24 for the distilled spirits industry’s 10th Annual Public Policy Conference, co-hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA).

Hudson Valley Wine Magazine Launches Mobile-Friendly Website As ‘Go-To’ Source for Consumers, Visitors, Media, and the Trade

COXSACKIE, N.Y., July 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just in time for the summer season, Hudson Valley Wine Magazine is launching a fully redesigned, mobile-friendly website that is tailor-made not only for consumers and visitors who want the most out of their wine and craft beverage experience in the Hudson Valley, but also researchers, media, and members of the trade who want to learn more about the region’s industry from an historical and agricultural perspective.