Wines and Vineyards News


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.

The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene in Italy proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site

SOLIGHETTO, Italy, July 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Assembly has officially declared the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene the 55th Italian “World Heritage Site.” Innocente Nardi, President of the Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, expressed, “Our profound satisfaction and immense joy at the declaration of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene as a World Heritage Site.”

Paragon Strengthens Winery and Brewery Programs with the Promotion of Brendan Wright and addition of Nick Faragasso

AVON, Conn. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC, a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the addition of insurance professional Nick Faragasso and the promotion of Brendan Wright.

Paragon Further Strengthens Operations with its Promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President in the West

AVON, Conn. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC, a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President. Kriens is based in Paragon’s San Francisco office and reports directly to Paragon CEO and Co-founder Ron Ganiats.

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Announces 2019 Communications Campaign for U.S. Audience

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. is pleased to announce its 2019 communications program for the United States. The Consorzio of vine-growers, winemaking companies and bottlers from Italy’s Conegliano Valdobbiadene, which was established to safeguard the standards of what eventually became the D.O.C.G. criteria in crafting wines of the highest quality and distinct provenance, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the appellation.

Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition Hosts Inaugural Barrel and New Release Tasting Event

MARLBORO, N.Y., May 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The wineries of the Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition will tap their barrels, uncork new releases, and share some gems from their cellars in their first-ever tasting event. The Barrel & New Release Tasting will take place from 6-8 p.m. on May 30, 2019, at Nostrano Vineyards.

Wente Vineyards Announces 2019 Sustainability Report Card for Earth Day

LIVERMORE VALLEY, Calif., April 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of today’s Earth Day 2019, Wente Vineyards is proud to share an updated series of green initiatives and programming, all of which reflect the winery’s longstanding (136 years and counting!) and ongoing commitment to sustainable winegrowing.

Gonzalez Byass Announces First Organic Certified Bottling for its Chilean Wine Portfolio

CASABLANCA VALLEY, Chile, Feb. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gonzalez Byass has announced the very first ECOCERT certified organic wine for its Casablanca Valley, Chile-based Vinedos Veramonte: the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc. Veramonte is the standard bearer within the Gonzalez Byass umbrella of Chilean labels (which also include Ritual, Primus and Neyen), and this release marks the first of what will eventually become a 100 percent organic / biodynamic stable of all its Chilean wines.

EPIC Buys Direct Retail Wine Industry Business From Paragon Insurance Holdings

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the purchase of a retail wine industry book of business from Managing General Agency (MGA) Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they acquired wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.

Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC Adds Tonya Fuller and Ashley Forslund to Winery and Brewery Team

AVON, Conn. and NAPA, Calif., June 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced that Tonya Fuller has joined the firm as Vice President, Winery and Brewery. Additionally, Ashley Forslund has become a member of the Paragon team in the role of Senior Underwriter, Winery and Brewery, working in close collaboration with Fuller.

Kief-Joshua Vineyards Wine Tasting Room Grand Opening in Willcox, AZ

ELGIN, Ariz., Aug. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards (KJV) is officially opening its gates and inviting the public to join them on September 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their Willcox tasting room, located at 4923 E. Arzberger Road. The grand opening will feature wine flights, wines or sangria by the glass, small bites pairings and a local pistachio farmer

The Village of Elgin Winery Announces the 32nd Harvesting of the Vine Festival to take place September 20 and 21

ELGIN, Ariz., Sept. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This year marks the 32nd Anniversary of Arizona’s Oldest Wine Festival, held at the Village of Elgin Winery in downtown Elgin, Ariz. Once again the focus will be on enjoying the libations of the vine with friends and family; with arts and crafts, Arizona Blues legend Buzz and the Soul Senders performing and local foods available from vendors.

Arizona’s Four Monkey Winery Serving Hollywood A-List

ELGIN, Ariz., Jan. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Monkey Winery will be pouring its award winning Naughty and Playful Monkey wines (Moscato and Cabernet) to the Hollywood Elite at the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema at the House of Blues on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in Hollywood, Calif. This marks the winery’s second foray into the Hollywood scene. The first was the 2013 BET Awards in Beverly Hills during the summer.

300 Year Old French Winery Brings Prestigious Wine Appellations Into The 21st Century

LYON, France (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gourmets Passions announces the arrival of a new range of southern Rhone wines to hit shelves in the United States for the 2010 holiday season. THE VINS (THE WINES) is a direct response to the growing sentiment from young wine consumers that French wines, although well-respected, are seen as specialty items and can be overly complex.