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C. Mondavi & Family Names New Chief Financial Officer

NEWS RELEASE   Wine Industry Veteran Tapped for Overseeing Company’s Continued Financial Growth   Napa, Calif., November 19, 2018 – C. Mondavi & Family (http://www.cmondavifamily.com/), the parent company behind iconic wineries and brands such as Charles Krug, CK Mondavi and Purple Heart Wines, is pleased to announce Claire Hobday as the company’s chief financial officer. […]

Powerful Line-up of Keynote Speakers Announced for Fifth Anniversary Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium

NEWS RELEASE   Industry leaders gather at alcohol beverage’s most sought-after conference to empower and advance women   November 15, 2018 (New York, NY) – Women of the Vine & Spirits, the world’s leading organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry has announced its lineup of keynote speakers for its […]

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Cooper Mountain Vineyards Purchases Olenik Vineyard in the Willamette Valley’s Chehalem Mountains AVA

NEWS RELEASE   Portland, Ore. (November 16, 2018) — Cooper Mountain Vineyards, a Willamette Valley winery founded in 1978, announced its purchase of the 50-acre Olenik Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. First planted to Rex Hill’s Jacob-Hart Vineyard in the early 1990s, John Olenik purchased this 50-acre, eponymous section of the vineyard in 2005. […]

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Farella Vineyard elevates Ryan Pass to title of Winemaker

November 15, 2018   For Immediate Release:   ESTATE WINES COOMBSVILLE – NAPA VALLEY   Farella Vineyard elevates Ryan Pass to title of “Winemaker”   Ryan Pass, who has worked at Farella vineyard since the 2015 harvest has been elevated to Winemaker after 3 years as Assistant Winemaker. Tom Farella will take the title of […]

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Lake County Winegrape Growers Focus Post-Fire Relief Efforts On Research

NEWS RELEASE   Growers Collaborate with Experts to Minimize Wildfire Impact in Future Years   Kelseyville, Calif. November 15, 2018 – With an increase in the number and duration of large wildfires, the California wine industry is working together to explore ways to combat the effect of smoke exposure and fire damage on winegrapes and […]

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Still showing nicely after all these years

My wine and thriller: still showing nicely after all these years — The wine and the book, inspired by fact, created by imagination, and caught in a web of reality and fantasy.   The web spun by Castello Da Vinci and Xantaeus leads through Perfect Killer and this web of links:   The Institute for […]

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California Association of Winegrape Growers Letter to Congress

November 11, 2018   Representative Mike Thompson U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515   Dear Representative Thompson:   We, the undersigned, are writing to you on behalf of the many winegrape growers in Northern California who were adversely affected by wildfires this past summer.   We understand Congress may take up a disaster assistance […]

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California Winegrape Growers Affected by Wildfires Seek Support from Congress

SACRAMENTO, November 13, 2018 – Leaders of five California agricultural organizations have joined together to request Congress include the state’s winegrape growers in a disaster assistance bill.   Congress is expected to soon take up a disaster assistance bill to help agricultural producers in the Southeast United States devasted by the 2018 hurricanes. Five grower […]

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Wine Bloggers Conference rebrands as Wine Media Conference

–NEWS RELEASE–   We have have changed our name to Wine Media Conference!   A More Accurate and Inclusive Name Blogging is simply one form of communication and the reality is almost all blogger attendees at the conference also engage in social media. Many also do other forms of wine writing, either for print magazines, […]

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Toby Halkovich Named VP of Operations, Heitz Cellar

Respected Viticulturist Joins Historic Napa Valley Winery   St. Helena, Napa Valley, Nov. 5, 2018 — Heitz Cellar is pleased to announce that Toby Halkovich has been named as the new Vice President of Operations. Robert Boyd, President & CEO at Heitz Cellar stated, “We look forward to Toby’s contributions to our winery today and […]

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