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2016 Troon Vineyard Granito Estate Vermentino, Kubli Bench, Applegate Valley, Oregon

Barrel fermented, oak aged. No additives added during fermentation. Smooth, buttery and pear at first, then gives way to a crisp and clean slate finish. Beautiful! Received as a sample. Suggested retail $35. -B

Don Sebastiani & Sons Promotes Cynthia Gomez To Vice President of Marketing

NEWS RELEASE SONOMA, CA (August 13, 2019) … Don Sebastiani & Sons today announced it is promoting Cynthia Gomez to the position of Vice President of Marketing, effective immediately.   Cynthia Gomez joined Don Sebastiani & Sons in April 2017 as Director of Marketing. Since that time, she has focused on growing the ‘big bet’ […]

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2016 Mad Genius red blend (CA)

  2016 Mad Genius red blend (CA). Syrah, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, and Merlot. Very smooth and low tannin. Big juicy red fruits, including cherry and grape. Slightly closed at first, though flavors continue to evolve as it sits here in my glass. fun! Purchased on sale for $12.99 from Hover Crossing Wine & Spirits in Longmont, […]

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Acacia 2016 Carneros Chardonnay – “No there, there!”

This is usually a reliable summer sipper,  but this is a total zero…no there, there.  The moldy cork probably has something to do with that! $10.79, Safeway. -LP

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Larkmead Vineyards Hires New Assistant Winemaker, Avery Heelan

UC Davis and Screaming Eagle Alum Brings Global Experience to Larkmead Calistoga, Calif. July 24, 2019 – Larkmead Vineyards is pleased to announce its most recent hire, Avery Heelan, who joins the winemaking team as Assistant Winemaker. Heelan will be working alongside Winemaker Dan Petroski. The appointment is effective immediately.   In her new position, […]

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California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Awards $31,500 in Student Scholarships

SACRAMENTO, July 19, 2019 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation has awarded $31,500 in college scholarships to eight students. The scholarships are awarded annually to students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower.   “This year’s scholarship recipients are extraordinary students who show that hard work and […]

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FIVS-Abridge Launches “FIVS-Abridge Spirits” at the FIVS Geneva Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FIVS-Abridge Contact: Bennett Caplan at +1 (202) 486-1390 or bcaplan@fivs-abridge.com   FIVS-Abridge Launches “FIVS-Abridge Spirits” at the FIVS Geneva Conference An International Regulations Database that is Expanding to Meet Global Demand   GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, July 12, 2019   A comprehensive interactive online databank of regulations and international agreements for the spirits industry […]

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LibDib Unveils New “Instant Impact” Portal For Distributor Marketing Services

NEWS RELEASE New BrandMuscle-powered portal offers custom on-demand POS materials, design services and distributor marketing support to LibDib Makers San Jose, CA, July 15, 2019 –– LibDib, the only web-based distributor of alcoholic beverages, today unveiled their new LibDib Instant Impact Portal, an online service powered by BrandMuscle, the leading marketing firm for distributors nationwide. […]

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ShipCompliant and Commerce7 partner to offer wineries destination-based sales tax rates at no cost.

ShipCompliant by Sovos, the leader in automated alcohol beverage compliance tools for more than 15 years, and Commerce7, a modern winery DTC platform, have partnered to bring ShipCompliant’s destination-based sales tax rates to all Commerce7 customers at no additional cost to the winery.   The solution provides wineries on the Commerce7 platform with zip code […]

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Covert Estate Welcomes New Estate Director and New Director of Hospitality & Sales

Rachelle Mudaliar & Emily Floyd Open New Era of Elevated Guest Experience & Collector Reach   Napa, CA, July 1, 2019: Coombsville boutique winery Covert Estate enters an exciting new chapter this summer with the arrival of Rachelle Mudaliar as Estate Director, and Emily Floyd as Director of Hospitality & Sales. The new hires support […]

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