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Steve Stetson Joins Leavitt Group’s Wine Country Division as Agency Co-Owner

NEWS RELEASE   Steve Stetson has accepted the position of Agency Co-Owner and Commercial Insurance Broker at Leavitt United Insurance Services, the largest arm of Leavitt Group’s key California agencies. As one of the top private Brokerage firms in the United States with over $382M in total revenue, Leavitt Group is known for its emphasis […]

Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine Ceasing Publication

Copy of email from CGCW:   “It is with great sadness that the time has come to let you know that Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine will be pausing publication for an as-yet-indeterminate time. Most of you have been aware that over the past year, each issue has been appearing later and later in the […]

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Shannon Family of Wine Adds Jill Goodrich to Sales Team

NEWS RELEASE   Will Take the Role of Regional Sales Manager West   February 1, 2023 (Lake County, California) – Jill Goodrich joins the Shannon Family of Wines sales team as Region Sales Manager West, effective as of January 2nd. Jill brings over thirty years of experience in sales and sales management in the wine […]

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Women for WineSense presents “Connect Symposium,” with Wine Market Council, Thursday, February 9, 2023

NEWS RELEASE   NAPA / SONOMA, CALIFORNIA |January 30, 2023: On Thursday, February 9, 2023, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PST, the Napa | Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense will host a “Connect Symposium” at St. Helena’s historic Charles Krug Winery with an additional online members-only additional livestream. This dynamic reception of attendees from […]

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DTC Wine Shipping Sees First-Ever Drop In Both Volume & Value

NEWS RELEASE JANUARY 24, 2003 Sovos ShipCompliant Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report shows DtC retained 12% of total off-premise sales of domestic wine last year, keeping pace with 2021   (ATLANTA) January 24, 2023 – On the heels of 2020 and 2021, two consecutive years of chart topping revenue numbers for the direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine shipping […]

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The Petaluma Gap Celebrates Five Years as an American Viticultural Area and Toasts the Successes of the Alliance & Its Members

NEWS RELEASE   Milestones include the launch of the AVA certification program and a successful Wind to Wine Festival   Petaluma, CA—January 18, 2023. On January 8th the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance (PGWA) celebrated the first five years of the Petaluma Gap as an official American Viticultural Area (AVA) by hosting two events at Hotel […]

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Rebottling Expert Vinovae Expands Operations to the U.S.A. With New Production Facility in California

NEWS RELEASE   The new site will better serve national demand for the sample maker’s innovative and patented solution to rebottling wines and spirits.   SONOMA, CA, January 19, 2023 –Vinovae, a global company that specializes in repackaging wines and spirits into sample-size bottles, announced today the opening of its new facility in Sonoma, California. […]

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Okanagan Crush Pad Marks Changes to its Business Model with A New Name, Look and Visitor Experience

NEWS RELEASE   Favourite Summerland winery renamed to Haywire   [Summerland, BC] It’s been an exciting start to 2023 at Okanagan Crush Pad: after 11 years running Canada’s first purpose-built custom crush winemaking business successfully, the team is saying goodbye to its original business model by renaming to Haywire Winery.   When Okanagan Crush Pad […]

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Lodi Winegrape Commission Announces Fourth Edition of LODI RULES

NEWS RELEASE   LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION ANNOUNCES FOURTH EDITION OF LODI RULES   Industry-leading sustainable vineyard certification program gets even better   LODI, Calif., Jan. 17, 2023 – Today, the Lodi Winegrape Commission releases the Fourth Edition of its comprehensive sustainability certification program, LODI RULES. This update is the result of over six years of […]

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The International Volcanic Wine Conference Returns To New York City On June 21st 2023

NEWS RELEASE   Created and Hosted by Award-Winning Author and Master Sommelier John Szabo and Volcanic Wines International, the Conference Returns to New York City for Third Edition   NEW YORK, NY, January 12th, 2022 – John Szabo, Master Sommelier and award-winning author, in concert with Volcanic Wines International (VWI) are proud to announce the […]

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