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2012-03-06 09:00:00

DALLAS, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pop a cork! Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is thrilled to announce its continued partnership as the Official Airline Sponsor of Live In The Vineyard. The event takes place twice a year, marrying people's access to recording artists, top tier wine makers, and world-renowned chefs during an exclusive winner-only experience in Napa Valley. Southwest provides Live In The Vineyard contest winners with roundtrip airfare to and from the Bay Area...

2012-02-29 12:41:00

TEMECULA, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reality Rally returns to Temecula Valley April 13th-15th, 2012, and online registration at www.realityrally.com is in full swing for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing Fun for Funds weekend. Reality Rally is a four hour "Amazing Race" kind of game, where teams will be walking (or running) throughout Temecula's Old Town in a competition involving crazy activities and fun challenges for all ability levels. Teams consist of...

2012-02-27 12:03:00

LAKE BLUFF, Ill., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Terlato of family-owned Terlato Wine Group again joins an elite group of leading chefs and food personalities during the finale of Top Chef: Texas. The Terlato Wines President & CEO will appear as a guest judge alongside the Top Chef regulars -- host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judge Gail Simmons -- as well as chefs Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson when the episode airs on Bravo, Wednesday, February 29, 2012. As he did...

2012-02-22 07:00:00

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine and movies have a lot in common--both combine art and science--and whether you like them is definitely in the eye (or taste buds) of the beholder. Both are subjective experiences, bringing pleasure to consumers in unique and beguiling ways. Now that the movie awards season is upon us, TastingRoom.com has selected wines inspired by some of our favorite movies and moviemakers of the year. Without further ado, here's our list of...

2012-02-16 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached a new record of $1.39 billion in winery revenues in 2011, an increase of 21.7% compared to 2010. Volume shipments were up 5.8% to 455.7 million liters or 50.6 million nine-liter cases. "The quality, diversity and value of California wines have propelled us to another record year for wine exports," said Robert P. (Bobby) Koch, Wine Institute President and CEO. "Our success in removing...

2012-01-25 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, Booth #1817. Golden State Overnight (GSO) will highlight its Select Wine Service delivery programs, including its direct-to-trade (DTT) overnight service, and its well established direct-to-consumer (DTC) service - both of which provide overnight wine delivery throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/LA40188) "We announced our...

2012-01-09 12:00:00

SANTA MARIA, Calif., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverbench Vineyard and Winery is pleased to announce it is ringing in the arrival of 2012 with a new winemaker, Clarissa Nagy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120109/LA31689) Having worked in the wine industry for the past 17 years, Nagy has become known for her elegant and sophisticated winemaking style, and has an appreciation for fruit that comes out of the Santa Maria Valley. "I am drawn to the attention to...

2011-12-24 08:00:00

Diablo magazine and Napa Sonoma magazine have just launched their worldwide distribution through Zinio's global digital newsstand. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) December 24, 2011 Diablo Publications has selected Zinio, a San Francisco—based digital and mobile magazine distribution company, to distribute Diablo and Napa Sonoma magazines. Serving as the world´s largest digital newsstand and bookstore, Zinio´s reach and interactive platform is certain to widen the distribution of...

2011-12-21 09:00:00

MODESTO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, December 21, Sundance Channel will host the broadcast premiere of Barefoot Wine's One Beach, a film that tells the personal stories of people who are using creativity and innovation to help keep the world's beaches "barefoot friendly." Directed by renowned surf filmmaker Jason Baffa and produced by Farm League, the film profiles six passionate people who are working to help fix the global beach trash problem. The beach...

2011-10-25 18:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While three-star restaurants The French Laundry and Meadowood retain the highest distinction in the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2012, the newest edition offers three new two-star restaurants, Benu, Saison and Baume. In addition, 39 restaurants earned a single star with five new entries in that category. The MICHELIN Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2012 goes on sale Wed., Oct. 26, at $18.99. The...