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2013-01-07 12:29:39

NAPA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crowdfunding raises $150,000 for award-winning California Winemaker NakedWines.com, a customer-funded winery, has united over 150,000 Angels to invest $150,000 to launch two new wines with wine industry veteran, Randall Grahm. Randall is famous for his winery, Bonny Doon Vineyard, where he has reached winemaking stardom for his passion for Rhone grape varieties. The James Beard Foundation awarded him the Wine and Spirits Professional of...

2012-12-20 08:25:19

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, in a joint venture partnership with Sonoma's Vintage Wine Estates (VWE), is taking on the Zinfandel category with the relaunch of Cigar Zin, boasting a hot new package, riper wine style and bold new marketing campaign. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121220/PH32642-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121220/PH32642LOGO-b ) Cigar Zin, first launched in 1997 by Cosentino Winery,...

2012-11-14 08:30:29

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether you're a California local or just want to live like one, Wine Institute's new video, "California Wines Food Tour," is a visual feast sure to whet your appetite for pairing California wines with fresh and innovative California-style cuisine. The video also highlights discovercaliforniawines.com, a go-to resource filled with wine-friendly recipes to try at home. Looking for creative ideas for entertaining holidays and beyond?...

2012-11-13 12:26:06

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As facts go, we're used to extraordinary numbers in the tech world, yet certain realities continue to astonish: each day on the planet, more iPhones are sold than babies are born. Access to information is constantly at our fingertips, keeping us connected virtually at all times; but moments when we are face-to-face merit attention as well. Kendall-Jackson, a family-owned winery that handcrafts high-quality wines, is changing the way wine can...

2012-10-24 07:29:26

NAPA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosenblum Cellars® has released a bold new line of wines in their expansive wine portfolio called, Stark Raving(TM). Four inspired varietals including: "Red," "White," "Cab," and "Malbec," have hit shelves nationally, inciting wine lovers to get out of the comfort zone and explore some daring new wine choices. Stark Raving wines are big, bold and often inventive wine blends that reflect winemaker John Kane's obsession with experimentation, and...

2012-10-23 15:25:26

St. HELENA, NAPA VALLEY, Calif., Oct, 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Joseph Phelps Vineyards is pleased to announce the release of its first-ever vineyard designated Syrah, sourced from the Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard located in the Carneros sub-appellation of Napa Valley. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121023/CG98373) Phelps began working with this vineyard in 2009 and starting with the 2011 vintage, is under a long-term estate vineyard contract. This new wine...

2012-10-17 11:20:37

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelin revealed its coveted list of Bib Gourmand restaurants in the greater San Francisco area, exactly one week prior to the release of the highly anticipated MICHELIN Guide San Francisco 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121017/CL94550 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040818/MICHELIN ) This year 70 establishments made the list--a list that represents a sizable geographic area, including the entire Bay Area and...

2012-10-15 07:26:23

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- World renowned Napa winemaker Aaron Pott has been named a 2012 "Winemaker of the Year" by Food & Wine magazine in its November issue hitting newsstands now. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121015/PH92561 ) Pott is the winemaker for the complete line of Joseph Carr wines (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, $19.99). "This is great honor for Aaron who is truly one of the premier winemakers in California, with a career spanning two...

2012-10-09 07:35:30

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With growing sales in the Asian wine markets, a delegation of more than 40 California vintners will embark on Wine Institute's international trade mission October 15-26 to six cities --Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China. The vintner group represents a dozen California wine regions which will present more than 110 brands at a slate of consumer, media and trade events. "Asia...

2012-09-22 23:00:28

Over 50,000 Views on Temecula Wine Country Video from Pixel Film Studios within 3 days of release. Temecula, California (PRWEB) September 22, 2012 Temecula wine country is quickly catching on as a hot-ticket tourism destination in sunny Southern California. This bucolic stretch of Riverside is today home to more than two dozen wineries and a popular food and wine festival that draws hundreds of curious oenophiles each year. For the first time ever, Temecula Valley launched a summer-long...