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2012-09-12 06:21:07

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Our nation's military families battle challenges on the homefront while their loved ones are serving the country, and at no time does this hit home more than during the holiday season when family members are either apart or reuniting. In recognition of military families throughout the nation, California wine brand Josh Cellars will donate one dollar from each bottle of wine sold in November and December, up to $50,000, to Operation Homefront, the...

2012-09-05 06:31:54

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WineMatch, the leading wine matching web site with integrated social media, has optimized its search tools for use with Apple's iPad and Android tablets. WheelPlay(TM) has been enhanced with sliders and helpful tips in making it even easier for consumers to find the right wine easily and quickly. "WineMatch works on the iPad and Android tablets so folks can take advantage of our website while dining or shopping," says Ed Leard, WineMatch...

2012-08-28 14:20:11

ST. HELENA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Joseph Phelps Vineyards picked 13.76 tons of Sauvignon Blanc at its St. Helena Home Ranch Vineyard this morning, signaling the start of the famous winery's 40th Napa Valley harvest. The Phelps vineyard team picked one of the three Sauvignon Blanc blocks at the St. Helena estate as the sun made its way above the eastern Napa Valley hills. The first truck of fruit arrived at the winery's original crush pad at 9:30 a.m. for a blessing...

2012-08-16 02:25:38

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with September's designation as California Wine Month, Monterey Wine Country is releasing a ground-breaking series of wines - the Monterey Signature Series Wine Collection, showcasing four of Monterey County's nine American Viticulture Areas (AVA). Offering an up-close look at the essence of this burgeoning wine region, the Signature Series' release includes two Pinot Noir and two Chardonnay wines, each crafted...

2012-08-14 06:28:44

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- J Vineyards & Winery harvested its first grapes of the 2012 season early this morning. Pushed along by warm, sunny weather, the harvest is off to what many growers are describing as a normal year. Vineyard workers picked approximately eighteen tons of Pinot Noir grapes from the winery's renowned "Nicole's Vineyard" around 3 a.m. The grapes, destined for J's signature Cuvee 20 sparkling wine, were delivered in time for a...

2012-08-09 02:26:18

TEMECULA, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lambrusca di Alessandria is an autochthonous grape of Italy. It was first described and recognized by name by Count Giuseppe Nuvolone, Vice Director of Piedmont Agricultural Society, the Royal Academy of Agriculture where in 1798 he read his celebrated "Instructions for the Cultivation of Vines and the Best Method for Making and Storing Wine". It is most likely native to the area of Alessandria and Pavia in Piedmont, Italy. The name Lambrusca or...

2012-07-19 23:01:22

Fourth Annual Innovation Forum to focus on innovation and how to keep jobs in the United States. The prestigious panel to be moderated by Peter Burrows; senior writer for Bloomberg´s Business Week. Livermore, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce and Innovation Tri-Valley have announced their Fourth Annual Innovation Forum. The event will be held at Casa Real in Pleasanton on July 26. It starts at 10:00 a.m. with an expo showcasing innovative businesses and...

2012-07-12 06:22:11

NAPA, Calif., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), the world's largest publicly listed, wine-only company - with over 60 iconic brands including, Beringer Vineyards, Chateau St. Jean, Etude, Penfolds, St. Clement, Stags' Leap Winery and Wolf Blass - today announced that 100% of its company-owned and leased vineyards in California are now certified as "sustainable" by third-parties. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120712/SF39188) The company's vineyards in...

2012-06-26 10:23:40

Rare Evening Soiree at Historic Hearst Castle Nearly Sold Out SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For those who are busy with summer plans and think they'll be fashionably late in buying tickets to the event of the year on the California Coast - a glamorous evening at Hearst Castle with the editors of Sunset magazine - think again. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120529/DC15074LOGO ) Tickets to the opening night of Sunset SAVOR the...

2012-06-04 06:29:55

MODESTO, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today the purchase of Washington's Columbia Winery and Covey Run Wine brands from Ascentia Wine Estates. Gallo has purchased the two wine brands and taken over the operation of the Woodinville and Sunnyside facilities. The purchase marks Gallo's first expansion into the state. No price was given. According to Roger Nabedian, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Gallo's Premium Wine Division,...