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2009-04-08 10:37:00

2009 tickets sales increased 60 percent from last year SONOMA, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Twelfth Annual Sonoma International Film Festival, presented by Wall Street Journal, today announced a total attendance of 18,700 at the 2009 Festival. Festival organizers estimated a ticketed attendance of over 1850 to the 64 screenings and 3 panel discussions throughout the 5-day Festival. The festival walk up tickets sales increased 60 percent from the 2008 Festival attendance...

2009-04-06 10:00:00

LIKE DANDELION DUST, NECESSITIES OF LIFE AND UNDER OUR SKIN WIN TOP AWARDS IN JURIED COMPETITIONS SONOMA, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Twelfth Annual Sonoma International Film Festival presented by Wall Street Journal, announced the winners of its competition tonight at the Highway 12 Lounge in downtown Sonoma, Calif. This year's Festival featured more than 75 films including features, documentaries and short films from 22 countries. Bruce Willis was honored with a...

2009-03-12 18:08:00

KENWOOD, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Sonoma International Film Festival celebrates the magic of the movies and the pleasures of wine country during its five-day schedule of screenings and events from April 1st through April 5th, and Kenwood Vineyards kicks the excitement into high gear as a Supporting Sponsor. Kenwood Vineyards "Sonoma Series" Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir Rose, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon will be poured at the Festival's Welcome Center & Lounge - the...

2009-03-02 09:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Mackay, dynamic wine writer and author of "Passion for Pinot: A Journey Through America's Pinot Noir Country," will host a Twitter Taste Live online wine tasting of American Pinot Noirs on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Wine lovers are encouraged to join this interactive, educational wine tasting event at http://www.twittertastelive.com/events/twitter-taste-live-a-passion. A live video stream at Twitter Taste Live will allow...

2009-03-02 12:07:00

Classic wines, classic cause make doing a good thing simple and tasty NAPA, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that over a 50-year lifetime, one tree will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycle $37,500 worth of water and control $31,250 worth of soil erosion? These facts, provided by the Arbor Day Foundation, are just some of the reasons why Tangley Oaks, the California winery that brings together the best grapes from the state's...

2009-02-13 04:00:00

SIERRA FOOTHILLS, MURPHYS, Calif., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Kautz Family Vineyards, producers of several wine brands including Ironstone, announces the hiring of Kim Holden as Chain Accounts Manager. Holden will be responsible for developing and coordinating the Kautz Family Vineyards wine portfolio in and through retail chain operators nationally. Ron Johnson, recent hire as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, "I have been fortunate to observe Kim's effectiveness over several...

2009-01-08 12:07:00

NAPA, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepping up its commitment to sustainability, Cuvaison Estate Wines today announced it will support the replanting of cork oak forests in threatened habitats in Portugal. Cuvaison said it will work with ReCORK America and its corporate sponsor, Amorim of Portugal, to plant up to 1,000 trees by April 30, 2009. During the same period, ReCORK is calling on consumers to recycle used wine corks at 26 participating Whole Foods Markets in Northern...

2008-08-25 21:00:30

SolarCraft of Novato will be donating a 3.7 kW Mitsubishi Electric Solar Energy System at the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction on August 31st. In addition, Cline Cellars, powered by 100% solar electricity, offers 8 magnums of Green String farmed Syrahs and Zinfandels, grown and produced by the sun. This package is valued at $31,500 and is auctioned in partnership between SolarCraft, Mitsubishi Electric & Cline Cellars to benefit local Sonoma charities. Hosted by Cline Cellars, the...

2008-07-01 03:00:24

Don Sebastiani & Sons Jim Knapp, 707-933-1704 jknapp@donandsons.com Logo: http://www.donandsons.com "CRUSH," a documentary about the 2006 wine grape harvest, presented and sponsored by Don Sebastiani & Sons, won the top award for short films at the 2008 Oenovideo International Grape and Wine Film Festival in Gruissan, France. "CRUSH" earned the Trophee Special for films less than 20 minutes in length. The short subject documentary was a collaboration between filmmaker Bret...

2008-06-17 09:00:45

China Organic Agriculture, an agriculture products company, has announced the incorporation of the Far East Wine Holding Group. The formation of this subsidiary represents a major component of the company's recently launched strategic plan to capitalize on the demand for premium California wines in China. The formation of the Far East Wine Holding Group follows China Organic Agriculture's acquisition in February 2008 of the Bellisimo Vineyard property, which provides Chardonnay, Merlot and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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