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2011-07-21 09:22:00

NAPA, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Vineyards, the landmark Calistoga winery, announces the ninth annual Sterling Silver Screen Series®. Once again, through the generosity of NBC Universal®, the 2011 summer season of movies in the vineyards will feature classic and "neo-classic" films in a range of genres, from the Universal archives. All proceeds from the summer screenings will benefit two local non profits; the Calistoga Family Center...

2011-07-15 00:00:37

Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft has once again been ranked as the #1 Solar Company by the North Bay Business Journal's list of solar companies, ranked first by last year's North Bay solar revenues, then by North Bay employees. North Bay Business Journal's Lists are the definitive source of business information in the North Bay, including the largest companies in a wide range of major industries: Banking & Finance, Health Care, Construction, Wine, Technology and Real Estate. Novato, CA...

2011-06-21 06:45:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first day of summer has dawned, and judging by the heat waves which engulfed most parts of the U.S. only weeks ago, the dog days of summer aren't far behind. While traditionally a time of vacations, cookouts and general relaxation, as the mercury rises, so do reported outbreaks of one of the most serious threats to summertime enjoyment: Weather-Induced Grouchiness (WIG). In response, the makers of [ yellow tail ] Moscato have created...

2011-06-16 16:33:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine Country Baseball will celebrate its 2nd full season of play this week with a Season Opening Celebration with a double header at Rec Park in Healdsburg, CA, this Saturday, June 18th. 2:30pm Santa Rosa Gnats vs Oakville Aces6:30pm Windsor Wonders vs Healdsburg Owls. Featured food vendors will include Old Mexico and WillieBirds BBQ. Oakland A's legend Shooty Babitt will be throwing out the first pitch. Healdsburg Rec Park is at 515...

2011-04-21 07:20:00

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Curators, collectors and culinary connoisseurs, Taigan.com has partnered with prestigious boutique wineries to offer fine wines on its award-winning online e-commerce site. Already recognized for its hand-selected assemblage of fashion, accessories, gourmet food and home decor, Taigan now presents a hand-cut group of the most coveted boutique wineries. Where many online wine websites feature mass-produced wines, Taigan curates a select...

2011-04-21 05:00:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking directly to consumers through Social Media communication platforms is a priority for businesses all across the country, and Sonoma County's wineries are no exception. When it comes to mobile communication, there's an app for just about everything. Whether you tweet, blog, or watch videos, "going mobile" is clearly winning the hearts and minds of wine lovers everywhere. J Vineyards & Winery, celebrating its 25th year as a...

2011-04-14 04:06:00

GUERNEVILLE (RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY), Calif., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Korbel Champagne Cellars' spectacular garden will open for the 2011 season on Friday, April 15th. Featuring extraordinarily beautiful plantings - including 250 varieties of roses - amid towering redwoods that surround the historic circa 1882 Korbel House, Korbel Garden is both a popular Sonoma County attraction and an example of Korbel Champagne Cellars' commitment to sustainability. (Photo:...

2011-03-09 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine Institute -- With the world's largest sustainable winegrowing program, California wine country is the perfect place to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 this year and throughout the month. Whether you're passionate about protecting the environment, dealing with a bout of spring fever after a long winter or a wine lover eager to experience a new wine region, California's wineries and hotels are making it easy to escape for an eco-friendly...

2011-02-14 10:59:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma Orthopedic Products announced that it has closed a $22 million Series D financing round led by Ascension Health Ventures (AHV). Also participating in the round were Split Rock Partners, Legacy Life Sciences, EDF Ventures, MedVenture Associates, DFJ InCube Ventures, Emergent Medical Partners, and Asset Management Partners. In connection with the financing, Dr. Walter Lin of AHV has joined Sonoma's board of directors. Sonoma is a...

2011-02-02 10:59:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma Orthopedic Products announced that it has entered into a licensing and distribution agreement with Ai-Medic, a subsidiary of Olympus® Business Creation Corporation. Ai-Medic is a leading supplier of orthopedic products in the Japanese market, especially in the area of clavicle fracture fixation. The agreement includes significant license fee and revenue commitments. Guy K. Williamson, Senior V.P. of Marketing and...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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