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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...

2011-02-01 13:37:00

LAKE COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohesion-Tension Wines is pleased to announce that Lavender Blue has officially launched a line of premium wines from the California Wine Country region. Founded by Stephen C. Dilley, Lavender Blue wines include Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay of San Joaquin County, Petite Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc of Lake County and Sonoma County dessert wines. Lavender Blue 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon was recently selected as Bronze medal winner in the...

2011-01-18 05:00:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the quest for even faster methods of communication, acolytes of Social Media (think Twitter, FourSquare, Yelp, Facebook, YouTube) continue to embrace one of the Internet's best connective platforms -- The Blog. Though the rush is on to create the Internet's next hot new communication tool, blogging about wine continues to gain in popularity. A quick survey indicates that there are now thousands of individuals, some representing...

2010-11-04 19:08:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Zinfandel Advocates (ZAP), a nonprofit dedicated to advancing public knowledge of and appreciation for American Zinfandel and its unique place in our culture and history, just unveiled its first version of the ZAP App. Zinfandel fans can now download the FREE ZAP App on iPhones, iPods and iPads. The ZAP App cross-references ZAP's member wineries, educates tasters, helps them score wines, and organizes their favorites in a...

2010-10-29 04:20:00

SONOMA, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Click here to visit our multimedia webpage with high resolution photos and HD video. It's the book for every visitor to Northern California's wine country who ever had the wistful thought, "If only I could take a piece of this home with me." Christine Hanna's The Winemaker Cooks: Menus, Parties, and Pairings--new from Chronicle Books and now available everywhere --is the product of a lifetime of working, living, playing, foraging and cooking in...

2010-10-26 11:00:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Williams Selyem winery announced today the release of a study on the economic impact of a new regulation proposed by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) that would restrict vineyards from using the Russian River, its tributaries and connected groundwater as a source of frost protection water. The study is authored by Robert Eyler, Professor and Chair of Economics at Sonoma State University and director of the Center for Regional...

2010-10-20 10:39:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Healdsburg announced today that the Russian River is experiencing ideal conditions for kayaking and canoeing due to Sonoma County Water Agency's unprecedented release of water flow from Lake Mendocino. The increased water flow, though designed to prepare the over saturated lake for this season's rainfall and aid Chinook salmon migration, has also fostered the river's best paddling conditions, never before seen this time of year. With...

2010-10-14 05:00:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Russian River Valley wine producer J Vineyards & Winery is set to debut its first national education and awareness advertising campaign this fall. The ad campaign will appear in two November print issues of the Wine Spectator and on the publication's website. "A Legacy That Sparkles," is a full-page ad that speaks to the winery's 25 years of sparkling wine, and focuses on the winery's official debut of its Russian River Valley estate...

2010-08-19 10:17:00

ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosenblum Cellars, the pioneering Zinfandel wine producer based in Alameda, is the official wine sponsor of Oakland's 10th Anniversary Art & Soul Festival on August 21-22, 2010, expected to draw crowds of more than 50,000 visitors to downtown Oakland. The festival is a celebration of Oakland's musical heritage, art and diversity. Rosenblum Cellars wines will be served at all beverage concessions, and sampled within the Rosenblum Wine Garden....


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