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2010-06-16 07:22:00

NAPA, Calif. June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Vineyards, the landmark Napa Valley winery, announced the eighth annual Sterling Silver Screen Series outdoor movie season. Through the generosity of co-sponsor NBC Universal®, the 2010 Sterling Silver Screen Series will feature classic and "neo-classic" films, in a variety of genres, from the Universal archives. All proceeds from the summer screenings will benefit local charities through Sterling's Stars & Vines Fund with...

2010-06-09 12:30:00

Applications will be accepted through June 23 DAVIS, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is offering voluntary, environmentally-friendly control options to California farmers near confirmed trappings of the foreign pest, European Grapevine Moth (EGVM). So far EGVM has been found in Fresno, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties. One million dollars has been set aside by NRCS to assist grape...

2010-06-03 14:52:00

LAKE BLUFF, Ill., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Terlato Wines and golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his family today announced their partnership on Jack Nicklaus Wines, a new line of handcrafted, limited-production wines from California's famed Napa Valley. In a nod to golf history and tradition, the first bottles of the inaugural vintage -- the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2007 Private Reserve -- will be uncorked by Nicklaus at a private event at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in...

2010-04-09 13:25:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Leonhardt Vineyards announced today a new sponsorship with the San Francisco Giants, which will feature the Sonoma County winery's products on home plate signage at AT&T Park during the 2010 season. Two large panel advertisements behind home plate will feature Leonhardt advertising for one 1/2 inning in 25 home games this season. Leonhardt Vineyards is also in discussions with ballpark concessionaire, Centerplate, about offering Leonhardt...

2010-04-08 04:08:00

KENWOOD, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world prepares to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, Kenwood Vineyards commemorates this year's observance with an innovative bottle necker, one created to inspire everyone to take better care of the planet. The specially designed neckers are featured on Kenwood's "Sonoma Series" Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel and are available in stores nationwide. (Photo:...

2010-03-11 20:03:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- This Earth Day, doing a good deed has never been easier - or tastier - and all for under $10. For each bottle of award-winning ONEHOPE Sauvignon Blanc Wine purchased at Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, American Forests, a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental restoration, will plant a tree in areas devastated by wildfires. Fresh & Easy launched this exclusive wine last Earth Day and last year alone American Forests...

2010-02-16 05:00:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- J Vineyards & Winery, the privately-owned and independently-operated Sonoma County sparkling and varietal wine producer, has been certified as a "Green Winery" by the San Francisco Bay Area Green Business Program. The winery was awarded its certification and applauded for its environmental efforts at an official ceremony with the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on February 2. Last month PG&E certified that the winery made its energy...

2010-02-15 07:28:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Gracianna Winery was awarded three top medals at the 2010 San Francisco Wine Competition, the largest in the United States. More than 60 professional wine experts from across the United States traveled to Sonoma County, California to evaluate 4,913 entries. Unprecedented for a first vintage, Gracianna was awarded a medal for every wine submitted by the world's best wine judges. 2007 Gracianna Bacigalupi Zinfandel GOLD! 2007 Gracianna...

2010-01-26 07:37:00

NAPA, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E) recently achieved a certification from the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) for the adoption and promised improvement of sustainable winemaking practices at its Sterling Vineyards winery and Napa Valley Vineyards. The Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW-Certified) program aims to enhance transparency, encourage statewide participation and advance the entire...

2010-01-12 14:18:00

CLOVERDALE, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Sweepstake Winners are: Sparkling: J Vineyards & Winery, Russian River Valley J Brut Rose White: Keuka Spring Vineyards, Finger Lakes, New York 2008 Gewurztraminer Pink: Bray Vineyards, Shenandoah Valley, Amador County, CA 2008 Barbera Rosato Red: Graton Ridge Cellars, Russian River Valley,...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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