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2009-11-12 14:00:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran wine industry publicist, George Rose, has been hired by J Vineyards & Winery to head up its trade and consumer public relations efforts. The winery is best known for its luxury sparkling wines and Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir estate varietal wines. Rose, a first-level Master Sommelier and author of the 2008 Wine Country photo book, The Art of Terroir, brings more than 18 years of wine experience and media relations...

2009-09-22 08:27:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Gracianna Winery launches its "What are you grateful for?" web page where anyone, worldwide, can post a message to share their story. "Gracianna is for those that have something to be grateful for and this gives the world a platform to share their thoughts," said partner/owner Ashley Amador. Oprah Winfrey, Alice Waters from Chez Panisse and others have shared their gratitudes with Gracianna, including a note direct from Harpo Studios executives...

2009-07-22 09:00:00

GEYSERVILLE, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers today announced that the Wine Country Old Fashioned Baseball League will begin play June 2010. The league will have 12 teams in two conferences. Sonoma Conference North Cloverdale Bandits Healdsburg Owls Windsor Wonders Santa Rosa Giants South Sebastopol Apples Rohnert Park Dragons Petaluma Pirates Sonoma Crushers Napa Conference St. Helena Angels Oakville A's Yountville Robins Napa Knights The teams will play at local...

2009-07-21 11:25:00

Award Given on Fourth Anniversary of International Declaration Protecting Wine Place and Origin WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Champagne Bureau is proud to honor wine writers and consumer activists Eleanor and Ray Heald with the Bureau's first annual "Champagne Award," given to the Healds for their tireless commitment to promoting fair and accurate wine labeling. For more than a decade, the Healds have worked to ensure that consumers are protected by advocating for wine...

2009-06-10 05:00:00

SEBASTOPOL, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the planting of its new Freeman Ranch vineyard in Occidental, California, Freeman Vineyard & Winery is proud to announce the donation of 24 acres of old growth and second growth redwood forests to the Bodega Land Trust. Freeman founders, Ken and Akiko Freeman, acquired the Occidental property in 2007. Located 5 miles from Freeman's winery and estate vineyard in Sebastopol, the new 50-acre Occidental vineyard, which will be...

2009-05-29 11:20:00

The Wine World's Cross-Valley Rivals Go Head-To-Head at June Wine Dinner NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is proud to present one of the great rivalries of the wine world: Napa Valley vs. Sonoma Valley in California at its Napa vs. Sonoma Wine Dinner this June. Director of Wine Marian Jansen op de Haar has selected two wines for each delicious course, and guests will be asked to decide which one provides the perfect complement. While...

2009-04-22 13:24:00

"REALLY GOODE JOB" Pays $10,000 per month for wine country gig HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 22 - In these tumultuous economic times, finding a good job is really tough. The Murphy-Goode Winery has a "Really Goode Job" for the right person. The Sonoma County winery is looking for an outgoing, web-savvy, articulate communicator to tell the story of the great mountain vines and artisan winemakers of California, tasting the "goode" stuff and experiencing the unique Sonoma wine country. "A Really...

2009-04-22 07:00:00

Napa Green Certified Winery Status Awarded to Sterling Vineyards CALISTOGA, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Vineyards is proud to announce that its landmark winery has been certified a Napa Valley Green Winery. "Becoming a certified Napa Valley Green Winery underscores our long-standing commitment to preserving our unique Napa environment," said Michael Westrick, Vice President of Winemaking for Sterling Vineyards. "This is yet another step in our overall commitment to increase...

2009-04-20 17:07:00

For every bottle sold, a tree will be planted in areas devastated by wildfires EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is making it even easier for customers to feel good about what they buy, especially on Earth DayApril 22nd, with the introduction of its new ONEHOPE Sauvignon Blanc Wine. 50% of ONEHOPE's profits will be donated to American Forests, a nonprofit organization that plants trees across the US for environmental restoration. This means...

2009-04-09 11:39:00

THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE, SPOONER, KAREN KINGSBURY'S LIKE DANDELION DUST AND UNDER OUR SKIN WIN TOP AWARDS IN JURIED COMPETITIONS SONOMA, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actor Bruce Willis, along with international filmmakers, took home top honors at the Twelfth Annual Sonoma International Film Festival where Willis was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award at a special Tribute evening hosted by the Festival's Chairman, Kevin McNeely. The festival was held in Sonoma, Calif.,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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