Press Release Archive

San Francisco World Spirits Competition announces winning brands

(May 15, 2017; San Francisco, Calif.)—The San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the nation’s largest and most important spirits competition, announced today the results of its 17th annual competition, held April 21 through 23 at Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco. Out of a record-breaking 2,252 entries from all corners of the world, the 43-member judging […]

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Tasca d’Almerita pioneers sustainability efforts in Sicily as first Italian producer to obtain both SOStain and VIVA certifications

Alberto Tasca, eighth-generation CEO of Tasca d’Almerita (May 9, 2017; Sicily, IT)—Alberto Tasca, eighth-generation CEO of Sicily’s Tasca d’Almerita, is thrilled to announce that Tasca is the first Italian agricultural company to obtain dual sustainability certifications from SOStain and VIVA, respectively. SOStain was founded in 2010 by Ettore Capri, director of OPERA, the Research Centre […]

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Frank Family Vineyards Promotes Liam Gearity as Director of Direct-to-Consumer Sales and Hospitality and Zahava Kraiser as Tasting Room Manager

(April 17, 2017; Calistoga, Calif.)—Rich and Leslie Frank, owners of Frank Family Vineyards, along with Winemaker and General Manager Todd Graff, are pleased to announce that Liam Gearity has been promoted to Director of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Sales and Hospitality, and long time tasting room employee Zahava Kraiser has been promoted to the role of Tasting […]

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Napa Valley-based Gamble Family Vineyards grows presence in wholesale markets with new distribution partnerships in Illinois, Arkansas, and West Virginia

(April 13, 2017; Oakville, Calif.)—Tom Gamble, owner of Gamble Family Vineyards in Oakville, is pleased to announce new distribution partnerships in Illinois (Breakthru Beverage), Arkansas (Natural State Distributing), and West Virginia (Galaxy Distributing), a sign of the winery’s growing momentum in the national marketplace. These distributors are the latest to add Gamble Family Vineyards’ allocation […]

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Icons of Wine to be Honored at Sonoma County Barrel Auction AVA Preview Events Highlighted Fourth Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction to be held April 20, 2018

(April 5, 2017; Santa Rosa, CA) Sonoma County Vintners will honor three of the region’s winemaking Icons this year at the 3rd Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction. Nominated by peers for their contributions and lifetime body of work, Jim Bundschu of Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Jim Pedroncelli of Pedroncelli Winery, and Angelo Sangiacomo of Sangiacomo Family […]

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Vietti winery celebrates the 50th anniversary of Roero Arneis

2016 Vietti Roero Arneis We are pleased to introduce you to Vietti’s special 50th anniversary bottling of Roero Arneis.  Below, winemaker Luca Currado shares the story of Vietti’s Roero Arneis: The historical roots of Arneis date back to the 1400s, but it was not confirmed as a distinct varietal until 1810, as far as we […]

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Frank Family Vineyards Hires Megan deZendegui as Midwestern Regional Sales Manager

(March 31, 2017; Calistoga, Calif.)—Rich and Leslie Frank, owners of Frank Family Vineyards in the Napa Valley, are pleased to announce that Megan deZendegui will join the winery as Midwestern regional sales manager. deZendegui is based in Illinois, and will manage sales and distribution for Frank Family Vineyards in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, […]

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Rare and Unique Wine Lots Unveiled for the Trade-Only Sonoma County Barrel Auction

(March 20, 2017; Santa Rosa, CA)—The Sonoma County Vintners today unveiled the official lineup of wines for the third annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction, taking place April 21 at the Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa, Calif. Comprised of 90 one-of-a-kind lots, the live auction will offer members of the wine trade “never before, never again” […]

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Top spirits will contend for the gold at 17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition

(March 16, 2017; San Francisco, Calif.)—The nation’s largest and most influential spirits competition will return to Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco April 21st through 23rd for the 17th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition. What started with 292 entries in the year 2000 is this year expected to surpass 2,000 submissions from around the […]

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