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By Dan Clarke L. Pierce Carson succumbed to cancer early Saturday at age 76.
By Michael Eady May 6th was the third edition of Amador Four Fires.
TASTE News Service, May 10, 2017 – Last week the New World met the Old in Split for the first international “I am Tribidrag” conference.
By Jennifer Porter With the start of fishing season, meet a few of Paso Robles Wine Country’s avid fishermen.
TASTE News Service, April 9, 2017 – Iconic Napa Valley winery Grgich Hills Estate is releasing a 40th Anniversary Chardonnay celebrating their first four decades.
 TASTE News Service, April 5, 2017 — Trefethen Family Vineyards, located in the heart of the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, is poised to uncork a new chapter in its rich history on May 6, 2017.
TASTE News Service, March 24, 2017 - Rosé Today has announced the winners of its 2017 Competition held at Soda Rock Winery on March 22.
TASTE News Service, March 8, 2017 - Storied Napa Valley winery Freemark Abbey is honoring its female-led heritage on International Women’s Day, March 8, and throughout National Women’s History Month with a donation to Astia, a Silicon Valley founded non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best-in-class female high-growth entrepreneurs.
TASTE News Service, March 6, 2017 -- Winetourismspain.com, a travel portal that specializes in wine and food travel in Spain has launched a short story contest in which participants are requested to write about how they imagine extraterrestrial life would react to their discovery of wine on Earth.
TASTE News Service, February 22, 2017 – Gina Gallo, Senior Director of Winemaking of the Ernest and Julio Gallo Winery, and her husband Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of the Boisset Collection, will be awarded the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food award by The Collins College of Hospitality Management for their contributions to the wine world and hospitality industry.
TASTE News Service, January 25, 2017 -- Michael David Winery is donating $25,000 to PAWS (The Performing Animal Welfare Society) in hopes that it will bring awareness and education to this great organization.
By Anthony Salazar The service industry, just like that of marketing and public relations, is continuously evolving and it is always a challenge for a business to remain relevant and thrive.
By Dan Clarke Washington, D.C., January 20. 2017 – A diverse group of dignitaries gathered for lunch today, following the swearing in ceremony for the country’s 45th President, Donald J. Trump.
TASTE News Service, January 11, 2017 – In honor of wine industry visionary and pioneer Jerry Lohr’s 80th birthday, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines has announced the debut of “J. Lohr Signature,” a new ultra-luxury Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon.
(December 27, 2016) — Dr. Vincent Petrucci, professor emeritus of viticulture at California State University, Fresno, is remembered today by University President Joseph I. Castro as “an extraordinarily talented man who shared his special gifts as a Fresno State professor by educating new generations of viticulture and winemaking leaders.”
Dennis Zablosky with his wife Sandy at Frank Family’s most recent employee harvest celebration TASTE News Service, December 13, 2016 - Dennis Zablosky passed away Friday. The Frank Family’s long-time tasting room manager was one of Napa Valley’s best-known personalities and will always be synonymous with Frank Family Vineyards.
By Darrell Corti This 2015 Amador County Zinfandel is a commemorative wine. It commemorates the 1965 Amador County Zinfandel made as a home wine that, in 1968, convinced Bob Trinchero of Sutter Home Winery in Napa Valley to begin buying Amador County grapes. A lot has happened in the last fifty years.
Jerry Lohr BUSINESS WIRE, November 11, 2016 - Wine Enthusiast Magazine has announced that it will be honoring industry visionary and Central Coast wine pioneer Jerry Lohr as its “American Wine Legend” at the upcoming 17th annual Wine Star Awards. Lohr will be honored in Wine Enthusiast’s special “Best of Year” issue, and at a black-tie gala in Miami on Monday, January 30, 2017. While the Wine Star Awards ceremony is an annual event, the American Wine Legend honor has only been awarded three times since 2000. As the founder of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Lohr is widely recognized…
Bruce Cass photo courtesy Jancis Robinson Purple Pages TASTE News Service, October 5, 2016 – The wine industry has lost a luminary with the passing of noted author, writer, teacher and tireless advocate of all things vinous, Bruce Cass. Cass died of natural causes at his home in the Sierra Foothills on September 20, 2016. Achieving national acclaim as co-author of The Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America published in 2000, Bruce was a perpetual student and an unforgettable teacher. He reveled in the exploration of Californian terroir in recent years, taking his motorcycle on the backroads and…
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