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SPOTLIGHT ON: Michael David Winery with Sixth Generation Melissa Stroud Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Sixth Generation Melissa Stroud sheds light on what makes Michael David Winery so unique
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Zac Brown: Z. Alexander Brown Wines Interview

We had a chance to dive a little deeper with the music star to learn more about what led him into the wine industry.
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MundoVino, a Member of The Winebow Group, is Appointed Exclusive U.S. Importer of Lapostolle

Domaines Bournet-Lapostolle is a pioneering producer that marries its French heritage with the expressive terroir of Chile to produce luxury wines with a rich sense of place.
Atlas Peak Survives Napa Fire

Napa’s Famed Atlas Peak Mountain Prospers After the Fires

Napa is well known around the world for its exceptional wines, and the appellation that surpasses all others is Napa’s famed Atlas Peak mountain region - Napa’s hottest wine region, so to speak.
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As Napa fires rage, wineries face singed grapes, displaced workers and costs of rebuilding

California's sun-tinged wine country is familiar with the life and death of the growing cycle, from green buds to purple grapes to dry, gnarled vines. But the fires sweeping through three wine-growing counties have shaken this cycle to a core, with possible repercussions for years to come.
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List of wineries damaged or destroyed in the Wine Country fires

As fires continue to burn throughout much of Northern California, reports are surfacing more regularly about the fates of wineries throughout Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

Roussillon: An Ancient and Emerging Wine Region

September 21st, 2017   |   By Edward M. Korry, CHE, CSS, CWE, Department Chairman, Johnson & Wales University A recent trip to Roussillon opened my eyes to a region that has traditionally been lumped together with Languedoc.…
Jenny Wagner, Napa Valley Winemaker

Jenny Wagner, Napa Valley Winemaker

Spend any time with Napa Valley winemaker Jenny Wagner and you’ll quickly discover that she doesn’t sit still for long. At any given moment, she might be pulling a barrel sample, checking on a vineyard, or scribbling notes during an…
Bottling process of Whispering Angel.

Ten Years of “Rosé All Day” – The Story of Château D’Esclans

A LOT can happen in 10 years, and the monumental growth of the Rosé category is a testament to that. Ten years ago you would never find an avid wine drinker in the U.S. sipping on a glass of Rosé, but fast forward to 2017 (the year…
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Crafting Your Summer Beverage Program

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June 20th, 2017   |   By Lou Trope Summer is a wonderful time of the year – many will say it is the best time of year. The sun is shining bright and we get to hang out at the pool or beach with friends, and kick back with…
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A “Sommelier Wine”?

March 21st, 2017   |   By By Edward M. Korry, CHE CSS CWE, Department Chair at Johnson & Wales University Those of us in the wine trade or wine education frequently hear “Oh, that’s a ‘sommelier wine’” in…

Private Assets – A look at private label wine

December 19, 2016   |   by Jack Robertiello Every operator has had this experience: You visit a competitor and try a great Cabernet, or attend a reception and love the Chardonnay they serve, but no matter how hard you try,…

St. Helena – Napa Valley’s Holy Grail

December 19, 2016 Introduction by Barry Wiss  |  Article by Igor Sill Barry Wiss is recognized as one of the most influential wine personalities of Napa Valley. He is a Certified Wine Educator, Certified Sommelier, holds the…

Bordeaux – A Cutting-Edge, Forward-Thinking and Affordable Wine Region

December 19, 2016   |   By Edward Korry CHE, CSS, CWE, Department Chairman at Johnson & Wales University This past June, I travelled to Bordeaux with colleagues from Johnson & Wales University, to become recertified…

Society of Wine Educators 2016 Conference Recap

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September 22, 2016 The 40th Annual Conference of the Society of Wine Educators was held August 11-13, 2016 at the lovely Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Highlights included Washington-themed dinners and networking happy…