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The International Wine & Spirit Competition announced its northern hemisphere wine gold medal winners this weekjust the Winners - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013: Italy, Portugal, Spain, the US

22 May 2013

Earlier this week, the northern hemisphere wine gold medal winners in this year's International Wine & Spirit Competition were announced. Click here for the winners from Canada, England, France, Germany and Hungary, while the gold medal winners from Italy, Portugal, Spain and the US are listed below.

US: Wine industry survey highlights biggest challenges for US - report

11 October 2012

Every year Robert Smiley, director of wine studies, dean and professor at UC Davis, surveys CEOs of several of the most prominent wineries in the US.

UK: Jose Cuervo targets older crowd as Tequila wrestles image problem

27 September 2012

The international arm of Jose Cuervo has upped the UK marketing spend around the Tradicional variant of its Tequila brand in a bid to boost the category's image in the country.

Product Launch - US: Delicato Family Vineyards' Charonge

31 August 2012

Delicato Family Vineyards' Charonge

US: Delicato Family Vineyards renames Delicato in relaunch

5 September 2011

Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV) Wines has confirmed details of the renaming of its Delicato brand, which has been rechristened Domino, in the US.

just-drinks LIWF & Distil 2010 - Diary - 12 May

12 May 2010

Coming up at this year's London International Wine Fair & Distil…

US: Delicato Family Vineyards snaps up Black Stallion Winery

5 May 2010

Delicato Family Vineyards is set to acquire Napa Valley-based Black Stallion Winery.

US: Wirtz appoints senior managers

25 September 2009

Wirtz Beverage Group has appointed David Scott as general manager of wine for Wirtz Beverage Nevada and David Duncan as director of sales, wines for Wirtz Beverage Minnesota.

US: DFV Wines to import Rioja wines

4 June 2009

DFV Wines, the California wine company, has signed a deal with Rioja winery Bodegas Baigorri to import Baigorri wines into the US.

US: Cecchetti Racke expands sales team

5 February 2009

Cecchetti Racke has hired two sales directors to join its US sales force.

US: New VP for western region at AV Brands

29 January 2009

AV Brands has appointed a vice president for its western region in the US.

US: California's Wine Institute appoints chairman

14 June 2007

The Wine Institute has elected a new board chairman.

US: Delicato changes portfolio name

28 March 2007

Delicato Family Vineyards has changed the name of its branded wine portfolio and revamped its logo.

Taking a stand – is it worth it?

16 August 2006

Trade shows are so much part of the fabric of the wine business that it is hard to imagine life without them. But Richard Woodard asks if the industry can support such a large number of international fairs and whether they provide true value for money.

US: Mondavi family member joins Delicato

14 August 2006

Delicato Family Vineyards has appointed a member of the Mondavi family to its board.

US: Wine Institute elects chairman

15 June 2006

Mendocino Wine Company partner Paul Dolan has been elected Wine Institute’s board chairman for the 2006-2007 financial year.

UK: Hilltop Wines to promote Oregon state

28 March 2006

The Oregon Wine Board has appointed a team to promote its interests in the UK.

US: Delicato joins synthetic closure bloc

11 August 2005

Delicato Family Vineyards is abandoning corks completely in favour of alternative closures.

US: Delicato launches Pinot Grigio in US

7 June 2005

Delicato Family Vineyards has announced the introduction of Delicato Family Vineyards’ 2004 Pinot Grigio.

US: Delicato names Texas distributor

2 September 2004

Delicato Family Vineyards said yesterday that it had appointed Republic Beverage and Block Distributing as its new distributor for Texas and Louisiana effective immediately.

US: TTB approves latest California “appellation”

31 August 2004

California’s newest American Viticulture Area (AVA) was made official yesterday.

US: New board member at Delicato Family

20 July 2004

Delicato Family Vineyards has announced an addition to its board of directors.

US: New CEO for Delicato Vineyards

25 May 2004

Delicato Family Vineyards has appointed a new CEO.

US: Delicato names marketing boss

18 May 2004

Steve Morgan has been named vice president of marketing for Delicato Family Vineyards, the top-10 US winery.


20 May 2002

The fact that Allied Domecq missed out on any of the offal from the decomposing body that was Seagram doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take it seriously. Oh no. In fact, the company is very anxious for us all to know that it is Still A Big Player. Not only has it spent millions of pounds on large wineries in the last 12 months - some of them even producing a product vaguely recognisable as wine - but it is even preparing to take on one of the drinks industry’s biggest brands head to head.

USA: Delicato Vineyards names Balzac as PR Agency

20 October 2000

Delicato Vineyards has retained Balzac Communications & Marketing of Napa as its sole public relations agency, winery Vice President of Marketing Kathy McAfee announced today. Balzac will be responsible for all public relations activities for the winery and its wines, including Delicato Family Vineyards wines, Monterra wines and the upcoming release of its new ultra-premium wine, Delicato Monterey Vine Select. "This is a dynamic and exciting time for our winery," she added. "Our goal is to be recognized as a highly regarded wine brand. We have in place remarkable resources, including our world-class San Bernabe vineyard in Monterey, and a winemaking and production team which is second to none. In short, we have an excellent story to tell and Balzac's creativity and expertise will help us tell it." Founded in 1924, Delicato winery has developed a remarkable portfolio of vineyard properties, including the famous San Bernabe Vineyard in Monterey. From these estate vineyards, the family is introducing a series of world-class, award - winning premium wines bearing the Monterra, Delicato Monterey and Delicato Family Vineyards labels. Balzac Communications & Marketing was founded in 1991 by Paul Wagner, and has become the leading Public Relations Agency in the wine business. Based in Napa, the agency specializes in food, wine, and hospitality public relations.

USA: Millard to Join Sterling Winemaking Team as New Sterling Vintner's Collection Winemaker

11 July 2000

Chris Millard has joined the Sterling winemaking team to oversee winemaking for Sterling Vintner's Collection, a new line of distinctive, fruit-forward wines that were released into selected markets in March and will be available for national release early next year. "Chris brings an attention to detail and a passion for winemaking that will complement our team environment," said Greg Fowler, senior vice president of winemaking for Seagram Chateau and Estate Wines Company, which owns and operates Sterling Vineyards.

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