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Awards - Int'l Wine & Spirit Competition II

Earlier this week, the northern hemisphere wine gold medal winners in this year's International Wine & Spirit Competition were announced. Cl...

Trade Fairs - are they worth it?

Richard Woodard | 16 Aug 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.


Musty Bunches | 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.

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Russia bans three Californian wines - report

Lucy Britner | 18 Aug 2015

Three Californian wines have been banned from sale in Russia, according to a report in the Moscow Times.

Gallo VP to be Wine Institute chairman

Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 2015

Greg Coleman, vice president of grower relations at E & J Gallo Winery, has been elected California Wine Institute board chairman for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

IWSC 2015: Northern Hemisphere Winners

Olly Wehring | 18 May 2015

This week, the first round of northern hemisphere wine gold and gold outstanding medal winners in this year's International Wine & Spirit Competition were announced. Here's the list so far, by country.

US wine industry survey

Wine & Spirits Daily | 11 Oct 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.

Cuervo to target older crowd in UK Tequila market

Andy Morton | 27 Sep 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.

Delicato Family Vineyards' Charonge

Andy Morton | 31 Aug 2012

Delicato Family Vineyards' Charonge

DFV Wines renames Delicato in relaunch

Olly Wehring | 5 Sep 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 editorial team | 12 May 2010

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

Delicato snaps up Black Stallion Winery editorial team | 5 May 2010

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

Wirtz appoints senior managers editorial team | 25 Sep 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.

DFV Wines to import Rioja wines editorial team | 4 Jun 2009

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

Cecchetti Racke expands sales team editorial team | 5 Feb 2009

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

New VP for western region at AV Brands editorial team | 29 Jan 2009

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

California's Wine Institute appoints chairman editorial team | 14 Jun 2007

The Wine Institute has elected a new board chairman.

Delicato changes portfolio name editorial team | 28 Mar 2007

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

US: Mondavi family member joins Delicato editorial team | 14 Aug 2006

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

Wine Institute appoints new chair editorial team | 15 Jun 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 editorial team | 28 Mar 2006

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

US: Delicato joins synthetic closure bloc editorial team | 11 Aug 2005

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

US: Delicato launches Pinot Grigio in US editorial team | 7 Jun 2005

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

US: Delicato names Texas distributor editorial team | 2 Sep 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” editorial team | 31 Aug 2004

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

US: New board member at Delicato Family editorial team | 20 Jul 2004

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

US: New CEO for Delicato Vineyards editorial team | 25 May 2004

Delicato Family Vineyards has appointed a new CEO.

US: Delicato names marketing boss editorial team | 18 May 2004

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

USA: Delicato Vineyards names Balzac as PR Agency

Company Press Release | 20 Oct 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

Company Press Release | 11 Jul 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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