Category: Wine

Cashmere introduces a sharp new look with debut of Cashmere Rosé

(March 20, 2018; Sonoma, Calif.)—Cline Family Cellars, the Sonoma-based winery owned and operated by Fred and Nancy Cline, released a new label design for its Cashmere brand. The updated label will begin shipping nationwide this month with the introduction of the 2017 Cashmere Rosé ($12.99), a fresh new addition to the Cashmere portfolio, and the 2016 Cashmere Red ($14.99). The updated label for  2016 Cashmere White ($12.99) and 2016 Cashmere Black ($14.99) will follow in the summer. Designed in-house, the artwork is centered around the Cashmere “O” that radiates out to create a color-coded graphic bullseye which is embossed and silk-screened for dimension and sheen. The “O” refers to the original spirit of the Clines and their dedication to blends as a long-standing tradition. The closure also has a repeating ray pattern that complements the label, and the Cashmere Rosé and White feature screw cap closures. Fred and Nancy Cline are members of the original Rhone Rangers, and in 1998 they created and donated a half-barrel blend to benefit Hospice du Rhone. The blend was composed of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre with a supple, smooth style that Nancy likened to “liquid cashmere.” The barrel took top dollars at auction and formed the foundation for Cashmere wines. Nancy continues to utilize Cashmere as a platform to help call awareness to important causes. To date, the Cline family has donated over...

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Results from the 2018 East Meets West Wine Challenge

Do you want to help Make America Great Again? Drink more domestic wine. You have no excuse. Local wine abounds. Every state in the union makes wine: some with more success than others. After the most recent East Meets West Wine Competition, it’s clear that pretty much every state produces something uniquely delicious. And that is, after all, the goal of winemaking, whether you’re starting with Cabernet Franc, Carlos, Niagara, raspberries, or peaches. Now in its 47th year, the East Coast Wine Competition merged with the West Coast Wine Competition six years ago, under the direction of Debra del...

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All-Access Passes on Sale for 2018 BevCon® Set for August 19-21 in Los Angeles, California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:                Angel Postell 843-557-4077   Debbie Rizzo 617-233-8024    All-Access Passes on Sale for 2018 BevCon® Set for August 19-21 in Los Angeles, California   Presenters Announced for the Annual Beverage Industry Conference     CHARLESTON, SC—March 19, 2018— BevCon®, an annual beverage industry-only conference taking place at the LINE Hotel in Koreatown, Los Angeles on August 19-21, 2018, announced that All-Access Passes are now on sale. Passes are $600 a person and include access into two and a half days of Learning Sessions, breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday, admission to the Opening Night Party and Closing Happy Hour, admission to the Meet-the-Maker Tastings, and souvenir bag and coffee mug. From March 19-26, there is an Early Bird Rate courtesy of SevenFifty for $550.   BevCon® also announced several featured Presenters for the year including: Aaron Polsky, Harvard & Stone Aaron Sherman, SevenFifty Adam Dulye, Brewers Association and Alba Huerta, Julep Alice Cheng, Culinary Agents Andre Mack, Mouton Noir Wines Angie Fetherston, Drink Company Baron Ziegler, Banshee Wines and Valkyrie Selections Bob Yule, Long Story Short Media Brad Thomas Parsons, writer Christian Krogstad, House Spirits Distillery Claire Bertin-Lang, CBL Liquid Consulting Clint Sloan, Banshee Wines and Valkyrie Selections Daniel Singer, Filthy Food Derek Brown, Drink Company Eric Railsback, Lieu Dit Winery Eric Seed, Haus Alpenz Erica Duecy, SevenFifty Daily Gary Crunkleton, The Crunkleton Hannah Ayres, Field Studio JP Fetherston, Drink Company Jon...

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The Future of Fermentation: The role of synthetic yeast in winemaking

The wine industry is constantly evolving to address the challenges of grape growing and winemaking, as well as respond to a continually changing market. An industry that marries art and science, wine plays a balancing act between tradition and scientific advancement. One of the newest discoveries with the potential to spark innovation within the industry is DNA and synthetic biology. In 2007, the genome for a Pinot Noir cultivar was “cracked” for the first time, with the genome for the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae discovered one year later. Now that the Saccharomyces genome has been catalogued, can it be tweaked...

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The Crawl: San Francisco, Calif.

As one of the pioneering cocktail cities in the 1800s and responsible (alongside New York and London) for the worldwide cocktail renaissance of the past 20 years, San Francisco, Calif., is a city that’s long known how to drink well, and one that starts rather than follows trends. The earliest U.S. craft distillers launched in the Bay Area in the early 1980s (St. George, Germain-Robin), and craft beer was jump-started in San Francisco in the 1960s, thanks to visionary Fritz Maytag at Anchor Brewing. Surrounding wine countries—from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties to the Santa Cruz mountains—are legendary. With...

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