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Covenant Winery Kicks off 20th Anniversary with Jazz Concert at City Winery in New York City

23 January, 2023

Covenant Winery Kicks off 20th Anniversary with Jazz Concert at City Winery in New York City Jeff Morgan & Friends, Sunday February 5th 2:30-5 PM Berkeley, CA  January 23, 2023- Covenant Winery, which highlights appellation driven wines from California and Israel, kicks off its 20th anniversary celebration on Sunday, February 5th at City Winery from 2:30 PM to 5 PM in New York City with a jazz concert led by winery founder and proprietor, Jeff Morgan, and friends.  Celebrating the 20th marker of their first vintage, the winery is an urban destination located in Berkeley, California's exciting Gilman District, home to wineries, breweries and distilleries offering visitors a full California wine appellational experience, along with releases from the company's Israeli portfolio. Morgan owns the Covenant winery with his wife and CEO Jodie and has a deep history with music as a performer, specifically as a saxophone player. After a formal education at the French National Music Conservatory in Nice, France Jeff became a co-band leader for the house band in Monte Carlo at Prince Rainier’s Grand Casino in Monaco.   He took a hiatus from playing music for the last 25 years, but because of the pandemic, he had some time on his hands and returned to his saxophone again. After a full year of practice and hosting  a summer concert series in 2022 at the Tasting Patio of their urban winery, Jeff has regained his playing chops. The wines of Covenant have received wide international acclaim and the Morgans have collaborated on ten cookbooks together, refining the approach to food and wine pairing.   Elegant and approachable, books such as the Covenant Kitchen, the Dean & Deluca cookbook and the Domaine Chandon cookbook have delighted foodies with their fresh, ingredient driven recipes.  Their informed and no-nonsense food pairings take the guesswork out of entertaining challenges, allowing the chef to relax and enjoy the journey of cooking and wine pairing. The concert will feature a walk around wine tasting with food pairings, and doors open at 2:30 PM, with the concert kicking off at 3:30 PM.   Tickets can be purchased here.  City Winery NYC is located at 25 Eleventh Avenue at 15th Street in Manhattan, NY. 2023 will feature a number of special events, tastings and celebrations commemorating the family-owned winery's achievements.   Stay tuned for more details by following the winery on Instagram @CovenantWines or signing up for one of several winery clubs at www.covenantwines.com or emailing wine@covenantwines.com. For images, interviews, and information, please contact Kimberly Charles of Charles Communications Associates at 415-730-0064 or kcharles@charlescomm.com.
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Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG launches Regional Guide with Wine Folly

22 December, 2022

  Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG launches Regional Guide with Wine Folly UNESCO World Heritage Wine Region is the 1st Italian sparkling wine Region Guide December 22, 2022 - The Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is pleased to announce that it has sponsored a Region Guide for Wine Folly, the leading digital wine education platform.   This is the first comprehensive digital guide to Prosecco Superiore.  Featuring over 190 wineries, and its 3000+ growers, the wine loving public now has a one stop resource guide for exploring this region, considered Italy's crown jewel of sparkling wine. Topics covered include the history of the region, its terroir, its wineries and wines, travel options and more.   Meant to be a global reference for both trade and consumers, Wine Folly enjoys an audience of over 20 million worldwide.   The Global Wine Database feature of Wine Folly will allow Prosecco Superiore lovers to find technical information, historical backgrounders, updated wine tech sheets, information on winemakers, owners, multi-generational families and more as they explore this region in depth.  According to Wine Folly CEO, David Gluzman, "Wine Folly Wine Region Guides are the best way for consumers to discover new wine regions and wines.   Sparkling wine has been made in this region since the late 1800s, always with an eye to safeguarding quality and tradition.   Now you can explore Conegliano Valdobbiadene from your phone, anywhere on earth!" The Director of the Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Dr. Diego Tomasi states of the collaboration, "Education and research have been at the heart of our appellation since its creation in 1969.  We have just celebrated our 60th anniversary and we are excited to bring this comprehensive guide to our international audience. Our wines can be found in 150 countries, and the global reach of Wine Folly is a perfect partner for continuing our dedication to inform and delight our fans and those new to the nuances of our region."  Some of the fun facts highlighted by the Wine Folly team and shared in the guide include: The hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's a 40-minute drive from Venice. People have been growing grapes here since 1220. 100% of the wine made in this DOCG is white. 97% of the wine made here is sparkling. Glera is the most planted grape and was called “Prosecco” until 2009. The area under vine is 21,500 acres (8,710 ha). Over 7,000 people work in the Prosecco Superiore wine industry. About the Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G.   The Consorzio is a private body created to represent vine-growers, winemaking companies, and bottlers from Conegliano Valdobbiadene and to safeguard the standards of what are now the D.O.C.G. criteria in crafting wines of the highest quality and distinct provenance. Their work is focused on three major areas: protection, promotion, and sustainability. They improve sparkling production methods, help and training and supervise all stages of winemaking to guarantee the quality of this outstanding, Italian viticultural region. Prosecco Superiore exports to over 130 countries.  Created in 1969, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore was one of the first Italian appellations to earn D.O.C recognition, obtaining the D.O.C.G. status in 2009. These sparkling wines come from the historic area of Prosecco production, a unique, hillside terroir that was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019. Conegliano Valdobbiadene is situated in the northeast of Italy, between Venice and the Dolomites (at the foothills of the Alps), offering a mild, temperate climate ideal for grape growing, producing serious food wines with pairing versatility, showcasing a range of different styles, aroma, and flavor characteristics.     Connect with the Consorzio on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, or visit prosecco.it/en to learn more about the region and its sparkling wines.  For interviews, imagery, or more information, please contact:   Kimberly Noelle Charles at Charles Communications Associates: kcharles@charlescomm.com or (415) 730-0064 www.charlescomm.com and All the Swirl on Instagram # # #  
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Domaine Carneros makes the holidays sparkle with elegant gift offerings

15 December, 2022

Domaine Carneros makes the holidays sparkle with elegant gift offeringsAvailable at the Winery for Last Minute Luxury Holiday Shopping New Holiday Cocktail will add panache to festive gatherings December 2022 Napa, CA - Domaine Carneros, the award-winning California grower-producer of method traditionelle sparkling wines, has a wide array of gifts available for the 2022 holiday season.  Curated by the team at the French inspired chateau situated at the gateway to wine country in northern California, the offerings range from charcuterie and chocolate pairings with wine, to sabers and chillers to luxury candles, all paired up in gift sets that are sure to please. A few of the highlights include the Decadent Delights, which includes the 2017 Domaine Carneros Estate  Brut and Le Belge chocolates. Charcuterie and Cheer features Journeyman Meat Co's Saucisson Sec and Wild Groves Sweet Toasted Garlic Mustard along with a perfect host gift of the Bites on a Board  book by Chef Annie Dalter paired with the 2018 Domaine Carneros Blanc de Noirs bubbly and a cutting board.  Any foodie would appreciate the Bon Vivant Bounty gift set featuring the 2020 Domaine Carneros Avant Garde Pinot Noir, along with a gourmet gift box set from the Lucero Family of Wild Groves featuring blue cheese stuffed olives, artichoke tapenade, Ascolano olive oil and rosé vinegar, a ready-made party pack.  The cocktail lover on your list will love the Spirited Sparkle,  -  a cocktail making set of crystal coupes, a gold brushed aluminum 4-piece bar toolset with a marble base, a sleek shaker in gold, and a jar of Flouwer Co. orange scented cocktail cubes accompanied by a bottle of 2017 Estate Brut.    More of these wonderful and thoughtful offerings can be found here. This year, the winery partnered with the California based luxury candle maker, Voluspa for a  limited-edition gift set which features one 750 ml bottle of a custom-labeled Domaine Carneros sparkling wine paired with a Voluspa Sparkling Cuvée 9oz. Classic Candle. This set makes the perfect luxurious gift. Each box is designed with all the little details in mind, beautiful white velvet flocking, metallic accents, and the signature white iridescent sheen.   More on the partnership is available here. In addition, in keeping with holiday tradition, the winery has created a custom cocktail called the Ruby Wonderland in collaboration with the Social Sipper.   Comprised of Domaine Carneros Brut, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, amaretto, orange bitters, and an orange blossom cocktail cube, this festive drink is served up with a holiday appropriate garnish of rosemary, star anise and pink grapefruit.   More about this innovative annual creation is here. Happy Holidays! A votre santé! About Domaine Carneros     Founded in 1987, Domaine Carneros reflects the hallmark of its founder, Champagne Taittinger, in creating terroir-driven sparkling wine and preserving the quality tenets of the traditional method production.  Located entirely within the Carneros AVA, between Napa and Sonoma counties, the six estate vineyards total approximately 400 acres with 150 acres planted to Chardonnay, 250 acres planted to Pinot Noir. The winery focuses on making ultra-premium Carneros sparkling wines limited production pinot noirs grown on their estate vineyards For more information, visit: www.domainecarneros.com . Social: Domaine Carneros Instagram | www.instagram.com/domainecarneros Twitter | www.twitter.com/domainecarneros Facebook | www.facebook.com/domainecarneroswinery MEDIA CONTACT: Kimberly Noelle Charles of Charles Communications Associates kcharles@charlescomm.com or 415.730.0064
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The 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Producers’ Consortium for Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG debuted two new projects

14 December, 2022

The 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Producers’ Consortium for Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG debuted two new projects – Green Academy and Wine Tourism Lab – which will enrich the Consortium’s activities with new strategic instruments for its members, the region and the community. Solighetto, December 2022 – At Villa Brandolini, on the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the birth of the Consorzio Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, two new projects were presented, of which the first, the Green Academy, will be an incubator for research, studies, content and new ideas that will enable producers to work in an ever more structured, consolidated and concrete way for the sustainability of the region.   The creation of the Green Academy marks an important point in the continuum that the Consortium has been pursuing for at least a decade, with an eye towards the future and the enhancement and conservation of the environment, of the landscape, and of viticulture. “We are proud and highly motivated to proceed in this direction: the Green Academy offers a path which will allow us to take full advantage of our knowledge in collaboration with experts in the various sectors that this subject involves” states the Consortium’s President, Elvira Bortolomiol. She continues: “Our zone and our community are precious gifts, and it is for their benefit that we have the duty to avail ourselves to the best of our ability of our expertise and the resources we have, so as to be able to offer a real contribution to our terroir and also be a point of reference for other regions”. “Our Green Academy will study the most urgent topics that the global environmental agenda has to deal with, and then tailor them for our zone,” says Diego Tomasi, Director of the Consorzio di Tutela del Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco. “First of all, climate change: we are already working together with Banca Prealpi and the University of Cantabria, with the objective of creating models for forecasting any extreme atmospheric events that may occur in our hills between the present and 2030, 2050 or even 2100”. A group of internationally renowned Egyptologists has studied, specifically for the Consortium, how the Ancient Egyptians succeeded in cultivating vines in extreme climatic conditions; their research goes as far back as 3000 years B.C.. The complete results, expected in mid-2023, may give concrete clues for putting mitigatory actions into effect on our hillsides. “But we’re already doing something tangible with regard to drought,” Tomasi adds, “by focusing our attention on recuperating, conserving and reusing rain and spring water.” Indeed, in the 5th tender for our supply chain, which was presented very recently, the Consorzio included a specific, generous sum for financing the creation of small basins designed for collecting water from corrivation; the University of Padua will be responsible for this activity. Moreover, the plan is to recuperate water diverted from the Piave river, an activity which the Consortium is working towards in conjunction with the Municipalities in the Denomination, trade bodies, and the Association for Reclamation of the Left Bank of the Piave. Another important topic with regards to sustainability is land use, which will be dealt with by the Green Academy thanks to the creation of a permanent observatory. As of today, the area of the Denomination is used 30% for viticulture, 57% for woodland, 9% is destined for other uses and 4% for urban use. There therefore exists a rich biodiversity (one of the reasons that the zone was able to gain recognition from UNESCO), and this must be protected. A feasibility study has already begun, in close cooperation with other partners (the Municipality of Valdobbiadene, Coldiretti, Banca Prealpi, the UNESCO Association), for traffic that totally excludes the transport of goods on large trucks or in traditional rail wagons. To deal with these subjects, the Consortium has for some time now been reinforcing its know-how, especially in the technical department. The Consortium’s consolidated activities in terms of environmental health continues, such as the partnership with the Symbola Foundation and updating the Viticultural Protocol. In particular, belonging to Symbola, an organisation that has grouped together for several years now, includes Italy’s outstanding businesses and other bodies to promote their quality and support their sustainable behaviour, is very much in line with the Consortium’s goals. A further objective of the Consortium is to involve the new generations, to whom the future of this Denomination will be entrusted. That is what lies behind the idea of the Wine Tourism Lab, whose dual objective is to function as a link between the various professional figures in the region and at the same time create greater awareness among young people of the wider opportunities that this zone will offer in the years to come. Not just with wine but - alongside it - also with its landscape, beauty, health, food, leisure and nature; all elements that blend together in a single concept: wine tourism. The Consortium is therefore taking on the role of promoter of activities aimed at also expressing the quality of our terroir through the cultural and educational development of the generations that will be called upon to run the Conegliano Valdobbiadene zone as a whole. We must have a wider and more far-sighted vision of the Denomination’s potential, while being aware that Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG will always represent the flagship of these hills and that it is the wine that will give rise to new economic opportunities. The Consortium is now laying the foundations for giving the stakeholders in the region increasing competence in dealing with visitors, especially as regards hospitality that highlights the winemaking heart of the region. To achieve this objective, it will be necessary to concentrate on training all the professional figures involved so that the level of what is offered stands out for its high profile and its ability to be constantly in touch with the times. The Consorzio di Tutela del Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is the private body, founded in 1962, that guarantees and controls adherence to the production regulations for D.O.C.G. Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore. The sparkling wines produced on the hillsides between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in the Province of Treviso, obtained Denominazione di Origine Controllata status in 1969 and the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita in 2009. The production zone includes 15 municipal areas: Conegliano, San Vendemiano, Colle Umberto, Vittorio Veneto, Tarzo, Cison di Valmarino, San Pietro di Feletto, Refrontolo, Susegana, Pieve di Soligo, Farra di Soligo, Follina, Miane, Vidor and Valdobbiadene. The Consortium, whose current President is Elvira Bortolomiol, has its headquarters in the village of Solighetto in Pieve di Soligo. It groups together 198 sparkling wine producers, 337 vinifying companies and 3,400 families of vine-growers, all of whom are involved in producing Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore. It operates principally in three areas: protection and promotion of the product, both in Italy and abroad; encouraging knowledge of the product through educational activities and the organization of events; and relations with the press. It also offers technical assistance to its members, from the vineyard to the winery.  
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Voluspa and Domaine Carneros by Taittinger welcome the holiday season with the Sparkling Cuvée Candle and Sparkling Wine duo

31 October, 2022

Voluspa and Domaine Carneros by Taittinger welcome the holiday season with the Sparkling Cuvée Candle and Sparkling Wine duo Artisanal California-based brands collaborate on a limited-edition gift set Napa, CA (October 31, 2022) — Two iconic California-based handcrafted brands come together this holiday season with the release of the limited edition "Sparkling Cuvée" Signature Duo, featuring a luxuriously scented Voluspa candle and Sparkling Wine by the ever-elegant Domaine Carneros by Taittinger, paired in holiday gift packaging.  Artisans of the senses, Voluspa and Domaine Carneros worked closely to accent the aromas of pink grapefruit and stone fruits found in the sparkling wine in the newest candle in the Voluspa portfolio.  Both companies are California-based, sustainably focused and specialize in hand-crafted products.  Their emphasis on accessible luxury made for a perfect partnership.   The limited-edition gift set features one 750 ml bottle of a custom-labeled Domaine Carneros sparkling wine paired with a Voluspa Sparkling Cuvée 9oz. Classic Candle. This set makes the perfect luxurious gift for any celebration. Sparking Cuvée’s packaging is designed around the iridescent sheen of sparkling wine bubbles. A perfect complement to an evening of self-care or a gathering of friends, the opalescent Japonica glass accentuates the energy in the room with its sparkle and shine. Each box is designed with all the little details in mind, beautiful white velvet flocking, metallic accents, and the signature white iridescent sheen.   The set will retail for $89 and Domaine Carneros club members will benefit from a special price of $71.80.   Purchases can be made here.   About Voluspa  Voluspa is true handcrafted California luxury. We believe that although our eyes show us the world, it’s what we breathe in that brings us closer to it. Our exquisite scents are born from rare, globally-sourced ingredients of the highest quality and are rooted in our clean-burning, proprietary coconut wax blend— a first of its kind. Our fragrances are hand-poured in California, feature 100% natural hand-set wicks and are encased in ornate packaging, designed in-house. These vessels serve as colorful pops of elegant decor and can be repurposed and enjoyed long after the final flame. A well-rounded combination of quality, artistry and global inspiration serve as the backbone of who we are. From our house to your home. Social: Voluspa Instagram | www.instagram.com/voluspacandles TikTok  https://www.tiktok.com/@voluspacandles?lang=en Twitter | www.twitter.com/voluspacandles Facebook | www.facebook.com/voluspa www.voluspa.com About Domaine Carneros     Founded in 1987, Domaine Carneros reflects the hallmark of its founder, Champagne Taittinger, in creating terroir-driven sparkling wine and preserving the quality tenets of the traditional method production.  Located entirely within the Carneros AVA, between Napa and Sonoma counties, the six estate vineyards total approximately 400 acres with 150 acres planted to Chardonnay, 250 acres planted to Pinot Noir. The winery focuses on making ultra-premium Carneros sparkling wines limited production pinot noirs grown on their estate vineyards For more information, visit: www.domainecarneros.com . Social: Domaine Carneros Instagram | www.instagram.com/domainecarneros Twitter | www.twitter.com/domainecarneros Facebook | www.facebook.com/domainecarneroswinery ### MEDIA CONTACTS: For Voluspa: Meryl Ax merylax@nikecomm.com or 646 654 3439  Nike Communications For Domaine Carneros: Kimberly Noelle Charles of Charles Communications Associates kcharles@charlescomm.com or 415.730.0064  
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The Glancy Wine Education Foundation announces its Annual Gala Celebration and auction Saturday November 12th

24 October, 2022

The Glancy Wine Education Foundation announces its Annual Gala Celebration and auction Saturday November 12th SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 24, 2022, The Glancy Wine Education Foundation announces its 11th annual gala celebration event and auction, taking place at the San Francisco Wine School in South San Francisco on Saturday, November 12th from 5-10 PM.   Eagerly anticipated by wine lovers and collectors, the intimate event will feature the ever-popular San Francisco Wine School Sommelier Olympics, luxury wines from all over the world, and a silent auction with unique wine items and experiences. Part of the evening's activities include top sommeliers competing in series of challenges designed by Master Sommelier and San Francisco Wine School founder, David Glancy. The evening kicks off with a bubbles & bites reception. Then this year’s competitors, Paul Carayas, Wine Director for Michelin Star Chez TJ in Mountain View, and Lindsey Young, Lead Sommelier for Michelin Starred Selby's Restaurant in Atherton, will go head-to-head in the annual blind tasting competition, wine trivia challenge, and wine service race. The evening will culminate with the ultimate food pairing competition - a multi-course tasting dinner presented by the competing sommeliers who have both carefully selected pairings for the meal. The silent auction will be available both on-site and online for those who can't attend the event. Highlighted items include: an Oceania Cruise for two to any of 10 different destinations; a chef’s wine pairing dinner for 8 at The Tasting House in Los Gatos; a private home wine tasting experience from Brooks Winery; a 2-night stay in Cuvaison’s vineyard cottage plus a VIP tasting; dinner for 2 at Press Restaurant in Napa; a 24-bottle wine fridge pre-stocked with amazing wines; and more. An auction preview opens on October 25, 2022. Bidding will open on November 4th and close November 13th.  Tickets for the gala are available here. The foundation's annual celebration plays a crucial role in raising funds required to provide wine education scholarships to wine and hospitality professionals in need of assistance. Donations of silent auction items are still being sought for this fundraising event through November 4th, and sponsorships of various types are also available. Year-round, the foundation is happy to receive cash donations towards its scholarship program. Interested parties should contact board President Cheryl Halloran at cheryl.gwef@gmail.com or 408-806-3757.   Professionals in need of financial aid are encouraged to apply for scholarships online at GlancyWineEducationFoundation.Org. About The Glancy Wine Education Foundation Established in 2020, The Glancy Wine Education Foundation is a registered a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting underserved and minority communities with scholarships to further their professional wine education, increase diversity, and raise their earning power. Find out more at GlancyWineEducationFoundation.Org. Media queries for images, interviews and further information should contact Kimberly Noelle Charles, Board member at kimberly@glancywineeducationfoundation.org or 415 730 0064. #  # #  
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Bâtonnage Forum Opens Applications for 2023 Mentorship Program Level Three Placement with Domaine Carneros

18 October, 2022

Bâtonnage Forum Opens Applications for 2023 Mentorship Program Level Three Placement with Domaine Carneros Napa-based traditional sparkling wine house will once again offer a comprehensive view of the wine business through a year-long training position Napa, Calif., October 18, 2022—Bâtonnage Forum, a nonprofit organization aimed at opening up a conversation about women in wine and fostering opportunities that create equity, is now accepting applications for a new opportunity offered through Level Three of its Mentorship Program, which creates hands-on work opportunities to further career progress in the wine industry for mentees. Domaine Carneros launched the inaugural Level Three placement at the start of this year and has partnered again with the Bâtonnage team to offer a position at the winery in Napa beginning January 2023. The comprehensive, tailored training position starts on January 16 and concludes November 10, 2023, and will cover all aspects of the wine business—from marketing and sales to sustainable viticulture and winemaking—with special, built-in opportunities to meet and learn from various department heads within the organization throughout the year. "Domaine Carneros and Bâtonnage align in our missions to support, encourage, and provide pathways to success for diverse individuals in the wine industry, says Domaine Carneros CEO Remi Cohen. "As we move into our second year of partnership on this incredible mentorship program, we are excited to apply what we have learned last year to create an even more valuable program for the mentee. With exposure to all aspects of our business and an opportunity to work with various members of our team, the mentee will have comprehensive insight into all aspects of our winery to help them advance and develop their career path." In 2023, beginning with the Domaine Carneros placement, the Level Three program will offer an additional benefit to the mentee: one-on-one support from the Bâtonnage Mentorship Core Committee, which includes a roster of experienced individuals across six Industry Areas of Focus: Viticulture, Cellar/Production, Sales & Distribution, Retail, Hospitality, and Marketing & Communications. This will complement Bâtonnage’s existing commitment to working closely with the mentor organization to ensure mentees are supported professionally, socially, and financially for the duration of the placement. Priyanka French, Bâtonnage Mentorship Program director and winemaker at Signorello Estate, says, “There’s an astonishing amount of hard work that goes into Level Three programming so we are incredibly grateful to have a dedicated partner like Domaine Carneros. The high level of access to local industry professionals within the Domaine Carneros and Bâtonnage teams that the mentee will enjoy is truly a once-in-a-career opportunity, intended to fuel their passion for and professional advancement in wine.” The 2022 Level 3 mentorship placement recipient, Briana Lee, found her experience at Domaine Carneros through the Bâtonnage Mentorship Program to be incredibly rewarding: “I was constantly inspired and impressed by the talent and leadership within the company as well as the structure of each department,” states Lee. “The skills I’ve gained and the intricacies I have discovered within the various departments of Domaine Carneros will always resonate with me as I continue this journey through the multi-faceted wine industry."  Candidates should hold an Associate’s Degree or higher with related studies and should ideally have one or more years of winery experience. This is a paid, full-time position with an hourly rate of compensation for the duration of the program dates. Please review the position description and qualifications before submitting an application. Interested candidates should apply online no later than November 4, 2022. Bâtonnage Forum will work collaboratively during the selection process and will grant one candidate the opportunity to participate, to be announced November 29, 2022. During the selection process, finalists will be expected to participate in an in-person or virtual interview to be scheduled between November 5-November 20, 2022. Application Deadline: November 4, 2022 Candidate Selection Process: November 5-November 20, 2022 Candidate Announcement: November 29, 2022 Position Start Date: January 16, 2023  
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Tim Rowe named Vineyard Manager at Domaine Carneros

3 August, 2022

Tim Rowe named Vineyard Manager at Domaine CarnerosNapa, CA August 2, 2022 -  As harvest kicks off in Napa this week, Domaine Carneros Winery is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Rowe, seasoned viticultural expert with over a decade of impressive positions within the California wine industry, to the position of Vineyard Manager. Succeeding Alberto Zamora, who is retiring after a 40-year career in the wine industry, ten of which were spent transforming the vineyards at Domaine Carneros, Rowe states that his new position is a viticulturist's dream. "With 400 acres in the Carneros AVA encompassing a diversity of clones and rootstocks, the estate vineyards are like a living laboratory,” he notes. Rowe looks forward to working with the winemaking team to nuance the different clonal expressions in the wines.   "The opportunity to manage six estate vineyards all within a few miles of the winery, which Alberto and the winery's dedicated team have cultivated with care and nurturing, is a labor of love and an incredible opportunity to go deep with my knowledge base.”    During Zamora’s tenure, he was instrumental in the acquisition of the Tula Vista (2012) and Las Amigas (2016) vineyards, and he also replanted 50% of the winery's vineyard holdings. Of retiring, he stated "I'm leaving the vineyards in a better, more sustainable place.  I worked hard to achieve Napa Green, Fish Friendly Farming, and California Certified Sustainable Winegrowing certifications.”    Rowe joins a team, under the leadership of CEO Remi Cohen, that is dedicated not only to sound environmental practices, but also to employee engagement and development. Of the new position, he shared that the dedicated vineyard team will allow him to nurture the career goals of the individuals who make up the crew. This aligns with the prevailing philosophy held by CEO Cohen and her management team which is to support, mentor, and cultivate from within the company.   Commenting on Rowe's hire, she stated "We benefited so much from the contributions of Alberto over the past decade, and as we look ahead, Tim is the ideal fit to take us into the future, building on a superb foundation." Prior to Domaine Carneros, Rowe, a native Kansan who graduated with an agricultural degree from the University of Missouri, worked with the vineyard management team run by Kirk Grace at the famed Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in the Napa Valley.  Following that, he expanded his knowledge of California AVAs working for LVMH, focusing on the 2,000 acres of vineyards for the Domaine Chandon and Newton brands. Next, joining the innovative Monarch Tractor team as its tenth employee working to introduce the world’s first electric self-driving tractor brought Rowe into the future of farming. His well-rounded experience dovetails with the forward-thinking mentality of the team at Domaine Carneros. Of joining the team, he stated "I was always impressed by the iconic nature of this winery, and its reputation for producing among the best domestic sparkling wines preceded it. I look forward to taking the vineyards to the next level in quality and best practices."   ABOUT DOMAINE CARNEROS   Founded in 1987, Domaine Carneros reflects the hallmark of its founder, Champagne Taittinger, in creating terroir-driven sparkling wine and preserving the quality tenets of the traditional method production.  Located entirely within the Carneros AVA, between Napa and Sonoma counties, the six estate vineyards total approximately 400 acres with 125 acres planted to Chardonnay, 225 acres planted to Pinot Noir, with the remaining acres currently in development. The winery focuses on making ultra-premium Carneros sparkling wines and limited production Pinot Noirs. Domaine Carneros' château has become a landmark and symbol of the region. The architecture and interior design were inspired by the 18th century Château de la Marquetterie, the historic Taittinger family residence in the Champagne region. Visitors to the chateau enjoy seated tastings of methode traditionelle sparkling wines and small-lot pinot noir in the elegant Jardin d’Hiver or on the broad terrace overlooking the rolling vineyards of Carneros. Domaine Carneros limited production wines are available onsite, via ecommerce, and are distributed nationally by Kobrand Corporation which, founded in 1944, remains one of the few family-owned wine and spirits companies in the United States. The winery places a high value on preserving the environment and has taken on a vast array of environmental efforts. The roof of the pinot noir winery adjacent to the château hosts a solar array that was the largest on any winery in the world when it was installed and continues to be expanded with a state-of-the-art microgrid launching in 2022.  The most recent award, one of many from federal, state and local government; was the California Green Medal for Domaine Carneros’ demonstration of “Smart Business through efficiencies, cost savings and innovation from implementing sustainable practices.” For information, images and interviews please contact Kimberly Noelle Charles at Charles Communications Associates either by email kcharles@charlescomm.com or 415-730-0064. ###  
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Star Vintners and Top Innovators in Food & Wine Take the Stage at 9th Annual WineaPAWlooza June 24 th & 25 th, 2022

15 July, 2022

Star Vintners and Top Innovators in Food & Wine Take the Stage at 9th Annual WineaPAWlooza June 24 th & 25 th, 2022 Real-world leaders champion solutions to the most critical issues facing our local and global communities and demonstrate what we can do today to save animals, humanity, and our planet at one of Napa Valley’s top wine auctions. (Napa, Calif.) — May 16, 2022 — Jameson Humane (Jameson), a solutions-based nonprofit and animal sanctuary which educates to inspire change on behalf of companion and farmed animals, is holding its signature fundraising event, WineaPAWlooza 2022, live and in-person on Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th at 5pm, PT. Combining two things that are universally loved (wine and animals), WineaPAWlooza has consistently earned its place as one of the top 10 wine events in the country, as cited by Wine Spectator magazine. The money raised from this spirited and highly anticipated event supplies the critical funds necessary for Jameson programs to improve the state of animal welfare and to save lives. Innovators in Food & Wine Join This Year’s Impact-Driven Fundraiser This newest iteration of Jameson’s annual fundraiser expands on Jameson’s mission, which is to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life. Bringing together leaders in the food and wine industry to discuss innovation, behavior, and action-oriented change to our food system, including wine—for the health of animals, humans, and the planet—takes place on Friday evening, on Pritchard Hill. Amanda McCrossin of SommVivant, and Brian Cooley of CNET, will be co-moderating a panel of prestigious vintners and food industry leaders on June 24th from 5-7:30pm. The cuisine will be curated by Little Saint, a Healdsburg plant-based restaurant overseen by Kyle Connaughton of three Michelin-star SingleThread. Panelists Eric Schulze, UPSIDE Foods; Alison Kilmer, Miyoko’s; Tamearra Dyson, Souley Vegan; Christopher Jackson, Jackson Family Wines, Rooted for Good; Carlo Mondavi, RAEN Winery, Monarch Tractor; Molly Sheppard, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery The Grand Tasting, Animal Parade, & Wine Auction with Celebrity Guest, Christie Brinkley Saturday June 25th, 5-10pm Returning this year in-person to the famed Beckstoffer Farm Center, Saturday evening includes the Grand Tasting showcasing handcrafted wines and the vintners who make them from 50 of the “who's who” of Napa and Sonoma Valley’s wine glitterati (click here to see Participating Vintners), plus special guest, Christie Brinkley, showcasing her vegan Bellissima Prosecco. “When I heard about the work that Jameson Humane does for animals and the planet, I knew that I had to be a part of this year’s WineaPAWlooza. Being a lifelong vegetarian and activist; sustainable and vegan or vegetarian-friendly causes are extremely important to me. What’s even more unique about the work we do at Bellissima is that we go beyond the bottle - we are committed to giving back to the planet and supporting animals and communities in need.”  Christie Brinkley The legendary Animal Parade will be led by celebrity wine auctioneer and personality, Fritz Hatton, followed by a delectable plant-based menu designed and executed by Goatlandia. The evening will culminate in the much-anticipated live auction of 20 spectacular lots, featuring cult wines, one-of-a-kind experiences, and trips to global wine destinations. WineaPAWlooza will be hosted by world-renowned wine auctioneer Fritz Hatton, as well as Jameson Humane and former 750 Wines Founders Monica and David Stevens, and Vanessa Conlin, MW. Andy and Betty Beckstoffer will be presented with a Lifetime Philanthropic Achievement award. “This year’s WineaPAWlooza is bigger, better, and more important than ever. Not only do we have the best-of-the-best, most generous vintners and winemakers sharing their most sought-after wines, but we take our mission to the next level with true innovators and disruptors in the food and wine industry who join us to share their solutions for the future and to benefit all of us, the animals, and the planet. The time is now to innovate, learn, share, and enjoy all that our wine country and its community have to offer.” – Jameson Humane Co-Founder and WineaPAWlooza Co-Chair, Monica Stevens  “I'm thrilled that we are back in person for Wineapawlooza 2022! Our Friday night format will showcase everything Jameson Humane does not just on behalf of animals but also for the people and the entire planet. Having Christie Brinkley at both nights, lending her star power to WineaPAWlooza, truly shows us how the great work that Jameson does is being noticed nationally. The funds we will raise on Saturday are more important now than ever and our amazing vintners and donors will make the future brighter through their generous contributions.” – Vanessa Conlin MW, WineaPAWlooza Co-Chair. Event Information, eLots and Proxy Bidding: www.wineapawlooza.com Maral Papakhian, Maral@jamesonhumane.org | 415-845-7205. ABOUT JAMESON HUMANE Jameson Humane is an impact-driven nonprofit organization that collaborates and educates to inspire change in animal welfare, not only in local communities, but around the world. Monica and David Stevens founded Jameson Humane in 2014 as a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life. The organization was named in memory of the Stevens’ beloved dog Jameson, an adopted Great Pyrenees who lived to the age of 14 and inspired the spirit and mission. ABOUT WINEAPAWLOOZA WineaPAWlooza is Jameson’s annual fundraiser, an event that has earned its place as one of the top ten wine events in the country according to Wine Spectator magazine. The money raised from this sought-after event supply the critical funds necessary for Jameson’s programs to improve the state of animal welfare and save animal lives. Because of WineaPAWlooza, Jameson has been able to help thousands of animals and their humans in our community, and beyond, through vital programs that work across the inextricable web between animal welfare, our community, and the environment. This year’s event will help ensure these programs thrive as we continue to effect real change. # # # For more information on Jameson Humane, please contact: Maral Papakhian Maral@jamesonhumane.org or 415.845.7205 For media queries, please contact: Kimberly Noelle Charles. Charles Communications Associates at kcharles@charlescomm.com or 415.730.0064  
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Covenant Winery Summer Music Series Announces July Calendar Berkeley, CA Drinks District is Hopping

5 July, 2022

Covenant Winery Summer Music Series Announces July Calendar Berkeley, CA Drinks District is Hopping Berkeley, CA  July 2022- The Covenant Winery Summer Music Series, which kicked off on Memorial Day weekend in Berkeley at their Sixth Street winery, continues through July with four concerts, July 3, 10, 17 and 24.  Showcased at the winery's new outdoor tasting lounge, fans of wine and music can enjoy the vibe of the Berkeley Drinks District, while sipping a nice array of California and Israeli wines.  Covenant founding winemaker Jeff Morgan, who owns the winery with his wife and CEO Jodie, has a deep history with music as a performer, specifically as a saxophone player. After a formal education at the French National Music Conservatory in Nice, France Jeff became a co-band leader for the house band in Monte Carlo at Prince Rainier’s Grand Casino in Monaco.   He took a hiatus from playing music for the last 25 years, but  during the recent Covid pandemic, he had some time on his hands and returned to his saxophone again. Today, a year later, Jeff has regained his playing chops. His funk band, Free Run, will perform July 17th and 24th this month. Other bands to be featured in the music series include Dave Eagle's Brazilian Trio de D and the original rock band, Felsen, with all musicians hailing from the Bay Area. For the complete Covenant Winery concert schedule, go to https://www.exploretock.com/covenant-wines/event/342902/summer-concert-series.  Performances take place between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets can be purchased in advance, and $20 will get you a glass of wine (choice of white, rose or red), light snacks and concert admission.  Advance reservations can be made at wine@covenantwines.com. Covenant Winery is located at 1102 Sixth St. in Berkeley, California. For images, interviews and information, please contact Kimberly Charles at 415-730-0064 or kcharles@charlescomm.com. #  # #  
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As California’s new mandatory Responsible Beverage Service Certification deadline looms, San Francisco Wine School offers ABC accredited live training for 1 million servers in need

27 June, 2022

As California’s new mandatory Responsible Beverage Service Certification deadline looms, San Francisco Wine School offers ABC accredited live training for 1 million servers in need All alcoholic beverage servers & managers are required to certify for responsible beverage service by August 31, 2022, per the state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control June 27, 2022 - The State of California has issued a new mandate for Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) certification, for all 56,000 licensed businesses in California where alcohol is served that goes into effect this Friday, July 1.  The brand-new training and certification requirement is mandatory for everyone from servers to bartenders to bouncers, anyone who is part of the on-premise alcohol sales and service process for consumers.  These individuals and their managers must be trained through an approved RBS program and pass the California’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Control’s (ABC) certification exam by August 31, 2022.   On-premise licensees who do not have all alcoholic beverage service staff and managers certified by this date will be out of compliance with the ABC when enforcement begins.  This legislation was part of Assembly bills 1221 and 82, which charged the ABC to create this training and certification process.   There are only a handful of certifying organizations within the state like San Francisco Wine School, (SFWS) whose program is approved by the ABC to offer live, instructor-led training online, at their education and event center in South San Francisco, and at client locations throughout the state. A noted certification-focused wine education and event organization, SFWS has been in operation since 2011, offering 25 different programs, along with a wide array of workshops, public events, and private experiences for both trade and consumers.   Recognizing that this mandate needed to serve a wide audience in a short period of time, co-owners David Glancy, MS and Kristin Campbell jumped into action and began developing their program last year.   SFWS has their 4-hour certification class available publicly on July 26, August 22, and September 27 for a cost of $45 per person with opportunities for group discounts.  In addition, the school offers groups, associations, and individual wineries, bars, and restaurants this training privately, allowing them to focus discussions on areas and examples that are most relevant to their particular business.  SFWS’ RBS program is also expected to be available in Spanish in the coming weeks. According to Campbell, "RBS training educates persons seeking employment or who are currently employed as servers for on-premise consumption of alcoholic beverages. It aims to provide these important staff and managers with the necessary skills to responsibly serve alcoholic beverages and mitigate alcohol-related harm in California communities. We used our deep industry knowledge to create a curriculum that is in strict compliance with the ABC’s requirements with the goal of successful certification for all students and are one of only ten approved “in-person” providers authorized to teach live throughout the state."  SFWS has also pioneered hybrid room/zoom offerings during the pandemic where attendees can either attend live in-person or online and receive custom tasting kits across the US when wine is part of the experience.   “Using our state-of-the-art AV system for RBS training will allow us to conveniently and effectively train servers across the state and minimize travel expenses for those who want to participate from home or work.”  Important to note, TIPS, ServeSafe, and LEAD programs and certification completed prior to May 2021 do NOT satisfy the requirements for California’s Responsible Beverage Service Certification.  How the RBS Training and Certification Process Works at San Francisco Wine SchoolOnce registered for a training program at https://sanfranciscowineschool.com/rbs, each on-premise server and manager is required to register with the ABC at https://abcbiz.abc.ca.gov/ before the program start date and pay a $3 fee to obtain their Server ID. This Server ID is presented to SFWS who then certifies their class participation after the training, thereby opening their exam.  They must then pass the ABC's online RBS exam with a score of 70% or higher within 3 attempts after completion of the program to earn the state mandated RBS certification.    About California's Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act and Related Certification Passage of California Assembly Bill 1221 in 2017 created the Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act. The bill required the Alcoholic Beverage Control to create the Responsible Beverage Service Training Program (RBSTP) to ensure servers and their managers of alcoholic beverages are educated on the dangers of serving alcohol to minors and over-serving alcohol to patrons with the intention of reducing alcohol-related harm to local communities. The mandate creates a new training requirement for roughly 1,000,000 alcohol servers and managers of alcohol servers at an estimated 56,000 ABC licensees with on-premise alcohol sales privileges. The alcohol servers and managers who work at those locations must register with the ABC, be trained by an ABC approved program, and pass an ABC exam to be certified within 60 days of the enactment or after their first date of employment whichever is later. This certification must be renewed every 3 years by all alcohol servers as mandated by these new regulations. The passing of Assembly Bill 82, on June 29, 2020, extended the date in which this requirement is enacted to July 1, 2022. This change was made to alleviate the financial strain on the hospitality industry caused by the COVID-19 state of emergency. Effective July 1, 2022, all alcohol servers and their managers must obtain a valid RBS certification though an ABC accredited RBS training provider within 60 calendar days from the effective date or their first date of employment.  Uncertified Servers, Managers and Licensees will be out of compliance with this law beginning August 31, 2022, when enforcement begins. To learn more about SFWS' RBS program, visit here or contact help@sfwineschool.com or 650-763-1324.  For media inquiries, images, or interviews, please contact Kimberly Noelle Charles, DipWSET of Charles Communications Associates at kcharles@charlescomm.com or 415-730-0064. # # #  
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Here's the Scoop! Humphry Slocombe and Domaine Carneros Team Up Once Again for Rosé Inspired Ice Cream Flavor

2 June, 2022

Here's the Scoop! Humphry Slocombe and Domaine Carneros Team Up Once Again for Rosé Inspired Ice Cream FlavorRenowned Napa Valley Winery and Small Batch Ice Cream Present the Perfect Summer Treat (San Francisco, Calif.) June 2, 2022—Just in time for National Rosé Day on June 11th, San Francisco small-batch ice cream brand Humphry Slocombe - known for its imaginative ingredient-driven flavors - has partnered with the Napa Valley’s first name in top quality sparkling wine, Domaine Carneros, to revisit its smash hit “Rosé All Day” flavor, this time as a dairy-based ice cream. This year’s iteration of “Rosé All Day” is a deliciously refreshing Rosé ice cream made with Domaine Carneros 2018 Brut Rosé and a hint of lemon. This boozy ice cream is the perfect complement to backyard cookouts, afternoons by the pool or beach, or anywhere you want to have #RoséAllDay this summer. Humphry Slocombe Co-Founder and Chef Jake Godby says, “Pink bubbles make everything better, and ‘Rosé All Day’ is like summer in a cup or cone.” “We love this really delightful interpretation of our Brut Rosé, and we know our diehard rosé fans, and rosé newbies alike, will go crazy for it,” commented Domaine Carneros’ CEO, Remi Cohen. The 2022 “Rosé All Day” ice cream is available the entire month of June for $11/pint at Humphry Slocombe’s original scoop shop in the Mission District, as well as at their Ferry Building location and their locations in Oakland and Berkeley; in addition, the flavor is available as of June 2nd via Goldbelly as part of a special 4-pack, offered for $94.95 (including tax and shipping; available while supplies last). The 4-pack includes two pints of the “Rosé All Day” flavor and two pints of Tahitian Vanilla.  About Humphry Slocombe: Known for its unique and creative flavors, Humphry Slocombe has established itself as a pioneering ice cream destination that sources local fruits, veggies, spices and booze for its one-of-a-kind inventions. Co-Founders Jake Godby (Chef) and Sean Vahey (Food & Beverage Manager) relied on their extensive culinary backgrounds to create never before seen, or tasted, flavors when they opened Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco in 2008. Recently named one of San Francisco’s “Most Delicious Instagram Accounts” by 7X7 Magazine, Humphry Slocombe has been featured in The New York Times Magazine and Bon Appetit, along with several television appearances, such as the Food Network’s “Top 5 Ice Creams in America.” About Domaine Carneros: Founded in 1987 by the Taittinger family, and helmed by CEO and Remi Cohen, Domaine Carneros produces notable sparkling wine and Pinot Noir from California’s Carneros appellation from six estate vineyards totaling close to 400 acres. The Domaine Carneros Château and Terrace are open to visitors for tasting flights and elevated experiences from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by appointment daily. For more information, please call 800.716.2788 or visit www.domainecarneros.com.  Website www.humphryslocombe.com www.domainecarneros.com Social: Humphry Slocombe Instagram | www.instagram.com/humphryslocombe Twitter | www.twitter.com/humphryslocombe Facebook | Facebook | www.facebook.com/humphryslocombe Social: Domaine Carneros Instagram |  www.instagram.com/domainecarneros/ Twitter |  www.twitter.com/domainecarneros Facebook | www.facebook.com/DomaineCarnerosWinery ### FOR MORE INFORMATION: FOR DOMAINE CARNEROS, PLEASE CONTACT KIMBERLY CHARLES AT 415-730-0064 OR KCHARLES@CHARLESCOMM.COM FOR HUMPHRY SLOCOMBE, PLEASE CONTACT SEAN VAHEY AT 415-248-6369 OR SEAN@HUMPHRYSLOCOMBE.COM  
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Star Vintners and Top Innovators in Food & Wine Take the Stage at 9th Annual WineaPAWlooza June 24 & 25, 2022

17 May, 2022

Star Vintners and Top Innovators in Food & Wine Take the Stage at 9th Annual WineaPAWlooza June 24 & 25, 2022 Photo Credit: Emma K. Morris Real-world leaders champion solutions to the most critical issues facing our local and global communities and demonstrate what we can do today to save animals, humanity, and our planet at one of Napa Valley’s top wine auctions. (Napa, Calif.) — May 17, 2022 — Jameson Humane, a solutions-based nonprofit and animal sanctuary which educates to inspire change on behalf of companion and farmed animals, is holding its signature fundraising event, WineaPAWlooza 2022, live and in-person on Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th at 5pm, PT. Combining two things that are universally loved (wine and animals), WineaPAWlooza has consistently earned its place as one of the top 10 wine events in the country, as cited by Wine Spectator. The money raised from this spirited and highly anticipated event supplies the critical funds necessary for Jameson programs to improve the state of animal welfare and save lives. Innovators in Food & Wine Join This Year’s Impact-Driven Fundraiser This newest iteration of Jameson’s annual fundraiser expands on Jameson’s mission, which is to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life. Bringing together leaders in the food and wine industry to discuss innovation, behavior, and action-oriented change to our food system, including wine—for the health of animals, humans, and the planet—takes place on Friday evening, on Pritchard Hill. Amanda McCrossin of SommVivant, and Brian Cooley of CNET, will be co-moderating a panel of prestigious vintners and food industry leaders, including a Q&A with noted model and activist, Christie Brinkley, and WineaPAWlooza Co-Chair, Vanessa Conlin MW, on June 24th from 5-7:30pm to vividly illuminate where wine and animal welfare intersect and offer solutions for the planet, by way of thought-provoking questions and conversation. The cuisine will be curated by Little Saint, a Healdsburg plant-based restaurant overseen by Kyle Connaughton of three Michelin-star SingleThread. Panelists Eric Schulze, PhD., UPSIDE Foods; Alison Kilmer, Miyoko’s Creamery; Tamearra Dyson, Souley Vegan; Christopher Jackson, Jackson Family Wines, Rooted for Good; Carlo Mondavi, RAEN Winery, Monarch Tractor; Molly Sheppard, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery The Grand Tasting, Animal Parade, & Wine Auction with Celebrity Guest, Christie Brinkley Saturday June 25th 5-10pm Returning this year in-person to the famed Beckstoffer Farm Center, Saturday evening includes the Grand Tasting showcasing handcrafted wines and the vintners who make them from 50 of the “who's who” of Napa and Sonoma Valley’s wine glitterati (click here to see Participating Vintners), plus special guest, Christie Brinkley, showcasing her vegan, organically grown, Bellissima Prosecco & Wines. “When I heard about the work that Jameson Humane does for animals and the planet, I knew that I had to be a part of this year’s WineaPAWlooza. Being a lifelong vegetarian and activist; sustainable and vegan or vegetarian-friendly causes are extremely important to me. In fact, this is the central belief with my own brand, Bellissima Prosecco & Wines. At Bellissima, we are devoted to being “Better-for-You” and “Better-for-the-Planet”. We produce our wines with 100% organic grapes and of course the wines are all certified vegan.”   “What’s even more unique about the work we do at Bellissima is that we go beyond the bottle - we are committed to giving back to the planet and supporting animals and communities in need. We at Bellissima are honored to partner with inspiring organizations such as One Tree Planted and Jameson Humane! We are humbled to be able to contribute to these beautiful missions.” The legendary Animal Parade will be led by Grand Marshal, Rick Hayes of Napa Hanlees Subaru, and celebrity wine auctioneer and personality, Fritz Hatton, followed by a delectable plant-based menu designed and executed by Deborah Blum, Operating Partner of San Francisco plant-based restaurant Wildseed and Founder of Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary. The evening will culminate in the much-anticipated live auction of 20 spectacular lots, featuring cult wines, one-of-a-kind experiences and trips to global wine destinations. Examples include large formats of Screaming Eagle and Schrader, a magnum collection from Andy Beckstoffer’s personal cellar, a surprise barrel lot from an iconic Napa Valley vineyard, trips to Piemonte, Italy and Bordeaux, France, a Pappy Van Winkle dinner, and a David Beckstoffer handcrafted guitar autographed by Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar, to name a few.  WineaPAWlooza will be hosted by world-renowned wine auctioneer Fritz Hatton, as well as Jameson Humane and former 750 Wines founders Monica and David Stevens, and Chief Wine Officer, Wine Access, Vanessa Conlin MW. Andy and Betty Beckstoffer will be presented with a Lifetime Philanthropic Achievement award. “This year’s WineaPAWlooza is bigger, better, and more important than ever. Not only do we have the best-of-the-best, most generous vintners and winemakers sharing their most sought-after wines, but we take our mission to the next level with true innovators and disruptors in the food and wine industry who join us to share their solutions for the future and to benefit all of us, the animals, and the planet. The time is now to innovate, learn, share, and enjoy all that our wine country and its community have to offer.” – Jameson Humane Co-Founder and WineaPAWlooza Co-Chair, Monica Stevens  “I'm thrilled that we are back in person for Wineapawlooza 2022! Our Friday night format will showcase everything Jameson Humane does not just on behalf of animals but also for the people and the entire planet. Having Christie Brinkley lend her star power and participate in WineaPAWlooza truly shows us the great work that Jameson does is being noticed and supported on a larger scale. The funds we will raise on Saturday are more important now than ever and our amazing vintners and donors will make the future brighter through their generous contributions.” – Vanessa Conlin MW, WineaPAWlooza Co-Chair. Jameson Humane would also like to thank this year’s Event Sponsor and auction lot donor, NetJets, and our contributing sponsors and partners: Hanlees Subaru Napa, Bellissima Prosecco & Wines, Wealth Enhancement Group InConcert Napa Valley, Beau Wine Tours, Zapolski Real Estate, Wine Vault, Coldwell Banker, Brokers of the Valley, Poppy Bank, Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, Platypus Tours, Minuteman Press, Cartons & Crates, Miyoko’s Creamery, Aperture Media, Charles Communications, Noël Burgess, Malloy Imrie & Vasconi Insurance Services, LLC, Good Art Project, The McClelland House, Venu Magazine, Napa Valley Photo Booth Company, DiNoci Dairy Free, The Lonely Genome Project Event Information, Proxy Bidding, and eLots: www.wineapawlooza.com Maral Papakhian, Director of Marketing & Communication, maral@jamesonhumane.org  415.845.7205 WineaPawlooza 2022 Steering Committee Andy & Betty Beckstoffer, Honorary Chairs Vanessa Conlin MW & Monica Stevens, Co-Chairs Fritz Hatton, Auctioneer Steering Committee: Giovanna Bagnasco, Ashley Brandner, Patrice Breton, Samantha Breton, Haley Duncan, Matt Duncan, Robert Emery, Scott Gould, Greg Gregory, Dr. Amy Herold, Jesse Katz, Diane Kemple, Armen Khachaturian, Maayan Koschitzky, Allison Kozeny, Sylvie Laly, Kerrin Laz, Scott Lewis, Naomi Linnell, Jessica Loesch, Jen Lombard, Bob Long, Amanda McCrossin, Nancy McIntosh, Juan Mercado, Sarah McElroy, Carlo Mondavi, Sep Pirchner, Lance Plott, Christophe Smith ABOUT JAMESON HUMANE Jameson Humane is an impact-driven nonprofit organization that collaborates and educates to inspire change in animal welfare, not only in local communities, but around the world. Monica and David Stevens founded Jameson Humane in 2014 as a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life. The organization was named in memory of the Stevens’ beloved dog Jameson, an adopted Great Pyrenees who lived to the age of 14 and inspired the spirit and mission. Jameson Humane operates multiple solutions-based programs to create a truly unique animal welfare organization that is unlike any other animal rescue or sanctuary for the benefit of the greater community and its animals. Every day, Jameson’s work is guided by how animals, the environment, and the community are all inextricably connected. ABOUT WINEAPAWLOOZA WineaPAWlooza is Jameson’s annual fundraiser, an event that has earned its place as one of the top ten wine events in the country according to Wine Spectator magazine. The money raised from this sought-after event supplies the critical funds necessary for Jameson’s programs to improve the state of animal welfare and save animals’ lives. Because of WineaPAWlooza, Jameson has been able to help thousands of animals and their humans in our community, and beyond, through vital programs that work across the inextricable web between animal welfare, our community, and the environment. This year’s event will help ensure these programs thrive as we continue to effect real change. # # # For more information on Jameson Humane, please contact: Maral Papakhian Maral@jamesonhumane.org or 415.845.7205 For media queries, please contact: Kimberly Noelle Charles. Charles Communications Associates at kcharles@charlescomm.com or 415.730.0064  
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Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG will be at Prowein 2022

12 May, 2022

Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG will be at Prowein 2022Solighetto, Italy - May 12, 2022 - From May 15-17, 2022 the Consorzio di Tutela del Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG will be in Düsseldorf, Germany for Prowein, attending with 24 wineries. Notable launches and events: Masterclass on 16th May with Sommelier & Journalist, Sebastian Bordthäuser* Launch of the 2021 vintage The German market is second only to the UK for both volume and value: in 2021 exports to Germany increased to 7.6 million bottles (+10.5%) and 47.2 million euros (+10.4%). Exports to the UK increased to 9,6 million bottles (+18,2%) and 50 million euros ( +7,5%). These figures reflect the investment of the Consorzio in sustained and innovative programs of education and promotion in key export markets with the objective of communicating the differentiating style and quality of their denomination. The Consorzio will launch the 2021 vintage at Prowein. Characteristis of the 2021 growing season started with temperatures slightly above average, followed by a mutable spring with variable temperatues and rainfall. Summer, on the other hand, was stable. June was exceptionally warm.  The resulting wines express a well-balanced Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore profile with pleasing acidity and expressive fruit character. Visitors to the stand (D05 Hall 15) can also learn more about the denomination and its unique subzones and categories, including Rive and Cartizze. There will also be a wide range of wines from the newest style types, Sui Lieviti and Extra Brut. A masterclass on Rive and Cartizze will be led by Sebastian Bordthäuser on May 16th at 2pm at Meininger Verlag Stand Halle 4 / A 20. The class will conducted in the German language only.  Registration is at the door and no prior sign up is required. For more information on the Consorzio and its growers and producers, please visit www.prosecco.it. For more information on Prowein 2022, visit https://www.prowein.com/ For U.S. journalists attending the event who would like to arrange a visit to the booth, please contact the U.S. marketing agency for the region, Charles Communications Associates, Ashley Petersen at ashley@charlescomm.com or 415-701-9463.  
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Domaine Carneros Announces New Iteration of Popular “Bubbles & Bites” Experience

11 May, 2022

Domaine Carneros Announces New Iteration of Popular “Bubbles & Bites” Experience WHO: Founded in 1987, in the Carneros appellation of Northern California by the Champagne Taittinger family, Domaine Carneros is a grower producer of ultra-premium sparkling wines and limited production pinot noirs. Domaine Carneros has become the benchmark for California sparkling wine, reflecting both the individuality of the Carneros’ terroir and the craftsmanship of its French legacy. The popularity of the Bubbles & Bites tasting menu, first launched in 2018, has been a special experience for visitors who wish to explore the versatility of sparkling wine with different cuisines.   To date, the winery has focused on Asian, Mexican and Moroccan pairings and now announces its next cuisine of focus...Spain!   Pictured: New Spanish-Inspired “Bubbles & Bites” Experience Launched May 2 (photo credit: Sakhon Nhek) WHAT:  The Art of Sparkling Wine Pairing: Bubbles & Bites Experience the versatility of sparkling wine in this unique food & wine pairing specially curated to highlight the flavors of Spain! The fourth showcase menu in the winery’s popular “Bubbles & Bites” tasting experience transports guests on a palatal journey throughout Spain with five “bites” – four savory, one sweet – each of which is thoughtfully paired with a vibrant Domaine Carneros sparkling wine: Pan de Pisto A slice of toasted baguette is topped with a classic Spanish stew of tomatoes, onion, eggplant, green & red peppers, and shaved Manchego cheese Paired with 2017 Ultra Brut Tortilla Espanola with Mojo Rojo y Verde Omelet of egg and potato served with a vibrant sauce of garlic, chili, smoked paprika and cumin Paired 2017 Estate Brut Cuvée Gambas al Ajillo Sauteed shrimp in garlic and Spanish olive oil Paired 2018 Brut Rosé Solomillo with Romesco Sauce Juicy pork tenderloin accompanied by a classic Romesco sauce of tomato, roasted red pepper and toasted almonds Paired 2017 Vermeil Demi-Sec Tarta Vasca with Rosemary Caramel Rich cheese tart with a rosemary-scented caramel Paired 2017 Vermeil Demi-Sec Led by their most seasoned wine educators, this experience will open palates to a new side of sparkling wine. WHEN: Appointments begin May 2nd 60-minute experience $95 (cost does not include gratuity or sales tax) Reserve online or by contacting the winery directly: 707-257-0101 x 150 or reservations@domainecarneros.com This unique tasting experience is available for groups sized 2-6, guests 21 years and older. 48-hour cancellation. The winery does offer specialized versions of this experience for parties of 7 or more. Please call for more details. NB *dietary restrictions can be accommodated, please call the winery to discuss any specific needs. ABOUT DOMAINE CARNEROS  Founded in 1987, Domaine Carneros reflects the hallmark of its founder, Champagne Taittinger, in creating a vision of terroir-driven sparkling wine and preserving the quality tenets of the traditional method production.  Located entirely within the Carneros AVA, between Napa and Sonoma counties, the six estate vineyards total approximately 400 acres with 150 acres planted to Chardonnay, 250 acres planted to Pinot Noir, with the remaining acres currently in development. The winery focuses on making ultra-premium Carneros sparkling wines largely estate grown and limited production Pinot Noirs.  Domaine Carneros' château has become a landmark and symbol of the region. The architecture and interior design were inspired by the 18th century Château de la Marquetterie owned by Taittinger family in France's Champagne region.  In March of this year, the San Francisco Chronicle named Domaine Carneros one of the top 25 Best Bay Area Wineries to Visit.  The winery also places a high value on preserving the environment and has been a leader with respect to a vast array of environmental undertakings. The roof of the pinot noir winery adjacent to the château hosts a solar array that was the largest on any winery in the world when it was installed and this year, a new state-of-the-art microgrid system will help the winery with 85% of its energy needs.  The winery has a continued commitment to creating a lighter footprint on the earth. Two of its most recent environmental awards were the California Green Medal for Domaine Carneros’ demonstration of “Smart Business through efficiencies, cost savings and innovation from implementing sustainable practices," and in 2020, the Napa Climate Now Climate Champion in the Business category. For information, images and interviews please contact Charles Communications Associates at press@charlescomm.com or 415-701-9463.
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