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CCA Signs Oeneo Closures USA and Crimson Wine Group

5 June, 2009


Charles Communications Signs Oeneo Closures USA and Crimson Wine Group

San Francisco, CA June 2009… Charles Communications Associates, LLC., a leading national agency specializing in the wine, spirits, food & beverage categories, announces the addition of two new clients to its diverse portfolio of clients for 2009. Crimson Wine Group, which owns and operates a portfolio of top wineries including Pine Ridge Winery of Napa, CA, Archery Summit of Willamette Valley, OR and Chamisal Vineyards of Edna Valley, CA, and Oeneo Closures USA, producers of DIAM™ technical corks, have tapped Charles Communications Associates for their U.S. public relations efforts for its strategic insight, excellent contacts in media and trade with the ability to steer brands to the right media and consumer groups both online and off.

“Oeneo Closures, USA with their superior corks that guarantee 100% satisfaction as a closure for wines of any level of ageability, has enjoyed great success in the U.K. with the marketplace in which retailers put the pressure back on wineries to guarantee no cork taint, is truly what both consumers and wineries have been looking for as a closure solution. Seventy percent of consumers still prefer a cork closure for their wines, and Oeneo satisfies that desire and saves wineries losses due to spoilage and offers consumers taint free wines,” says Charles Communications Associates President, Kimberly Charles. “Crimson Wine Group brings an amazing and diverse addition to the CCA portfolio with its wineries in Napa, Edna Valley and Oregon, all superior AVAs and established wineries that have enjoyed great acclaim and favor among trade and consumers. The portfolio excites us greatly and the winemaking teams at the three wineries are world class,” states Charles.

About Crimson Wine Group
The Crimson Wine Group owns and operates a portfolio of luxury wineries positioned in top tiers within the industry. Under the Crimson Wine Group umbrella are three distinct estate-based wineries, Pine Ridge Winery in Napa, California, Archery Summit in Willamette Valley, Oregon, and Chamisal Vineyards in Edna Valley, California, that reflect the unique characteristics of their appellations and are dedicated to handcrafted quality representing the best the region has to offer.

About Oeneo Closures USA
Oeneo Closures USA provides a secure closure with huge performance benefits, allowing clients to close their wines with confidence. By concentrating their efforts on two real threats to the wine industry, closure consistency and TCA, Oeneo Closures USA has been able to provide wineries with an award winning solution: The DIAM™ closure, a technological cork free of TCA taint. DIAM™ closures offer flexibility, consistency and security to the winemaker, providing the only complete range to suit all winemaking styles and market requirements. For more information about DIAM™ technical closures and the patented Diamant process for TCA extraction, please visit DIAM USA.

About Charles Communications Associates, LLC.
Charles Communications Associates, LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, CA is an independent creative marketing communications and public relations firm that helps local and global companies, organizations and non-profits create, build and launch a brand. Recognized as one of the most effective PR firms in the consumer products and wine industry, CCA is also known for success in the gourmet, natural and organic food and beverage categories, as well as for top shelf spirits and luxury products marketing. The CCA team infuses its work with enthusiasm, originality, and strategy to help clients thrive and grow. Current CCA client roster includes Boisset Family Estates, The Bubble Lounge, Brix Chocolate, Domaine Carneros, Mark West, Parallel Wines, and Volta Wines. For more information, please visit Charles Communications Associates, LLC.

For press inquiries contact Kimberly Charles, Charles Communications Associates, LLC at or 415.701.9463