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News Article | November 22, 2016
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Tickets are on sale now for South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, taking place April 27 – April 30, 2017, with another prestigious lineup of celebrity winemaker appearances. Among the headliners are renowned winemaker and CEO of Jackson Family Wines, Don Hartford, and Glenn C. Salva, longtime Napa winemaker with Antica Napa Valley. Salva also works with other Antinori and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates joint wine ventures in the Red Mountain region of Washington State, as well as the iconic Stag’s Leap Winery Cellars. The festival weekend takes place in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, located within the beach communities of idyllic South Walton in Northwest Florida. As an extra incentive during the holidays, festival tickets will be discounted through the end of the year and prices return to full price on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.sowalwine.com. "This festival celebrates diversity and we will have something for everyone," said Chan Cox, festival founder and owner of Wine World. "The best wines, an amazing culinary village, celebrity winemakers and chefs, craft beer and spirits, not to mention many experts in their field will join us at a beautiful location in Grand Boulevard." The festival offers more than 800 wines, on-going wine tastings with dozens of celebrity winemakers on hand to talk about their wines, food tastings, tasting seminars, live entertainment and special features including Spirits Row and a Champagne Lane tasting. “For those who appreciate a fine and fun wine experience, South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival and Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation join forces to create The Northwest Florida Beaches Ultimate Wine Week, a wine lover’s dream, the last weekend in April every year,” said Festival Executive Director, Stacey Brady. Destin Charity Wine Auction takes place on Saturday during the festival with more than 500 patrons bidding on luxury travel packages, collectable wines and other fine living lots. Monies raised at the auction as well as proceeds from the festival go to support more than a dozen children’s charities in Northwest Florida. Presented by Visit South Walton and Wine Enthusiast Media, the festival offers the ideal backdrop for a beach getaway. South Walton beaches are consistently named among the best beaches in the country. South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival is made possible by the generous support of the following Founding Partners: Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, Visit South Walton Tourist Development Council, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Wine World of Northwest Florida and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin®. Resortquest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is the Official Lodging Partner. About South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival is an annual charity event held the last weekend of April. The festival features a stunning showcase of the best wines the world has to offer. Celebrity wine producers and chefs present fine wine and food pairings from the world’s most famous appellations. The Savor South Walton Culinary Village offers a sumptuous array of foods to taste, wines to pair, as well as wine and food tasting seminars and live entertainment. The event is a major fundraiser for Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, which benefits children in need in Northwest Florida. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.SoWalWine.com.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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A dazzling roster of celebrity winemakers and distillers will converge in South Walton, Florida to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the four-day celebration of wine, spirits, food, music and fun. One of the most anticipated events of the season, South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival will be held April 27-30, 2017 in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin located within the beach communities of idyllic South Walton in Northwest Florida. Throughout the Town Center of Grand Boulevard, attendees enjoy such attractions as Spirits Row, Champagne Lane Tastings, Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Nosh Pavilions, Tasting Seminars, Craft Beer & Spirits Jam, live entertainment and more than 800 wines poured by knowledgeable wine industry insiders. Here we proudly introduce some of the A-list wine industry experts taking part in this year’s festivities: Erik Saccomani, Brand Ambassador, Marchesi Antinori Wines Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the Antinori family has always personally managed business from their offices in Florence. The Antinori Family reputation has grown throughout the centuries by making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Erik Saccomani was raised in the city of Verona, Italy. He graduated from hospitality school in 2000, and has since forged his passion for wine and food by working in several recognized restaurants as a sommelier and beverage director in both Italy and the U.S. Today, he oversees the Florida market for Marchesi Antinori with responsibilities spanning across the southeastern United States. Glenn C. Salva, Wine Estate Manager, Antica Napa Valley The Antinori family’s winemaking history has been synonymous with the famed wine growing regions of Tuscany and Umbria since its inception more than six centuries ago when Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered the “Ante Fiorentina,” the Winemakers Guild of Florence, in 1385. The name Antica blends the sensibilities of “Antinori” and “California” and represents the family’s longstanding desire to craft exceptional estate wines that are a true expression of Napa Valley terroir. Glenn Salva, a Cornell educated viticulturist, brings 30 years of Napa Valley winegrowing to his work as Wine Estate Manager for Antica Napa Valley, where he has been responsible for all winegrowing activities since 2002. In addition to his Antica Napa Valley role, he also works with other Antinori and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates joint wine ventures in the Red Mountain region of Washington State, as well as the iconic Stag’s Leap Winery Cellars, also located in Napa Valley. Thomas Houseman, Winemaker, Anne Amie Anne Amie winemaker Thomas Houseman fell in love with Pinot Noir while enrolled in CSU Fresno’s enology program. From Fresno, he journeyed across the globe to California’s Anderson Valley, then to New Zealand, and finally to Oregon. After four years at Ponzi Vineyards, Houseman was offered the opportunity to express himself at Anne Amie Vineyards, nestled in Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley, where Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc form the heart of wine production, complemented by an Old-Vine Estate Riesling and Müller Thurgau, planted in 1979. With the creativity of a former dancer, the eye of a scientist, and the zeal of a home brewer, he makes wines that feed his enthusiasm. Franco Massolino, Winemaker, Massolino Winery The history of the Massolino family and their Italian wine became entwined with the history of Serralunga d’Alba in 1896, when Giovanni founded the estate. An enterprising, tenacious and creative man, his legacy has been making the combination of inspiration and tradition something to be proud of. In the 1990s oenologist Franco Massolino officially joined the family estate (along with his brother Roberto). Their work condenses the experience of an entire family and the ambition of a new generation, determined to make an important contribution to the innovation of oenological and agronomical techniques and to the image of the estate in Italy and abroad. Andrew Holloway, Winemaker, Rombauer Winery When founders Koerner and Joan Rombauer moved their two children, two horses and five dogs to Napa Valley in 1972, they arrived armed with an appreciation for the intimate relationship between food and wine. Today, the St. Helena, California winery remains owned and operated by first-, second- and third-generation members of the family. Andrew Holloway joined Rombauer as a full-time cellar worker in 2012, and is now Assistant Winemaker. The son of restaurateur parents who’ve been Rombauer supporters for years, Holloway has always had a passion for food, wine and science — a combination that serves him well in his winemaking role. Laurent Gruet, Winemaker, Gruet Winery The Gruet family immigrated from Champagne, France, to New Mexico in 1984 to pursue their patriarch’s dream of making sparkling wines. Laurent, and his sister, Nathalie, two (of four) siblings would take the lead of what soon became the American endeavor, Gruet Winery. Like his father, quality is Laurent’s top priority and it underscores his winemaking passion today. In 2011 Wine Spectator named his Gruet NV Blanc de Noirs a Top 100 wine of the world, a crowning jewel of acclaim for any winemaker and nearly unprecedented for a sparkling wine under $20. Don Hartford, Owner, Hartford Family Wines & CEO, Jackson Family Wines For more than 20 years, Don Hartford has been immersed in winemaking and winery management and in the process returned to one of his first loves — the land and farming. Though Hartford Family Wines now produces 30 different wines from 15 different vineyards, Don and Jenny Hartford stay close to the terroir by leading the farming of the winery’s vineyards, including a small old vine Zinfandel vineyard behind their home. The Hartford Family Winery, located in the heart of the famed Russian River Valley just 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, is yet another rich layer of their family’s impressive wine legacy story. Don’s wife, Jennifer (Jenny) Jackson Hartford, is the oldest daughter of Jess S. Jackson and a co-proprietor of her family’s global wine collection company, Jackson Family Wines, an impressive collection of historic vineyards and more than 40 premium brands throughout California, Oregon, Italy, France, Chile, Australia and South Africa. Hartford also is CEO of Jackson Family Wines. Michael Moore, South Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Signorello Estate With vineyards first planted in the mid-1970s and wine production beginning in 1985, Signorello Estate today occupies 100 acres along the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley where it focuses on producing 7,000 cases of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as an array of small batch, single vineyard wines. Michael Moore began his career in wine and spirit sales working with various importers and distributors and later founded his own wine import firm. In his role as Signorello’s South Eastern Regional Sales Manager, he manages the winery’s distributor sales force, key accounts and regional marketing efforts. Spirits play a significant role in the festival with superstar master distillers participating on the festival’s “Spirits Row” and at Friday night’s Craft Beer & Spirits Jam to pour and discuss their brands and methodology. Among them are: Tommy Brunett, Founder/Owner, Iron Smoke Whiskey Rocker-turned-whiskey-maker Tommy Brunett founded Iron Smoke Whiskey with his partner Steve Brown in 2011. A singer, songwriter and showman, Brunett and his band Tommy Brunett Band, have opened for national acts such as ZZ Top, Ted Nugent, Cracker, Marshall Tucker Band and Kellie Pickler. As a guitarist with the British rock band Modern English (“I Melt with You”) in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, he toured the world. A successful marketer, Brunett also was owner of Universal Buzz Intelligence, a former New York City-based marketing agency and Universal Buzz Radio, a nationally syndicated radio program. A natural raconteur, Brunett still rocks with his band, The Tommy Brunett Band, and will take the mainstage at Friday night’s Craft Beer & Spirits Jam. James C. “Jimmy” Russell, Master Distiller, Wild Turkey Distillery James C. “Jimmy” Russell has been making whiskey at the Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, for 60 years, and today, is the longest-tenured, active spirits Master Distiller in the world. Russell is a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame and was granted a Lifetime Honorary Membership to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s Board of Directors, an honor bestowed to only five other individuals during the organization’s 134-year history. Russell has been responsible for launching many new Wild Turkey brands and expressions, such as Tradition, Tribute, 17-year-old Wild Turkey for Japan, Rare Breed, American Spirit, Kentucky Spirit and Russell’s Reserve, which he co-created with his son and distilling partner Eddie Russell. Wes Henderson, Master Distiller, Angel’s Envy Wes was inspired by legendary Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson, his father, who spent his life crafting fine spirits, and claimed Angel’s Envy to be his masterpiece. The 5 percent of spirit lost each year during barrel aging is called the “Angel’s Share.” After tasting their finished whiskey for the first time, Lincoln Henderson joked that he’d finally gotten a better deal than the angels. Today, Wes Henderson honors his father’s legacy serving as the Chief Innovations Officer. Under his guidance, the company has grown both successfully and sustainably. And their port-finished whiskey bourbon has become the “comfort food” of the spirits world. Carlton Grooms, General Manager, Papa’s Pilar Rum Even before it opened, Papa’s Pilar Rum tapped Carlton Grooms as general manager of its Key West Distillery and Experience Center. As a former Naval Officer, entrepreneur, chief financial officer, world traveler, author and rum enthusiast, Grooms has an impressive resume — not to mention an MBA from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. A Key West resident since 2011, Grooms built his knowledge of his favorite spirit over many years and numerous trips to Caribbean distilleries. Ultimately, his experiences and reputation in the rum world led him to co-found the International Rum Council and co-author the book, “Rum & Contemporary Cuisine.” Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller, The Sazerac Company/Buffalo Trace Distillery Harlen Wheatley was born not far from the ancient buffalo paths that mark the historic and storied home of Buffalo Trace Distillery in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. His formal education in chemistry and chemical engineering brought him to Buffalo Trace Distillery in 1995, but it’s the on-the-job experience in every aspect of production from raw materials to barrel aging that led him to become Buffalo Trace’s resident Master Distiller in 2005, an honor bestowed to only six people since the Civil War. Wheatley’s deep experience has made him a four-time James Beard Award nominee in the Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional category. Fred Parent, Brand Ambassador, Hendrick’s Gin An elixir enthusiast by day and night, Fred Parent’s wealth of knowledge in unusual cocktails serves him well as brand ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin. Having worked as a bartender and beverage director all over New York City, his infatuation with mixology led him to create Mixed Neat, a company that curated unique mobile events focusing on ingredients, exquisite cocktails and a memorable one-of-a-kind experience. Parent was a pillar in the growing cocktail scene in Harlem, now one of New York’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods. As the Hendrick’s Brand Ambassador in the Central & Southern regions, he brings his passion for potent concoctions to the heartland of the U.S. Robert Ryan, East Coast Brand Ambassador, Tullamore D.E.W. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor’s degree in social studies, Ryan is passionate about the food and beverage industry and gained hands-on experience working in bars in his home town Athlone, Dublin, Chicago and Galway. His love of travel led him to take a year off college and he spent time teaching English in China, visiting family in the U.A.E and Australia and inter-railing around Europe. Ryan recently has worked with a soft drinks firm in Dublin, running promotional nights and training bar staff to make mixed drinks with the company’s brand labels. “We are honored to be attracting some of the industries brightest stars to our festival,” said South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival founder Chan Cox. “The making of wine, beer and spirits really is an art and that’s what separates industrial wine or beers from the rest. Our festival is a great opportunity to meet and talk with them find out more about what exactly goes into what their pouring.” The Craft Beer & Spirits Jam kicks off the festival Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.; the Grand Tastings are on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $35 for Friday; $99 for Saturday and Sunday (tickets include Spirits Row, Champagne Lane, wine and food tastings, seminars and live entertainment); and $175 for the VIP Tasting includes all amenities of the Grand Tasting plus exclusive celebrity pouring and food tastings, XL Riedel wine glass and express entry to the Grand Tasting. Two-day Grand Tasting passes are available for $175. The VIP Tasting is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Grand Tasting starts at 1 p.m. The event is rain or shine; sorry pets are not allowed in Culinary Village. To purchase tickets and view the full festival schedule, visit http://www.SoWalWine.com. The Destin Charity Wine Auction (DCWA) also takes place on Saturday during the festival with more than 500 patrons bidding on luxury travel packages, collectable wines and other fine living lots. Monies raised at the auction as well as proceeds from the festival go to support more than a dozen children’s charities in Northwest Florida. Presented by Visit South Walton and Wine Enthusiast Media, the festival offers an ideal backdrop for a beach getaway. South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival is made possible by the generous support of the following Founding Partners: Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, Visit South Walton Tourist Development Council, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Wine World of Northwest Florida and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is the official lodging partner. Photography Follow this link to images of many of the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival celebrity guests.http:// https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yj338ujyoqyi959/AADkFnhiG9PIzHtvarxo9ufNa?dl=0 About South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival This year’s annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival will be held April 27-30, 2017 throughout the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. The festival features a stunning showcase of more than 800 of the best wines in the world. Meet the celebrity wine producers and master distillers presenting their fine wine and spirits from around the world. The Savor South Walton Culinary Village offers a sumptuous array of foods to taste, wines to pair, as well as popular wine and food tasting seminars. Visit Spirits Row, Champagne Lane and Nosh Pavilions and enjoy entertainment throughout the weekend. The event is a major fundraiser for Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation which benefits children in need in Northwest Florida. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.SoWalWine.com. Media Contact: For South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival Stacey Brady, Director of Marketing and Public Relations Grand Boulevard at Sandestin (850) 837-3099 ext. 203 stacey(at)grandboulevard(dot)com


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Glenn C. Salva representing Antica Napa Valley wines — owned by the six-generation Antinori wine family — makes his first North Florida appearance as one of many celebrated winemakers, chefs and entertainers, who will wine, dine, educate and entertain as part of the four-day celebration of wine at the 2017 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. This year’s highly anticipated event will be held April 27-30, 2017 in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin located within the beach communities of idyllic South Walton in Northwest Florida. The Antinori family’s winemaking history has been synonymous with the famed wine growing regions of Tuscany and Umbria since its inception more than six centuries ago when Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered the “Ante Fiorentina,” the Winemakers Guild of Florence, in 1385. Today, the wine business is run by Piero Antiniori and his three daughters: Albiera, Allegra and Alessia and their Italian wines are among the most recognized and highly rated. Salva, a Cornell educated viticulturist, brings 30 years of Napa Valley winegrowing to his work as Wine Estate Manager for Antica Napa Valley, where he has been responsible for all winegrowing activities since 2002. In addition to his Antica Napa Valley role, he also works with other Antinori and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates joint wine ventures in Red Mountain region of Washington State as well as the iconic Stag’s Leap Winery Cellars, also located in Napa Valley. The name Antica blends the sensibilities of “Antinori” and “California” and represents the family’s longstanding desire to craft exceptional estate wines that are a true expression of Napa Valley terroir. As Salva tells, the Antinori family fell in love with Napa Valley land and people after visiting in in ‘60s. In the’80s the family acquired 1,200-acre estate on a high plain in the eastern mountains of Napa Valley known as Atlas Peak District, where they established their winery, expanding it over the years. The estate has 600 acres of vines that are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, but also the classic Bourdeaux blending varietals and Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sangiovese and Sauvignon Blanc. “The way we style our wines is meant to be wines that show varietal authenticity, but also purity in aroma and flavors,” Salva said. “The soul of Antinori is certainly in Tuscany, but at the same time, we are not trying to make Tuscan wines in Napa Valley. Our goal is always to make quality wines with a strong local identity and our Antica wines are indelibly imprinted with the terroir of Napa Valley.” Salva will be presenting and pouring California and Italian wines, but is especially excited to share Antica’s Cabernet Sauvignon. “This is the pinnacle of our Townsend Vineyard and a symbol of Antinori California. We are thrilled to share this incredibly delicious example and many other iconic wines at the patron dinners, at the Grand Tastings and in an auction lot. With a sip, wine lovers can travel to Napa Valley and Tuscany and come with us on a journey to savor both the old and new worlds,” Salva said. He will also conduct a tasting seminar during Sunday’s Grand Tasting titled “The Antinori Fascination with Cabernet Sauvignon” where attendees can taste and compare the wines of Antinori with those of Antica. Salva is looking forward to his first visit to the Northwest Florida coast. His advice to festivalgoers is to take time to enjoy the journey. “In every glass of wine there’s a beautiful story. When people come to a festival like this I encourage them not just to drink wine, but to take time to hear the story behind it. I say, when you have a glass of wine allow it to be a bit of learning experience, step out of your comfort zone and try to discover something new and really have some fun.” Dozens of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, brew masters and entertainers converge in South Walton, Florida to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the four-day celebration of wine. Throughout the Town Center of Grand Boulevard, attendees enjoy such attractions as Spirits Row, Champagne Lane Tastings, Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Nosh Pavilions, Tasting Seminars, Craft Beer & Spirits Jam, live entertainment and more than 800 wines poured by knowledgeable wine industry insiders. The Destin Charity Wine Auction (DCWA) also takes place on Saturday during the festival with more than 500 patrons bidding on luxury travel packages, collectable wines and other fine living lots. Monies raised at the auction as well as proceeds from the festival go to support more than a dozen children’s charities in Northwest Florida. This year, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation recognizes Marchesi Antinori as its International Honorary Vintner of the Year for its longtime support of the Foundation. Representatives will be recognized on stage at the auction and given a plaque by Adam Strum, publisher and editor-in-chief of Wine Enthusiast Companies. Presented by Visit South Walton and Wine Enthusiast Media, the festival offers the ideal backdrop for a beach getaway. South Walton beaches are consistently named among the best beaches in the country. South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival is made possible by the generous support of the following Founding Partners: Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, Visit South Walton Tourist Development Council, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Wine World of Northwest Florida and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is the Official Lodging Partner. The Craft Beer & Spirits Jam kicks off the festival Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; the Grand Tastings are on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $35 for Friday; $99 for Saturday and Sunday (tickets include Spirits Row, Champagne Lane, wine and food tastings, seminars and live entertainment); and $175 for the VIP Tasting includes all amenities of the Grand Tasting plus exclusive celebrity pouring and food tastings, XL Riedel wine glass and express entry to the Grand Tasting. Two-day Grand Tasting passes are available for $175. The VIP Tasting is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Grand Tasting starts at 1 p.m. The event is rain or shine; sorry pets are not allowed in Culinary Village. To purchase tickets and view the full festival schedule visit http://www.SoWalWine.com. About South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival This year’s annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival will be held April 27-30, 2017, throughout the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. The festival features a stunning showcase of more than 800 of the best wines the world has to offer. Meet the celebrity wine producers and master distillers presenting their fine wine and spirits from around the world. The Savor South Walton Culinary Village offers a sumptuous array of foods to taste, wines to pair, as well as popular wine and food tasting seminars. Visit Spirits Row, Champagne Lane and Nosh Pavilions. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend. This event is a major fundraiser for Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, which benefits children in need in Northwest Florida. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.SoWalWine.com.


Casassa L.F.,Washington State University | Larsen R.C.,Washington State University | Beaver C.W.,Washington State University | Mireles M.S.,Washington State University | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry | Year: 2013

The impact of extended maceration (EM) was studied in Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from a vineyard subjected to four regulated deficit irrigation (RDI) treatments: (I) 100% replenishment of crop evapotranspiration (100% ETc), (II) 70% ETc, (III) 25% ETc until véraison, followed by 100% ETc until harvest, and IV) 25% ETc. Each vineyard replicate was made into wine with two replicates designated as controls (10-day skin contact) and two as extended maceration (EM, 30-day skin contact). The mean degree of polymerization (mDP), size distribution, concentration, and composition of wine proanthocyanidins (PAs) and monomeric flavan-3-ols of 90 fractions were characterized by preparative and analytical HPLC techniques. The maceration length imparted a larger effect on most chemical parameters. The RDI treatment had no effect on the extraction patterns of anthocyanins, PAs, and/or on the origin of the PAs extracted into the wines. Conversely, EM led to anthocyanin losses and increased PA extraction during maceration, with ∼73% of seed-derived PAs. Accordingly, the concentration of monomeric flavan-3-ols, oligomeric (2 ≤ mDP < 5) and polymeric PAs (mDP ≥ 5) was higher in EM wines. The size distribution of the wines' PAs revealed two major peaks as a function of concentration at mDP 2 (22-27% of total PAs mass) and at mDP 6-7 (12-17% of total PAs mass) and was found to follow a non-normal Rayleigh-type distribution. © 2013 American Chemical Society.


Tarara J.M.,U.S. Department of Agriculture | Pena J.E.P.,Washington State University | Keller M.,Washington State University | Schreiner R.P.,U.S. Department of Agriculture | Smithyman R.P.,Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Functional Plant Biology | Year: 2011

Whole-canopy net CO2 exchange (NCEC) was measured near key stages of fruit development in grapevines (Vitis vinifera L. cv. Cabernet Sauvignon) that were managed under three approaches to regulated deficit irrigation (RDI): (1) standard practice (RDIS), or weekly replacement of 60-70% of estimated evapotranspiration for well watered grapevines; (2) early additional deficit (RDIE), or one-half of RDIS applied between fruit set and the onset of ripening (veraison), followed by RDIS; and (3) RDIS followed by late additional deficit (RDIL), or one-half of RDIS applied between veraison and harvest. Summed between fruit set and harvest, nearly 40% less irrigation was applied to RDIE vines and ∼20% less to RDI L vines than to those continuously under RDIS. After ∼5 weeks of additional deficit, NCEC in RDIE vines was 43-46% less per day than in RDIS vines. After RDIL vines had been under additional water deficit for ∼3 weeks, NCEC was ∼33% less per day than in RDIS vines. Instantaneous rates of NCEC responded rapidly to irrigation delivery and elapsed time between irrigation sets. Concurrent single-leaf measurements (NCEL) reflected the relative differences in NCEC between irrigation treatments, and were linearly associated with NCEC (r 2=0.61). Despite halving the water applied under commercial RDI, mid-day stomatal conductance values in RDIE and RDIL of ∼50-125mmolm-2s-1 indicated that the additional deficit imposed only moderate water stress. There was no effect of additional deficit on yield or berry maturity. © CSIRO 2011.


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News Article | December 7, 2016
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Consumers will soon have the opportunity to enjoy exceptional wines from around the world for up to 30 percent less. New wine importer, Golden Frog Productions is committed to launching new brands using higher quality grapes, but eliminating more than 85 percent of traditional importer margins to bring consumers these wines for up to one third less. The company is co-founded by industry veterans, Peter Click and Alan MacDonald, the brains behind top-selling wine brands: Root: 1, Clean Slate, High Note, Fat bastard, Eroica and Red Diamond, which have collectively sold more than 10 million cases. “Most large wine importers have margins up to 45 percent to support their bloated infrastructures. Our margins are below 10 percent,” said Click. “By taking only a small slice, we can pay wineries for quality grapes typically retailing for $25 per bottle, entice both distributors and retailers with outstanding margins and yet retail that $25 wine for $17. This makes us a compelling partner for both wineries and distributors.” Click is the former founder and CEO of Click Wine Group, which he sold to Winebow in 2008. MacDonald held senior executive positions at Winebow, Click Wine Group and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Golden Frog Productions’ inaugural wine is Awning Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the prestigious Apalta region located in Chile’s Colchagua Valley. To produce Awning, Golden Frog Productions partnered with Viña Ventisquero, a first-class winery with estate vineyards in Apalta. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot, the wine is alluring and generous, with blackberry notes, pepper and cassis aromas, complimented by structured tannins. All the fruit comes from Ventisquero’s low-yielding vineyards located on steep, well-drained slopes, producing intensity of flavors unmatched anywhere else in Chile. Awning takes its name from vine leaves that hang over the grapes, creating a natural sunshade during the hottest part of the day, allowing extended hang time and greater flavor development. “Apalta is home to some of Chile’s most famous wine producers, and Awning is one of the only Cabernet Sauvignons available from this iconic region for less than $20,” said MacDonald. “In a very short time, the wine has had tremendous success in the market and we believe this trend represents the tip of the iceberg.” Awning Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is currently available in Conn., Fla., Ind., Ky., Mass., Maine, N.C., N.H., Ohio, S.C., Vt., and Wash. for the suggested retail price of $17. The company is currently exploring distribution opportunities in several southern and western states. Golden Frog Productions plans to launch wines from Spain and France in 2017. About Golden Frog Productions Golden Frog Productions, http://www.goldenfrogproductions, was founded by two industry veterans who were fed up with the stale, boring traditions of the wine industry. The company’s mission is to smash those traditions and give consumers a $17 wines from around the world with the quality and intensity of a typical $25 bottle of wine. The company does this with a unique business model in partnership with world class, like-minded wineries throughout the world.


News Article | December 7, 2016
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Wine Market Council, a non-profit association of grape growers, wine producers, importers, wholesalers, retailers, and other affiliated wine businesses, announced today that Emma Swain, CEO of St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, was officially elected as Chair of the non-profit association’s board of directors. Swain succeeds former Wine Market Council Chair, Dale Stratton of Constellation Brands. Swain has served on the Wine Market Council board for seven years. Her board term as Chair will run for two years. “Wine Market Council is highly focused on increasing our annual research initiatives and directing that research to the market challenges that are most relevant to our members,” said Emma Swain, Wine Market Council Board Chair. “I look forward to working with the entire Wine Market Council team as we continue to grow our relevant research initiatives and support our diverse membership.” Wine Market Council’s board officer election followed their annual board of directors meeting on November 16, 2016. Dale Stratton was confirmed as Immediate Past Chair and current board members were elected to their positions for one year terms including: Vice Chair, John Ledbetter of Ledbetter/Vino Farms; Second Vice Chair, Xavier Barlier, of Maisons Marques & Domaines/Roederer Estate; Treasurer, Shawn Byrnes of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates; and Secretary, Michaela Rodeno of Villa Ragazzi. The 2016 members of Wine Market Council’s board are: About Wine Market Council Wine Market Council was established in 1994 as a non-profit (501c6) trade association whose mission is to grow and strengthen the wine market in the U.S. on behalf of all segments of the industry by providing ongoing U.S. wine market research. Wine Market Council provides its members with research that is proprietary to Wine Market Council members, who incorporate it into their strategic planning, marketing and sales execution. More information can be found at WineMarketCouncil.com.


News Article | December 15, 2016
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Mastering Your Holiday Meal with Tips from James Beard Award-Winning Chef Tom Douglas


News Article | December 8, 2016
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SONOMA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- V2 Wine Group of Sonoma, California is very pleased to announce the hiring of three experienced Regional Sales Managers to support their growing business. Barbara Jurbala recently joined V2 Wine Group as Region Manager, Texas/Louisiana. She has been in the Beverage Alcohol Industry for more than 20 years working for industry leaders such as Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Brown-Forman Wines, and Glazer's. Barbara brings great sales expertise to these key markets and will be responsible for all of V2's commercial business in Texas and Louisiana. Debbie Emery has joined V2 as a Region Manager for California and has a 20-year background of sales successes on the West Coast. She brings a wealth of knowledge from her time with Terroir, Banfi, and Pacific Wine Partners (Constellation) making her an ideal fit for this highly visible and important position working with Wine Warehouse and Chambers & Chambers in driving V2's results for California and Hawaii. Frank Markovich recently joined V2 as Region Manager for Florida. He is a 14-year veteran of the beverage industry having worked for Robert Mondavi Winery, Laetitia Vineyards and most recently Grgich Hills Estate after a successful stint in the U.S. Army. He brings to V2 Wine Group great experience and success in managing wholesalers and calling on national and regional accounts throughout Florida as well as working the many local independent accounts throughout Florida. "This continued fine-tuning of our organization is a key part of our strategy to constantly improve our approach and results in this hyper-competitive marketplace," commented Katy Leese, Co-Founder and General Manager of V2 Wine Group. "To be the best, you must employ the best and this is what we strive to do". V2 Wine Group is a wine producer and provides sales and marketing services to a limited group of family owned wineries. With a wine portfolio that includes Bouchaine Vineyards, Cameron Hughes Wines, Dry Creek Vineyard, La Follette Wines, Lucinda & Millie Wines, Merryvale Family of Wines, Morandé, Quivira Vineyards, Starmont Winery, Steelhead Vineyards, Toad Hollow Vineyards, Torbreck Vintners, and Vindicated Wines, V2 is dedicated to building strong, innovative wine brands in the North American marketplace. Founded in 2010, the company is a partnership between wine industry veterans Dan and Katy Leese and entrepreneur Pete Kight.

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