Category Archives: Wine

Ste. Michelle Fixes a Mistake

We’re not fans of name changes.  A brand spends years and millions of dollars building name recognition and then changes its name.  You can almost hear the toilet flushing. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates made that mistake four years ago, dumping … Continue reading

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Old Bridge Cellars to Sell, Market Clos du Val Wines

As of July 1, Old Bridge Cellars (OBC) will handle sales and marketing for the legendary Stags Leap District estate, Clos Du Val.   There won’t be a change in the distributor network. Founded in 1972, Clos Du Val is one … Continue reading

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Idaho Wines Fly Free on Alaska Air

Members of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan can check one case of Idaho wine free of charge on Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air flights departing from Boise and Lewiston, Idaho. There is no charge to sign up for the mileage plan. … Continue reading

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Audit Finds Multi-Million Dollar Errors at Utah ABC

The audit by Utah’s State Auditor said the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control flubbed the implementation of a new enterprise-wide computing system.  The result:  Millions of dollars that weren’t reported into the state’s general accounting system. The main problem:  … Continue reading

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G-7 Delegates Enjoy Conegliano Wines

Wines of Carpene Malvolti were served at last week’s G7 meeting in Taormina, Italy. Wines poured included that 1868 Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G., Tarvisium Classic Method, and distilled spirits including Grappa and Brandy. “We are so honored and proud … Continue reading

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Band Joins Browne Family Vineyards to Launch Wine

Little Big Town, a Grammy Award-winning band, has joined with Washington state’s Browne Family Vineyards, to launch the band’s own wine, 4 Cellars. Beginning June 1, 4 Cellars will be served in select Tennessee restaurants.  It will also be available … Continue reading

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