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17 (And Growing!) Ways To Get A Taste Of Wine Country At Home

March 31, 2020

Chateau Montelena is featured in a San Francisco Magazine story outlining a ways for readers to get a taste of wine country without leaving the safety of their homes amidst […]

5 Things The Female Traveler Should Buy Right Now

March 30, 2020

In a story that urges consumers to stay home amidst the pandemic, Forbes also suggests using some of this downtime to map out where you’d like to visit once travel […]

Your Pandemic Movie Watching Is About To Get a Little Tipsy

March 30, 2020

Forbes contributor Lana Bortolot has pivoted from a traditional wine column in favor of sharing some of her favorite wine-related movies to hunker down with during quarantine, and – of […]

5 Notable Women in American Wine

March 30, 2020

The Manual published an article highlighting prominent women in the wine industry, including Maria and Luisa Ponzi of family owned winery Ponzi Vineyards. Founded in 1970, the Willamette Valley, Oregon […]

Undeterred by social distancing, wine lovers around the world embrace virtual happy hours with friends and family

March 30, 2020

The Washington Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre published a story celebrating the ways that wine lovers around the world are still sharing their love of wine with one another during […]

How to Support Your Favorite Wineries During the Pandemic

March 30, 2020

Food & Wine contributor Jonathan Cristaldi put together an extremely comprehensive list of ways consumers can support their favorite wineries amidst the COVID-19 crisis. He outlined a number of special […]

Virtual Tastings, Free Shipping, and More: Your Guide to the Wine World During Quarantine

March 27, 2020

Chateau Montelena was featured in a Sunset Magazine article titled, “Virtual Tastings, Free Shipping, and More: Your Guide to the Wine World During Quarantine.” The article covers the best virtual […]

Ponzi Vineyards Celebrates 50 Years, Insight From The Sisters At The Helm

March 25, 2020

Forbes contributor Jill Barth recently spoke with second-generation sisters and owners of Ponzi Vineyards, President Anna Maria Ponzi and Winemaker Luisa Ponzi, as they celebrate their family winery’s 50th anniversary. […]

Around Town

March 25, 2020

Beverage Media New York included Château Minuty in its “Around Town” section, highlighting the winery’s distributor meeting with Empire Merchants. The piece said, “Empire Merchants kicked off Rosé Season early […]

Staying Home: Essential Wine and Food Viewing

March 25, 2020

The editors of Wine Spectator have rounded up their favorite films and TV series influenced by wine and food, because “if we can’t be out visiting wine regions or dining […]

At Langlois-Chateau, Positivity Is The Prescription

March 24, 2020

At Château de Fontaine Audon in Sancerre, Langlois-Chateau continues to work the soils while carefully following social distancing rules in order to protect the team working the vines.  Bud break […]

#KeepwineAlive: Deals From Wineries in Trying Times

March 24, 2020

Bloggers across the country are using their voices to share special deals and offers that wineries, like Chateau Montelena, are offering to consumers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Influential wine writers, […]

The New Classification of DOQ Priorat

March 24, 2020

In Decanter’s masterclass at the Decanter Spain and Portugal Fine Wine Encounter, Padro Ballesteros Torres MW compared the similarities between Priorat and Burgundy. While many are familiar with Burgundy, Spain’s Priorat region […]

Happy 50th Birthday Ponzi Vineyards

March 23, 2020

Wine Writer Andrew Chalk had the opportunity to learn about Ponzi Vineyards’ history directly from founder Dick Ponzi, Winemaker Luisa Ponzi and President Maria Ponzi when they visited Texas last […]

Please The Palate: B is for Bubbles — and Bollinger

March 23, 2020

The Napa Valley Register columnist Allison Levine had the opportunity to speak with Valerie McDaniel, Champagne Bollinger U.S. Director, earlier in the month at the World of Pinot Noir event […]

Review: 2017 Gary Farrell Olivet Lane Chardonnay

March 20, 2020

Respected wine reviewer Fredric Koeppel of Bigger than Your Head rated the 2017 Olivet Lane Chardonnay as excellent in his recent “Wine of the Day” segment. Koppel give high praise to the […]

The 2019 Minuty Prestige Launches in the U.S.

March 20, 2020

Shanken News Daily editor Dan Marsteller highlighted the launch of 2019 Minuty Prestige in the U.S. in a recent News Brief  article. Offering background on this wine, Marsteller reports that it […]

Sonoma Coast Wineries Need Your Love Now More Than Ever

March 19, 2020

Food & Wine contributor Brian Freedman’s latest story touches on the devastation the coronavirus pandemic is causing on the hospitality industry, and how it is still possible to support local […]

Don’t worry, Bay Area. Even under shelter-in-place, you can still get all the wine you need

March 19, 2020

The San Francisco Chronicle published a story about how, despite being under shelter-in-place protocol to protect the spread of COVID-19, locals will have no shortage of wine options to choose […]

Spy Style

March 19, 2020

The New York Post’s luxury syndicate, Alexa, published a men’s focused style guide inspired by the most sophisticated gentleman out there, James Bond. In addition to looking the part, the […]