The uniquely American true story is about a multi-millionaire, transgender winemaker on an obsessive quest to redeem the legacy of a brilliant antebellum doctor and restore a little-known American grape — which rocked the fine-wine world of the 19th century — to its former glory.
Napa, CA—Women are the future of American wine writing, according to a new survey by Wark Communications. The 2018 American Wine Writer Survey, the fourth such survey conducted by Wark Communications since 1994, shows that while the number of U.S. wine writers today are nearly evenly split between men and women, younger wine writers skew female in a significant way.
The 2018 American Wine Writer Survey results are available online at https://www.warkcommunications.com/wine-writer-survey.
Since the first American Wine Writer Survey was published in 1994, the number of women in the field has nearly doubled from 24% to 45% in 2018. Moreover, 60% of today’s wine writers 50 years or younger are women and the survey results show that the younger the writer, the more likely they are women.
Other findings revealed in the Survey include:
• Blog writing is commonplace
• Wine writers tend to skew older
• Writers holding some sort of wine certification is becoming more common
• Writers continue to use the 100 Point system at the same rate they did 25 years ago
• Social media tools are critical to the writers’ work
• Writers are concerned about pay and shrinking viable publishing outlets
• The impact of climate change weighs on wine writers’ minds
“While wine lovers have access to more information and content than ever before, professional wine writers are finding it more difficult than ever to make a good living chronicling the world of wine,” said Tom Wark, author of the Survey. “Both pay, as well as viable publishing outlets, concern those who answered the Survey.”
The 2018 American Wine Writer Survey follows similar surveys conducted by Wark Communications in 1994, 2004 and 2010. The 2018 survey investigates writing formats, content, the status of wine writers, writers’ personal views on various issues such as gender discrimination and climate change as well as details on demographics.
About Tom Wark and Wark Communications.
Tom Wark is the founder of Wark Communications, a consultancy providing public and media relations and marketing services to the wine industry. Since 1990 Tom Wark has worked with numerous wineries, technology providers, media companies, trade associations and retailers in and around the wine industry. In 2004 Wark founded FERMENTATION: The Daily Wine Blog, which he continues to publish today. He is a regular speaker at industry events and the founder of the American Wine Blog Awards and the Wine Bloggers Conference. More information about Wark Communications is available at http://www.warkcommunications.com
NEW YORK (PRWEB) – The Famous Grouse is pleased to announce the launch of their Cask Series, a new range of blended whiskies inspired by the impact that oak casks have on the flavor and development of whisky. The Cask Series is designed to showcase a variety of flavors and appeal to a wide range of consumers.
The Famous Grouse Bourbon Cask and Ruby Cask are the first two expressions available in the United States. The blends are the creation of their Master Blender, Kirsteen Campbell, with help from their Master of Wood, Stuart MacPherson. Campbell, who is the Famous Grouse’s first and only female Master Blender, explains, “This is a very exciting moment for The Famous Grouse team as we showcase the impact of wood on the flavor of Scotland’s most loved whisky. The quality of our wood plays an integral part in bringing our products to life. Each cask is unique, bringing something new and different to the spirit.”
The predominance of American oak, including first fill bourbon casks, lends delicious caramel and vanilla notes to the Bourbon Cask blend. For the Ruby Cask, the Famous Grouse blend has been rested in specially selected casks seasoned with Port to add a layer of rich fruitcake sweetness. Master of Wood, Stuart MacPherson, said, “When you compromise on the wood, you compromise on the whisky, so we control the process from the planting of the wood, to the construction of the casks, and finally the seasoning. It’s wonderful to be able to highlight how much casks contribute to the finished character of the whisky through this new range.”
Like its parent blend, the whiskies within The Famous Grouse Cask Series can be enjoyed neat, with a dash of water or in classic cocktails to bring the flavors to life. The Famous Grouse Bourbon Cask and Ruby Cask are now available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $34.99.
About The Famous Grouse
The Famous Grouse is the number one whisky in the UK and number five standard blended whisky worldwide according to the IWSR, 2017. Founded by Matthew Gloag in 1897, The Famous Grouse is the best-selling whisky in Scotland, and exported to over 100 countries.
The Famous Grouse is imported by Edrington, who owns some of the leading Scotch whisky and rum brands in the world, including The Macallan, The Famous Grouse, Highland Park, Cutty Sark, The Glenrothes, Brugal and Snow Leopard Vodka. Edrington Americas added Tequila Partida to its portfolio in 2016. Edrington Americas is headquartered in New York, NY with regional offices in Chicago, Miami and Orange County.
WASHINGTON – The Wine Origins Alliance (WOA) recently praised the passage of a bipartisan congressional resolution, S. Res. 649, that recognizes the uniqueness and value of American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). The Senate resolution, introduced by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), acknowledges the distinctiveness of American wine regions and the contributions they provide to the U.S. and global economy.
“Missouri has a rich history in winemaking dating back to German settlers in the mid-1800s,” said Blunt. “Today, the wine industry contributes more than $3.2 billion annually to the state’s economy. Missouri is also fortunate to have the very first federally-designated American Viticultural Area in the country, which is located in Augusta, Missouri. I am pleased that my colleagues joined Senator Merkley and me in supporting our nation’s wines, wineries, and wine-growing regions across the country.”
“Oregon wine country is one of the most beautiful and productive regions of our state,” said Merkley. “Our delicious pinots, Rieslings and more create jobs and fuel our tourist economy. I am happy to recognize the wine industry’s incredible contributions to Oregon and the United States, and will continue to be a strong ally and customer!”
The WOA is a unified global force in the winemaking industry dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of location to winemaking and protecting the integrity of wine region names worldwide. Its members include 24 winery and grape-growing organizations in nine countries spanning North America, Europe and Australia. In March, the Alliance released a consumer survey that found 94 percent of American wine drinkers support laws that would protect consumers from misleading wine labels. The group also released a short film featuring winemakers explaining how the complete environment of a wine region’s location makes their wines unique.
“Every wine region around the world produces wine that is impossible to duplicate anywhere else, and I want to thank Senators Blunt and Merkley for their leadership in introducing and securing the passage of this resolution to recognize that special places make unique wines,” said Harry Peterson-Nedry, representative for the Oregon Winegrowers Association and Willamette Valley Wineries Association.
“We appreciate the efforts of Senators Blunt and Merkley to pass this resolution,” added Dr. Peter Hofherr, Chairman of the Missouri Wine and Grape Board and Chairman and CEO of St. James Winery. “In doing so, the Senate has demonstrated its commitment to the U.S. wine industry and the quality regions that produce unique wines.”
The global wine market is currently worth an estimated $342.43 billion and expected to grow 5.1 percent by 2023. In the United States, the wine industry directly employs more than one million people and supports nearly 300,000 jobs. Additionally, U.S. wine regions host more than 43 million tourists each year, supporting 375,000 jobs and generating nearly $18 billion in tourism expenditures.
“The introduction of these resolutions demonstrates the increased attention paid by the U.S. Congress – and the American consumers they represent – to the value of wine regions and their great impact on a nation’s economy,” said Maxime Toubart, winegrower and co-president of the Comité Champagne. “We are proud to work with U.S. wine regions and others from Europe, Canada, and Australia, to ensure that our wine region names are protected for the benefit of consumers and not abused.”
The resolution builds upon a companion resolution, H. Res. 766, introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY-1). Other members of Congress have since signed on in support of H. Res. 766, including Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1), Tony Cardenas (D-CA-29), Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8), John Katko (R-NY-24) Peter King (R-NY-2), Jared Huffman (D-CA-2), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Tom Reed (R-NY-23), Ed Royce (R-CA-39), Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5), Mike Thompson (D-CA-5) and David Valadao (R-CA-21).
For more information about the Alliance’s activities, visit origins.wine.
About Wine Origins Alliance
The Wine Origins Alliance, previously known as the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin, works to ensure wine region names are protected and not abused or miscommunicated to consumers worldwide. Members represent the regions of Barossa, Bordeaux, Bourgogne/Chablis, British Columbia, Champagne, Chianti Classico, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Long Island, McLaren Vale, Missouri, Napa Valley, Oregon, Paso Robles, Porto, Rioja, Santa Barbara County, Sonoma County, Texas, Tokaj, Victoria, Walla Walla Valley, Washington state, Willamette Valley and Western Australia. For more information, visit origins.wine or follow the Alliance on Twitter and Facebook.
So this happened. THIS. What my footer of every article cries out for… has served as a judge…in the hopes that someone might notice and hire me again. They did. They being Mark Norman (a LinkedIn connection) and Eddie Rivkin (CEO and Exec. Director of the Global Wine and Spirit Awards).
Both the Craft Beverage Corporation (my company) and the Craft Beverage Expo (Kellie Shevlin) have agreed to work with Edward Rivkin (CEO and Exec. Dir. of the Global Wine Awards company) to grow the first annual awards event into a world-class competition. What will be unique about this event will be that as well as a long list of typical awards this competition will have matching awards for craft (wineries under 5,000 cases) and micro production wine (wines produced in quantities under 1,000 cases).
I would like to personally invite you to join the judging panel for the 2018 Global Wine Awards being held June 17th -20th 2018 at The Tropicana Hotel, in Las Vegas. As a judge for the event, The Global Wine Awards will…
You can bet I replied to Norman and Rivkin in record time and confirmed that I definitely wanted in. Rivkin telephoned me a few days later, to get to know more about me, and being me I made sure he knew that though I knew a bit about wine I wasn’t in the same ranks as the other judges. He knew. He said he wanted a group of wine people that could each bring something different, as they say, to the proverbial table. It was a new competition, so part of the proverbial table covered getting the word out about the competition so more wineries would want to be a part of it. One of the tag lines on social media being used, which would attract my attention if I were a winemaker was: #ISO100pts
The judges were Deborah Parker Wong, David Glancy, Stacie Hunt, Roger Bohmrich, Paul R. Ellis, Dänny Ronen, Cameron Sisk, Cassandra Brown and little old me. Now, I had met Wong, in fact sat right next to her, when I was asked to be a guest judge for L.A. International Wine Competition. She was a pleasure to taste with and learn from, and she made me feel right at home. (It was my first experience as a judge, later I would be invited to judge the Long Beach Grand Cru.)
I also knew Stacie Hunt, in fact I had suggested Rivkin hire her as well to fill out our panel. Hunt had been one of my educators with the North American Sommelier Association (NASA) when I took my American Wine Specialist ® certification classes. I had met her several times at different tastings as well. I knew I would be in good company.
The other judges that I hadn’t met before, well, after reading their full bios on the Global Wine Awards website, I knew just enough about them to realize one thing: they had far more wine education and certifications under their belt than I did. I wasn’t too intimated though as being a judge twice I was always treated respectfully, even when being shown the ropes. I was really starting to look forward to rolling up my sleeves. And about those sleeves:
Can you all please reply with what size lab coat you think you would wear? My plan was to surprise everyone with a really cool embroidered judge’s coat. Then I realized I can’t pull off the surprise without knowing your sizes. Poof there goes the surprise! I will only ask that you wear the lab coats for the part of the session(s) that will be photographed.
#ohboy – you know I forwarded this email to lots of family and friends! A lab coat! Embroidered! With my NAME on it? The amount of social media and press I could get (send out) was blowing my little blond brain up.
Now all I had to worry about would soon be really happening again: how many wines were we to sample? Would I be able to keep up with the other judges in our speed tastings? Would we agree on scores, or as I’ve experienced in the past, will there be discussions at times to see the same attributes or flaws others saw? How many green olives and gray beef would I have to consume to cleanse my palate? Etc. etc. etc.
That ends part one of my little adventure. Look for my next installment where I will tell you how the judging process went, and then in a final installment I hope to share all of the medal winners!
Eve Bushman has a Level Two Intermediate Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), a “certification in first globally-recognized course” as an American Wine Specialist ® from the North American Sommelier Association (NASA), Level 1 Sake Award from WSET, was the subject of a 60-minute Wine Immersion video, authored “Wine Etiquette for Everyone” and has served as a judge for the Long Beach Grand Cru. You can email Eve@EveWine101.com to ask a question about wine or spirits. You can also seek her marketing advice via Eve@EveBushmanConsulting.com
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) – Four San Francisco chefs and restaurants were winners in this year’s James Beard Awards, the top culinary accolades in America.
Dominique Crenn, creator of Atelier Crenn, Petit Crenn and Bar Crenn, was named Best Chef: West, which includes California, Nevada and Hawaii. Belinda Leong and Michel Suas of B. Pastisserie in San Francisco were named Outstanding Baker. Zuni Café was honored for Outstanding Service. The award for Outstanding Restaurant Design (76 seats and over) went to In Situ, the new restaurant inside SFMOMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Miljenko Grgich of Grgich Hills Estate in the nearby Napa Valley was honored as the Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Professional.
“We applaud these chefs and restaurants who have been so rightly recognized by the James Beard Foundation. Their outstanding skills and innovations are perfect examples of why San Francisco is known around the world for culinary excellence,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association.
San Francisco has been home to Best Chef: West several times. Traci Des Jardins of Jardiniere, The Commissary, Arguello, Public House and Mujita (and James Beard’s Rising Star Chef of the Year, 1995) won it in 2007. Prior winners of the regional award also include Corey Lee of Benu (2017), Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski of State Bird Provisions (2015), Daniel Patterson of Coi (2014), Michael Tusk of Quince (2011), Charles Phan of Slanted Door (2004) and Nancy Oakes of Boulevard (2001).
San Francisco is also richly endowed with globally-recognized Michelin stars. In fact, there are more Michelin three-star restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area than in New York City, and a total of 55 stars awarded throughout the region. Of the 2018 James Beard Award winners, Atelier Crenn has two stars and In Situ has one star.
For information about dining from the San Francisco Travel Association, the official destination marketing organization, visit http://www.sftravel.com/explore/dining.
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) – Watermelon is having its moment in the sun. Endless summer days are synonymous for backyard BBQs, cheerful picnics, and sunset beach excursions, all perfectly complemented by the juicy fruitiness of Watermelon. SKYY® Vodka – a vodka born in San Francisco – pays homage to this all-American classic treat with the release of SKYY Infusions® Sun-Ripened Watermelon, a must-have for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and every conceivable celebration in between. A refreshing, watermelon-infused vodka made with real fruit, SKYY’s latest trendsetting addition captures the brightness and complexity of succulent Watermelon and is now available nationwide.
The new SKYY Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon offers a mouth-watering and slightly sweet spirit, where the real-fruit flavor bursts forward to stand out with most any mixer. Fans of SKYY Infusions will open a bottle and immediately notice the aroma of fresh Watermelon paired with SKYY’s premium smooth vodka made from American grain for an elevated true-to-fruit experience. SKYY Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon is the perfect complement for outdoor cocktails with its bright fruitiness, and can be enjoyed on the rocks, muddled with fresh fruit, or used to put a surprising twist on a classic favorite.
Whether its amping up your summer style with a twist on a rosé spritzer or delighting in a new-found summer romance over a Watermelon Shandy, SKYY Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon is the perfect vodka to indulge in for leisurely days.
WATERMELON ROSÉ SPRITZ
1 part SKYY Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon
1 part Aperol®
3 parts Sparkling Rosé
1 part Soda or Tonic Water
Glass: Large Wine or Spritz
Garnish: Melon Balls, Lime Wheels & Cucumber Ribbon
Build in a Large Wine glass over ice. Garnish with Watermelon Balls, Lime Wheels and a
SKYY Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon joins the brand’s existing line of award-winning premium flavors, which includes Citrus, Blood Orange, Pineapple, Bartlett Pear, Honeycrisp Apple, Tropical Mango, Coastal Cranberry, Texas Grapefruit, Pacific Blueberry, Georgia Peach, Vanilla Bean, Wild Strawberry, California Apricot, Cherry, and Raspberry. Since the introduction of SKYY Vodka in California in 1992, the brand has always been an innovator.
First released in 2008, the development of SKYY Infusions, charted a new course for flavored vodkas by creating products that cater to the current consumer trend toward natural, infused products that elevate the taste experience.
The new flavor is 70 proof (35% ABV), is available in 50ml ($1.99), 750mL ($13.99), 1L ($16.99) and 1.75L ($21.99). The entire SKYY Infusions collection can be enjoyed simply on the rocks, with club soda, or in other delicious, sophisticated cocktails. For more information, visit SKYY.com, http://www.facebook.com/SKYYVodka.US and on Instagram and Twitter: @SKYYVodka.
About Campari America
Campari America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Reuters CPRI.MI – Bloomberg CPR IM). At the heart of Campari America are two legends in the American spirits industry. The first, Skyy Spirits, was founded in San Francisco back in 1992 by the entrepreneur who invented iconic SKYY Vodka. The second is the world-famous Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, where they have been making the world’s finest whiskies since the 1800’s. Both companies were purchased by Davide Campari-Milano and together they form Campari America, which has built a portfolio unrivaled in its quality, innovation and style, making it a top choice among distributors, retailers and consumers. Campari America manages Campari Group’s portfolio in the US with such leading brands as SKYY® Vodka, SKYY Infusions®, Grand Marnier®, Campari®, Aperol®, Wild Turkey® Straight Kentucky Bourbon, American Honey®, Russell’s Reserve®, Glen Grant® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Forty Creek® Canadian Whisky, BULLDOG® Gin, Cabo Wabo® Tequila, Espolón® Tequila, Appleton® Estate Rum, Wray & Nephew® Rum, Coruba® Rum, Ouzo 12®, X-Rated® Fusion Liqueur®, Frangelico®, Cynar®, Averna®, Braulio® and Jean-Marc XO Vodka®.
Campari America is headquartered in San Francisco, California. More information on the company can be found at http://www.campariamerica.com, http://www.facebook.com/campariamerica, Twitter: @CampariAmerica and http://www.camparigroup.com. Please enjoy Campari America brands responsibly and in moderation.
PARK CITY, Utah (PRWEB) – The Fifty Best, an online guide that rates the finest wines and spirits, recently hosted an American Malt Whiskey Tasting of 20 products evaluated for the distinguished “Best American Malt Whiskey” awards for 2018. Alpine Distilling’s Traveler’s Rest American Single Malt Whiskey was awarded a Double Gold medal, the highest honor. The Park City, Utah-based craft distillery was founded in 2016.
Using professional criteria, the pre-qualified panel of judges blind-tasted the American malt whiskies and rated them individually on a 1 to 5 point scoring system with five being the best. After tallying the scores, medals were awarded based on the judges’ impressions.
“We are honored to have Traveler’s Rest Single Malt receive such high accolades from experts in various disciplines of the spirits industry,” says Rob Sergent, Alpine Distilling’s managing director. “Alpine Distilling is committed to producing the finest spirits using traditional distilling techniques to create distinctive flavor combinations.”
To create this rich, nutty single malt whiskey, North American high protein, high enzyme 100% malted barley is aged first in used Jack Daniels barrels and finished with new, toasted French Oak.
Additional, award-winning craft spirits from Alpine Distilling include Lafayette Spiced Flavored Whiskey, Preserve Liqueur, Persistent Vodka, and Spur Whiskey.
TheFiftyBest.com is a digital guide to wines and spirits, featuring rated listings from proprietary blind tastings judged by wine and spirits journalists, spirits professionals, retailers, mixologists, spirits consultants and connoisseurs. The Fifty Best achieves the highest standards of spirits evaluations by adhering to strict tasting rules and rigorous methodology.
ABOUT ALPINE DISTILLING
Founded in 2016, Alpine Distilling is an award-winning craft distillery based in Park City, Utah. We produce the highest quality premium spirits for the active, creative, and mindful individuals who are drawn to the mountain lifestyle. All products are certified Kosher. As a socially conscious brand, Alpine Distilling is pleased to donate a portion of proceeds to benefit local non-profits Park City Community Foundation and Swaner Nature Preserve. More information is available at http://www.alpinedistilling.com.
Sonoma County, CA (PRWEB) – Purple Wine + Spirits, parent company to Sonoma County’s Graton Distilling Company (GDC), has announced the inaugural release of its Redwood Empire American Whiskey. Distinguishing itself from other whiskeys on the market today, Redwood Empire’s proprietary blend of house-distilled and port barrel-rested rye whiskeys includes mature stocks of four, five and eleven-year-old bourbon aged in classic, high-toast American oak casks. Rye-forward and 90-proof, its full body is complimented by subtle, spicy notes and an indulgent vanilla-caramel finish.
“With Redwood Empire, we set out to create a whiskey that was a true reflection of the spirit and landscape of our Northern California home – rugged, pioneering and adventurous but also aesthetically beautiful,” says GDC Distiller, Jeff Duckhorn. “Our ability to source and distill exceptional ryes and bourbons – and age them in a way that marries tradition with innovation – makes our proprietary blend a one-of-a-kind sipping and cocktailing experience unlike any other whiskey on the market today.”
Redwood Empire Whiskey began to hit store shelves in major metropolitan markets this past September for a suggested retail price of $45. It is the second craft spirit launched by GDC, whose D. George Benham’s Sonoma Dry Gin, launched nationally earlier this year to much critical acclaim. The stand-alone distillery, located on the site of a former apple processing plant, features a custom-built, micro-column still and is dedicated to producing carefully crafted spirits inspired by the artistry, local flavor and rugged beauty of Northern California.
ABOUT PURPLE WINE + SPIRITS
Founded by Derek Benham in 2001, Purple Wine + Spirits is dedicated to creating extraordinary wine and distilled spirits experiences including nationally branded, custom and private label wines for major U.S. and International retailers and restaurateurs. In 2015, Benham added a distillery to Purple Wine + Spirits main production facility based in the west Sonoma County town of Graton, and Graton Distilling Company was born. For more information about Purple Wine + Spirits, Graton Distilling Company or Redwood Empire American Whiskey, please visit our websites: purplewinespirits.com, gratondistilling.com, and redwoodempirewhiskey.com
New York, NY (PRWEB) – Les Dauphins, one of the world’s fastest growing Rhône Valley wine brands, is proud to announce a recent run of awards from some of America’s top wine competitions during the first half of 2017.
For the third year in a row, Les Dauphins has been named Rhône Winery of the Year, at the 7th Annual New York International Wine Competition. Les Dauphins’ wines were among the 1,300 submitted to the competition from over 23 countries around the world.
The New York International Wine Competition is the first major international wine competition judged by members of the wine trade and includes buyers from the top retail stores, sommeliers, restaurant owners, hotel beverage directors, distributors, and importers.
In addition to winning 2017 Rhône Winery of the Year, the Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve Red 2015 was awarded a Gold Medal, with the Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve White 2015 and Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve Rosé 2015 awarded Silver medals respectively.
Les Dauphins has quickly made an impact on the Rhône category in the U.S. since its launch in 2011. Replicating the incredible success of the brand in Europe, the Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve, and newly released Côtes du Rhône Villages range of wines have helped with the recognition and quality of Rhône Valley wines in America, with a string of awards and medals elevating the most current releases.
“We are thrilled to continue our success in the U.S. market and be named 2017 Rhone Winery of the Year in addition to our individual award and medal wins,” said Aurelien Jousse, Area Export Director for Les Dauphins. “Les Dauphins is proud to represent Rhône Valley and help further enhance the recognition of the region.”
Recent accolades for the brand include:
- The Ultimate Wine Challenge recognized the Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve Red 2015 and Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve Rosé 2016 with scores of 91 Points (Excellent, Highly Recommended) and Great Value awards.
- The Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve Rosé 2016 scored highly with the judges at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards with a Gold Medal, while the Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve Red 2015, Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve White 2015 and the Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Village Puyméras 2014 were presented with Bronze Medals.
- The San Francisco International Wine Competition awarded a Gold Medal to the the Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Village Puyméras 2014, a Silver Medal to Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve Rosé 2016, and Bronze Medals to the Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve Red 2015 and Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve White 2015.
- Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve Red 2015 received a Gold Medal at Sunset Magazine’s Sunset International Wine Competition and the Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve Rosé 2016 was awarded a Silver Medal.
- Decanter awarded the Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve White 2015 with a 91 Point score (Highly Recommended) in the recent July 2017 issue.
Les Dauphins wines come from some of the best vineyards throughout the Southern Rhône. Winemaker Guillaume Valli selects the best vineyard lots to blend together into Les Dauphins’ red, white and rosé wines.
About Les Dauphins http://www.lesdauphins-rhone.com
Les Dauphins is a wine made in France’s Rhône Valley that draws its inspiration from the joie de vivre mood of Paris in the roaring 1920s, a time when the wines of the Dauphiné region became popular. Several of the winegrower partnerships that currently make up Les Dauphins Winery were also founded in the 1920s. Today these wines are vibrant and versatile, and are created to once again inspire the joy that made 1920s Paris one of the most exciting and creative periods in history. Winemaker Guillaume Valli’s passion for Rhône varieties guides his winemaking style, where he lets the grapes and the terroir speak for themselves.
To learn more, visit http://www.lesdauphins-Rhone.us and follow Les Dauphins on Facebook (Les Dauphins US) and Twitter (@LesDauphins_US).