First-ever Southeast Arizona New Vintners Harvest Festival Set for September 21 at Kief Joshua Vineyards

ELGIN, Ariz. — On September 21, 2019, Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the First Annual Southeast Arizona New Vintners Wine Growers Harvest Festival at their vineyard in Elgin, Arizona (located at 370 Elgin Road, Elgin, AZ 85611). Eight Arizona-based wineries and vineyards will be in attendance, pouring some of the state’s newest wines available, alongside two local bands on stage, gourmet food from local eateries and a variety of retail vendors.

Florida Distillers Go to Capitol Hill to Urge Support for Spirits Tax Cut Bill

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The St. Augustine Distillery joined two Florida distillers along with more than 150 craft distillers from around the country who gathered in Washington, D.C. from July 22 through July 24 for the distilled spirits industry’s 10th Annual Public Policy Conference, co-hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA).

Hudson Valley Wine Magazine Launches Mobile-Friendly Website As ‘Go-To’ Source for Consumers, Visitors, Media, and the Trade

COXSACKIE, N.Y. — Just in time for the summer season, Hudson Valley Wine Magazine is launching a fully redesigned, mobile-friendly website that is tailor-made not only for consumers and visitors who want the most out of their wine and craft beverage experience in the Hudson Valley, but also researchers, media, and members of the trade who want to learn more about the region’s industry from an historical and agricultural perspective.

Paragon Strengthens Winery and Brewery Programs with the Promotion of Brendan Wright and addition of Nick Faragasso

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the addition of insurance professional Nick Faragasso and the promotion of Brendan Wright.

Paragon Further Strengthens Operations with its Promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President in the West

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President. Kriens is based in Paragon’s San Francisco office and reports directly to Paragon CEO and Co-founder Ron Ganiats.

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Announces 2019 Communications Campaign for U.S. Audience

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. is pleased to announce its 2019 communications program for the United States. The Consorzio of vine-growers, winemaking companies and bottlers from Italy’s Conegliano Valdobbiadene, which was established to safeguard the standards of what eventually became the D.O.C.G. criteria in crafting wines of the highest quality and distinct provenance, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the appellation.

Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition Hosts Inaugural Barrel and New Release Tasting Event

MARLBORO, N.Y. — The wineries of the Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition will tap their barrels, uncork new releases, and share some gems from their cellars in their first-ever tasting event. The Barrel & New Release Tasting will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Nostrano Vineyards.