Vivino, a mobile wine app that allows users to keep track of wines they drink, rate them for future reference, and share their favorites with others, has raised $1 million in Series A financing from Creandum, the Nordic venture capital firm known for its early investments in Spotify, iZettle, and Wrapp.
A public hearing on an application by Viaggio Winery to operate a large agricultural store with a delicatessen scheduled for Tuesday was postponed at the request of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation.
Hamel Family Wines of Sonoma Valley announces the groundbreaking on construction of its estate winery, caves and hospitality center at 15401 Sonoma Highway, at the intersection of Madrone Rd., with the opening planned for Spring, 2014.
Maison Louis Latour, a France-based family-run company that produces red and white wines, has taken up the task of revitalizing Beaujolais region in France by taking control of Chateau des Labourons in the region.
Les Bourgeois Vineyards is inviting artists from any location to submit entries for its 14th annual Collector's Series competition. Three winning entries will be featured on limited bottlings of Les Bourgeois wines.
The 2013 winner will be selected by a group of industry experts and Bayer leaders, and will be recognized in February at the 2013 Ag Issues Forum held in conjunction with Commodity Classic in Orlando, Fla.
Constellation Brands, Inc., a leading premium wine company, has launched a new mobile marketing program in the northeastern U.S. featuring new products and popular wine brands within the Hello Vino mobile app during the industry's busiest season.
Brian Phillips of Austin's InterContinental Hotel and Haddington's has released his inaugural wine with the 2010 Ground Up Tempranillo from a small portion of Pedernales Cellars's Kuhlken Vineyard in Texas Hill Country.
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance announced it has selected Los Angeles based David&Goliath as its creative agency. As the Alliance's new creative partner, the agency will focus on branding the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area.
ConsumerBase LLC, a multi-channel mailing list provider located in Evanston, IL, has updated its extensive database recently by adding new mailing lists for wine enthusiasts and beer aficionados. Wine and beer enthusiasts may enjoy wine clubs, brewing beer, touring alcohol-related facilities such as vineyards and breweries, and much more.
Winery Finder, the #1 ranked social networking mobile app for Napa Valley/Sonoma, has partnered with VinoVisit, the leader in real-time winery reservations, to provide visitors with a seamless way to explore wine country.
Inside The Vintners Club, which opened its doors Nov. 2, McCormick is offering area wine enthusiasts a chance to make batches of their own, private label wine. Members select the grapes from which their wines will be made, monitor the fermentation process and even bottle the wine in a mini-bottling facility that McCormick built in the rear of his store.