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Sep 16, 2014, 09:00 ET

California Wines Website Available in Seven Languages for 10 Markets

Wine Institute, the association of nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses, has translated and localized its consumer website...

Aug 19, 2014, 09:01 ET
Wine Institute California Wine Month. (PRNewsFoto/Wine Institute)

Cheers To The 10th Annual California Wine Month: September 2014

September is California Wine Month: an exciting time of year for wine lovers! With the grapes ready for harvest, the aroma of fermentation filling...

Aug 01, 2014, 09:01 ET
During the trade mission to Mexico, California wines and other California-grown agricultural products were showcased at a "Taste of California" reception, featuring a welcome toast with the governor. (Left to right): Four Seasons Chef Edgar Cano; Carolyn Wente, Wente Vineyards; First Lady Anne Gust Brown; Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.; Carolyn Beteta, Visit California; Secretary Karen Ross of California Department of Food and Agriculture; Michael E. Rossi, Senior Advisor for Jobs and Business; Robert P. Koch, Wine Institute President & CEO. (PRNewsFoto/Wine Institute)

Wine Institute Joins Governor Brown's Mexico Trade Mission

 Wine Institute President and CEO Robert P. "Bobby" Koch joined Governor Brown's trade mission to Mexico City this week to help spur sales of...

Jun 16, 2014, 09:05 ET

Carolyn Wente of Wente Family Estates Elected Wine Institute Board Chairman

Wine Institute, the public policy advocacy association representing nearly 1,000 California wineries, announced the election of Carolyn Wente as...

May 20, 2014, 09:02 ET

Winery Concerts in California this Summer: Pair Great Wines with Renowned Artists at Music Festivals & Series

As summer draws near, wine and music lovers are counting the days until they can pair their favorite pastimes – wine and music – at...

Apr 29, 2014, 09:01 ET
Watercress Trout Salad is one of the wine country recipes featured in Wine Institute's new Down to Earth book on California sustainable winegrowing. (PRNewsFoto/Wine Institute)

Four Great California Wine Country Recipes for Mother's Day

Treat Mom to a Mother's Day (May 11th) lunch of recipes inspired by California wine country's fresh, seasonal ingredients.  These...

Apr 24, 2014, 09:01 ET

California Wine Sales Grow 3% By Volume And 5% By Value In The U.S. In 2013

California wine shipments within the U.S. were 215 million cases in 2013, up 3% from the previous year, with an estimated retail value of $23.1...

Apr 02, 2014, 09:01 ET
Wine Institute Publishes Down To Earth Book On California Sustainable Winegrowing. (PRNewsFoto/Wine Institute)

Wine Institute Publishes Down To Earth Book On California Sustainable Winegrowing

Wine Institute has released a new book,Down to Earth: A Seasonal Tour of Sustainable Winegrowing in California,  a consumer-friendly...

Mar 25, 2014, 09:00 ET

California Wineries Celebrate "Down to Earth" Month in April

Whether you're a fan of red wine or white, California is betting you're going to love "green" too!  This April, wine lovers can check out...

Feb 26, 2014, 09:05 ET

California Wine Exports Reach All-Time High In 2013

U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached a record high $1.55 billion in winery revenues in 2013, up 16.4% compared to the previous year, an...

Feb 12, 2014, 09:10 ET

Raise a Glass to the Oscars: Celebrate Great California Wine Region Events and Movie Locations

As the Oscars draw near, wine and film lovers can pair their favorite passions in California wine country.  With Oscar parties and film...

Jan 13, 2014, 13:30 ET

Sommeliers Recommend Perfect Wine Pairings for California Restaurant Month

California Wine & Cuisine Inspires Chefs, Somms & Home Cooks in January & Beyond California's chefs and sommeliers have created an...

Nov 21, 2013, 09:05 ET

Celebrate The Holidays In California Wine Country

California's Wineries a Great Place to Shop, Relax and Get in the Holiday Spirit Nothing pairs better with the holidays than a California wine...

Nov 18, 2013, 09:05 ET
2013 will be a vintage year for California wines with its harvest of exceptional quality winegrapes.  (PRNewsFoto/Wine Institute)

Wine Institute: 2013 California Harvest Report -- Early, Exceptional Quality Vintage Throughout the State

 Vintners and growers throughout California reported another high quality and generous vintage in 2013.  Following a warm and dry...

Nov 11, 2013, 09:05 ET

Five Great California Wine and Snow Country Road Trips

Wine Tasting and Winter Sports Make the Perfect Pairing  Heading to the slopes this winter? Although a glass of California wine by...

Aug 27, 2013, 09:05 ET

California Wine Month: A Great Reason To Visit Wine Country This September

Wine Lovers are Popping Corks at Festivals, Special Tastings, Wine Immersion Experiences and Tours During Month-Long Celebration Across the...

Aug 13, 2013, 13:20 ET
Winemaker Patrick Muran of Niner Wine Estates in Paso Robles catches a wave on California's Central Coast, one of several of the state's wine regions with perfect weather both for growing winegrapes and enjoying the casual beach lifestyle.  (PRNewsFoto/Wine Institute)

California's Wine, Waves and Surfing Winemakers: Pacific Ocean's Allure Inspires Winemakers and Wine Lovers

When people think of California, chances are that sunny beaches, surfers and rolling vineyards are part of the picture.  You might be...

May 06, 2013, 15:03 ET

Three Great Ways to Celebrate Moms on Mother's Day and Beyond in California Wine Country

Looking for last-minute ideas to celebrate your mom this weekend or the next time you get together?  California's wine regions have you...

Apr 09, 2013, 16:29 ET

California Wines Get A Boost From Governor Brown's China Trade Mission

Upcoming Vintner Delegations to Follow to State's No.5 Export Market  California wines, a key element of the state's culinary lifestyle...

Apr 08, 2013, 09:05 ET

2012 Wine Sales In U.S. Reach New Record: Record California Winegrape Crop To Meet Surging Demand

Wine sales in the U.S. from all production sources—California, other U.S. states and foreign countries—increased 2% from the previous...