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Oct 01, 2015, 08:50 ET Affairs of the Vine Seeks New Home for Top Wine Events

After a decade and a half of producing successful unique wine events in San Francisco, Affairs of the Vine, a Sonoma County events company, was...


Sep 16, 2015, 08:37 ET Affairs of the Vine's Gambled and Won Big!

The 13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit, the culmination of the 13th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout, was held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada ...


Jul 01, 2015, 08:30 ET 13 Years of Great Wines, Food, Fun, and Philanthropy

On July 24th and July 25th at the spectacular Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, 50 amazing wineries will convene for the 13th Annual Pinot Noir...


May 12, 2015, 08:30 ET 13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit Soars to New Heights

After 12 years in San Francisco, Affairs of the Vine has partnered with the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa to bring the 13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit to...


Sep 17, 2013, 08:40 ET Wine Boot Camp® Recruits Experience Challenges of Extreme Sonoma Coast During Intensive Training Program

Wine Boot Camp®, the most talked about wine experience ever, is the extreme insider experience for adventurous Wine Lovers, challenging recruits to...


Apr 16, 2013, 08:40 ET Pinot Noir Summit Names Top Pinot Producers, Sets Attendance Record

This year's 11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit was a bustling convergence of Pinot Noir lovers with over 500 zealous devotees of the quirky grape in...


Feb 06, 2013, 08:35 ET 11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit Continues Legacy

The 11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit hosted by Affairs of the Vine will take place on Saturday, March 16th at Herbst at The Presidio in San Francisco....


Nov 14, 2012, 08:30 ET Affairs of the Vine Wine Shootouts ...Distinctly Different Wine Competitions

Distinctly different wine competitions, Affairs of the Vine Wine Shootouts are comprehensive and focused tastings of varietal wines. The Pinot Noir...


Jun 27, 2012, 08:40 ET Judges Fall in Love at Rhone Shootout Finals

New World Rhones won hearts and a bevy of Gold Medals at the Rhone Shootout Finals held Saturday, June 23rd in San Francisco. Wine Lovers, too, will...


Mar 28, 2012, 08:35 ET Are Wine Lovers Embracing Elegantly Styled Pinot Noir?

Pinot Noir, the most exciting, confounding, and challenging wine, has been the focus of the Pinot Noir Shootout and Summit for 10 years. New World...


Feb 16, 2012, 07:40 ET 10th Annual Pinot Noir Summit Stars 'Sideways' Author Rex Pickett

Sideways novelist Rex Pickett will make a rare public appearance at the 10th Annual Pinot Noir Summit on February 25, 2012 at the Hilton San...


Jan 16, 2012, 08:45 ET The Pinot Noir Summit ... 10 Years of Outstanding Pinot Noir

A select group of wine lovers will be wowed by the ultimate Pinot Noir experience. Tickets for the 10th Pinot Noir Summit are on sale now. On...


Oct 11, 2011, 07:50 ET Dream Weekend on the Extreme Sonoma Coast

The Sonoma Coast, recognized for world-class wines, fabulous seafood, and breathtaking beauty, promises a harvest experience like no other. The...


Aug 16, 2011, 08:45 ET Live Your Dreams: Be a Winemaker and a Film Star

Dreamed of being a winemaker? A film star? Enlist in Wine Boot Camp® and do both! Wine Boot Camp, the extreme insider experience for adventurous Wine ...


Jun 30, 2011, 08:45 ET Frenzied, Magnetic, Intoxicating, and Messy ... Experience the Harvest at Wine Boot Camp®

Wine Boot Camp®, the extreme insider experience for adventurous wine lovers, challenges recruits to dive into wine by rolling up their sleeves and...


May 13, 2011, 08:35 ET Are Winemakers Producing More Elegantly Styled Pinot Noirs?

New World Pinot Noir has been evolving over the last several vintages to wines of elegance and varietal authenticity rather than burly Syrah-like...


Mar 11, 2011, 08:35 ET Pinot Noir Lovers Embrace Elegant Wines

Pinot Noir lovers spoke out loud and clear at the 9th Annual Pinot Noir Summit. In an unmistakable statement of preference, they embraced wines of...


Feb 17, 2011, 07:40 ET Vinography Declares Pinot Noir Summit 'Distinctly Different'

"The Pinot Noir Summit held on February 26th at the Hilton San Francisco, has a distinctly different format and atmosphere from other wine tasting...


Jan 25, 2011, 08:35 ET The Pinot Noir Summit Returns to San Francisco on Saturday, February 26th

The Pinot Noir Summit returns to the Bay Area for its 9th year. On Saturday, February 26, 2011, Pinot Noir-loving consumers, press and trade will...


Dec 22, 2010, 08:40 ET Pour Pinot Into Their Stockings ...

Wow a wine lover with the ultimate Pinot Noir experience. Tickets for the 9th Annual Pinot Noir Summit are on sale now, just in time for last-minute...


Nov 18, 2010, 08:20 ET February Is Pinot Noir Month

Why celebrate Pinot Noir? Barbara Drady of AFFAIRS of the VINE says, "Pinot Noir is the only grape that you can explore for a month and still want to ...


Oct 05, 2010, 08:50 ET Affairs of the Vine's Cabernet Shootout Results Are Challenged as the 9th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout Heats Up

Affairs of the Vine began the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Shootout with a series of blind tastings over a six-week period. This year's Cabernet Shootout...


Aug 11, 2010, 12:17 ET Twelve-Hour WINE BOOT CAMP(R) Whips 'Recruits' into Savvy 'Wine Warriors'

Wine lovers thirsty to expand their knowledge of wine through an authentic winegrowing and winemaking experience can sign up for the September 18th...