Best of 2019 Napa Award

2019 Best of Napa Award

Balzac Communications & Marketing Receives 2019 Best of Napa Award Napa Award Program Honors the Achievement NAPA September 9, 2019 — Balzac Communications & Marketing has been selected for the 2019 Best of Napa Award in the Public Relations Firm category by the Napa Award Program. Each year, the Napa Award Program identifies companies that…

Emma Criswell - Balzac Communications Marketing Director

Emma Criswell Marks Six Months

We’re thrilled to report that Emma Criswell is celebrating her six-month anniversary with the company. Criswell has a decade of experience in the wine and spirits industries and her addition adds key expertise to the management team. Not content to simply rule California, our president, Michael Wangbickler has plans to expand the company’s footprint nationally.…

Napa County Agricultural Preserve Celebrates 50 Years

Napa County Agricultural Preserve Celebrates 50 Years Activities planned throughout the year to celebrate golden anniversary   Napa, CA (February 22, 2018): The Napa County Agricultural Preserve marks its 50-year anniversary in 2018. To celebrate this momentous milestone, community leaders from the Jack L. Davies Napa Valley Agricultural Land Preservation Fund and other organizations from…

Wine Paths Adds Napa Valley to its Curated Collection of World-Renowned Destinations

Wine Paths Adds Napa Valley to its Curated Collection of  World-Renowned Destinations   On its way to becoming the world’s leading luxury wine tourism brand www.winepaths.com   December 7, 2017 (Napa, CA) – Top destinations in the Napa Valley have now joined Wine Paths, the first digital platform featuring bespoke luxury wine, spirits and gourmet travel…

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Matter of Taste Returns to New York

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Matter of Taste Returns to New York Global Series of Exclusive Wine & Food Experiences to Feature Top-Rated Wines from Around the World on Sunday, December 3, 2017     New York, NY (November 9, 2017) – Robert Parker Wine Advocate (RobertParker.com),the leading authority on wine, announces the return of its international Matter Of Taste tour to New York…

TEXSOM Continues to Grow and Improve

  TEXSOM Continues to Grow and Improve Company Enters Strategic Alliance and Makes Investments in Infrastructure   Dallas, Texas (November 7, 2017) –– TEXSOM Co-founders and Master Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks today announced several developments that better position the TEXSOM entities to fulfill and expand their mission, including a strategic alliance with Keeper Collection,…

Robert Parker Wine Advocate Inaugurates “Extraordinary Wine Awards”

Robert Parker Wine Advocate Inaugurates “Extraordinary Wine Awards” This year’s awards recognize greatest wineries in North and South America   New York, NY (November 6, 2017) – Robert Parker Wine Advocate and RobertParker.com, the world’s most widely read independent consumers’ guide to fine wine, announced on Monday the recipients of the publication’s very first annual…

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Matter of Taste Returns to San Francisco

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Matter of Taste Returns to San Francisco Global Series of Exclusive Wine & Food Experiences to Feature Top-Rated Wines from Around the World on Saturday, November 4, 2017 San Francisco, CA (September 25, 2017) – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (RobertParker.com), the leading authority on wine, announces the return of its international…

Celebration of 2018 MICHELIN New York City Guide and Launch of Robert Parker Wine Advocate Extraordinary Winery Awards

Celebration of 2018 MICHELIN New York City Guide and Launch of Robert Parker Wine Advocate Extraordinary Winery Awards in New York City on 2017, Oct 30. NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2017 – Michelin and Robert Parker Wine Advocate are pleased to announce that, in conjunction with the release of the 13th edition of the MICHELIN…

TEXSOM Announces Prowein Contest Winners

TEXSOM ANNOUNCES PROWEIN CONTEST WINNERS Sommeliers Amie Hendrickson and Julia Dixon selected to attend ProWein 2018 Irving, Texas (September 11, 2017) –– TEXSOM today announced that Sommeliers Amie Hendrickson and Julia Dixon were selected as winners of the ProWein social media contest that took place during TEXSOM 2017. The two winners will attend ProWein 2018, the world’s leading trade fair…

Andres Blanco of Caracol Restaurant Named Best Sommelier At 13th Annual TEXSOM

  ANDRES BLANCO OF CARACOL RESTAURANT NAMED BEST SOMMELIER AT 13th ANNUAL TEXSOM 2017 TEXSOM Best Sommelier Competition Presented by Texas Monthly Irving, Texas  – TEXSOM co-founders and Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks and James Tidwell today announced at the TEXSOM Grand Tasting presented by ProWein that Andres Blanco of Caracol Restaurant in Houston is the…

Furmint: The Grape with Momentum

Furmint: The Grape with Momentum FurmintUSA Continues to Attain Recognition for Dry Furmint Wines in the U.S. Market (Budapest, Hungary)  – Tokaji wine has long enjoyed a high-class reputation (King Louis XIV called it “the wine of kings and the king of wines”). Now dry versions, moderately priced, aromatic, and complex, have positively captured the…

Seventh Annual Barbera Festival Highlights California’s Unsung Varietal Wine

Seventh Annual Barbera Festival Highlights California’s Unsung Varietal Wine New this Year — Limited Selection of other Italian Varietals (Plymouth, California) – More than 70 California wineries will present their wines at the 7th Annual Barbera Festival, taking place on September 16, 2017 at Terra d’Oro Winery in the Amador Foothills. New this year, wineries will…

FURMINTUSA ROADSHOW HITS SIX STATES

    FURMINTUSA ROADSHOW HITS SIX STATES Hungarian Furmint Wines Continue to Gain Recognition (Budapest, Hungary) – Winemakers from Hungary, under the FurmintUSA marketing initiative, recently completed a promotional roadshow to six states, conducting 38 tastings and participating at the Wine & Spirits Wholesales of America (WSWA) 74th Annual Convention & Exposition. Taking place in…

La Rioja Alta, S.A. releases limited collection of Viña Ardanza Reserva 2000

La Rioja Alta, S.A. releases limited collection of Viña Ardanza Reserva 2000 Seventeen-year-old wine epitomizes brand’s graceful evolution Haro, La Rioja, Spain  – La Rioja Alta, S.A., one of the world’s most iconic Rioja producers, is releasing a limited collection of its seventeen-year-old Viña Ardanza Reserva 2000 into the US market. Over the last 75…

BOTTLE TALK WITH RICK AND PAUL Now Part of the Capital Public Radio Podcast Lineup

Bottle Talk with RICK and PAUL Join CPR Podcast Lineup What next? The Apocalypse? Sacramento, CA – Capital Public Radio, Sacramento’s NPR station, is now featuring Bottle Talk with Rick and Paul in its podcast lineup alongside such NPR standards as Fresh Air, MarketPlace, A Prairie Home Companion, Science Friday, and Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.  Go…

FurmintUSA Continues to Build on Recent Successes with Additional Accolades and Events in Key Markets

FurmintUSA Continues to Build on Recent Successes with Additional Accolades and Events in Key Markets Budapest, Hungary – FurmintUSA, a marketing initiative helping to promote Hungarian wines made from the grape Furmint, experienced further successes with its efforts over recent months. Chief among the initiatives was a sponsored hospitality suite at the annual TEXSOM Conference…