Frey Vineyards – Out of the Ashes

Growing again after the Napa fires of October 2017

By Katrina Frey, CEO, Frey Vineyards, Ltd.

This true story begins with a strange orange glow in the sky that awakened me at 1:00am on the morning of Oct 9th, 2017. Stepping outside into a howling wind, I watched in horror as a huge wildfire burned on the distant ridge. The wind was blowing away from us, so I was very concerned about our neighbors below the ridge in Potter Valley, never dreaming that at the same time the Redwood Complex Fire was racing around the bottom of the ridge and heading straight to Frey Vineyards and engulfing the only paved road out.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Presents Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine for the 2018 Season

Chef Suzanne Goin and Restaurateur Caroline Styne introduce updated offerings for their third season with the Hollywood Bowl
Press Release

LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today details of the menus for the 2018 Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine season. Building on the success of last two summers with award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and business partner restaurateur Caroline Styne of The Lucques Group, and Sodexo Sports & Leisure, Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine promises exceptional dining for visitors to the iconic venue.

Kendall-Jackson and Net Impact Engage Young Professionals in Competition to Elevate Sustainability

Award-winning California winery and global change agent organization partner to launch sustainability competition
Press Release

SANTA ROSA, Calif., November 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Net Impact, a global community of students and professionals, and Kendall-Jackson, the seminal winery in the Jackson Family Wines portfolio, have launched a sustainable wine case competition designed to harness the energy and ideas of young professionals dedicated to advancing sustainability. Julien Gervreau, Kendall-Jackson’s Director of Sustainability, made the announcement on the keynote stage at the 2017 Net Impact Conference on October 27th in Atlanta, GA.

How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

A Call to Action

by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

Sustainable Love in Wine Country

A visit to a Napa winery reveals how true love helps produce great wine.

“If you love the land, it will love you back.” – Flora Komes

Right off of Highway 29 in St. Helena, California, nestled into the base of the Mayacamas Mountains lies Flora Springs® Winery. What began as 300 acres purchased in 1977 by Jerry and Flora Komes, has expanded to over 650 acres in the Rutherford, Oakville, Carneros and St. Helena areas. However, it still maintains the charm of its third-generation, family-owned history.

Producing Excellence: Marcia Kunde Mickelson


Kunde Family Estate and Kunde Family Estate Vineyards
Kenwood, CA

Products: Wine

Size of Operation: 700 acres

Years in Business: 109

Farm Credit Partner:  American AgCredit

Years Working with Farm Credit: 40

Climate Change Driving Beverage Market to Creative Destruction


By Carol Pierson Holding

Last week, the Seattle Times reported on a White House state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande. The wines were chosen for being among the U.S.’s vineyards that are owned or run by French vignerons and included Long Shadow’s Chester-Kidder red blend 2009 from Walla Walla, Washington.

Fair Trade USA's Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts that Give Back

Fair Trade USA's Holiday Gift Guide

The best gifts are ones that tell a story. This year, you can tell the story of helping farmers improve their communities when you give Fair Trade Certified gifts. Fair Trade USA's annual Holiday Gift Guide is filled with great ideas for everyone on your list. So go ahead and spread the holiday cheer while making a difference in the lives of famers and workers with every purchase. These products are available online. So shop away…

Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Presents Carbon Footprint Research

Analysis To Drive Understanding Of Greenhouse Gas Impacts And Reduction Opportunities
Press Release

(3BL Media) St. Paul, MN – September 10, 2012 – In an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories – beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine.


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