Region: Chile & Argentina
Description: Carolina Wine Brands is one of Chile’s leading wine groups and producer of five brands. Controlled by the Larrain family, CWB is part of the Watt’s S.A. agribusiness group. Brands of a unique, differentiating character allow CWB to be a player in all market segments, with a wide portfolio that spans from wines for day-to-day consumption to ultra-premium and icon wines. CWB owns 2,000 hectares of vineyards in the main wine valleys of Chile and Argentina.
Region: Portland, Oregon
Description: Tart, barrel-aged beers are the emerging beer style and Cascade Brewing is a pioneer of the NW style sour beer movement. Cascade Brewing is, by nature, the definition of artisanal brewing: not bound by stylistic guidelines, just their own imagination and the ingredients they can get their hands on. Pucker up and join the sour revolution!
Region: Mareuil-sur-Ay, France
Description: The Billecart-Salmon House is unique in its genre, guided by nearly two centuries of relentless passion. Winegrowers, oenologists, cellar masters or grape-pickers; all are heirs of the tradition of quality. Since 1818, Billecart-Salmon have been handing down a savoir-faire inherited from our ancestors, perfecting a ﬁrst-class terroir day after day. More than ever, we give priority to quality and excellence in all of our decisions.
Description: Something’s happening, and it involves clown shoes and beer. Clown Shoes? It’s a long story, but to condense it a group submitted the name to the Beer Advocate contest that resulted in The Wrath of Pecant. Clown Shoes’ submission didn’t crack the top 5, which then fueled the fire for this team to keep at it. Now they are creating some truly spectacular brews with a mission to produce beer without pretension while being free and a little crazy.
Region: Napa Valley, California
Description: Cooled by fog from the San Pablo Bay, the rolling hills of this certified sustainable estate have produced distinctive Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines for over 30 years. Dedicated to a philosophy of producing vineyard-driven wines, Cuvaison employs block-by-block farming methods and a hand-crafted vineyard-to-bottle winemaking approach. The resulting wines are balanced and complex, showcasing the distinctive characteristics of this cool climate estate.