Halloween in August: Grape Expectations Annual Bacchus Awards Draws 400

August 11, 2021

Grape Expectations School of Winemaking chose a Halloween theme for its 2021 Bacchus Awards, held at the Orleans in Las Vegas. Costumes, dancing, wine, and labels with names like Brigitte Bordeaux, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Opus One, and Quarantine Cuvee’. Photo @GrapeBasinNews: Wine Hogs T-Shirt modeled at the Bacchus Awards on August 7, 2021

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Nevada Wine One Year After the Shutdown: New Classes, Gold Medals, and a Sad Good-bye

March 9, 2021

Like everyone else, Nevada’s winemakers hope we’ll soon say good-bye to the pandemic. Grape Basin News is back after a dormant year, with news of upcoming events, competition winners, and a tribute to the late long-time Nevada Vines & Wines treasurer Lynne Keller.

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2020 Nevada Wine Competition Proceeds: Plenty of Great Wine, No Vinny Awards

July 24, 2020

Covid 19 restrictions meant a smaller team of wine judges worked for two days instead of one. The result was a more relaxed pace, with greater focus, and the opportunity for good discussions about the wines. The Vinny Awards show that had been scheduled for August had to be scrapped.

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2020 Nevada Vinny Awards: Dates Announced, Show Plans on the Drawing Board

January 21, 2020

Plans are underway for the 2020 Nevada Vinny Awards. Commercial wines will again be judged separately from homemade wines. Grape Basin News will step back from its 2019 role as producer of the award show, serving only as communication advisor and title sponsor.

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Northern and Southern Nevada Winemakers Score in American Wine Society Competition

November 25, 2019

Five Nevada winemakers brought home medals in the American Wine Society’s 2019 Amateur Wine Competition, including two golds and a double gold. Two of them have advice for amateur winemakers who would like to compete.

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Lincoln County Grower’s First Commercial Harvest Produces Winning Wine

June 18, 2019

An award-winning white blend produced by up-and-coming winemaker Tim Burke came from the first commercial grape harvest in Lincoln County’s Pahranagat Valley. Grower Betsy Whipple is the valley’s pioneering viticulturist.

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Vegas Valley Winery, Twin Mustang Vineyard Grab Top Honors at Expanded Vines & Wines Competition

April 30, 2019

A bid by Nevada Vines & Wines to enhance its annual winemaker competition played out on Thursday, with 132 attendees at a show that featured comedy sketches, mock commercials by winemakers, and dozens of award-winning wines.

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Why Grape Basin News is producing the 2019 Nevada Vinny Awards

January 4, 2019

Wine is glamorous and seductive. Competition is invigorating. Honoring people who work hard and create something wonderful is, itself, an honor. Those are some of the reasons Grape Basin News proposed last summer to become executive producer of the annual Nevada Vines & Wines competition. We’ve added a new category for commercial wineries and we’ve dubbed it “The Nevada Vinny Awards.”

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Vines & Wines Home Winemaker Awards Highlights Nevada Grown Fruit

May 27, 2018

Newcomer Greg Ross was this year’s standout, taking gold ribbons for all four of his entries. Ross’s Bulldog Red and Bulldog White Blends excelled within their categories, with the Red scoring a double gold and Best of Show. Click headline to read more.

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Accidental Success: Twin Mustang Breaks Out Marquette Never Intended for Harvest

February 12, 2018

Twin Mustang Vineyards captured a silver medal at the Cellar Masters of Los Angeles competition, with a 2016 Marquette the winemakers never intended to make. Click headline for full story.

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Join the Vino 100 Wine Club

December 22, 2018

As a Vino 100 Wine Club member, you get a global selection of wines that may not be available, or may only be present in limited quantity in our store. They are exclusive to you as a Vino 100 Wine Club member. Each bottle will reflect our commitment to bringing you the finest wines from our search. No membership fee just $35 each month. You get: * Two bottles of the amazing, hand selected wines * Complimentary glass of wine during Wine Club pick up * 10% Coupon Towards any bottle of wine. * Tech sheet to learn about featured wines * A recipe to pair with each wine * Selected events for Wine Club members only *  Your choice of 1 White/1 Red, 2 Reds, or 2 Whites * HUGE VALUE!!! Typically the Value exceeds $50! Questions? Call 775.851.8466