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Global Wine Coalition to Host Inaugural “Wine on Earth Taste-A-Thon” on June 17

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A series of virtual tastings hosted by 16 wine regions from Australia, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain, South Africa and the United States

Wine Origins AllianceWASHINGTON – The Wine Origins Alliance today announced the Wine On Earth Taste-A-Thon, a day of virtual tastings hosted by some of world’s most renowned wine regions. The Taste-A-Thon, which will take place on Wednesday, June 17, will feature tastings organized online by wine producers and trade associations from 16 wine regions representing eight countries: Australia, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain, South Africa and the United States.

“For centuries, wine has brought people – and nations – together,” said Jennifer Hall, Director of the Wine Origins Alliance. “Now, even while we are social distancing, wine still brings us together. After all, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere!”

Virtual tastings will happen throughout the day on various platforms including YouTube, Zoom, Google Meet, Facebook Live and Instagram Live. Viewers can join in at any time, from any time zone, and from the comfort of their own home. Participating countries and wine regions include:

  • Barossa/Eden Valley, Australia
  • Bordeaux, France
  • Bourgogne, France
  • Champagne, France
  • Chianti Classico, Italy
  • Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Spain
  • Long Island, USA
  • Monterey County, USA
  • Napa Valley, USA
  • Paso Robles, USA
  • Porto/Douro Valley, Portugal
  • Rioja, Spain
  • South Africa
  • Willamette Valley, USA
  • Washington, USA
  • Yamanashi, Japan

Go to www.WineOnEarth.org to RSVP and find out details on specific virtual tastings.

About Wine Origins Alliance

The Wine Origins Alliance works to ensure wine region names are protected and not abused or miscommunicated to consumers worldwide. Members represent regions in Barossa, Bordeaux, Bourgogne/Chablis, British Columbia, Champagne, Chianti Classico, Finger Lakes, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Livermore Valley, Long Island, McLaren Vale, Missouri, Monterey County, Napa Valley, Oregon, Paso Robles, Porto, Rhône Valley, Rioja, Santa Barbara County, Seneca Lake, Sonoma County, South Africa, Texas, Tokaj, Victoria, Walla Walla Valley, Washington state, Western Australia, Willamette Valley and Yamanashi. For more information, visit origins.wine or follow the Alliance on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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