Enhances Fresh Vine Wine’s Texas Market Presence 2020 California Pinot Noir, 2021 Rose Wines Both Awarded Bronze Medals
MINNEAPOLIS, July 12, 2022 — Fresh Vine Wine, Inc. (NYSE American: VINE), the premier producer of lower carb, lower sugar, and lower calorie premium wines in the United States, today announced that both its 2020 California Pinot Noir, and its California 2021 Rosé varietals were recently awarded Bronze Medals by TEXSOM.
“On behalf of everyone at Fresh Vine Wine, we are truly humbled to have been chosen for these prestigious awards by the highly regarded judges at TEXSOM,” said Rick Nechio, Interim CEO of Fresh Vine Wine, Inc. “As a new brand, we consider awards such as these as further validation that our wines are achieving the level of quality we aspire to provide our customers.”
According to the TEXSOM Awards Team, “This year’s TEXSOM Awards included 40 judges, 29 TEXSOM Retreat members, 75 production team members, and 2,036 total entries. This year’s Awards was one of the most dynamic in the history of the competition. We truly had the breadth of the beverage world represented.”
TEXSOM Awards arranges award entries by category of beverage, place of origin, and type. Medals are awarded on a merit basis as bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and Judges’ Selection. The Journal of Wine Economics published a paper in which TEXSOM Awards figured prominently for the competition’s ability to differentiate quality and offer judging consistency year-on-year.
At the upcoming conference, August 28-30, 2022, TEXSOM will have sommeliers pouring award-winning products at various events during the conference. Additionally, select medal-winners will be featured on the TEXSOM website and social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Fresh Vine Wine, Inc.
Fresh Vine Wine, Inc. (NYSE American: VINE) is a premier producer of lower carb, lower calorie premium wines in the United States, kicking off a 2022 growth plan following its IPO in mid-December 2021. Fresh Vine Wine’s brand vision is to lead the emerging natural and accessible premium wine category, as health trends continue to accelerate in the US marketplace. The 2020 US wine market was a $69 billion category. Fresh Vine Wine plans to accelerate growth in 2022 by amplifying its marketing, expanding product offerings, and expanding its team. Fresh Vine Wine positions its core brand lineup as an affordable luxury, retailing between $14.99-$22.99. Fresh Vine Wine’s varietals currently include its Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Rosé.
TEXSOM was founded in 2005 as the Texas Sommelier Conference to help promote professional wine service standards, outline paths for further beverage education and certification, and raise public awareness about professional standards and certifications for sommeliers. What began as an opportunity for Texas sommeliers to learn and train evolved into an international event for beverage professionals from all tiers of the industry to network and grow. TEXSOM took over the already successful and well-respected Dallas Morning News Wine Competition and changed the name to TEXSOM International Wine Awards (IWA). Today, TEXSOM Awards has a global quality standard and is recognized as the most selective competition in the United States due to the roster of international judges who participate. TEXSOM fosters relationships, facilitates learning, encourages critical thinking, and advances the industry with a look to the future while embracing deep gratitude for all who have committed time, effort, and resources to the mission, especially for those who first believed in the vision from the beginning. Follow TEXSOM on Twitter @texsomiwa, like us on Facebook – TEXSOM International Wine Awards – and check us out on Instagram @texsomiwa.