Press Release Submissions

Vineyard & Winery Management magazine is happy to accept press releases, however we only accept them electronically. To submit your press release for our consideration, please follow these guidelines:

  • Insert the text within your email message field and email it to pressrelease@vwmmedia.com (no attachments, please).
  • We should have all material for the next issue by the 15th of the month, two months in advance of the issue (i.e. November 15 for January/February issue, etc.)
  • Calendar items must be for events targeting an industry audience, not consumers.
  • Any photos should be attached in a resolution of at least 300 dpi, in JPEG, TIFF, EPS or PDF formats, and the text must have a photo caption referenced. Few press releases for wine awards are printed; top state awards are exceptions.

We reserve the right to edit for space and content and cannot guarantee that submissions made prior to the deadline will run due to space constraints.

Editor-in-Chief, Julie Fadda Powers

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julieJulie Fadda Powers has more than 25 years of experience in the magazine and publishing industry as both an editor and writer. Since 2005, she’s specialized in wine and food writing. Today, she oversees a staff of contributing writers who are specialists in their fields and help keep her abreast of the latest and most important news affecting the wine industry. When not at the editor’s desk, she often attends industry events of all types so she can discover what’s most important to the magazine’s readers and ensure lively, engaging content each issue. Prior to her position at VWM, she served as editor of NorthBay biz magazine, a regional business-to-business publication also based in Santa Rosa, for more than 10 years. Julie graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in fine art. She moved to Sonoma County in 2000 and lives in Santa Rosa, Calif., with her husband and two sons.

Retail & Restaurant Columnist, Tim Teichgraeber

timTim Teichgraeber cut his teeth in retail wine sales and has been writing about wine for two decades. He’s contributed hundreds of articles to publications like the San Francisco Chronicle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Decanter, The Wine News and Craftsmanship magazine. He also works as an entertainment lawyer in Oakland, Calif.

Back-Page Columnist, Tyler Colman

tylerTyler Colman is a wine educator and author. He has taught wine classes at NYU for more than a decade and is the author of the Dr. Vino blog and “Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink” (University of California Press).

Columns Editor, Gary Werner

garyGary Werner is a wine industry journalist and communications consultant based in Seattle, Wash. Previously, he was communications director for the Washington State Wine Commission. He also has served as fine wine editor for Wine & Spirit (UK) magazine, as well as senior wine and drinks editor for the non-fiction division of Penguin Books in London.

Northwest Correspondent, Sean P. Sullivan

seanSean P. Sullivan is a contributing editor for Wine Enthusiast and is also the founder of Washington Wine Report, an online publication dedicated to the wines and wineries of the Pacific Northwest. Sullivan also writes regularly for Seattle Metropolitan and Washington Tasting Room. He lives in Seattle, Wash. You can reach him at wawinereport@gmail.com, and Twitter or Facebook.

Eastern Correspondent, Marguerite Thomas

margueriteMarguerite Thomas is a Baltimore-based journalist and photographer who contributes wine-related articles to several national and international publications and writes a regular food and wine pairing feature for Wine Review Online. She is the author of the books “Wineries of the Eastern States” and “Visiting East Coast Wineries.”

Contributing Writer, Cindy Nelson

Bio coming soon.

Lee Hodo

Lee Hodo, principal of Four Tier Connect consulting services, is a 30-year veteran in marketing and promotion of a distinguished list of wine and destination brands. You can reach her at Lee_hodo@att.net or www.fourtierconnect.com.

Doug Frost

Doug Frost is a Kansas City author who is one of only four people in the world to have achieved the remarkable distinctions of Master Sommelier and Master of Wine. He has written three books, is the global wine and spirits consultant for United Airlines and writes about wine and spirits for many publications. Frost is the director of the Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition, the Mid-American Wine Competition, the Washington Cup Spirits Competition, the host of the Emmy Award winning PBS-TV show FermentNation, and is a founding partner of Beverage Alcohol Resource, an educational and consulting company. You can reach him on Facebook @DougFrostMSMW and on Twitter @winedogboy.