Traveling Vineyard Wines Awarded Eight Medals

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Ipswich, MA, February 28, 2014 -- The results are in and eight wines from The Traveling Vineyard portfolio have been awarded an array of gold, silver and bronze medals by The Beverage Institute.

The Chicago- based Beverage Instituteís annual sampling netted two golds, four silvers and two bronze wins for The Traveling Vineyard, affirming our belief that value and quality donít have to be mutually exclusive. Each winning wine is priced at $24.99 or less.

Using a specifically designed tasting space, The Beverage Instituteís panel of expert judges score only 30 wines per tasting to ensure fresh palates and fair assessments. Our winning wines include everything from a Lodi Syrah to a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. Experts praised the "exceptional" 2012 Tria Lodi Syrah ($17.99) as a "best buy" for its "supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, tangy, nicely meaty finish."

The Tria 2011 Private Reserve Pinot Noir ($24.99) won praise, and a silver medal, for its "black raspberry flavors are explosive, followed by lingonberry, vanilla, mincemeat pie and dark garden soil."

The other gold medal went to our 12 Heist, Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($24.99). Tasters love the aromas of "chocolate nuts, currants, deep fried pickle, and peppery spices with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a creamy, mocha, cedar and sour cherry accented finish with fine tannins."