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SIP Certified Wines at bellagreen Pair Perfectly with the Spring Seasonal Menu

March 26, 2019

What is not to love about fresh food paired with sustainable wines? bellagreen debuts their spring seasonal menu - which looks amazing - and they always keep an extensive selection of SIP Certified wines on the menu. Check out what is on offer: Texas’ Greenest Restaurant features the flavors of spring with a new seasonal menu, available for a limited time Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Spring is in the air and bellagreen™ is celebrating by launching a new seasonal menu to inspire beautiful, memorable moments for guests. The American bistro believes every meal is a chance... [Read more...]


SIP Certified Wine Reviews on YouTube w/ James Melendez

March 26, 2019

Our Media Samples Program continues to generate positive publicity and 90+ point scores for our participating brands. James Melendez, AKA James The Wine Guy, recently reviewed 14 SIP Certified wines for his YouTube channel. The videos are terrific. Below is a link to the SIP Certified section of James' YouTube channel with all 14 reviews. Here are the wines & scores:  McIntyre l'Homme Qui Ris Sparkling NV 92 Points Talley Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir '15 92 Points Tangent Edna Valley Albariño '16 91 Points Fossil Point Pinot Noir Edna Valley '16 91 Points Santa Barbara... [Read more...]


5/14 SIP Smart Seminar | Niner Wine Estates

March 22, 2019

May 14, 2019 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (lunch provided) Niner Wine Estates | 2400 Highway 46 West | Paso Robles, CA An event dedicated to sustainability: what it means to be SIP Certified and how to share your part in taking care of the people and the planet with customers. We are bringing together experts to share the latest: What is SIP Certified? Sustainable, Organic, Biodynamic Winegrowing Fact or Fiction Predators, Prey, & Pests - Zoo to You The Front Lines of Education: Vineyard Walk & Tasting Strength in Sustainability: New Branding Plan... [Read more...]


SIP Certified Tips: Chapters 1 (Vineyard) & 7 (Vineyard & Winery)

March 1, 2019

Work on the below chapters this month to prepare for your inspection scheduled between June 1 through July 15, 2019 to achieve SIP Certified. 1: Conservation & Enhancement of Biological Diversity 7: Pollution & Waste Login to the database to read each specific Standard as you implement and document them. Unless noted otherwise in the Standards, documentation should reflect practices from Dec. 1, 2018 to June/July 2019. Get the Year at-a –Glance Calendar What to Document Find your inspection type Full (Cycle 1) = complete all Standards documentation and onsite inspection Documentation (Cycle 2 or... [Read more...]


SIP Certified Tips: Chapter 2 (Vineyard), 10 & 12 (Vineyard & Winery)

February 1, 2019

Work on the below chapters this month to prepare for your inspection scheduled between June 1 through July 15, 2019 to achieve SIP Certified. 2: Vineyard Acquisition, Establishment, & Management 10: Grape Sourcing & Fruit Quality 12: Continuing Education Login to the database to read each specific Standard as you implement and document them. Unless noted otherwise in the Standards, documentation should reflect practices from Dec. 1, 2018 to June/July 2019. Get the Year at-a –Glance Calendar What to Document Find your inspection type Full (Cycle 1) = complete all Standards documentation and onsite inspection... [Read more...]


James Melendez Reviews 2016 Center of Effort Edna Valley Pinot Noir | 92 Points

January 28, 2019

Our media samples are more popular than ever and the reviews are excellent. Here is a review from James The Wine Guy – James Melendez on the 2016 Center of Effort Edna Valley Pinot Noir. [Read more...]


James Melendez Reviews McIntyre l’Homme Qui Ris Sparkling NW | 92 Points

January 28, 2019

Our media samples are more popular than ever and the reviews are excellent. Here is a review from James The Wine Guy – James Melendez on the McIntyre l'Homme Qui Ris Sparkling NW . [Read more...]


James Melendez Reviews 2016 Riverbench SMV Chardonnay | 92 Points

January 28, 2019

Our media samples are more popular than ever and the reviews are excellent. Here is a review from James The Wine Guy – James Melendez on the 2016 Riverbench SMV Chardonnay. [Read more...]


James Melendez Reviews 2015 Talley Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir | 93 Points

January 28, 2019

Our media samples are more popular than ever and the reviews are excellent. Here is a review from James The Wine Guy – James Melendez on the 2015 Talley Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir.   [Read more...]


James Melendez Reviews 2016 Tangent Edna Valley Albariño | 91 Points

January 28, 2019

Our media samples are more popular than ever and the reviews are excellent. Here is a review from James The Wine Guy – James Melendez on the 2016 Tangent Edna Valley Albariño. [Read more...]