News and notes from the world of wine.
Gallo Family Vineyards teamed up with Meals on Wheels Association of America to raise money for the hungry. Between now and the end of the year, for every Gallo wine cork sent back to Gallo, $5 will be donated to Meals On Wheels. The goal is to raise $25,000 by December 31. www.everycorkcounts.com
A New Zealand wine, Mobius Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, has become the first in the world to display carbon emissions per glass, adapted for each export market.
Rich Tomko was named CEO of Snooth Media, the largest wine Web site.
Ten sommeliers passed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced Exam, the last step before Master Sommelier designation: Yuchi Angie An of Alexander’s Steakhouse (Cupertino, CA), Jason Castle of Merriman’s Restaurants Hawaii (Lahaina, HI), Ted Glennon of Hotel del Coronado (San Diego, CA), David Kristiansen of Pebble Beach Company (Pacific Grove, CA), Vilma Mazaite of The Little Nell (Aspen, CO), Lisa Redwine of The Shores Restaurant (La Jolla, CA), Kevin Reilly of Cyrus Restaurant (Santa Rosa, CA), Frank Seidl of Trinity Fine Wines (Littleton, CO), Roxanne Shafee-Moghadam of The Breakers (West Palm Beach, FL) and Mark Warren of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (Biloxi, MS).