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Q&A With Director of Winemaking Manveer Sandhu

Get to know Manveer Sandhu, our Director of Winemaking! We sat down with Manveer back in 2020 to ask him some questions, and we're sharing that interview with you now: You have a degree in neurobiology. Why were you drawn to winemaking? Had you ever considered an alternate career path in the sciences? When I first studied at UC Davis, I was a...

2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionThe SFCWC wine judging took place January 2021. Winners were announced on March 8, 2021. Rack & Riddle is pleased to announce that our premium sparkling wines earned 7 top medals in the following categories: GOLD Rack & RIdle California Brut SILVER Rack & Riddle Sonoma County Blanc de Noirs...

Rack & Riddle’s Director of Winemaking Takes Home 2020 NBBJ Sparkling Winemaker Award

NBBJ Honors Manveer Sandhu at 8th Annual Wine, Spirits and Beer Industry AwardsHealdsburg, Calif. (December 17, 2020) — North Bay Business Journal (NBBJ) virtually hosted its 8th annual Wine, Spirits and Beer Industry Awards on December 8, 2020. Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services is honored to announce that its Director of Winemaking, Manveer...

Beards and Bubbles Bountiful at Harvest Time

"Fear the Beard" Contest 2020Grapes weren't the only thing growing to maturity for 202o's harvest. Rack & Riddle's now annual "Fear the Beard" contest among staff provided some brawny fun among the men on the team. The contest commenced on August 7 (ending October 28) when seven fearless —and beardless — men took on the challenge to...

Rising Stars of Rack & Riddle Featured in Store Brands Magazine

Store Brands, the trade magazine with its finger on the pulse of the Private Label industry, has recognized two Rack & Riddle employees as "Rising Stars" in the Private Brands sector for a feature in the July/August 2020 issue. In the article, "RISING STARS IN PRIVATE LABEL 2020," (pp. 32-42) Manveer Sandhu, Director of Winemaking, and...

Rack & Riddle Wins Gold at the 2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Our North Coast Sparkling Rosé won Gold — 91pts at the 8th Annual Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge held July 14-15, 2020. Entries were from Northern California AVAs, including Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, Marin and parts of Solano County. Only wines rating 90+ points are awarded gold medals. Thank you, Press Democrat and judges! We're...

Rack & Riddle Wins Gold at 2020 International Women’s Wine Competition

We have recently earned Gold and 94pts for our North Coast Brut at the 2020 International Women’s Wine Compeition (IWWC). The professional judging took place June 9-10, 2020. This year, over 1,000 wines were entered into the annual competition that was expertly judged by the wine industry’s leading professional women (though open to men and women...

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