Monday, August 7, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle Uncorks New Interactive Wine Website, "The Press"

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2017 -- The San Francisco Chronicle, Northern California's largest newspaper, today announces the debut of The Press, an online, interactive guide to the best of California Wine Country.

Building on The Chronicle's decades-long coverage of the wine industry, The Press will allow users to find the best wineries and tasting rooms to visit, plan a day or weeklong trip, and learn more about the beautiful vineyards that make California Wine Country so famed – all via an online portal. It will feature reviews of wineries and tasting rooms, plus guides to Wine Country restaurants, hotels, events, and more from The Chronicle experts' audiences have come to know and trust, including Wine Critic Esther Mobley, Food Editor Paolo Lucchesi, and Restaurant Critic Michael Bauer. The Press is mobile-friendly and easy-to-use, allowing for users to plan their dream Wine Country trip from home or on the road.

"With The Press, wine lovers get recommendations and insight from Esther Mobley, one of the top wine journalists in the country, along with her crew of writers," said Kitty Morgan, Assistant Managing editor for Lifestyle for The Chronicle. "They've visited hundreds of the region's wineries, checked out the tasting rooms and sampled the wines. With this information, those wine lovers can then plan a trip that meets their budgets, time frame and interests. The Press is wine journalism made totally user-friendly."

Beginning on Sunday, August 6th, oenophiles can access The Press via directly at

About The San Francisco Chronicle
The San Francisco Chronicle ( is the largest newspaper in Northern California and the second largest on the West Coast. Acquired by Hearst Corporation in 2000, The San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 by Charles and Michael de Young and has been awarded six Pulitzer Prizes for journalistic excellence. With name-brand voices and a keen editorial eye, the Chronicle is an authority that still surprises. Follow us on Twitter @SFChronicle.

About Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation ( is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union; hundreds of magazines around the world, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, ELLE and O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 television stations, which reach a combined 18 percent of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, HISTORY and ESPN; significant holdings in automotive, electronic and medical/pharmaceutical business information companies; a 50 percent stake in global ratings agency Fitch Group; internet and marketing services businesses; television production; newspaper features distribution; and real estate. Follow us on Twitter @HearstCorp.

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