Cornerstone Communications to Represent the Fladgate Partnership

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The Fladgate Partnership, owners of three historic and highly regarded port houses, Taylor Fladgate, Croft and Fonseca, announce the appointment of Cornerstone Communications as public relations counsel for the United States.

The Fladgate Partnership, owners of three historic and highly regarded port houses, Taylor Fladgate, Croft and Fonseca, announce the appointment of Cornerstone Communications as public relations counsel for the United States. Cornerstone Communications will launch a public relations initiative to increase trade and consumer awareness of the traditions, quality and distinctive styles each of these houses and educate about vintage and non-vintage port styles.

The Fladgate Partnership US campaign kicks off June 6th with the ‘Decade of Declared Vintage Port’ tour showcasing the 2000, 2003, 2007 and recently declared 2009 vintages from all three houses. Hosted by David Guimaraens, head winemaker and technical director, the tasting tour will make stops in Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago and San Francisco.

Guimaraens remarked on the upcoming tour, “No Port house has ever declared four vintages in a decade. We’re thrilled to have recently declared the 2009 Vintage and to be able to introduce it to the US with a tour of all declared vintages from this past decade. These unique tastings offer an in depth opportunity to deepen understanding and appreciation of vintage port.”

For tour and event details please email 2009VintageDeclaration(at)gmail(dot)com. More information on the 2009 vintage from Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft is available at http://www.2009vintagereport.com. The Fladgate Partnership ports are imported by Kobrand Corporation, more information can be found at http://www.fladgatepartnership.com.

Cornerstone Communications is a New York-based public relations and marketing agency. Cornerstone offers wine, spirits, food and lifestyle clients a range of services from creative and strategic counsel to media & trade relations, special events and social media programming. Visit http://www.cornerstonepr.com for more information.

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