NewsTrust, an online social news network in Mill Valley, will receive a grant of $100,000 from Omidyar Network to expand its platform, test five new programs and form new partnerships. NewsTrust helps people find and share good journalism online.


Napa-based Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines Co., as a sponsor of the Elton John Aids Foundation, provided Sterling Vineyards wines for the EJAF gala dinner and Academy Awards Viewing Party for the fourth consecutive year. Sterling Vineyards 2006 SVR and Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley 2008 sauvignon blanc were poured at the event.

The Nova Wine Co. in Napa signed a multi-year, national sales and marketing agreement for the Marilyn Wine program with International Vines Inc. The agreement strengthens Marilyn Wines’ 24 years of success as collectible wines.

Napa-based Sutter Home Winery’s Build a Better Burger Contest and Cook-Off marks the 20th anniversary of the nationwide, in-store marketing promotion and recipe contest.  In celebration Sutter Home is launching the 2010 program with a 20th anniversary cookbook, consumer social media and a $100,000 prize for America’s Best Burger.

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