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La Bodega Wines Win Big at NY Competition

DFW AIRPORT, Texas (April 22, 2008) -- La Bodega Winery, located at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Terminal A, Gate 15 and Terminal D, Gate 14, was a triple winner at the 8th Annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, held March 29-30, in upstate New York, bringing one silver and two bronze medals back to Texas.

La Bodega Private Reserve Merlot 2004 -- 78% Texas Merlot -- 25% Cabernet Sauvignon placed with a Silver medal. The powerhouse Merlot with bold, jammy flavors, pairs perfectly with lamb, game or Texas rib eye.

La Bodega Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 – 78% Texas Cabernet Sauvignon – 22% Merlot and La Bodega Private Reserve Chardonnay 2005, both took home a Bronze. La Bodega Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005’s black currant, cassis, leather and black cherry provides a depth of flavor and a long finishing taste. La Bodega Private Reserve Chardonnay 2005 is a crisp fruit with a hint of oak. This Chardonnay pairs beautifully with seafood, poultry and smooth jazz.

In related news, La Bodega Private Reserve Chardonnay 2005 also took home a bonze medal in the White Wine category at the 2008 National Women’s Wine Competition.

La Bodega Winery is owned by Gina Puente-Brancato, president and CEO of Puente-Brancato Enterprises. Puente-Brancato also owns La Buena Vida Vineyards in Grapevine’s historic district.

Contact: Jane Cohen, InterStar PR, 817.332.6522, jc@interstargroup.com