SOURCE: 360 Global Wine Company

April 10, 2007 13:26 ET

360 Global Wine Company and Viansa Winery & Italian Marketplace Win Gold Medal at the 17th Annual Jerry D. Mead New World International Wine Competition

SONOMA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 -- 360 Global Wine Company (OTCBB: TSIX) and the Viansa Winery & Italian Marketplace, announced today that its 2004 "Athena" Dolcetto was awarded a Gold Medal at Jerry Mead's 2007 New World International Wine Competition.

Viansa's 2004 "Athena" Dolcetto with 100% Dolcetto grapes, a varietal native to northern Italy, is a fruity delight and a friendly spring and summer wine with notes of raspberry, strawberry and sweet cherry. This wine has an inviting high fruity-ness and low tannin, with a soft and supple mouth-feel, making it ideal for early consumption. This is a remarkably food friendly wine as well as a good "bridge wine" for those just learning to appreciate red wines or even white wine aficionados. We recommend chilling "Athena" slightly before serving for added enjoyment.

The 2007 competition took place on March 18th and 19th at the Hilton Ontario Airport in Ontario, CA, where over 2,100 wines were judged. The competition is open to all varietals, generic and proprietary wines grown in those regions and made from traditional grapes or other fruits and/or berries.

All wines were judged by price category, ranging from inexpensive through moderate to premium or super-premium prices. Each wine is judged against others of its type and also against its price peers. Consumers are informed as to best wines in each price category. All judges are qualified professionals and wines were judged "double-blind," that is, the judges not only do not know the identity of the wines they are tasting, neither do they have a list of entered wines, which might enable them to guess the wines' identities.

About the Jerry D. Mead New World International Wine Competition

Jerry D. Mead's New World International Wine Competition was established in 1990. Mr. Mead was a well known and syndicated wine columnist, publisher, and consultant. He was also founder of the world's largest California-only wine competition, the Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition. It was his desire to establish a wine competition that, for the first time in America and perhaps the world, pit the best wines from each price class against each other, resulting in a Best of Variety award. Further he wished to offer Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals for excellence, and also sponsored trophies to recognize "Best of Class" and "Best of Show."

The Competition is open to wines produced anywhere in the "New World," including all of North America, Central America, and South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and all varietals, generic and proprietary wines grown in those regions and made from traditional grapes or other fruits and/or berries.

About 360 Global Wine Company

360 Global Wine Company is a California-based, diversified business positioned to take a leading role in the $25 billion wine industry. Management has and is acquiring premier wine estates, and has developed a distribution network covering the US, and committed resources to a dynamic brand-building campaign. In 2006, the Company actively expanded and leveraged its retail operations to create a wholesale operation designed to effectively serve the fine wine wants and needs of top restaurants and national retail/liquor outlets.

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Contact Information

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    Stanley Wunderlich
    CEO
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