360 Global Wine Company and Viansa Winery & Italian Marketplace Win Gold Medal at the 16th Annual Jerry D. Mead International Wine Competition

Napa, California, UNITED STATES


SONOMA, Calif., April 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- 360 Global Wine Company (OTCBB:TSIX) and the Viansa Winery & Italian Marketplace, announce today that its 2002 "Samuele" Cabernet Franc was awarded a Gold Medal and chosen as "Best in its Class" at the 16th Annual 2006 Jerry D. Mead's New World International Wine Competition.

Viansa's 2002 "Samuele" Cabernet Franc exudes aromas of violets and luscious flavors of juniper and blueberry. A distinctive blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, aged for a total of twenty-six months in oak barrels, the 2002 "Samuele" Cabernet Franc is a rich elegant wine with beautifully balanced tannins and acids. In addition, Viansa also took home a Silver Medal for its NV "Athena" Dolcetto, one of its most popular wines. "Athena" with a delicious blend of three Italian varietals -- Dolcetto, Muscat and Sangiovese, offers tantalizing flavors of raspberry and cranberry.

About the Jerry D. Mead New World Wine Competition

The Jerry D. Mead New World Wine Competition (www.nwiwc) was established in 1990 to ultimately serve wine consumers worldwide in selecting the best wines for their enjoyment. His desire was to have the first competition in America, and perhaps the world, to pit the best wines from each price class against each other to determine an overall best of variety or type. The competition was 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. Wines were judged "double-blind" with the judges not knowing the identity of the wines they were tasting nor were they provided with a list of entered wines, preventing them from guessing the wines' identities. Each wine was judged against others of its type and also against its price peers.

About 360 Global Wine Company and Viansa

360 Global Wine Company was founded in the fall of 2002. The company's mission is to produce and deliver premium wine, gourmet food and exquisite events focusing on the authentic wine country lifestyle.

360 Global Wine Company (www.360wines.com), based in Sonoma, California sells wines and wine-related products through direct sales channels and independent distributors to grocery stores, wine shops, and restaurants. 360 Global's holdings include the Viansa Winery & Italian Marketplace and the Kirkland Ranch Winery. Viansa Winery & Italian Marketplace (www.viansa.com), the 2006 Winner of "The Best Wine Country Experience in Napa and Sonoma Valleys," is a destination winery at the entrance to the Sonoma Valley Wine Country created as a way to share a love of good food, wine and Italian heritage with visitors from around the world.

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