Wine & Country Wins Pinnacle Award and Additional Honors

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (March 2020) – Wine & Country, a brand of Ivy Life & Style Media, a publishing company located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is excited to announce, on behalf of Lane Press, their Wine & Country Life and Wine & Country Weddings magazines have won numerous awards each in varying categories. 

Book Seven of Wine & Country Life received the Pinnacle Award in the 2019 Printing Industries of New England (PINE) Awards. In the Gold Ink competition, Volume 3 of Wine & Country Weddings (Fall/Winter 2017) received the 2018 Pewter Award and Book Seven of Wine & Country Life received the 2019 and 2020 Bronze Plaques. Additionally, in the Premier Print competition, Volume 3 of Wine & Country Weddings received the 2018 Silver Award of Recognition and Wine & Country Life’s Book Seven received the 2019 Bronze Certificate of Merit.

“It is our wonderful partners at Lane Press who help bring our pages to life with their expertise and press skill. The quality of the paper and ink lay are critical to Wine & Country’s success as a luxury brand,” says Co-Publisher  and Creative Director, Robin L. Bethke. “We couldn’t be happier with the exceptional quality of the product and the professional team at Lane. They are always a pleasure to work with, and we’re proud to celebrate these awards with them.”

Wine & Country received PINE’s Pinnacle award in the Magazines, Fashion/Pop Culture category. This award honors the superior submission in a category. Additionally, PINE’s Awards of Excellence evaluate the printing, graphics and detail in New England publications.

In the Specialty Magazines, Web and the Consumer Magazines categories, Wine & Country also won Gold Ink Awards. In this category, publishing experts critically judge each entry based on printing quality, while paying attention to font, format, manufacturing standards and overall quality. Gold Ink reviews thousands of entries internationally and selects only the finest submissions.

Lastly, the Premier Print Awards honored the magazine in the Magazines, Cover: Sheetfed; Interior: Web and the Fashion/Popular Magazines categories. This competition honors superior print publications, focusing on color, layout and style choices.

Wine & Country Life celebrates the modern farm-to-table life of Virginia’s Tasting Country. We invite readers who are staying in more than ever to cozy up and savor both our print and online stories about Virginia’s vineyards, craft beverages, culinary artisans, equestrian life, entertaining, the arts scene and more. Wine & Country Weddings is an annual special edition and a uniquely curated book for creating the elegant country wedding in Virginia. With exquisite imagery of our romantic landscape and an exclusive look into the world of our talented wedding artisans and vendors, each of the perfect-bound copies of this lovely book receives the highest attention to detail. 

From the stunning photography and the inspiring designs, to the artfully refined uncoated paper choice and special distribution methods, Wine & Country embodies beauty and luxury, bringing together the best of print, social media and aesthetic.

From Ivy Life & Style Media, publishers of Wine & Country Life, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Virginia wine country; Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a bi-monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide, a daytrip book and an annual Directory of Family & Home Services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a bi-annual guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards and the University of Virginia, as well as a relocation handbook. Coming soon! The Wine & Country Table, a cookbook celebrating vibrant foods, drinks, farmers and makers of Virginia, is being created to help raise funds for Fresh Match, a program of SNAP food stamps that helps to create more food equity. At Ivy Life & Style Media, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.