Awards & Acclaim for Bee d’Vine Honey Wine

January 6, 2020

The San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco's leading daily newspaper.
December 19, 2019

Napa Valley Register

The Napa Valley Register - the leading daily newspaper of the Napa Valley - hails the accomplishment of the first and only California winery to have a standalone tasting bar/room in the Ferry Building. Read the article here.
March 1, 2019

Food & Wine Magazine, Tastemaker Issue

Ayele Solomon was chosen by Food & Wine Magazine - circulation 1 million - from a global field as one of the "31 Makers We Love" and thereby officially a "Tastemaker"! All of the Makers were introduced with the following choice words: "True Craftsmanship is something you recognize as you experience it."
December 1, 2018

Global Traveler

Global Traveler, "The source for luxury business travelers" and it's readers love Bee d'Vine - this is their second article on us, thank you GT!
September 20, 2018


We're among the great wines of the world offered to airline passengers. Read about Bee d'Vine in the September 2018 issue of PAX magazine (pgs 42 & 73).
September 1, 2018


Bee d'vine featured in the - Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Sept/Oct 2018 magazine (pg 64).
March 27, 2018

Palm Beach Illustrated

"Saving the World, One Beehive At A Time".
September 1, 2017

What's Out Addis

Bee d'Vine makes a splash in Addis Ababa's go-to monthly to find out what's new and happening in town [zoom screen or right-click and download to read].
July 1, 2017

OnBoard Magazine

Another article in a leading flight onboard magazine! Read about the onboard service fit (for Cruise, Rail, or Airline) and the ecological and rural development origins of Bee d'Vine...offset carbon footprint of your travel while you drink! Also, there's a link to our Kickstarter campaign - please find on page 47.
March 26, 2017


Bee d'Vine winemaker writes the guest wine column in the leading flight onboard magazine. The article describes the unique fit for onboard service that eco-friendly, tannin-free, and universal beverage that Bee d'Vine represents - please find on page 74.
October 20, 2016

PBS Television San Francisco

Watch Leslie Sbrocco recommend our book and wine at the 17:25 point on KQED's restaurant review show (the San Francisco Bay Area's PBS station).
September 7, 2016

All the Swirl

"Manna from Heavens: Honey Wine, Culture, &......." an article by a group of San Francisco based beverage enthusiasts. Read more
January 12, 2016

The Wine Enthusiast Features Bee d'Vine

"America’s Mead Renaissance." The 800,000 monthly readers of The Enthusiast are introduced to, or reacquainted with, honey wine.
August 1, 2015

“Modern Meads,” Article in Tasting Panel, the National Beverage Trade Magazine.

Winemaker, Ayele Solomon, interviewed and Bee d'Vine eloquently described (see page 16).
May 1, 2015

“A Golden Idea,” Featured in Selamta, the Inflight Magazine of Ethiopian Airlines.

The feature article can be read on-board the oldest and one of the largest airlines in Africa during the month of May, or anytime online.
April 3, 2015

“Honey Wine Creates a Buzz,” Feature Article in the Pleasanton Weekly.

Founder and wine are featured in the leading East Bay weekly in Pleasanton, California. Read it here.
March 20, 2015

Review by Jacquée T in the Romantic's Perspective blog.

The beverage that coined the term "honeymoon" was made for this unique blog dedicated to the cupid in all of us. "Both wines stand well alone for a repose — perhaps while reading 'The Celebrated Story of Honey Wine' — or delicately accompany fruits or chocolate." Read the Romantic review.
February 13, 2015

Our local, celebrity wine judge, Leslie Sbrocco recommends Bee d'Vine for Valentines Day!

"Want a unique wine that is sure to intrigue? Go for this liquid gold, which smells of nuts and honey but is dry and crisp on the finish. Boutique producer Bee d'Vine crafts both dry and sweet versions that will leave you smiling." Visit Leslie's blog.
February 1, 2015

Global Traveler magazine, “Sweets to the Sweet” features Bee d'Vine.

"Dessert Wines add a Finishing Touch to Any Meal." Note, "Sweets to the Sweet," the line from Hamlet, is also a chapter title in our book.
January 20, 2015

Demi Sec reviewed in The Wine Buzz.

Subtle honey, orange blossom and Concord grape aroma; delicately sweet and lush, light and delicious with a pleasant honey finish.
December 18, 2014

“What the Heck do Hobbits Drink, Anyway?” post by Ray Isle, Wine Editor at Food & Wine Magazine.

“My experience is that most mead is revolting, regardless of whether hobbits like it. One exception is Bee d’Vine Demi-Sec Honey Wine.” Read Blog/Review
December 10, 2014

One of eight brands chosen for Sustainable Brands holiday gift guide.

"Give a Gift, Save the World: The Sustainable Brands 2014 Holiday Gift Guide."
December 5, 2014

Napa Valley Register feature story.

The leading newspaper in Napa spotlights wine, book, and brand inspiration.
Read Article
November 21, 2014

Wine Industry Insights. Daily News Fetch, Review by Lewis Perdue.

"An astonishing taste like nothing else. Made from orange blossom honey. Soft orange and honey flavors balanced by some solid acids to keep this refreshing and light, not heavy or cloying. I'm a big Rhone red lover, but found this really enjoyable. "
July 15, 2014
June 10, 2014

The Meadist (blog)

“Bee D’Vine – Changing lives through mead”
Read Article
May 23, 2014

Mesob Across America (blog)

“Bee d’Vine call itself honey wine, not t’ej.”
Read Article
May 6, 2014

Breakthroughs, the U.C. Berkeley College of Natural Resources Magazine.

Founder profiled in the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources alumni magazine.
Read Article
November 9, 2013

American Wine Society National Conference 2013. Sandusky, Ohio

Founder presented The Celebrated Story of Honey Wine and conducted a barrel tasting; the first public tasting of the maiden cuvée.