Weekly Member Memo – Nov. 24, 2015
HELP – Calling All Wine Road LODGINGS
We will be kicking off a social media campaign in late Nov. & Dec. featuring your holiday decorations, so we’ll need high resolution photos. If you don’t have holiday decor, but you have some beautiful shots of your lobby with a fire going, or a toasty firepit for guests to sit around outside – something “wintery” we’ll use that. We will be posting one a day on various platforms to encourage visiting NOW or booking your room for Winter WINEland. Send photos to: Mysty Stewart our social media manager

Winter WINEland
Tickets sold: 800 for the event and 25 for the breakfasts. Goal 5000 for event and 80 for the 2 breakfasts (40 each location). Wineries now have until December 1st to go back in and add their program information. Use your email confirmation from Eventbrite to log back onto your page. Reimbursement is up to $500 toward, food, supplies, decorations, rentals. The REQUIRED pre-event meeting will be Jan.6th, location to be determined. Check-in 8:30am, meeting 9:00am. We will be handing out $250 checks that day to all participating wineries to motivate you to decorate. After the event, checks will be sent if you have a balance due from the $500 total reimbursment. Remember, customers are able to vote for the best Winter Decor…that trophy could have your name on it this year!
Wine & Food Affair
Please submit your catering receipts by Dec. 7th for your reimbursement – that is the deadline. We will be creating a Pinterest Board with YOUR recipes from Wine & Food Affair, but we need a food photo to go with each recipe. Send us a photo of your food from the event and we’ll get it posted ASAP.

TICK TOCK… Register Now
For the 4th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo Trade Show & Conference (WIN Expo) held on December 3rd at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Wine Road members register online at www.wineindustryexpo.com and use promo code WROAD2015 to receive FREE access to the trade show floor. The WIN Expo (@WINexpo) will offer attendees access to nearly 300 of the industry’s best suppliers and service professionals showcasing their latest products & services and a full day of valuable networking opportunities.
For Wine Road this is a new event, but this will be the 4th Annual VinDiego, wine tasting event in San Diego, April 1 & 2, 2016. It is a fundraiser for their local food bank. We’d love to see some Wine Road members head down and create a Destination Wine Road section. It would be great to see 10 or more members attend. They are offering a discounted table cost of $275 instead of their normal $475. PLUS Wine Road will help by reimbursing you $200 after you register. Click for the registration

Tomorrow my mom will be 95…just had to put that in writing, because that’s so amazing to me! She still loves bubbles, so we will be toasting tonight.