Member Memo – Aug. 11, 2015

Beth Costa on Aug 12, 2015

Sept. is CA Wine Month – DUE SATURDAY
Please send us your special offers by Aug. 15th. You can offer anything you’d like, but it needs to be a special offer, not; Come Enjoy The Views and Taste Award Winning Wines. But please sumbit in the format below, so we can just cut and paste the info without having to look up your hours, address etc. Limit text to 60 words.
Winery or Lodging Name
Hours of operation
Special Offer – 60 words max
Some wineries are offering Show your Alaska Airlines Boarding Pass from September for a comp tasting. We will make a whole section in the program for that offer.
We will have an ad in Alaska Airlines Magazine in Sept and a full-page Chron ad Aug.23 in the special CA Wine Month section. The link will be on our home page and we’ll promote via social media.

Food MANAGER and ServSafe…
Learn Something New…we’ve got you covered. We currently have dates booked for all of the classes mentioned above. Download the link for the various sign-up forms. The Food Manager on Sept. 1 is filled, but we have scheduled a second class on Sept. 9th.
Food Manager

Words of Wisdom
Bobby Stuckey, Master Sommelier, was one of our distinguished keynote speakers at this year’s DIRECT Conference. During his presentation, Bobby differentiated between service and hospitality in not just restaurants, but every area of life. His restaurant, Frasca Food and Wine, which earned the James Beard Foundation’s 2013 “Outstanding Wine Program” award, provided his basis for his educational and inspiring speech.
His hospitality practices are recaped below. We hope you enjoy!
How to be a Hospitalian…

MEMBER Section
Just a reminder that if you log into the MEMBER section and look at the lower row of LINKS you will find: Weekly News (our weekly member memo) Marketing Updates (Wagstaff monthly reports) our Member Events (annual event details) Meeting Minutes..all meetings – Exec Board, Events Committee, 40th Committee and our Reference Directory – vendors MEMBERS have recommended.
We will begin sending monthly reminders to all members to UPDATE your page, add your events, new wine releases, lodging specials and “on the road” dates. More updates means more traffic to

Yearly Assessment Due
Due by Aug. 31.
$450 for lodgings, $800 for wineries and $1600 for a co-op tasting room. Download form here:

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