Member Memo – July 28, 2015

Beth Costa on Jul 28, 2015

We’re gearing up for CA Wine Month
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. Maybe vineyard tours every Wednesday in September, Barrel Samples every Tuesday afternoon, a shipping discount for the month, a buy one get one free tasting – your call! 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.

Staff Change
As most of you know, Anne has left the building…she’s moving to Paris to continue her studies in Creative Writing. July 17th was her last day, so her email no longer works.

Food MANAGER or ServSafe and a new Sensory Wine Tasting Experience…
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 TiPs Class is filled. The Sensory tasting is filled in Aug, but we have slots open in Sept & Oct. The FOOD MANAGER class is hard to come by and we will not offer it again until spring, so don’t wait if you need this training.
Food Manager
Sensory Tasting

40th Ruby Anniversary
Details about our year long celebration were mailed out a few weeks ago and distributed at the Member Dinner/Meeting, the sign up forms are rolling in every day! If you have questions about any of the events being planned just give us a call 433-4335.
Download form with event outline
Download sign-up form.

Yearly Assessment – they were in the mail June 24 – due anytime between now and Aug. 31. $450 for lodgings, $800 for wineries and $1600 for a co-op tasting room. Download form here:

Used Barrels Needed
Art of Oak
Right now, we need 30 barrels for our Art of Oak program (we have 10 already).
I know there are some wineies out there that would love to dump off 8-10 used barrels at our warehouse – so give us a call and let’s make it happen!
40 artists will turn those barrels into works of art, which will then be auction off (for a yet to be determined non-profit). Maybe your winery or lodging would like to sponsor or buy a finished barrel – let me

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