Member Memo – Nov. 3, 2015

Beth Costa on Nov 11, 2015

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Weekly Member Memo – Nov. 3, 2015
Hope You’re Read to Rock and Roll…
Advance sales have now ended with 4200 tickets sold. We have created a wait list, which we will address once we hand out supplies and complete everything else needed for Wednesday morning. We assume we will to sell another 200-300 tickets via the waitlist. We will continue to sell tickets through the office throughout the weekend.
This is the link to the recipes for this year: RECIPES
The link is on, in the Wine & Food Affair section, under RECIPES, be sure to let your customers know all of the recipes are online.
Newest Press for Wine & Food Affair – PLEASE SHARE THESE LINKS
7 x 7 “Drink Here Now” column
Press Democrat roundup of events
Petaluma Wine Blog
NBC Bay Area, Worth the Trip
SF Gate – 10 Reasons to Visit Sonoma Now
Houston Chronicle – 10 Reasons to Visit Sonoma Now
Seattle PI – 10 Reasons to Visit Sonoma Now
Communities Digital News

Nov. 4th from 9:00-4:00 at the Wine Road Office/Warehouse, 498 Moore Lane, Healdsburg
We only have help on WEDNESDAY, please make arrangement for someone from your winery to pick up Wednesday. Please do not arrive early, we will be ready to go at 9:00am.
Winter WINEland
Sign up is now complete. The list of participating wineries has been posted to our website. Wineries have until December 1st to go back in and add their program information. Just use your email confirmation from Eventbrite to log back in to 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.

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 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. This year the Expo will include four educational sessions featuring renowned industry experts who will be presenting on new efficiencies in wine production, vineyard operations, financial forecasting and marketing technology.
Wine Road’s 40th Anniversary
There are still plenty of opportunities for you to be a part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2016.
The sign-up may be downloaded below. We need more auction items for the Ruby Affair in May, we need more wineries to pour at the community festival in July…wineries to have a “selfie frame” out for customers to use and wineries to hide items for the scavenger hunt in August. Come on – Join the fun! Download the sign up form here
When you pick up Wine and Food Affair supplies tomorrow feel free to drop off – auction items for the Ruby Affair or “gifts” for our 40th Birthday packages.
Wine Library Annual Meeting
Thursday Nov. 12, from 6:00-9:00pm at Paradise Ridge Winery
Members $30, Non-Members $45
Speaker: Michele Anna Jordan – DETAILS HERE

Deal of the day – GLASS RACKS
Alexander Valley Vineyards has 7 glass racks ($15 each) which hold 25 glasses each and 6 extenders ($2 each) for those racks – they no longer need them. If you’re interested please contact Kristy at 433-7209 or

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