San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Presented by Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County (WLASC)
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In addition to specially selected wines as well as appetizers catered by Park Avenue Catering, enjoy a Silent Auction of rare library wines, an exhibit of Sonoma County Wine Library curiosities, music by local swing/dixie band Heard These Cats, and much more!
Tickets: $45 each/$80 per couple or $40 each/$70 per couple for WLASC Members
The Sonoma County Wine Library began as the dream of Millie Howie (1922–2011), who founded the Sonoma County Wine Library 25 years ago. After a pioneering career in San Francisco broadcasting, she became one of the first public relations professionals in the North Coast wine industry. She helped found the Russian River Wine Road (now known as The Wine Road), out of which came the impetus for the Sonoma County Wine Library. She worked tirelessly to make the Wine Library a reality. Millie was a columnist for the Healdsburg Tribune for over 30 years, wrote for dozens of wine and other publications, edited and published her own magazine, and authored several books. Join us as we celebrate Millie’s dream and the hard work of wine experts, wine producers, and wine enthusiasts over the past 25 years to create a permanent resource and archive for wine-related ephemera.
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The Sonoma County Wine Library is a special service and collection of the Sonoma County Library. The Wine Library collection comprises 5,000 books on wine and related subjects, subscriptions and back files to over 80 wine-related periodicals.
Wine Librarian Jon Haupt and the Healdsburg Library staff assist with enological and viticultural research. The Wine Library serves as a business and technical library for the Sonoma County wine industry—an industry which, in turn, assists with funding the library. In addition, the library preserves and protects our legacy by functioning as an archive of the history of wine in Sonoma County and beyond.
The Sonoma County Wine Library is dedicated to the science and technology of growing grapes and making wine, the business and economics of the wine industry, the history of wine worldwide, and the history of wine in Sonoma County.