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WWS presents James Conaway signing "Nose"

Women for WineSense ~ Napa | Sonoma Chapter

Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

WWS presents James Conaway signing "Nose"

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WWS Student Member   more info Ended $20.00 $0.00
Scholarship Fund Donation
Funds are awarded annually to students in wine business degree programs at UC Davis, Sonoma State, Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa JC.

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WWS Presents James Conaway signing Nose

Join us for an intimate conversation

and book signing with best-selling author,

James Conaway,

at Ram's Gate Winery

in Sonoma

on Thursday, June 27th,

from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

EVENT PROGRAMRam's Gate Winery Interior photo

~ 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. ~

Check-in, wine and hors d'oeuvres reception

Purchase copies of "Nose" onsite from Readers Books


~ 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. ~

An intimate conversation with the author,

led by writer Paul Franson

~ 7:15 - 8 p.m. ~

Book signing and Raffle Winners announced



James Conaway, photo by Peter MenzelRead Women for WineSense's blog interview with the author here and an excerpt from "Nose" on our blog here.

James Conaway’s love affair with wine took off as a wine columnist for the Washington Post. He has since authored three novels, including the recently released “Nose.”

He is also the author of nine books of non-fiction, including the best-selling, “Napa: The Story of an American Eden,” and its sequel, “The Far Side of Eden: Old Land, New Money and the Battle for Napa Valley,” which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year and described in the New York Times Book Review as "an important story, emblematic of our time."

He is a regular contributor to Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, and Food & Wine magazines. He will also be the keynote speaker at the upcoming 13th Annual Wine Bloggers’ Conference in early June.


As always our raffle items' proceeds go to our scholarship fund. This event's items include:

Donated by Readers Books

Lot # 1 ~ James Conaway's "Nose"

Lot #2 ~ James Conaway titles: "Nose," "Napa" and "The Far Side of Eden"

Lot #3 ~ 1-2 book store gift certificates

Other raffle items will be on hand for bidding and winning. Alternatively, there are many ways you can contribute to our scholarship fund to help deserving students meet their wine and viticultural education goals with us:

  • Make a cash donation when you purchase your ticket here on Eventbrite.
  • Purchase Raffle Tickets for some fine goodies.
  • Donate an item to be featured at the auction, from gift certificates to dinners for two or a massage. Perhaps you'd like to contribute a special bottle of wine or a vineyard tour...


Not a WWS Member? Join or find out more at our event. Questions about membership and its benefits? Contact Membership Director, Ellen Reich Luchtel, for assistance. So join now and save $$ on future events!

This event has limited seating. We hope to see you there!


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Alcohol will be served at this event. No one under 21 will be served.

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When & Where

Ram's Gate Winery
28700 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476

Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Women for WineSense ~ Napa | Sonoma Chapter

Founded in 1990 by some of the top women in the wine industry, Women for WineSense offers wine education and networking opportunities for wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.

Our events, held in beautiful wine country locations, provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere for men and women to enjoy learning about new wines and food pairings, as well as making new friends and acquaintenances.

Women for WineSense is a not-for-profit organization 501(c)6 formed in 1990 as a way to promote women working in the wine industry. WWS is committed to being the premiere wine organization offering outstanding education programs, member benefits, and networking opportunities to industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. The Napa/Sonoma Chapter currently has more than 325 members of which approximately 70% are professionals in the wine industry. For information about becoming a member, please email our Membership Director, Ellen Reich Luchtel.


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2013-06-05 11:32:51

Pre-Order "Nose" from Readers' Books!

You may pre-order your copy of James Conaway's "Nose" from Readers' Books before the 6/27 event at Ram's Gate Winery. Simply place your order and pick it up at the event.

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Readers' Books
130 E. Napa St.
Sonoma, CA 95476
Tel: 707-939-1779
Fax: 707-939-8013
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