Bubbles, Brix and Buzz III
Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)
Join us for Bubbles, Brix and Buzz III
February 6th at Gloria Ferrer Vineyards & Caves.
5:30 - 6 pm Event Check-in
6-8:30 pm Appetizers, Announcements, Awards,
and guest speaker Eva Bertran of Gloria Ferrer
Join us for one of the most popular social events of the year! Say hello to old friends and make some new ones. Hear the buzz as we announce all our 2014 plans for the Napa|Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense. We want to see all members at this fun, not-to-be-missed event!
Most importantly, we'd like you to bring your friends and co-workers! Network with other professionals in the wine and hospitality industries, while sipping bubbles and enjoying life in wine country. This event sold out last year, so buy your tickets early!
For the 3rd year in a row this event will be held at Gloria Ferrer Vineyards and Caves. We’ll be tasting award-winning Gloria Ferrer wines NV Blanc de Noirs 2005 Royal Cuvée and 2008 José S. Ferrer Pinot Noir. Come hear about how sparkling wine is made and about the Ferrers long history in winemaking. (Gloria Ferrer will also be extending a special, one night only discount to attendees on wine purchases on the night of the event.)
Award-winning Park Avenue Catering will prepare scrumptious bites to accompany the bubbles! We are excited to taste their creations!
~ Guest Speaker ~
Our special guest speaker at BBBIII will be Gloria Ferrer's Vice President of Marketing (and fellow woman in wine), Eva Bertran. Having left her native Spain in 1986 — where her own family was in the wine business — she is a member of the original team that launched Gloria Ferrer, and continues to oversee the winery as devotedly as if it were her own family business.
Bertran holds a master’s degree in international management from Spain’s top business school, Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas University (ESADE). Armed with this education, she has lent her astute intelligence and dynamic energy to every job she undertakes. She is instrumental in fostering the Catalonian traditions through every facet of Gloria Ferrer, infusing the company culture with her own casual elegance, quick wit, and enthusiasm. [Read more...]
~ WWS Roundtables ~
Would you love to get to know other members of WWS a whole lot better? You can! Join one of the Napa|Sonoma chapter's roundtables to build stronger relationships with your peers and connect with others working in the wine industry. We'll have several representatives from each of our professional roundtables who can explain the benefits and topics covered by each of our 10 roundtables. Best of all, there's no additional cost to joining a professional roundtable (or two, or three!). The only requirement is to be a Professional member of Women for WineSense. Watch the video below (created by member Lisa Gottfried, of Video in a Minute), to learn about the benefits.
~ Raffle and Silent Auction Bidding ~
With your help, Women for WineSense raised over $10,000 in scholarship funds last year for grateful students enrolled in wine/viticulture studies at U.C. Davis, Sonoma State University, Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa Junior College!
This year we'd like to surpass the total 2013 funds raised to award other deserving students with scholarships at these schools. Funds are raised throughout the year at our events via raffle tickets, donations from wine industry suppliers and individuals.
There are many ways you can contribute to help deserving students meet their wine and viticultural education goals with us:
All proceeds go to our Scholarship Fund.
Space is limited for this event. (We've SOLD OUT in past years.)
Please register early to ensure availability.
Registration deadline: Noon on 1/29!
Tickets go up to $49 at the door if you miss the registration deadline!
We hope to see you there! Cheers!
Many thanks to our sponsors! in addition to our host Gloria Ferrer, we would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donation and support of Women for WineSense!
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please review our many sponsorship options and learn more on our website, wwsnapasonoma.com
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Alcohol will be served at this event. No one under 21 will be served.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available in Gloria Ferrer's lot.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Communications@WWSNapaSonoma.com -- If you don't hear from us within a few hours, we're likely consulting to get an answer to your question! Please be patient.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
You may switch your registration to another member or guest. You may open your order on Eventbrite from the confirmation emailed to you to edit the name information. (And if this is unavailable, please send us an email of the changes.)
Can I update my registration information?
Yes. Follow the instructions on your confirmation email on the steps to do so.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It does make things go faster when you do!
What is the refund policy?
Women for WineSense has a no-refund policy. However, we maintain a waitlist for tickets to our events. In the event you cannot attend and there are interested parties on the waitlist who purchase a ticket, we will refund your ticket purchase.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Follow the instructions from EventBrite's confirmation email. You can return to edit the name on display for the registration.
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 300 members of which approximately 80% are professionals in the wine industry. For information about becoming a member, please email our Membership Director, Ellen Reich Luchtel.
Auction and Raffle items!
Bid on these and many more exciting lots at Gloria Ferrer February 6th. Check back frequently for updates.
1. Lunch with Eva Bertran of Gloria Ferrer
2. Mixed basket of wine, donated by WWS Board Members
3. Cork Purse from Cortizza, valued at $225
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