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Bubbles, Brix and Buzz II
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)
Back by popular demand!
Last year Bubbles, Brix and Buzz SOLD OUT at Gloria Ferrer.
We expect to repeat the success of this fabulous networking event this February 20th.
~ 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Event Checkin ~
With bubbles in hand, hobnob with the wittiest, brightest, cleverest and funniest in the world―your fellow members of Women for WineSense! Come network and create some buzz with the friends you haven’t seen in months (or perhaps since our last event). Hear the buzz as we announce all our 2013 plans for the Napa|Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense. We'd truly like to see all our members there at this fun event.
Most importantly, we'd like you to bring your friends so everyone can make new friends! Please forward this invitation to your non-member friends. (When you become a member, you can save up to $80 on event tickets annually, in addition to receiving other member benefits. Join now and save $$ on future events!) Exchange business cards with other colleagues in the wine and hospitality industries. To learn a bit more about our host, take a look at this WWS blog post about Gloria Ferrer from last year's event.
~ The Wines ~
We’ll be tasting award-winning Gloria Ferrer wines exclusively, beginning with their Sonoma Brut followed by the 2004 Royal Cuvée and 2007 José S. Ferrer Pinot Noir. Come hear a bit 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.)
~ Guest Speaker ~
Our special guest speaker at BBBII 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 situated at tables throughout the Gloria Ferrer grand tasting room to 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. Read about a typical roundtable meeting here on our blog, or watch the video below (created by member Lisa Gottfried, of Video in a Minute), to learn about the benefits.
~ Raffle and Silent Auction Bidding ~
Women for WineSense awarded $5,000 in scholarship funds last year to four 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 2012 funds raised to award another four 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.
Silent Auction will close by 6:45 p.m. at the event.
Space is limited. (We SOLD OUT last year.)
Please register early to ensure availability.
Registration deadline: 9pm on 2/17!
Tickets go up to $45 at the door if you miss the registration deadline!
We hope to see you there! Cheers!
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?
WWSCommunications@comcast.net -- 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 350 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.
Have you heard of WWS' Expert Sessions? Watch the video and read the description to learn more about these great educational and career-enhancement opportunities. We'll have more at Bubbles, Brix and Buzz II about these next week! (And meet Geni there too!)
Wondering what the buzz is all about before you buy tickets? Just check out this short video from last year's Bubbles, Brix and Buzz.
We're going global at Gloria Ferrer! If you can't attend in person, buy a bottle of bubbly to enjoy privately with friends. Join us for a virtual wine tasting and tweetchat. Details on our blog!
Use WWBBB13 to get 20% off online orders at www.GloriaFerrer.com on 2/20 ONLY!
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