01 Heard About the Miracle Machine? There is NO Life Without Water—Wine-to-Water Non-profit – Philip James
Ok, hands up: it doesn’t exist. The Miracle Machine has generated enormous interest around the globe. Watch this video to find out about a real miracle… Wine To Water™ is a non-profit aid organization focused on providing clean water to people in need around the world. Today, nearly 800 million people in the world today lack access to adequate water and 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. We are devoted to fighting this epidemic. Wine symbolizes fortune in our society. Our goal is to give the fortunate population an opportunity to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves. Philip James, Entrepreneur, is Chairman of CustomVine and former founding CEO of Lot 18 and Snooth.
02 Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa, Appoints 4th Winemaker since 1978, Continuing the Ongoing Story – Renee Ary
Renee Ary became the fourth winemaker in the four-decade history of Duckhorn Vineyards in 2014. Her promotion came after 11 years as an integral member of the winemaking team-including roles as assistant and associate winemaker. Renee spent years working alongside her predecessors, honing her craft, refining her gifted palate and mastering the Duckhorn Vineyards style. Today, with an approach that balances artistry, science and a deep respect for the viticultural side of winemaking, Renee guides the entire Duckhorn Vineyards portfolio, crafting wines that offer structure and sophistication, as well as a deep and purposeful sense of place.
03 Cultivating Roots at Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend April 11 – 13 in San Luis Obispo County – Kris Beal
Cultivate your roots and join the 8th Annual Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend in San Luis Obispo County, California, April 11-13, where you can get the low down on your favorite award-winning wines and get the dirt on favorite local producers. On Friday, there is an exclusive Farm-to-Fork event at one of the region’s historic vineyard properties. Saturday’s Main Event in Paso Robles, California will celebrate the roots of Central Coast local food and wine scene, and Sunday you can “Wine Down” with a few more intimate events. Kris Beal is Executive Director of Vineyard Team, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable winegrowing since 1994.
04 Second Annual Wine Dine and Music Cruise With The Kendall Jackson Family of Wines – Tracy Michaels
The Wine, Dine and Music all-inclusive cruise is sailing again this October 25-30, 2014 on the Norwegian Cruise Line, Pearl where it becomes the Northern California Wine Country, complete with an award winning chef, gourmet meals and wine pairings, cooking demonstrations and a side order of good old fashioned Rock and Roll. Enjoy KJ Chef Tracey Shepos Cenami do her magic in the onboard demo culinary kitchen, and Kendall Jackson’s sommeliers enhance your knowledge of many varietals of wine. Depart from Miami, with stops at Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas and Nassau. Tracy Michaels, CTC, co-owner of Flying Dutchmen Travel, Santa Rosa, is an expert in full-ship charters and theme cruises.