01 Celebrate Wine Tourism Day in North America May 11th, 2013 – Allan Wright
Wine Tourism Day is an industry effort designed to promote the idea of visiting local vineyards and to reinforce the economic impact wine tourism has on so many local communities. Consumers can search the Wine Tourism Day website to find events in their area and to sign up to win one of five free weekends for two in five wine areas throughout North America. Wineries, hotels, restaurants, and other wine tourism businesses across North America are offering special events to the public on this day to celebrate the importance (and fun) of wine tourism. Events differ and can range from wine pairing dinners to music events to structured tastings. If you are a winery or other wine-associated business that would like to host an event for Wine Tourism Day on May 11th, learn more on the Host an Event page for complete details. Help spread the word! Wine Tourism Day is the e-child of Allan Wright, Organizer of the Wine Tourism Conference and Wine Bloggers Conference.
02 Delve Into Burgundy With Insight of Burgundy Expert, Bourgogne Master-Level Study & Certificate Program Online – Don Kinnan
Don Kinnan, Certified Wine Educator and Burgundy expert is the lead-instructor for the re-launch of French Wine Society’s on-demand online format giving students even greater flexibility with their studies. This is, in scope and design, the most comprehensive wine study program on Burgundy bar none. This program package includes: Preparatory reading assignments, online study modules and review quiz; Seventeen recorded lectures by lead instructor, Don Kinnan, CWE; Supplemental recorded lectures by Allen Meadows, Becky Wasserman, Eric Hemer MS, Jay Youmans MW and Karen McNeil; A copy ofCelebrate Wine Tourism Day in North America May 11th, 2013 - Allan Wright