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Wine Country Women of Napa Valley Panel Discussion and Reception to Be Held at CIA at Copia


Sunday, September 24, 2017

(Napa, CA) August 31, 2017—Wine Country Women, LLC, announces a special event for the release of its new book, Wine Country Women of Napa Valley. The event will take place at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia and will feature a panel discussion with Gina Gallo, Hilary Newsom, Lusine Hartunian, Shannon Kuleto, and Irma Robinson, followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Guests can meet the author, Michelle Mandro, founder and president of Wine Country Women, and more than 30 other women mentioned in the book. The CIA at Copia will host the reception, serving small bites and wine pairings inspired by recipes from the book. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale throughout the event.

Event Details

DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2017
TIME: 4 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
PRICE: $35
TICKETS: Eventbrite Link
500 First Street
Napa, CA 94559

About the Book

Wine Country Women of Napa Valley is the first of what will be a series of books from Wine Country Women, LLC. The next in line to be published will be on the women of Sonoma County.

Wine Country Women of Napa Valley is a compilation of family recipes, traditions, and stories from more than 60 Napa Valley women who have infused the region with their leadership, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit. Their stories offer an intimate glimpse into the families behind the vineyards, restaurants, and businesses that define California’s historic wine country. Recipes and full-color photographs embrace the bold and lively spirit of Napa Valley. Each woman featured explains her recipe’s significance and history and offers a tailored wine pairing from a Napa Valley vineyard.

Wine Country Women of Napa Valley includes contributions from some of the valley’s most prominent women and oldest families, including Gina Gallo of E&J Gallo Winery, Hilary Newsom of The PlumpJack Group, Violet Grgich of Grgich Hills Estate, Reagan Rombauer of Rombauer Vineyards, Carissa Mondavi of Continuum Estate, Genevieve Janssens of Robert Mondavi Vineyards, and Shannon Staglin of Staglin Family Vineyards, among many others.

About the Author

Michelle Mandro is the founder and president of Wine Country Women. She has been in the wine industry for over a decade, working for numerous wineries and serving as the executive director of the American Institute of Wine & Food, a national association started by Robert Mondavi and Julia Childs. She has also worked in broadcast journalism at the CBS and NBC affiliates in Louisville, Kentucky.

About Wine Country Women, LLC

Wine Country Women LLC is a woman-owned luxury lifestyle entertainment brand. It focuses on women from noteworthy wine regions around the world, offering a snapshot of their lives, some of their favorite recipes, and recommended pairings.

About CIA at Copia and The Culinary Institute of America

Presented by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the CIA at Copia, is the ultimate Napa Valley destination for exploring, experiencing, and enjoying the world of food and wine. The CIA at Copia officially opened in early 2017 with a variety of consumer-facing programs. In one convenient location in downtown Napa, guests can experience daily cooking and beverage classes, wine tastings, a lifestyle store, full-service bar and restaurant, art collections, and private and community events. Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; and executive education through its Food Business School. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry, and its worldwide network of 49,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit ciaatcopia.com and ciachef.edu.

Wine Country Women of Napa Valley
by Michelle Mandro (author), Dona Kopol Bonick (photographer), Amanda Harlan (foreword)
Publication date: October 24, 2017
Publisher: Cameron + Company
Pages: 324
Price: $55 USD
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN (print): 978-1944903183



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