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Restaurateur Michael Gyetvan to speak at Women for WineSense’s Roundtable Meeting...

Restaurateur Michael Gyetvan, owner of Azzurro Pizzeria, Norman Rose Tavern and the recently opened Atlas Social in Napa, will lead a discussion of the...

Afternoon Brief, February 18

A team of researchers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Spain's Forest Research Center have proposed that certain wine flavors can be imparted by a special yeast, potentially saving winemakers barrels of money in savings...

Women for WineSense Raises More Than $10,000 in Scholarships in 2014

The Napa|Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense (WWS) raised $10,707 in 2014 through their fundraising efforts for their scholarship programs at Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College, Napa Valley College and U.C. Davis. Funds are awarded to students in the wine business or enology/viticulture degree programs at each of these schools annually.

Afternoon Brief, February 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Single vineyards will define Napa’s future The Napa Valley will increasingly be defined less by broader appellations and more by...

Women for WineSense unveils Women in Wine panelists

Sonoma, California | February 16, 2015: The Napa | Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense (WWS) unveiled the winners of their “Women in Wine”...

Afternoon Brief, February 5

FDA Sees No Safety Issues with Agglomerated Corks: Yesterday Wine Industry Insight (WII) published a story regarding the health safety of the adhesive used in some agglomerate cork. Today the FDA responded...

Women for WineSense offers Volunteer Meeting at Gloria Ferrer

The Napa | Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense (WWS) will host a free Volunteer Orientation Meeting at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards on Thursday, February 19th, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., for those wishing to volunteer for the non-profit organization that provides scholarships annually at U.C. Davis, Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College to students in wine studies degree programs.

Afternoon Brief, January 21

Breakout Year Ahead for U.S. Fine Wine Business: Silicon Valley Bank, a leading provider of commercial banking services to the innovation sector and the wine industry, released its Annual State of the Wine Industry Report in a live broadcast from the SVB TV studio today...

Women for WineSense Winemaking Roundtable hosts Virginie Boone of Wine Enthusiast...

The Napa | Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense’s (WWS) Winemaking Roundtable will host Wine Enthusiast Magazine Napa and Sonoma contributing editor Virginie Boone speaking at California's oldest continuously family-owned winery, Gundlach Bundschu.

Women for WineSense launches Volunteer Corps program

The Napa | Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense (WWS) has put out a call for volunteers. The founding chapter of the national organization has been organizing and hosting business, networking and wine tasting events monthly with fewer than a dozen volunteer directors doing the leg work for more than 300 chapter members for many years. The newly launched WWS Volunteer Corps (http://wwsnapasonoma.com/volunteer/) provides needed infrastructure and support for the fast-growing organization.

Afternoon Brief, January 5

Shoppers should take care when buying wine in clear glass bottles, says Wotwine, after 35% of wines in clear glass out of the 6,000 wines it sampled in the last two years exhibited signs of damage from light...

Women for WineSense launches contest for Women in Wine event

The Napa | Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense (WWS) has launched a contest to select the speakers at their annual “Women in Wine” event, which will be held on March 5, 2015, at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center in Napa at 6 p.m. For the past seven years, the discussion panelists have been chosen by the chapter’s board of directors. This year the panelists will be chosen by popular vote in order to encourage greater member and fan engagement.

Women for WineSense Napa | Sonoma unveils 2015 calendar of events

Sonoma, California | December 22, 2014: The Napa | Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense (WWS) unveiled its 2015 calendar of events at Raymond...

Afternoon Brief, December 5

Wine M&A pace may slow in 2015: After a relatively active string of sales of California vineyard, winery and brands in the past few years, the thirst for new deals likely will subside in the new year, thanks to back-to-back bumper crops and increasingly attractive alternatives in the Pacific Northwest...

Women for WineSense Winemaking Roundtable will present Harvest Wrap Up &...

NAPA, CALIFORNIA | DECEMBER 3, 2014: The Napa | Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense’s (WWS) Winemaking Roundtable will hold its Harvest Wrap Up...