A new Lecture Series has been introduced by Women for WineSense. This is a new addition to the Napa | Sonoma WWS suite of member benefits.
- Are you an expert in the wine industry?
- Do you have unique knowledge?
- Would you like to teach others something they need to know?
- Share your passion
- Engage your community
- Inspire others to succeed
Women for WineSense Members
If you’re not a member yet, please consider the group, if you see yourself in any of the profiles below:
- You have a passion for wine and WWS has great fun-filled wine education programs
- You connect with others who share your passion for wine and the wine industry
- You receive member discounts on all Women for WineSense events
- You receive member discounts from wineries and local merchants
- You become part of our roots in the wine industry, which run very deep
This is an especially important group for those who have just entered the wine business. It was perhaps the first group that I joined, when I started my wine career in 1993. It was welcoming and some of the initial relationships still exist today for me.
New to wine? What are you waiting for?
A seasoned pro? You have so much to offer, if you can make time for this lecture series.
From Press Release
Chapter President, Christine L. Mueller, explained, “For years we’ve heard presenters speak at our events and thought, ‘If only we could hear about that one topic for another hour or two!’” She continued, “At last we’re able to bring this dream to fruition with this new series of events, allowing our members and guests to showcase their expertise in a highly specific area of the wine world. It could be a career development seminar on leadership, or a tasting and olfactory class, learning to identify specific aromas.” She outlined that the Lecture Series’ topics could range the history and breadth of knowledge among its members and the wine community at large. “We already have one ‘master class’ on Bordeaux scheduled for late summer, given by an expert educator from the region. But most importantly, we’d like to share our members’ and guests’ expertise with the local wine community. I am always amazed at the knowledge and expertise among our members, and to be able to tap into that—and share it with the community—is a part of our mission.”
Professional Development Director, Susan Kornblatt Idell, explained the chapter’s strategy: “The Lecture Series allows members to delve deeply into a single wine-oriented topic. In the past, I’ve heard members say they wished we had the time to go into ‘XYZ’ topic much further, whether or not it’s been at a big event or at one of our 40-plus roundtable meetings throughout the year.” She continued, “Our move in this direction began two years ago when we added our Tasting Series, with each event focused upon a single topic. Our most recent event in that series, ‘Wines of the Loire Valley,’ overflowed with attendees to the point we turned away a few last minute guests. Now we can take it further and showcase member and industry expertise. If you have unique knowledge, from tasting to finance or career development (and much more), you should apply.”
Ms. Mueller mapped out the overall strategy: “Our objective is to make membership in the chapter much more valuable to our members by offering greater participation opportunities, which began with our highly successful Volunteer Corps earlier this year. These activities will strengthen relationships and contribute to achieving the chapter’s goals of providing career development tools and wine education.”