September 15, 2020  

Message On Our Home Page

Please click on the photo and read the list. Do YOU need to be added or removed? This seems to be a moving target, we need you to keep us in the loop when you open. We share this with visitor centers, tourism, press etc.



Virtual Wine & Food Affair 

Nov. 7-8, 2020.
Customers will order mixed cases of wine from Each case will have one bottle, from 12 different wineries. 
Wines will ship prior to the event weekend. CA only.
On the event weekend, we will have a combination of live streaming and pre-recorded videos on YouTube, so customers can taste along with winemakers throughout the weekend.

Annual assessments are past due. If you need the forms, they can be downloaded here: Wineries   Lodgings

This week I will shoot an email to any member that has not yet renewed. Please let me know if you do not plan to renew so I do not continue to reach out.

Add to our "Happening Now" calendar

Please log onto with your email & password, then upload specials, virtual tastings, shipping offers or something different!  DETAILS HERE

Revised Wine Road Tasting Pass

Please let us know if you would like to be included in our revised "Tasting Pass". We hope to have it online by Oct. 1st - we need to hear from you by Sept. 25th.
Tasting Pass DETAILS are HERE  - email to sign up.

Our Sept. Newsletter

We send out a consumer newsletter the 1st Thursday of every month, to approx. 50,000 subscribers.
The Sept. newsletter had an open rate of 17.57% - see the report below.
In September these were the top links:
We're Open - 205 clicks
Blog- 2nd Generation - 207 clicks
Wine Road Lodgings - 180 clicks

Info on certified labs for grape testing...

Ray Marsili
Marsili Consulting Group
Rockford College

Starr Science Bldg., Rm. 120
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 289-0303
(Able to run free and bound forms of smoke related phenols.  Estimated turnaround: 2 weeks).

3450 Broad Street
Suite 101
San Luis Obispo, CA
(Currently only able to provide guaiacol and 4-methylguaiacol tests on post-primary fermentation samples. Tastry recommends micro-fermentations be conducted according to the AWRI protocol, and samples should be provided sealed and headspace-free in 375ml or 650ml containers, although 50ml is acceptable.  Estimated turnaround: 48 hours).

Thank you to all of our partners, we apprecate their support during these trying times.
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