Vino In My Dino
November 30, 2017 15:54
Earlier this year I wrote a press release and it included the following proclamation which encapsulated our year-long celebration of our 90th Anniversary: “Kicking off the year’s festivities was a January wine dinner in Illinois, followed by a Valentine’s Dinner; special participation in Wine Road’s Barrel Tasting (March), Sonoma County Vintners Barrel Auction, & Passport to Dry Creek Valley (April), marking the 90th anniversary on July 22 with a trade and media event, a Wine Club Commemoration on August 12, Taste of Sonoma in September, Sip and Savor Club Dinner on October 14 (which was cancelled due to the Sonoma County firestorm) and river cruises in May and November. In between, members of the Pedroncelli family will be working their way through 90 cities as they market wines and host dinners across the U. S. and beyond, all with a special attention given to their 90-year history and glimpses of what’s to come in the next 90.
Here are all 90 cities covered-and beyond (note: two of our trips were cancelled due to the hurricane in Texas and then the firestorms in wine country): Julie: DeKalb, Chicago, Geyserville (-really a town but it counts), San Francisco, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Windsor, Napa, Sacramento, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Burien, Colombia City, Charlotte, Blakeney, Davidson, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Boston (including Newton, Fitchberg, Holliston, Franklin), Manhattan, Eugene, Portland, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Ashland, Medford, Truckee, Saratoga Springs, Manhattan (2nd visit), Brooklyn, Washington DC, Bethesda, Julie & Ed:London, Budapest, Vienna, Weissenkirchen, Melk, Linz, Salzburg, Passau, Vilshofen and Sedona (52). Ed: Denver, Arvada, Evergreen, Boulder, Centennial, Littleton, Lakewood, Conifer, St. Louis, Columbia, Washington DC, Alexandria, Potomac, Annapolis, Wilmington, Atlanta, Kansas City (KS), Lenexa, Lawrence, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale. (21) Mitch: Jackson, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, St. Louis, Columbia, Chesterfield, Jefferson City, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston. (10) Richard: Cape May, Cherry Hill, Clifton, Garfield, Hackensack, Ho Ho Kus, Jersey City, Montclair, Seacaucus and Marmora (10).
The Grand Total of 93 cities! We won't be resting on our laurels. Now onto the next 90 years and cities. Cheers with a splash of Zinfandel in my Dino.