You may have missed the press release. Nestlted right in there somewhere between the one about Sacramento declaring “Don’t step on a bee day” and “Skip and go Naked day” and “Cherry Pit Spitting Contest Day” I just received notice that our state legislature has finally dedicated 30 entire days ( let me see now, is that right? ’30 days hath Sept… yep) to the contributions of our state’s wine industry.
You see, our industry deserves an entire 30 days of celebration. And here’s why – our state’s debt would be considerably deeper were it not for wine industry contributions! They include over $18 Billion (with a B) in revenue, 20 million tourists annually (many of which have discovered this great iPhone app for touring Napa!), 330,000+ jobs, and countless numbers of bewitched dreamers who fall in love with and over our state’s wines every night.
Yeah, yeah, what’s in it for us? Lots, actually, if you have some free time this month. There are dozens and dozens of events taking place in September to celebrate California Wine Month. If you’re in the state of CA and have a few hours free, you’re likely just a short drive away from SOME sort of wine event – find the complete event listing here – and check back often, updates are being posted as the word gets out. (BTW, I had to scroll down to find the listing – seems to be a formatting glitch, at least on Google Chrome)
Here’s hoping you can find time to get out there and enjoy one of California’s great wine producing areas. And should you need help in planning your visit, here’s a highly affordable ($26) wall map of California wineries that is the best I’ve found – it’s published by the fine folks at DeLongs, who are painstaking in their detail. I love these guys as well as their products.
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And if your schedule just doesn’t allow you to enjoy an event in California wine country, the least I can do is make it easier for you to enjoy some California wine. Here’s a link to a 15% discount on most of the CA wines I have in stock (selected wines are not eligible)