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Please join us in welcoming the Founding Board of the
Women for WineSense Sacramento Chapter!! 
From left to right we have the following board members: 
Melissa Haines Lavin- Marketing/PR/Social Media, Liz Gonzalez- Treasurer, Colleen Maley- Events Co-Chair, Danielle Philipps- Event Co-Chair,
Maggie Beddow- President, Cassandra Santisteban- Vice President & Membership, Nadeen Ruiz- Secretary
These ladies have done an amazing job. Please join me in congratulating them for all the great work they have done! 
The Rise of Female Sommeliers 

Great article in The Wall Street Journal about the rise of female sommeliers. Kudos to these women for breaking traditional industry stereotypes! 

Click here to check out the article! 


WWS Educational Events 

Across the country, WWS hosts many exciting events during the month of October. To register for any of these events, go to the WWS Events Calendar.

Dallas:Wine of America's Table 

Tuesday, October 13 - 6:00PM 

Join Dallas Women for WineSense Chapter for their annual Wine on America's Table dinner. This year they're blending a bit of old world - French-inspired food - with new world - American wine. Bouchon 1314 is a restaurant and wine shop located in North Oak Cliff, very near the Kessler Theater. It's a new restaurant that is quickly becoming a favorite for both its food and interesting selection of wine. Don't miss this great opportunity!


Finger Lakes: Micro-Membership Drive

Tuesday, October 13 - 6:00PM

Are you still wondering what WWS FLX is all about and have yet to join? This is your opportunity to meet and greet with board members, ask questions and mingle with other great people just like you! We will have great wines to purchase by the glass as well as local cheeses and light fare to nibble on. No fee *this is a membership drive* and for non-members only please!


Rochester:Discovering France-
The Bordeaux Region 

Tuesday, October 13 - 7:00PM 
Bordeaux is one of the most worshiped wine regions in France!  It is located in the southwestern part of the country along the Atlantic coast. Best known for its rich red blends, Bordeaux is also a land of stunning whites, rosés and dessert wines.  We’ll visit the wines of the “Left Bank” and the “Right Bank” and learn what makes the two so unique.  These wines are great for fall weather, and pair wonderfully with autumn flavors. Please join us for our  "Taste of Bordeaux" evening.  We are thrilled to welcome back Holly Howell as our tour guide ~ hope to see you there! Capacity is limited so register now! 


Thursday, October 15 - 5:30PM

A happy hour, no-host, no-fee meet 'n' greet 'n' mingle at Flora Springs - The Room. No event program, no speakers, no set agenda! Just have fun sipping and mingling! Open to WWS members, their friends, guests, associates and your newest best friends (the ones you share this page with), this event is perfect for you if you'd just like to catch a drink after work with your friends at one of Napa Valley's most iconic wineries.


Finger Lakes:Wine at America's Table 

Monday, October 19 - 6:30PM 
Join the Finger Lakes chapter as they host this wonderful event! This event will feature small bites of what you may see at the Thanksgiving table paired with wines from around the region and around the world!


Seattle-Malbec Rising! 

Monday, October 19 - 6:30PM 

The Seattle Chapter of Women for WineSense invites you to Malbec Rising! Malbec in Washington State is a grape on the rise. A mere 700 tons were harvested in 2007, but in 2014, 2200 tons were taken to our state's wineries to be made into Washington Malbec. While Cabernet Sauvignon definitely leads the pack at 42,200 tons, Malbec is the 5th most planted red varietal in our vineyards. Limited, yes, but so worth seeking out. And so worth enjoying - which is what this evening is all about. Dinner will be paired with Malbec, of course! If you want the vegetarian main course option register then email or call (425) 882-1621. 

Sacramento:Chapter Elections Meeting - All Members Invited! 

 Tuesday, October 20 - 6:00PM 

Join us for our election meeting! Women for WineSense Sacramento chapter has officer positions open and waiting to be filled. Officer roles and responsibilities available – contact for more information. Nominees and officers must be a member of the WWS Sacramento chapter. The nomination form and 250-word statement is due on 10/20 by 8 AM. Plan to attend the Board meeting and introduce yourself as a nominee on 10/20 at 6 PM at Julietta Winery, Clarksburg, CA.


Texas Hill Country: Member Meeting

Tuesday, October 20 - 6:30PM 

We have arranged to have a guest speaker at our October meeting. Please mark your calendar for our general membership meeting.Matt Estes, Beverage Director at HEB, will be leading a discussion on French wines from the Rhône Valley. We'll look at the various sub-regions of the valley as well as learn about the grape varietals of the area. Please RSVP by Friday, October 16!  


Sacramento:Wine On Our Family Table

Tuesday, October 27 - 6:00PM 

Join the Sacramento chapter for a "Sunday-type" dinner at the WWS Sacramento chapter's "Wine on Our Family Table!" Bring something from your family's table to ours! It can be a china setting, wine decanter, table decor or maybe your favorite gravy dish! $5 of every ticket goes to a WWS Scholarship Fund. $20 for members; $30 for non-members; $15 for student members *Limited availability & seating. RSVP requested by 10/25 ($5 extra after 10/25)

Just a Kiss: The Single Girls Wine Club
(A Wine Country Romance Series Book 1)
Click here to check out this awesome romance novel about Wine Country written by our very own member Kate Kisset now available on Amazon! Make sure to read the acknowledgement section to find a thank you to Women for WineSense Napa/Sonoma Chapter! Congratulations Kate!!

Grand Event Chat with Jeff Davis On The Wine Road & Tracy Lynne Parker Grand Event Director
Don't forget to check out Tracy Lynne Parker and Jeff Davis of On The Wine Road discuss the fabulous details of the Women for WineSense GRAND EVENT! We hope to see you there! Click here to check out the show! 


Why Join Women for WineSense?

  • 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


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