There may come a day when it will be beneficial to you or those around you to consider how to pair wine with orchids. Now you can prepare yourselves.
From today, February 21st through Sunday, February 24, 2013, The San Francisco Orchid Society will be conducting the Pacific Orchid Exposition at the Fort Mason Center as a fundraiser for the Conservatory of Flowers (Golden Gate Park) and the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture.
At the Raymond Vineyards and Winery, a jewel in the crown of the Boisset Family Estates, the company practices its' core values every day as they work toward converting more of their vineyards toward biodynamics. Several months ago, I had the pleasure of a long afternoon chat with Jean-Charles Boisset, the president of the company. He made it clear that their commitment to making wine biodynamically is the strongest pillar in their philosophical structure and an unassailable strategic principle.
Cheers Saint Helena is a marriage made in heaven for the merchants, entertainers, restaurants, and winemakers meeting first Fridays throughout the growing season from 6 to 8 p.m.
On May 14, 2011 Raymond Winery briefed a contingent of the wine press on transformations taking place throughout the Boisset Family Estates. Approaching the visitors' center, a Daliesque landscape offers clues to the innovative programs which lay in wait ahead.
On July 13, 2010, a (Google) group primarily consisting of Social CRM Pioneers (which was organized by Jeremiah Owyang and Ray Wang), had their first global meetup in New York City, Washington DC, and Santa Clara via Cisco Telepresence Centers. This particular event was produced by Tatyana Kanzaveli, who has worked wonders for SCRM and other business topics in "meetup" formats. Esteban Kolsky moderated the panel discussion.
A late spring sip up at Bourassa Vineyards brought together about 50 winemakers, hospitality directors, tasting room managers, tour operators, restaurant, and lodging professionals to discuss the state of packaging and collaborative marketing. This seasonal group of monthly workshops, called "Cheers to Taste" is exciting, convivial, and educational. We also drink appreciatively a fair pouring of each other's fine craft in the process.