September 3, 2010

Happy California Wine Month!

Well, it is September 3rd so its only appropriate I wish you... HAPPY CALIFORNIA WINE MONTH! And its not like we needed a dedicated day to salute to the 4th largest wine producer in the world, but we're surely not going to turn down the excuse to do so!

The proclamation of September as California Wine Month was signed this past August by none other than California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. This is the sixth consecutive year that California Wine Month will be celebrated in September.

And its truly worth the celebration in all seriousness (not just because I'm a lush) - California makes 90% of American wine and is responsible for $18.5 billion in retail wine sales in the nation!! It also supports 820,000 jobs throughout the US and accounts for an estimated $26 billion in wages, which we all know in today's economy is pretty darn substantial - but hey, we don't get into politics on this blog!

But seriously, use this month as your excuse to pick up a bottle of California wine you've never experienced before, or heck, plan a sponteanous long weekend out West! But if you happen to be in the area, Montery Wine Country, the network of wine lovers and vitners have diligently put together some fun events to support the efforts of the industry and my top pick for anyone
looking is KGO Girls Night Out! Details below:

September 27, 2010
Sofitel Hotel - Redwood Shores, CA
The perfect night out for girlfriends, sisters and co-workers! Join other women for the second annual event full of tastes and treats, music and fun. Not to mention a combination wine and food tasting, information classes and demos