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Make the Right Choice

On May 4th, 2015, a young mother and her 14-month-old daughter died and their loved ones, family and friends, as well as the local community and many beyond are now suffering from this senseless tragedy. A tragedy, that in hindsight should never have occurred, and could have been prevented, if, somewhere in this chain of events, a right choice had been made. 

Please don’t drink and drive. This plea has been repeated countless times. And yet, many times the right choice is not made and awful tragedies ensue, leaving lives scarred forever more.  DWI

Balancing personal responsibility while providing fail-safe measures to assist people whose better judgment has been impaired by intoxication and who nonetheless proceed to make decisions that most likely will imperil themselves and others, obliges all of us to explore new ways to prevent such tragic results. An ounce of Prevention

In writing this difficult article, I can hear the voice of my grandmother saying: “ An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This might be an old adage, but it nonetheless wisely invites all of us to consider “fail-safes” and search for novel ways to prevent the “Crash.” 

One solution is to plan ahead: Before attendees purchase their wine-event tickets, or at the event itself, attendees might be provided lists of transportation services that specialize in providing safe and sober transportation services. 

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Wine Events to Talk About and Attend (March 13, 2015)


Last weekend hundreds of wine lovers attended Fenestra Winery’s Chocolate and Cabernet event. Fenestra Winery is located in the Livermore Valley, which is an easy 45 minute drive from most Bay Area locations. fenestra picnic2015Fenestra winery was founded in 1976, and has helped lead the renaissance of the boutique winery explosion in this nearby wine region. In fact when Fenestra was established,  there were only five Livermore Valley wineries and now some 39 years later there are over fifty wineries. Yes, the Livermore Valley has again become how it was once known during the turn of the century: a premier wine country destination. 

Many of the attendees spent the entire afternoon sipping and tasting over 20 different wine offerings while sampling various small savory and sweet chocolate dishes. If you have not visited the Livermore Valley, you may want to plan a weekend or two to rediscover California’s original wine country. Make sure to visit Fenestra Winery when you do and if you like to picnic then Fenestra winery offers a relaxed and beautiful family-friendly environment. 

This Sunday “get your chocolate on” at the SF Chocolate Salon at Fort Mason Pavilion. chocolatesalonThe event is from 10 am to 6 pm and featuresyou guessed it! chocolate, and an assortment of fine wines. So give yourselves a treat by spending a part of your Sunday day off at the Ninth Annual San Francisco Chocolate Salon. 

Need a pick me up after a long day of work this coming Monday? Well make plans to attend the amazing IPOB (In Search of Balance) wine event to be held at the beautiful Metreon Complex in San Francisco. Thirty-three amazing wineries and delicious small bites from some of the best SF restaurants will be the stars of the show. has a limited amount of specially priced tickets for you. First come first serve, Go here to get these tickets while they last:IPOB Red Fill-IPOB-2 png

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Time to explore and make new friends

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We like to have fun and we think you do, too. And what better way to create great memories than discovering great experiences to enjoy with friends, old and new?

For example, last weekend many of our VIP Cardholders exercised their invitations to attend the "Cars & Cabernet" event held at Grgich Hills Estate Winery in Napa, California. Grgich Hills Estate Winery became famous when its Chardonnay was selected the best white wine in the world at the "Paris Tasting" of 1976! Since then Grgich Hills has consistently produced world-class wines that are enjoyed the world over. VIP Cardholders enjoyed three preview tastings of Grgich Hills Carbernets in the Grgich Hills VIP lounge on a complimentary basis. Just one of the many perks and pleasures offered to our VIP cardholders. 

The weather was spectacular this past weekend, so in addition to enjoying great wines, it was a fine day for guests to examine many of the best luxury vehicles the world has to offer including the spectacular Mclaren pictured below. Mclaren 2If you missed this event, don’t worry, but do keep your heads up for new events that are coming your way: This Saturday and Sunday spend the afternoon at Fenestra Winery's soup and wine event known as the "Souper Bowl"! There will be delicious wines to sample and an offering of delectable gourmet soups prepared by top local chefs. A brilliant way to wind up for the Super Bowl! Take home some of the best Livermore Valley wine values for your upcoming Super Bowl parties. Purchase your tickets in advance and receive a special gift from at the event by clicking on this link:

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