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WWS 2018: What's Your Story?
 
Tuesday, February 20: ARRIVAL &/OR RECHARGE DAY
Meadowood Napa Valley
 
COACHING SESSIONS (optional)
 
WELCOME LUNCH (optional)
A Sparkling Start: Welcome Lunch featuring Napa Valley Sparkling Wine
 
"DOWN & DIRTY" WINERY & VINEYARD TOURS (optional)
Learn about our region’s commitment to environmental sustainability during a visit with a producer participating in the Napa Green Certified Land or Winery program
 
RECEPTION & WALK-AROUND DINNER
A Toast to New Discoveries with Unexpected Napa Valley Wines

SELF-INTRODUCTION VIDEOS & OTHER ENTERTAINMENT
 
AFTER PARTY
A Big Bottle Kick-off to a Big Week 
 
Wednesday February 21
Meadowood Napa Valley 
MC: Leslie Sbrocco
 
KEYNOTE: Steven Spurrier
How the Judgement of Paris Came About - and Has It Become Myth?
 
GENERATING IDEAS. Moderator: Callie Crossley with Jim Gordon, Amy Wislocki, Dave McIntyre
 
KALEIDOSCOPE #1: Honing Your Public Speaking Skills. 
 
BEYOND WINEMAKING 101 - What you might not know. What your readers might not know.
Moderator: Jim Gordon, with Cyril Penn, Orianne Nouailhac, Todd Kliman
 
LUNCH
Think Pink: Lunch featuring Napa Valley Rosé Wines
 
KALEIDOSCOPE #2: The Care and Feeding of Your Editors: how to keep them happy, get paid on time, and ask for raises.
 
WINE COUNTRY FIRE SESSION
Moderator: Cyril Penn, Wine Business
Part 1: general information 
Part 2: wine-specific information
 
COACHING SESSIONS (optional)
 
GRAB-&-GO DINE AROUND DINNERS (self-guided)
Grab & Go: Wines Made by Napa Valley Newbies - Wineries Founded in the Past 10 Years
 
Thursday, February 22
CIA Greystone 
MC: Evan Goldstein
 
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
 
MASTER TASTING Steve Spurrier, Lettie Teague, Amy Wislocki, Jim Gordon - with writing exercise led by Lettie Teague - "The story inside the glass"
Featuring wines from the Napa Valley producers who participated in the 1976 Paris Tasting
 
TELLING THE WINE STORY THROUGH TRAVEL / LIFESTYLE / FOOD WRITING Moderator: Dave McIntyre, with Rae Ann Herman, Ray Isle, Pavia Rosati
 
RESEARCH: Beyond Wikipedia. Moderated by Rae Ann Herman, with Cyril Penn, Todd Kliman, and Orianne Nouailhac
 
LUNCH
The Cool Kids: Lunch featuring Napa Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
 
KALEIDOSCOPE #3 What I Never Want to Write About - or Read About - Again! 
 
INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES Callie Crossley interviews Dave McIntyre who interviews Tracey Ryder who interviews Lettie Teague who interviews Callie Crossley
 
WRITING EXERCISE: Getting Those Tough, Exacting Editors to Say Yes - Pavia Rosati 
 
RECEPTION
50 Shades of Sauvignon Blanc 
 
GALA DINNER
Featuring wines selected by Bay Area Master Sommeliers 
 
AFTER PARTY
It Was a Very Good Year – Wines from the Much-Heralded 2007 and 2013 Vintages 
 
Friday February 23
 
CONTINENTAL GRAB & GO BREAKFAST
 
SHUTTLE CIRCULATES BETWEEN Napa Valley Vintners VINTAGE PERSPECTIVE TASTING & Meadowood
Cabernet Sauvignon vertical tasting of 2013, 2014 and 2015 vintages and current release tasting of Sauvignon Blanc
 
NOON CHECK-OUT TIME

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