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Monday February 18
Meadowood Napa Valley
All Day: Meadowood Check-In
 
 
Tuesday February 19
Meadowood Napa Valley
All Day: Meadowood Check-In

10:00 to 11:30 AM Coaching Sessions (requires advance reservations)
The Grill
 
12:00 to 12:45 PM Lunch
Vintners Room
 
1:00 to 4:00 PM Down & Dirty Winery and Vineyard Tours (requires advance reservations)
Meet in Reception Lodge
 
4:30 to 5:30 PM Coaching Sessions (requires advance reservations)
The Grill
 
6:30 PM Reception & Walk-Around Dinner
Vintners Room
 
8:00 PM Wine & Writing Epigrams - a sharing exercise
 
9:00 to 10:00 PM After Party
Woodside Room
 
 
Wednesday February 20
Meadowood Napa Valley 
MC: Karen MacNeil
 
7:45 to 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Vintners Room
 
8:45 AM Welcome: Julia Allenby and Karen MacNeil
 
9:00 to 10:00 AM KEYNOTE: John Brecher - Writing From the Heart 
 
10:00 to 10:05 AM Transition
 
10:05  to 11:00 AM PANEL: Where Does Your Inspiration Come From? 
Moderator: Karen MacNeil, with Molly Watson, Matt Bean, and Mary-Frances Heck
 
11:00 to 11:15 AM Break
 
11:15 to 11:45 AM KALEIDOSCOPE: Working Your Way to the Leading Question. 
Ellen Fort, Julia Cosgrove, Richard Bradley
 
11:45 to 12:15 PM WRITING EXERCISE - led by Dorothy Gaiter
 
12:15 to 12:45 PM PANEL: Why Am I Not Writing? Getting Past the Wall
Moderator: Karen MacNeil, with Julia Cosgrove, Erin Kirchenmann, John Brecher
 
12:45 to 1:30 PM Lunch
Woodside Room
 
1:30 to 2:00 PM KALEIDOSCOPE: Pushing the Wine Writing Boundaries
Mary-Frances Heck, Erin Kirchenmann, Esther Mobley
Vintners Room
 
2:00 to 2:45 PM WRITING EXERCISE - led by John Brecher
 
2:45 to 3:00 PM Break
 
3:00 to 3:45 PM PANEL: Thriving in Controlled Chaos
Moderator: Karen MacNeil, with Ellen Fort, Molly Watson, Matt Bean 
 
3:45 to 4:30 PM  PANEL: ContemporaryTopics in Wine Writing
Moderator: Karen MacNeil, with Richard Bradley, Esther Mobley, Mary-Frances Heck 
 
4:30 to 6 PM Coaching Sessions (require advance reservations)
The Grill
 
6:00 PM Triple Mystery Dinner
Meet in Reception Lodge
 
 
Thursday February 21
CIA Greystone 
MC: Jordan Mackay
 
7:45 and 8:15 AM Shuttles to CIA Greystone
Meet in Reception Lodge

8:00 to 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast
EcoLab Lobby
 
8:45 AM WELCOME: Jordan Mackay, Tom Bensel (CIA)
EcoLab
 
9:00 to 10:00 AM MASTER TASTING - Dorothy Gaiter and Mary-Frances Heck
 
10:00 to 10:30 AM Break 
 
10:30 to 11:30 AM KEYNOTE: Dorothy Gaiter - What I Would Tell My Younger Self
 
11:30 to 11:35 AM Transition
 
11:35 AM to 12:30 PM PANEL: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
Moderator: Jordan Mackay, with Ellen Fort, Erin Kirchenmann, Julia Cosgrove         
      
12:30 to 1:15 PM Lunch
Atrium
 
1:15 to 3:15 PM TASTING SESSION: Flavor Profiling.
Ali Bouzari and Esther Mobley
EcoLab
 
3:15 to 3:45 PM KALEIDOSCOPE: Care & Feeding of Your Editor.
Molly Watson, Matt Bean
 
3:45 to 4:00 PM WRAP-UP
Jordan Mackay and Karen MacNeil
 
4:15 and 4:45 PM Shuttles to Meadowood
Meet at CIA Front Entrance
 
6:00 PM RECEPTION
Woodside Room
 
7:00 PM Dinner - Pre-Celebration of "Open That Bottle Night"
Vintners Room
 
9:00 to 10:00 PM AFTER PARTY
Woodside Room
 
 
Friday February 22
7:45 to 9:00 AM Continental Grab-and-Go Breakfast
Meadowood Reception Lobby
 
9:00 to 11:45 AM Shuttles to and from Freemark Abbey - Vintage Perspective Tasting
 
NOON Meadowood Check-Out time