This area of the website is designed to allow you to:
1. Quickly find additional resources for the Symposium, as they become available.
2. Find valuable research and writing resources and to share them as well. If you have a resource that's been instrumental to you please notify Julia Allenby at email@example.com to have it posted to this area so your professional writing colleagues may benefit from your discovery!
|2018 Wines To Be Poured||Download file here.|
|2018 Fellows List|
|2018 Restaurant List||
Great places to enjoy Napa Valley wines! Don't forget your grab-and-go options. Corkage may or may not be waived.
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|2017 Required Reading - A Cautionary Tale||
Background information for session "A Cautionary Tale"
|Download zip file here|
|2017 FAQs||Download PDF here.|
|2017 Wines to Be Poured||
|Download spreadsheet here.|
|2017 Addl Wines to Be Poured: Blind Tasting||
Wines tasted during Hoby Wedler's session, "Palate Pilates: Blind Tasting"
|Download document here.|
|2017 Master Tasting Wine Tech Notes||Download PDF here.|
|2017 Closing Dinner Wine Tech Notes||Download PDF here.|
|2017 Spark Up Your Tasting Notes Tech Notes||Download PDF here.|
|2017 Coaching Schedule||
Schedule of one-on-one coaching sessions - updated 2/13
|Download PDF here.|
|2017 Required Reading - Highly Rated Writing||
Please consume prior to Wednesday, February 22.
|Download zip file here|
|2017 Attendee Bios & Photos||
List of the 2017 Fellowship recipients. Speaker and coach information can be found here.
|View or download here.|
|Wine Writers Symposium Logo||
For use on your website or business card...
|Download .png file|
|Down & Dirty Tour Details|
|2016 Wines to Be Poured||
The complete list!
|Download zipped file|
|2016 Wednesday Dine Around Restaurants||
These restaurants are waiving corkage for Symposium attendees on Wednesday, February 17.
|2016 Schedule & Wine List||
|Hugh Johnson's Bibliography||See the complete listing here.|
What you need to know...
|Questions and Answers|
|2016 Attendee Bios||
List of the 2016 Fellowship recipients. Speaker and coach information can be found here.
|View or download here|
|2015 Wine Opinions Presentation||
John Gillespie's presentation on media coverage wine preferences and consumer wine preferences
|Download the 1.5mb file|
|2015 Business Story Ideas||
The slide presentations from panel discussion
|30 Story Ideas From the Wine Business|
|2015 Wines to Be Poured||
A spreadsheet in PDF with 172 wines to be poured (not including blinded ones). Attendees please email firstname.lastname@example.org or pmcgaughy@napavintners if you want the original Excell format.
|View/Download PDF of spreadsheet|
Answers the most popular questions attendees ask us!
|View Questions & Answers|
|2015 Attendee Bios & Photos||
See who else has registered. 1.5 MB file. For speaker and coaches bios, please go here.
|View Attendee Bios & Photos|
|2015 Wednesday Dine Around Restaurants||
These local restaurants are waiving corkage fee for Sympsoium attendees on Wednesday, February 18
|View Restaurant List|
|2015 Meadowood Media Information||
Social media details and press kit information
|2014 Schedule & Wine List||
PDF form of the print booklet for 2014
|View Schedule & Wines|
|2014 Attendee Bios||
See who else has registered. 2.4MB file
|View Bios and Photos|
|2014 Fellowship Winners & Winery Sponsors||
Winners of writing competition and editor's choices
|View Winners & Sponsors|
|2014 CIA Greystone Facts||
Facts and contact information on the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone.
|View CIA Info|
|2014 Presentation, John Gillespie, Wine Opinions||
John Gillespie of Wine Opinions shows what high-end wine drinkers drink
|View the PDF|
|2014 Presentation, Jim Gordon, Wines & Vines||
Graphic overview of U.S. Wine Market and U.S. Wineries
|View the PDF|
|2014 Presentation, Bill Cascio, Glazers||
Bill Cascio, Glazers distributors, shared a link to his presentation
|View the presentation|
|2014 Presentation, Rob McMillan, Silicon Valley Bank||
View Rob McMillan's presentation from the "State of the Wine Industry" panel discussion.
|View PDF Here|
|2014 Premiere NV Essay||
Matt Villano essay on Napa Valley green issues
|Read the Article|
|Worth Magazine Wine Article Examples||
Richard Bradley, editor of Worth, sent along links to several examples of articles touching on wine that he has published, to show the types of contributions for which he is looking. A symposium alum, Janis Miglavs, wrote one of them. See the links in the attached PDF.
|See Article Links|
|World of Fine Wine Style Guide||
Editor Neil Beckett provided a PDF of his magazine's style guide, which will help anyone submitting story queries or manuscripts to the World of Fine Wine.
|View Style Guide|
|What Do Wine Writers Want?||
Wines & Vines magazine, Jim Gordon, April 2011
|Wines & Vines Directory/Buyer's Guide||
The most accurate reference on all North American wineries
Many kinds of good products and services for writers from the mother lode of writer’s self help
Rather new organization in US and UK serves journalists and public relations pros by publicizing career moves, posting jobs, etc.
Free sign up gives you extensive job openings via email; paid classes, events and seminars available on both coasts
|International Association of Culinary Professionals||
This respected organization includes wine writers. Yearly dues give admission to events, trips, product discounts, ezine and much more.
|Society for Features Journalism||
Promotes the craft of writing and innovation in lifestyle, arts and entertainment journalism
|American Society of Journalists and Authors||
Professional association of independent nonfiction writers gives the confidence and connections to prosper
|Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards||
Annual competition as nine categories for writers and publications
|Advice for Future Food Writers||
Food52.com/blog, by Amanda Hesser, April 2012
|Wine Writer Listing in Wines & Vines Directory/Buyer's Guide||
Submit a free wine writer listing and increase the awareness of your name and publications
|Submit a Listing|
|CIA Professional Wine Studies Program||
Class descriptions and schedules