Jun 10, 2020
We are still here and podcasting from home--nothing can stop us from podcasting!
On this episode via Zoom, we welcome our special guest Cassidy Jourdan of Redwood Empire Food Bank. Cassidy tells how the REFB is serving the community and addressing the increased need due to COVID 19. And also tells us about two new programs that make it easy to donate from home or from your car. We also enjoy Three Wines of the day from ACORN, Hanna, and Inspiration Vineyards.
Wines of the Day – ACORN, Hanna, and Inspiration Vineyards
Book of Day -- Fire + Wine
Item of the Day -- Wine Folly Aroma Wheels
2:36 - Wines of the Day
Beth—Hanna 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
Cassidy – Inspiration Vineyards 2019 Rose of Zinfandel
Marcy— ACORN 2019 Rosato
5:00 - How the Redwood Empire Food Bank is responding to the increased need in the community and the volunteer response during COVID 19. There has been a 175% increase in participants coming to Empire Redwood Food Bank distribution center
9:01 - How Wine Road members that have helped out REFB providing boxes needed for the provisions and cash donations.
10:37 - Wine Road donates $1 for every ticket sold for all events!
10:59 - Wine Road link on the website for you to donate directly to REFB in any amount. Donations of $100 get a special thank you gift with picnic blanket and goodies.
12:01 - Shout to DJ Bethy Beth aka Beth Costa on her 20th year leading the Wine Road.
13:15 - Overall donations --Wine Road has donated over $406,000 to the REF. That amount equals 1.6 million worth of groceries purchased! (Beth’s goal is to reach $500,000 in donations to the Food bank.)
15:08 - Cassidy’s Favorite Wineries
17:17 - Virtual Tastings #SipSonoma
18:00 - Cassidy’s journey into philanthropy and volunteerism.
21:25 - Book of the Day --Fire + Wine by Mary Cressler and Sean Martin
23:23 - Item of the Day -- Wine Folly Wine Aroma Wheels
24:25 - Ding-Dong Donate a new program at REFB to allow people to donate without leaving home.
27.23 - REFB Donation Stations around the county – drive-through stations for food donations without leaving your car.
28:56 -The BIG question--When will the wineries open?
NOTE: ALL WINERIES HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT TO OPEN -- Please refer to wineroad.com for more details
30:29 - Updates for all openings listed on Wine Road website
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