Happy Monday everyone! After an absolutely beautiful weekend in the city, as well as some much-needed time spent updating the blog, I am excited to announce some “housekeeping” details before posting subsequent updates relating to wine and law news. The following demonstrates some big moves for On Reserve, all of which I am so eager to share.
(1) I am proud to announce that I was just recently accepted to the 2011 Wine & Law Program at the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne for the summer program on Transnational Wine Trade Law. I am incredibly excited to travel back to Europe for the summer and I am especially thrilled to explore the Champagne region of France, as it is a new wine region for me. (Please feel free to send any travel suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are familiar with the region!) I am very eager to study under Richard Mendelson and Theodore Georgopoulos and I will be sure to share my learnings through On Reserve posts.
(2) In addition to our new layout (which I believe features higher readability and organization, besides its suave appearance), On Reserve now features a new section called “Suggested Reading” where you can find books, articles, blogs, legal documents and legislation, and other professional websites that focus on wine and the law. After writing a note on wine law last semester, I thought the blog needed a highly organized way of displaying some of the resources I found to be the most helpful and guiding. Alas, it will be updated more thoroughly in the future, but for now there are some great reads on the list and I definitely recommend looking at the new page.
(3) I am looking to feature a guest blogger sporadically within the new few months. The guest blogger can write one article or the blogger may write several articles pertaining to wine and law or politics in the wine industry. Please contact me at email@example.com if you are interested.
(4) We recently partnered with VinVillage, as you might have noticed from our sidebar links, which is a great resource for wine and food lovers. “VinVillage promotes locally based social wine groups and connect them with ‘like-minded’ wine lovers in their home cities and around the U.S. by bringing the membership together with an enhanced local and online ‘wine life-style’ experiences offering unique and exclusive wines, events, products and service.” I had the pleasure of working with Rob Barnett, the CEO and Founder of VinVillage and also part of the American Wine Consumer Coalition (AWCC).