Member Stats, More August Tastings & News Digest

As we all can see, our third month (July 15 - August 14, 2013) of 2013 Membership and Shareship has continued to trend toward the West, with both the Pacific and Mountain regions increasing their allocations.

This month, the West captured an additional 7.8% and 6.7% of Membership and Shareship, respectively. While the Pacific subregion made modest gains, it was the Mountain region that set the pace for the West's growth with a 5.6% increase in Membership and a 4.6% increase in Shareship.

Due to the gains in the West, the East's Membership allocations decreased by 6.2% while Shareship decreased by 5.5%. The South once again remained quiet while only surrendering small percentages to the gains of the West.

The Glasshaus Community has grown quite nicely over our first 3 months of operation but we are still behind our monthly projections.

If you have been wanting to join, now's the time to take full advantage of the Pre-Harvest 20% Member Discount. Due to costs incurred once harvest begins (Est. Oct 1, 2013), the Pre-Harvest Member Discount drops to only 10%. Purchase your shares here while supplies last.

August Events

I'd like to thank everyone that came out to support music in Petaluma schools and who stopped by to try our 2011 Dry Creek Zinfandel at the Petaluma Music Festival. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I am very happy that you all enjoyed our wine. Here's where you can find us for the rest of the month.

August 15th, Private Member Tasting, Petaluma CA

August 21st, Salon Du Vin Woman's Wine Group Tasting, Petaluma CA

August 27th, Mentor Me Petaluma Night @ Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA

August News Digest

True to our DNA, we read dozens of articles and blog posts daily on wine and mentoring. We share the vast majority of them in real time through TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Tumbler. Every month, however, we digest the most interesting stories and share them with you here.

Wine News

Drink Well, Do Good - Giving Back With Petaluma Gap Region's First Crowd-Funded Winery Glasshaus Wines - Southern Sonoma Country Life | Southern Sonoma Country Life

OK, that was a little self-serving. Now on to some other wine news that you can use.

New Report Reveals Which States Are Friendliest to Wine Consumers | Wine Business

Latest Research on the Effects of Alcohol on Your Waistline | Wall Street Journal  

Major Study Endorses French Paradox | Wine Searcher

Wild Yeast Fermentation: "There's No Such Thing" | Fermentation

Chardonnay mêlée: Outside Burgundy, Just Pretenders? | Dr Vino Blog

From Burgundy to Oregon, how land augments chardonnay's taste | Chicago Tribune

Super Premium Chardonnay is Full of Surprises   | Snooth.com  

Pinot Noir from the Edge of the World | 7 x 7

The Road to 30 for the Russian River AVA | Press Democrat   

Grenache - The Next Pinot Noir?  | Snooth.com   

Mentor News

Investing in Kids' Futures Pays Off in Hard Dollars | Wall Street Journal

Mentoring Students to Prevent the 'Summer Slide' | NY Times

Sonoma Wine Community Helps Kids Read to Succeed  | Sonoma Wine Country Weekend