Monthly Archives: April 2014

Zinfest Volunteers Needed – Please sign up!

zinfest2014May 17, 2014 at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds.

Calling all LAVA members – We have a GREAT opportunity to make some money for the club and have a great time together.

By clicking on the “Click Here” links below you can read more detailed information on the shift times and the work that needs to be done.

If you are logged in as a member to, you can click one of the links below and tell us your are attending a specific shift on May 17, 2014 by clicking the “I’m Attending” button on the Event Page.  This will identify you as signed up for being a volunteer during that shift.

First Shift – Click Here 11:30am-1:30pm
Second Shift – Click Here 1:15pm-3:15pm
Third Shift – Click Here 3:00pm-5:00pm

Also, Michael Johnston will be taking sign-ups at the LAVA meeting this Thursday evening, April 17, 2014 at Harney Lane Winery

First Wine in a Box, Now Wine in a Can?

Agency promotion puts Beaujolais in paint packaging By David Gianatasio

  • April 9, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

Raise your brushes and rollers to toast Lithuania’s McCann Vilnius, which recently packaged France’s famed Beaujolais Nouveau in limited-edition paint cans for a fun self-promotion.

McCann says it wanted to show clients “that we are constantly reinventing ourselves and looking for a fresh perspective.”

The creative concept began with a discussion about how the annually anticipated Beaujolais stains drinkers’ teeth and lips purple. So the paint cans include a color chart showing how much you’ll need to drink to achieve a specific hue.

For the promo, bags filled with wine were placed inside the tins, so there’s no fear of a metallic taste. If you’re in Lithuania, pick up a few when you head out to paint the town red!

Via Design Taxi.

Just two weeks left to enter your wines and labels

Greetings Fellow Home Winemaker,
There are just two weeks left to enter your wines and labels in the California State Fair Home Wine Competition! Now is the time to get online and submit your entry. To enter just click this link: We also have some exciting updates for you.