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THE IMBIBE 75

By Betsy Andrews, Penelope Bass, Kate Bernot,Joshua M. Bernstein, Carissa Chesanek,Paul Clarke, Shana Clarke, Amy Bess Cook,Jillian Dara, Max Falkowitz, Jennifer Fiedler,Chala June, Maggie Kimberl, Laurel Miller,Caroline Pardilla, Emily Saladino, Robert Simonson,Christine Sismondo, and Alex Testere

We’re cruising into 2024 with a thirst for adventure, and we’ve gotplenty of ideas for where the year will take us. Following is ourannual list of 75 people and places we think will help shape the drinksworld this year and beyond. There are new cocktail and wine bars tocheck out and cafés and breweries to make a part of your days ahead,along with plenty of talented drinks pros doing impressive work in theirestablishments, and their communities. And this list is just the start—head to imbibemagazine.com to learn more about the 2024 Imbibe 75.

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ANNA BRITTAIN “We’re trying to set the highest bar for sustainability and climate action in the wine industry,” says Anna Brittain. “If not here, where? “The executive director of Napa Green, Brittain has spent more than eight years evolving a sustainability certification for the nation’s most powerful wine region. A Napa native, Brittain worked on environmental policy in Washington, D.C., climate negotiations with a policy group in Geneva, and climate change mitigation in Vietnam. She headed home in 2015 to grow Napa Green, having consulted with the Napa Valley Vintners to develop the wine program years earlier, and ultimately transformed it into an independent non-profit providing consultation, third-party certification, and ongoing support for wineries looking to reduce their impact. With Brittain’s help,90 wineries and 25 vineyards have saved more than $5million in energy costs and 28 million gallons of water in Napa. Her biennial conference, Napa RISE, has gathered more than750 attendees in the valley and beyond, providing “a roadmap of what sustainable winemaking looks like” and eliciting commitments to action: Opus One trialing water-eliminating UV tank sanitation; Dominus Estate launching a no-till farming pilot project. Tod Mostero, Dominus’ director of viticulture and winemaking, says, “Anna has been fearless at taking on the task of moving the wine industry toward proactivity in the rebuilding of our physical and social landscapes, locally and internationally.” Now, she’s taking it further. In her quest for a “soil-to-bottle, whole-systems approach “to sustainability, Britain is developing a calculator to measure emissions in packaging and distribution. And she’s overhauled Napa Green’s vineyard certification to focus on climate action, regenerative farming, and social justice, tracking carbon sequestration in vineyard soils and equity in workforces. In all her work, she never forgets the opportunity that her region’s clout affords. “Napa has an incredibly powerful platform, and we can motivate change,” she says. “We really need to be leaders.”—BA

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Making the commitment to third party certification takes time and effort, but it is worth it to demonstrate our commitment to the community and to protect our watershed, our land and the air we breathe.​

Napa Green & Premiere Napa Valley 💚

Thank you for creating such a beautiful event @wheelerfarmswinery! 

Incredible offerings from Napa Green Certified wineries @aowinery, @chandonusa, @grgichhills, @inglenook1879, @rombauervineyards, @spottswoodewinery, @trefethenfamily, @troisnoixwine & @stsupery!! 

Cheers to @premierenapa!
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The whole team is here and some amazing friends are joining us like @spottswoodewinery, @accendocellars, @aowinery, @stsupery, @rombauervineyards, @chandonusa, @troisnoixwine, @trefethenfamily, @matthiasson_wine & @grgichhills! 

Our first @premierenapa event kicks off at 4pm today at @wheelerfarmswinery!! 🍷🎉
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Grazing in the vineyards with a big assist from Cup the Sheep Dog! 

We’ll see you at our event in partnership with @napa_valley_grapegrowers on Feb 27th at @thecastello! Link in bio for registration. 

#welovedogs #sheepdog #sheepfarming #grazing #vineyards #napa #napavalley #regenerativeagriculture #soilhealthmatters
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Sign up for the Grazing Workshop on Tuesday, Feb 27th at @thecastello at the link in our profile. 

@napa_valley_grapegrowers @perennialgrazing
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Add the Napa Green logo to your back label! 

Find the link in our profile or email megan@napagreen.org. Happy bottling season!
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Not just talking the talk but walking the walk is very important to us. One way we do that is by providing our members with as many tools and resources as possible. Here’s what’s coming up: 

1. Weed Management Equipment & Tools for herbicide-free farming - Thurs, Feb 15th at @inglenook1879 at 9:00am. 

2. Napa Green Premiere Open House for the Wine Trade - Thurs, Feb 22nd at @wheelerfarmswinery at 4:00pm. 

3. California Small Farms Conference - Thurs, Feb 25th with @mimicasteel & Ben Mackie at 3:00pm. 

4. Grazing for Vineyard Health & Fire Resilience - Tues, Feb 27th at @thecastello at 9:00am. 

Find all details and registration on napagreen.org under the Connect with Us tab or just head to the link in our profile. We’ll see you all soon.
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📣 February Events! 

www.napagreen.org ➡️ Connect with us ➡️ Events & Workshops! 

Or head the link in our profile to find it all & how to register with one click. See you all at an event soon.
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Join us for a Grazing for Vineyard Health & Fire Resilience Field Day in partnership with @napa_valley_grapegrowers. During this February 27th event we’ll discuss ways to best utilize sheep in the vineyard and employ grazing animals for woodland management, addressing both fire fuel reduction and post fire recovery. Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into regenerative practices for your vineyard and beyond! 

Find the link in our profile to register.

📸: @sarahannerisk
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History, sustainability & fine wine at Napa Green Certified @schramsberg! 🥂

#wine #sparklingwine #schramsberg #napa #napavalley #winecave #winecollector #winelover #sustainability #organicvineyard
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🍷Wine Trade! Register for our Premiere Napa Valley event on Feb 22nd at the link in our profile!🍷
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Apply for a grant! Applications can be found at the link in our bio. 

#sustainability #climateaction #winebusiness #wineindustry #napa #napavalley #grantapplications #napawinery
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📣 Announcing our first ever NVV Premiere Event! 📣

Thursday, Feb 22nd from 4pm-6pm at @wheelerfarmswinery. Register at the link in our profile!
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Providing resources, tools and education for our members is core to what we do. Come see us at a February event! 

Register at the link in our profile. We’ll see you there!
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Weed Management Event at @inglenook1879 on Thursday, Feb 15th from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Link in profile to register. 

Por favor, mira hasta el final para ver el mensaje en español.
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Save these dates! 3 great events coming your way in February. 

Find info and registration at the link in our bio or at our website: napagreen.org under Connect with us - Events & Workshops!
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