I became an honorary Gin Rectifier last night (May 9). I took an oath and now I am duty bound to promote the best interests of gin.
The associationís aim is to promote and protect the interests of vintners and their wines in Napa Valley.
Heading the board as president: Rick Jones of Jones Family vineyards, vice-president Russ Weis of Silverado vineyards, secretary Janet Viader of Viader vineyard and winery and treasurer Eric Sklar of Alpha Omega.
Also serving on the board are; Bruce Cakebread of Cakebread Cellars; Susan Boswell of Chateau Boswell Winery; Kathleen Heitz Myers of Heitz Wine Cellars; Michael Honig of Honig Vineyard and Winery; Pat Stotesbery of Ladera Vineyards; Doug Shafer of Shafer Vineyards; and Bob Torres of Trinchero Napa Valley.