to May 23

London Wine Fair - London, UK

"Whether you are a sommelier, drinks buyer, wine advisor, store manager, wine writer, restaurant manager, retail director, bar manager, export manager, winemaker, operations manager, brand manager, purchasing manager, wine educator or anyone in the trade, London Wine Fair 2018 will deliver crucial drinks business, knowledge and inspiration for the next 12 months."

As work life has it, we are traveling over the next few months and would love to see you. Cathy will be attending LWTF so please drop a line to if you are interested in getting together for practice, a chat or a great glass together. She'll be speaking in the Innovation Zone about Enolytics, on Monday, May 21 at 11:45 am. More information is here.

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to Jun 3

Atlanta Food and Wine Festival - Atlanta, GA

The annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns to Midtown Atlanta for its eighth year. From May 31 – June 3, more than 150 chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and pit masters from Texas to the District of Columbia will come together to give guests a chance to know the South through immersive Learning Experiences, all-you-can-indulge Tasting Tents, and unique Dinners and Events. With classic Festival favorites and new offerings, this four-day event has plenty to satisfy everyone’s palate.

Cathy will be speaking at this annual event so drop a line to if you are interested in getting together for practice, a chat or a great glass together. Cathy, who is a member of the Women's Advisory Council, is participating in the Master Studio: Flights & Bites on June 1 from 3 to 6 pm and she is a panelist at the Women Who Wine session on June 2 at 1:15 pm.

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to Jun 17

2018 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen - Aspen CO

"Join the party in Aspen! This premier culinary event consists of three incredible days of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and panel discussions by world-class chefs and wine experts."

Beck will be back at the annual mountain soireé in Aspen slinging bottles and pouring bubbles. We are also planning a meditation on the meadow pre-grand tasting, so drop a line to if you are interested in joining in. Love to see you!

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Breath and Meditation for Better Business - available to WOTVS conference attendees

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The stretchy part of yoga gets all the attention, and for good reason. The postures are like a slow dance that exercises our bodies and energizes our spirit. Yet ancient yogis would say that the postures are what they did in addition to the real work of yoga, which is breath and meditation. That core of yoga – breath and meditation – is the focus of this workshop. Those two practices may not be what get all the publicity, but they are absolutely fundamental. And they get us closer to why we do yoga in the first place: to unite body and mind, and to feel better along the way. A bonus? Breath and meditation can both be channeled to improve our professional lives too. This workshop shows you how.

While our breath sustains and nourishes us, many of us do not know how to breathe mindfully. As outlined in the ancient yoga texts, breath is considered a means to move energy (prana) around the body, and helps to create a mind that is calm, focused, and clear. Rebecca Hopkins, founder of “A Balanced Glass,” will show us how to bring mindfulness into our every breath. Learned from her 10+ years of meditation and yoga study, we will explore the physiology of our breathing system, how the way we breathe affects our everyday outlook, and learn techniques, tools and tips to help calm the mind, in order to make better decisions in your personal and professional life. You will leave the workshop feeling refreshed, revived, and hopefully breathing a little easier.

Meditation creates space. Space to create. Space to work better. Space to love more. It’s also the simplest thing in the world, to close your eyes and breathe. So what makes it so hard? And why don’t we all do it more often? Cathy Huyghe, journalist, entrepreneur and certified yoga teacher, will share her perspective on these questions from 20+ years of yoga, with the last five years oriented toward the practice of meditation. She’ll explain how meditation makes us less reactive and more present, and she’ll share some techniques for increasing compassion and focus in your life. We’ll finish with a short meditation – nothing fancy, nothing long, but a simple taste of tapping into the juiciness within.

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