All posts by Rebecca Germolus

Rebecca Germolus, co-owner of Maximum Value Marketing, loves Sonoma County and playing along the Wine Road. Rebecca daily immerses herself in wine country by providing cost-effective marketing and writing solutions to wineries and restaurants.

Fall vineyard image along the Wine Road

What Does That Mean? Defining Grape Growing Terms

Ever read a winery website, blog, wine fact sheet or social media post and think, “what does that mean?” This might be especially true when grape growing terms are used. Any industry’s terminology or jargon can be confusing, and may...

/ August 7, 2018
Perfect sunset along Sonoma County's coast.

Embrace Vacation!

Summer is here and it is the perfect time to embrace vacation! Although taking a summer vacation should be natural, the U.S. workforce is increasingly leaving vacation days on the books, lots of days. Even though we earn our vacation...

/ July 3, 2018

Paws 4 Wine

Paws 4 Wine may invoke visions of pooches sipping Pinot, or you taking time to cuddle with furry family members while enjoying your favorite Rosé. Those are appealing possibilities, but neither describes this only-along-the-Wine-Road event. On Saturday, June 23, the...

/ June 5, 2018

We Speak Rhône – Part 2

Did you know we speak Rhône along the Wine Road? We say things like, “Would you like to try our Marsanne or Viognier? Or, maybe you’re a red wine fan and would prefer Counoise or Grenache?” In the last blog,...

/ April 24, 2018

Rhône Wines Available Here – Part 1

Rhône wine varietals and blends have always been a favorite, so when more of these fruit-forward, food-friendly wines started being more readily available along the Wine Road, I was thrilled.   What Are Rhône Wines? Rhône wines are made from...

/ April 11, 2018
Elopements and Honeymoons Along The Wine Road

A Wine Country Elopement and Honeymoon

Planning a wedding can be daunting, but a Wine Country elopement and honeymoon is simpler, less stressful, and not so hard on the pocketbook. Many busy couples are opting for a small, intimate gathering followed by a relaxing honeymoon. Along...

/ March 28, 2018

Wine Clubs Equal Access

Next time you are debating about whether or not to join wine clubs, consider the amount of access you’ll receive with a wine club membership.   Wine Clubs Equal Exclusive Access Having just attended the Wine Road’s Barrel Tasting weekends,...

/ March 13, 2018

Why Buy Wine Futures?

Barrel Tasting along the Wine Road (March 2-4 & 9-11, 2018) offers wine lovers the opportunity to buy wine futures. Why bother to buy wine futures? So glad you asked. Background of Barrel Tasting & Wine Futures The Wine Road’s...

/ February 27, 2018
Mobile Wine Road on the Road

The Mobile Wine Road Comes to You

Ever wish the Wine Road could be mobile and come to you? Well, maybe in 2018 it will. Every year a number of Wine Road wineries attend various tastings and festivals through the United States. Granted, most are along the...

/ February 13, 2018
Wine and Romance along the Wine Road

Valentine’s Sweet Deals – Part 2

Valentine’s week along the Wine Road offers both savory and sweet deals, some for them are available the entire month of February. The Yin & Yang of Wine & Food Pairings When cruising through the list of possibilities during the...

/ February 2, 2018