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12/12/2006 DayGuide Publishing hosts 2006 Concierge Holiday BASH!
12/8/2005 DayGuide Publishing hosts 2005 Concierge Holiday BASH!
12/09/2004 DayGuide Publishing hosts its 7th Annual Concierge Xmas Event
10/06/2004 Feedback letter from Chateau St. Jean
09/29/2004 Chateau St. Jean spends a day with us meeting SF Concierges
07/01/2004 New annual issue of 'The Best of the Wine Country' guide is published
06/22/2004 Feedback letter from the Kunde Vineyards Hospitality Manager
06/16/2004 Kunde Vineyards spends a day with us meeting SF Concierges
12/20/2003 DayGuide Publishing gifts holiday platters to car rental companies
12/09/2003 DayGuide Publishing hosts its 6th Annual Concierge Xmas Event
07/16/2003 "Thank you" email from the Ritz Carlton Concierge
07/03/2003 V. Sattui VIP Tasting offer added to our NCCA sponsored Concierge Webpage
03/07/2003 Concierge Webpage; NCCA Sponsorship letter by Eric Edenfield, NCCA President
03/07/2003 DayGuide Publishing launches NCCA sponsored Concierge Webpage
01/10/2003 DayGuide Publishing launches "Host a Concierge" program for our clients
12/1020/02 The Best of the Wine Country hosts 5th Annual Concierges X-mas Party
07/15/2002 DayGuide prints new annual issue of 'The Best of the Wine Country' guide
01/29/2002 econcierges.com rolls out new re-designed website
12/11/2001 econcierges.com hosts 4th Annual S.F. Concierge Christmas Party
12/8/2001 DayGuide Publishing gifts holiday platters to all Car Rental Companies
12/5/2001 DayGuide Publishing's 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides receive compliments from the President of Northern California Concierges Association
12/3/2001 DayGuide Publishing's 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides receive compliments & endorsement from AAA
12/3/2001 DayGuide Publishing's 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides receive an endorsement from Hertz Rent A Car of San Francisco
12/2/2001 DayGuide Publishing's 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides receive an endorsement from Budget Rent A Car of San Francisco
11/20/2001 DayGuide Publishing's 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides receive an endorsement from Dollar Rent A Car of San Francisco
11/8/2001 DayGuide Publishing takes Louis Martini Winery to visit S.F. hotel concierges
10/15/2001 DayGuide Publishing takes Stone Creek Winery to visit S.F. hotel concierges
9/09/2001 DayGuide Publishing takes President of V.Sattui Winery to visit S.F. Concierges
8/15/2001 DayGuide Publishing gifts champagne bottles S.F. hotel Concierges curtsey of Mumm Napa Valley
6/01/2001 DayGuide Publishing rolls out 4th Annual Issue of The Best of the Wine Country


DayGuide Publishing hosts 2006 Concierge Holiday BASH!
DayGuide, the publishers of 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides hosted its 2006 Concierge Holiday BASH on Dec 12th, 2006. Concierges from the NCCA and some of the other top hotels attended to celebrate the festivities. Sixteen of our winery clients capitalized on this opportunity to set up pouring stations to showcase their wines to the Concierge Industry. Many of our other clients participated in the raffle prize drawing. The Event was held at the Franciscan Restaurant in San Francisco. As usual it was fine wines, delicious food & great friends. We want to thank all our clients who helped make this event a huge success. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Click to see pictures from 2005 Concierges Concierge Holiday BASH!.

DayGuide Publishing hosts 2005 Concierge Holiday BASH!
DayGuide, the publishers of 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides hosted its 2005 Concierge Holiday BASH on Dec 8th, 2005. Concierges from the NCCA and some of the other top hotels attended to celebrate the festivities. Sixteen of our winery clients capitalized on this opportunity to set up pouring stations to showcase their wines to the Concierge Industry. Many of our other clients participated in the raffle prize drawing. The Event was held at the Franciscan Restaurant in San Francisco. As usual it was fine wines, delicious food & great friends. We want to thank all our clients who helped make this event a huge success. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Click to see pictures from 2005 Concierges Concierge Holiday BASH!.

Previous year's events:
Click to see pictures from 2004 Concierges Xmas Event.
Click to see pictures from 2003 Concierges Christmas Party.
Click to see pictures from 2002 Concierges Christmas Party.
Click to see pictures from 2001 Concierges Christmas Party.
Click here to see pictures from the Millennium Concierges Christmas party.

DayGuide Publishing hosts its 7th Annual Concierge Xmas Event
DayGuide, the publishers of 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides hosted its 7th Annual Concierge X-mas Event on December 09, 2004. Concierges from the NCCA and some of the other top hotels attended to celebrate the festivities. Twelve of our winery clients capitalized on this opportunity to set up pouring stations to pour for the concierges. Countless of our other clients participated in the raffle prize drawing. The Event was held at the Franciscan Restaurant in San Francisco. As usual it was fine wines, delicious food & great friends. We want to thank all our clients who helped make this event a huge success. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Click to see pictures from 2004 Concierges Xmas Event.

Previous year's events:
Click to see pictures from 2003 Concierges Christmas Party.
Click to see pictures from 2002 Concierges Christmas Party.
Click to see pictures from 2001 Concierges Christmas Party.
Click here to see pictures from the Millennium Concierges Christmas party.




Feedback letter from Chateau St. Jean

Lalit!
Thank you so very much again for the whirlwind tour of the City. I have been studying my maps and have been getting a better picture of what lies where. Today I am writing all of the thank you notes to the concierges for their time and attention. I will happily use the information you sent to complete these notes. Laurie and I gave you a glowing report to the management team here on how professional, hard working and well-received you are in San Francisco. Clearly, you have worked very hard at establishing relationships with the "mafia" :) of the city and we are grateful to benefit from those ties. I am beginning to create a more formal package for the "day in the wine country" on BBWE and will update you when I have a complete program to present. For now, Laurie and I will be happy to act as central concierges and coordinate with the other properties to ease the burden from the hotel concierges.

Many thanks,

Christina Kinzel
Chateau St. Jean




Chateau St. Jean spends a day with us meeting SF Concierges

DayGuide Publishing invited Laurie Cusenza & Kristina Kinzel from the Chateau St. Jean winery to spend a day with us visiting some of the premium hotel concierges and car rental agencies in San Francisco. The day was spent visiting concierges from such fine hotels as the Fairmont, Ritz Carlton, Sheraton Palace, Stanford Court, Sir Francis Drake, Grand Hyatt, St. Francis, The Mark Hopkins and The Mandarin. Chateau St. Jean was generous enough to thank every concierge with a bottle of wine. Each month, DayGuide Publishing takes one of our clients to spend a day in San Francisco visiting hotel concierges and car rental companies. This has turned out to be a tremendous marketing tool for all our clients, allowing them to develop relationships with concierges and car rental companies. No other company provides this service.



New annual issue of 'The Best of the Wine Country' guide is published

DayGuide Publishing prints its 2004-2005 annual issue of 'The Best of the Wine Country' guide. This issue brings together even more wineries, hotels, spas, restaurants, resorts, museums, shops and golf courses. Our guides are now THE guides utilized by the Concierges of Four & Five Star hotels. The total distribution of the guide is now up from 500 different sites to over 600+ distribution sites throughout the Bay Area.


Feedback letter from the Kunde Vineyards Hospitality Manager
Hi Lalit,
Thanks so much for a great day on Wednesday!
Your connections & knowledge about the industry are amazing!!!
I'm looking forward to working with you & your group
Below is contact info for Josie Gay (winery association)
Have a great weekend
Thanks again!!!
Naomi Tinkler
Hospitality & Events Manager
Kunde Estate Winery & Vineyards


DayGuide Publishing takes Kunde Vineyards & Winery to visit S.F. hotel concierges
DayGuide Publishing invited Naomi Tinkler, the Tasting Room Manager from the Kunde Vineyards & Winery to spend a day with us visiting some of the premium hotel concierges and car rental agencies in San Francisco. The day was spent visiting concierges from such fine hotels as the Fairmont, Ritz Carlton, Sheraton Palace, Stanford Court, Sir Francis Drake, Grand Hyatt, St. Francis, The Mark Hopkins and The Mandarin. Kunde Winery was generous enough to thank every concierge with a bottle of wine. Each month, DayGuide Publishing takes one of our clients to spend a day in San Francisco visiting hotel concierges and car rental companies. This has turned out to be a tremendous marketing tool for all our clients, allowing them to develop relationships with concierges and car rental companies. No other company provides this service.



DayGuide Publishing gifts holiday platters to car rental companies

Spreading Holiday Joy! DayGuide Publishing gifts holiday cookie platters to about 30 different Car Rental offices in San Francisco Airport, San Francisco Downtown & Oakland Airport. This is our company's way of saying "Thank you" to all the car rental companies who utilize our 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides throughout the year for their customers.


DayGuide Publishing hosts 6th Annual Concierge X-mas Event
DayGuide, the publishers of 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides hosted its 6th Annual Concierge X-mas Event on December 9, 2003. This was our most successful event with over 300 concierges & travel industry personalities in attendance. Ten of our winery clients capitalized on this opportunity to set up pouring stations to pour for the concierges. Countless of our other clients participated in the raffle prize drawing. The Event was held at the Franciscan Restaurant in San Francisco. As usual it was fine wines, delicious food & great friends. We want to thank all our clients who helped make this event a huge success. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Click to see pictures from 2003 Concierges Christmas Party.

Previous year's events:
Click to see pictures from 2002 Concierges Christmas Party.
Click to see pictures from 2001 Concierges Christmas Party.
Click here to see pictures from the Millennium Concierges Christmas party.




"Thank you" email from the Ritz Carlton Concierge

DayGuide Publishing recently arranged for a Ritz Carlton Concierges to visit our clients BV, Merryvale & Sutter Home Winery. An overnight stay at the Napa River Inn was arranged for this Concierge. Click here to see the "Thank You" email from the Ritz Carlton Concierge.



V. Sattui VIP Tasting offer added to our NCCA sponsored Concierge Webpage

V.Sattui winery has now added a VIP Tasting Offer to our NCCA sponsored Concierge Webpage. Concierges can now online print VIP Tasting offers from about 20 different wineries. This is a password protected Webpage only available to the Concierges of high-end hotels. Concierge Webpage prints about 20 VIP Tasting offers on one single page, thus making it easier for Concierges to give it to their guests.


Concierge Webpage; NCCA Sponsorship letter by Eric Edenfield, NCCA President

Lalit,
I wanted to write you a short note to express my thanks for your help in taking on the project of streamlining the coupon process at some of Napa/Sonoma Wineries. In my five years as the Chief Concierge of the Argent, I have established certain relationships with various wineries that made free tasting coupons available for my guests. My guests have thoroughly embraced the idea of going to the wineries that recognize them as valued hotel guest referred by a Concierge. Nine times out of ten they are more likely to purchase wines then Bay Area daytrippers.

Those wineries that recognize this aspect will separate themselves from the pack in guaranteeing a steady stream of hotel referred guests all year round. Furthermore, it has been my experience, after much interaction with my Concierge colleagues in the City, that guests prefer to go to places that seem to welcome them as opposed to simply walking into wineries randomly. I not only recommend the practice of wineries issuing tasting coupons, I tend to only deal with those wineries that offer them.

Thanks again for your help in expanding and enhancing this practice.

Kind regards,

Eric Edenfield
President Northern California Concierge Association


DayGuide Publishing launches NCCA sponsored Concierge Webpage
March 7th 2003 marks the launch date for DayGuide Publishing's NCCA sponsored Concierge Webpage. Concierges can now online print VIP Tasting offers from about 20 different wineries. This is a password protected Webpage only available to the Concierges of high-end hotels. Concierge Webpage prints about 20 VIP Tasting offers on one single page, thus making it easier for Concierges to give it to their guests.



"Host A Concierge" program launched by DayGuide Publishing
Dayguide Publishing launches a new "Host A Concierge" program to helps our clients build relationships with the Concierges of Four & Five Star hotels. Our company puts together travel itineraries for high-end Concierges to visit our various clients throughout the Wine Country. This program educates and introduces Concierges to wineries, restaurants, Museums, hotels spas. The Concierges then recommend many of our clients to their valued hotel guests. Click here to view a sample "Host a Concierge" email notice. No other company provides this unique service!



The Best of the Wine Country hosts 5th Annual Concierges X-mas Party
DayGuide, the publishers of 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides hosted the 5th Annual Concierges X-mas Party on December 10, 2002. This was our most successful event with 275-300 concierges & people travel industry attending. About 10 of our wineries capitalized on an opportunity to set up tables and pour for the concierges. Our other clients participated in the raffle prize drawing. The Event was held at the Franciscan Restaurant. As usual it was fine wines, delicious food & great people. We will look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
Click to see pictures from 2002 Concierges Christmas Party.
Click to see pictures from 2001 Concierges Christmas Party.
Click here to see pictures from the Millennium Concierges Christmas party.



DayGuide prints 5th Annual issue of 'The Best of the Wine Country' guide
July 15th 2002 marks the release date for the 5th annual issue of 'The Best of the Wine Country' guide. The new guide now contains information on wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants & shops, mud baths & spa facilities. The guide also features the best from both Napa & Sonoma counties. The Best of the Wine Country is met with rave reviews and now is one of the favorite guides of hotels concierges and the car rental companies.



econcierges.com rolls out new re-designed website
econcierges.com, publisher of print and on-line guidebooks aimed at tourists, has rolled out its new, completely redesigned website, now featuring Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley in addition to the San Francisco Bay Area. Visitors can read about the most fascinating can't-miss attractions and destinations in these areas, and also can make hotel, dining, tour and car rental reservations.


econcierges.com hosts 4th Annual S.F. Concierge Christmas Party
econcierges.com hosted its 4th Annual Concierges Christmas Party at the Franciscan Restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf. It was our most successful event ever, with more than 250 concierges and travel industry attendees. Eight wineries from our guide were on hand to pour and showcase their wines for the concierges. Raffle prizes donated by merchants featured in econcierges.com publications were given out to many lucky winners.

Click to see pictures from 2002 Concierges Christmas Party.
Click to see pictures from 2001 Concierges Christmas Party.
Click here to see pictures from the Millennium Concierges Christmas party.


DayGuide Publishing gifts holiday platters to all Car Rental Companies
Dayguide Publishing extends a hearty "thank you" to the car rental companies that support our guidebooks. More than fifty large holiday bakery platters are gifted to the car rental companies in downtown San Francisco, the San Francisco Airport and the Oakland Airport. DayGuide Publishing's guides are utilized by every major car rental company.


DayGuide Publishing's The Best of the Wine Country receives compliments from the President of Northern California Concierges Association
From Scott McIntosh, President, Northern California Concierge Association: "Thank you for your e-mail and for pointing out the many fine things about your "Best of the Wine Country Guides." I also think they are excellent and do consistently give them out to our many guests. It is always a pleasure to see you at the hotel. see you at the hotel-
Warm regards-

Scott McIntosh
President
Northern California Concierge Association
633 Post Street #22
San Francisco, CA 94109-8215
nccapres@aol.com
www.nccaconcierge.org


DayGuide Publishing's The Best of the Wine Country receives compliments and endorsement from AAA
From Marty Carr, Manager, Travel & Member Services, AAA: "Just returned from the Bay area and had picked up one of your brochures, The Best of the Wine Country, and was wondering if we can get a supply of these for our office to give to our AAA members when they are asking us about Napa/Sonoma wine information. Please let me know if you can send us a supply of these brochures and thank you in advance for your time."

Marty Carr, CTC
Manager Travel & Member Services
425-637-9223
marty@aaawa.com



DayGuide Publishing's The Best of the Wine Country receives an endorsement from Hertz Rent A Car of San Francisco
DayGuide Publishing's 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides are now authorized to be utilized at every Hertz Rent A Car office in San Francisco downtown , San Francisco Airport and Oakland Airport. This is a substantial endorsement from the largest car rental companies in the industry. Hertz Rent A Car displays and gives out 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides to all their customers visiting the Wine Country.


DayGuide Publishing's The Best of the Wine Country receives an endorsement from Budget Rent A Car of San Francisco
DayGuide Publishing's 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides are now authorized to be utilized at every Budget Rent A Car office in San Francisco downtown , San Francisco Airport and Oakland Airport. This is a substantial endorsement from one of the major car rental companies in the industry. Budget Rent A Car displays and gives out 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides to all their customers visiting the Wine Country.


DayGuide Publishing's The Best of the Wine Country receives an endorsement from Dollar Rent A Car of San Francisco
DayGuide Publishing's 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides are now authorized to be utilized at every Dollar Rent A Car office in San Francisco downtown , San Francisco Airport and Oakland Airport. This is a substantial endorsement from one of the major car rental companies in the industry. Dollar Rent A Car displays and gives out 'The Best of the Wine Country' guides to all their customers visiting the Wine Country.


DayGuide Publishing takes Louis Martini Winery to visit S.F. hotel concierges
DayGuide Publishing recently invited the Tasting Room Manager from the Louis Martini Winery to spend a day with us visiting some of the premium hotel concierges and car rental agencies in San Francisco. The day was spent visiting concierges from such fine hotels as the Fairmont, Ritz Carlton, Sheraton Palace, Stanford Court, Sir Francis Drake, Grand Hyatt, St. Francis, The Mark Hopkins and The Mandarin. Louis Martini Winery was generous enough to thank every concierge and car rental company with a bottle of wine. Each month, econcierges.com takes one of our clients to spend a day in San Francisco visiting hotel concierges and car rental companies. This has turned out to be a tremendous marketing tool for all our clients, allowing them to develop relationships with concierges and the car rental companies. No other company provides this service.


DayGuide Publishing takes Stone Creek Winery to visit S.F. hotel concierges
DayGuide Publishing invites the Tasting Room Manager from the Stone Creek Winery to spend a day with us visiting some of the premium hotel concierges and car rental agencies in San Francisco. The day was spent visiting concierges from such fine hotels as the Fairmont, Ritz Carlton, Sheraton Palace, Stanford Court, Sir Francis Drake, Grand Hyatt, St. Francis, The Mark Hopkins and The Mandarin. Stone Creek Winery was generous enough to thank every concierge and car rental company with a bottle of wine. Each month, econcierges.com takes one of our clients to spend a day in San Francisco visiting hotel concierges and car rental companies. This has turned out to be a tremendous marketing tool for all our clients, allowing them to develop relationships with concierges and car rental companies. No other company provides this service.


DayGuide Publishing takes President of V.Sattui Winery to visit S.F. Concierges
DayGuide Publishing invites Mr. Tom Davies, President of V. Sattui Winery to spend a day with us visiting some of the premium hotel concierges and car rental agencies in San Francisco. The day was spent visiting concierges from such fine hotels as the Fairmont, Ritz Carlton, Sheraton Palace, Stanford Court, Sir Francis Drake, Grand Hyatt, St. Francis, The Mark Hopkins and The Mandarin. V. Sattui Winery was generous enough to thank every concierge and car rental company with a bottle of wine. Each month, econcierges.com takes one of our clients to spend a day in San Francisco visiting hotel concierges and the car rental companies. This has turned out to be a tremendous marketing tool for all our clients, allowing them to develop relationships with concierges and car rental companies. No other company provides this service.


DayGuide Publishing gifts champagne bottles to S.F. hotel Concierges curtsey of Mumm Napa Valley
DayGuide Publishing , on behalf of Mumm Napa Valley, gifts champagne bottles to the Concierges of San Francisco. More than ninety bottles of champagne were given to concierges of such fine hotels as the Fairmont, Ritz Carlton, Sheraton Palace, Stanford Court, Sir Francis Drake, Grand Hyatt, St. Francis, The Mark Hopkins and The Mandarin. Mr. Jim O'shea, Mumm Napa Valley's hospitality director, likes to stay in touch with local concierges. Each month, econcierges.com takes one of our clients to spend a day in San Francisco visiting hotel concierges and the car rental companies. This has turned out to be a tremendous marketing tool for all our clients, allowing them to develop relationships with concierges and the car rental companies. No other company provides this service.


DayGuide Publishing rolls out 4th Annual Issue of The Best of the Wine Country
DayGuide Publishing has rolled out the 4th annual issue of The Best of the Wine Country. We have received rave reviews for the new guide. Some of the guidebook's new features include:

  • Redesigned, reader-friendly map
  • Complete listing of all wineries in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys
  • Many more featured advertisers
  • Listings of Wine Country golf courses
  • Listings of local landmarks


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