Gather with your industry colleagues on Thursday afternoon and share some good fun with old friends and new. Participate in CRN's annual Golf Tournament or sign up for other group activities.
CRN Golf Tournament
Sponsored by Balchem | $299 per person
This year's CRN Golf Tournament will be held at the Monarch Beach Golf Links the afternoon of Thursday, October 18. Few golf experiences can match the blend of stunning natural beauty and variety of challenges presented at this course. Here, along the dramatic bluffs of Southern California, master architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., has fashioned an intriguing layout in the Scottish links tradition on one of the select few oceanfront golf courses in California.
The golf outing is $299 per person, including transportation to and from the course and a boxed lunch. Pre-registration is required for golf—add it to your order when you register. Additional details on transportation and meet time/location at the Ritz-Carlton will be provided on-site.
CRN has also planned additional group activities options for the afternoon of Thursday, October 18. Choose from kayaking or a wine tasting and lecture as add-ons when you register. If you have already registered (before August 23) please contact Maya English (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gretchen Powers (email@example.com) to add an activity to your existing registration.
Kayaking along the Pacific Ocean Coastline
Sponsored by doTERRA International | $149 per person
This kayak adventure takes you to the center of an aquatic metropolis while gliding on the calm waters of Dana Point Harbor—a thriving Pacific marine habitat. Add on when you register, or if you have already registered (before August 23) please contact Maya English (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gretchen Powers (email@example.com) to add an activity to your existing registration. Further details regarding transport to and from harbor (included) and meet times will be provided on-site. Space is limited, early pre-registration is recommended. Spots will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wine Tasting and Wine Lecture
Sponsored by Polyphenolics | $49 per person
With Dr. James Kennedy, President of Polyphenolics & Canandaigua Concentrate, Constellation Brands
Explore wines of California's Napa Valley—learn about this region and how the wines are made. You'll also learn about the chemistry of wine, its bioactive compounds, and how Polyphenolics utilizes this structure-function in the development of its products. Add on this activity when you register, or if you have already registered (before August 23) please contact Maya English (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gretchen Powers (email@example.com) to add an activity to your existing registration. Further details regarding location at the Ritz-Carlton and start time will be provided on-site.
Your Wine Expert
Dr. James Kennedy is President of Polyphenolics and Canandaigua Concentrate, divisions of Constellation Brands. Prior to this, Kennedy was Professor and Chair of the Department of Viticulture and Enology, and Director of the Viticulture and Enology Research Center at California State University, Fresno. In addition to this, Kennedy has held positions as the Research Manager for Chemistry at the Australian Wine Research Institute, Associate Professor of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bordeaux. Dr. Kennedy is most widely recognized for his research on improving our understanding of grape and wine phenolic chemistry, with the primary goal being the improvement of red wine quality. Of specific interest for Kennedy is how grape and wine production practices influence red wine tannin composition and quality. Dr. Kennedy has published extensively as an author or co-author in peer reviewed journals, grape and wine industry publications, and proceedings.