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History of Winemaking in California

California Wine

Wine is to California like Robin is to Batman, you can’t have one without the other. But how did it get there? Here’s a brief history of the wine industry in California. Believe it or not, wine entered into the state when the Spanish came. The missionaries needed to consume wine for their religious practice.… Read more »

Wine Industry Roles Uncovered

Napa Wine Industry

Interested in getting into the wine industry but confused about all of that vocabulary? Here’s our guide on some of the important roles that turn those grapes into wine and bottle them up for you to uncork at your dinner table! Winemakers Winemakers are the center of the whole operation. They’re in charge of picking… Read more »

Stay-at-home Wine Order

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Back in early February we warned about the negative implications of global warming on the wine industry. The blog points out that grapes are very sensitive to climate change and therefore many winemakers have personal interest in reducing their carbon footprint (read it here). Igor Sill from California Ag Today notes some positive changes in… Read more »

Boosting team morale during COVID-19

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Let’s face it, the pandemic makes it difficult to stay optimistic all the time. But there are things that you can do as an employer to boost team morale. Start with simple initiatives and then work your way up. You’ll be amazed at how the little things can help sustain your hardworking team. Say thank… Read more »

Staying productive while working from home

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Many people are doing their best right now to manage a virtual job. It’s hectic trying to perform the same tasks as you would in the office while also managing the other people in your home. To help you stay productive, we’ve created a list of best practices. Maintain your wake-up time It’s true that… Read more »

Learning in the time of COVID-19

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It’s week 4(ish) into quarantine and we’re running out of things to do. We’ve played our fair share of family Monopoly. We’ve already cleaned out every pesky cabinet in the house. And we’ve watched Tiger King. Now what? Why not learn a new skill? The key to quarantine is finding balance. That means enjoying the… Read more »

Boost your LinkedIn Profile

During the Pandemic, we’re working hard to provide you with relevant content considering the circumstances. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, it’s okay to take a step back during this time and relax. But if you’re itching to market yourself, one easy thing to do while quarantined is improve your LinkedIn Profile.… Read more »

BOLT staffs homeless shelters for the Napa County Government

The Coronavirus has dominated our lives for the last 6 weeks, but we still don’t know much about it. We do know that it’s a massive public health crisis. We also know that social distancing seems to be a good way of stemming the virus’s spread. So far, all 50 states have reported Coronavirus cases.… Read more »

Is it time for a career change?

In most jobs, some days feel like a drag. For some people it’s the end of the year mailing that requires all hands on deck. For others, it’s the cold calls that you have to make to try to sell your product. Unfortunately, few jobs are completely perfect. But how do you know if your… Read more »

Bolt in the Community: Vintage House

Recently, Joanne and Lisa of Bolt Staffing gave a presentation on “Re-Entering the Workforce.” The one-hour event was an overwhelming success. The two Bolt employees made attendees feel confident about beginning their job search. The event took place at The Vintage House of Sonoma— a non-profit organization which provides a space for its members to… Read more »