WineAmerica and Wine Industry Network Join Forces

National Association named Presenting Sponsor for U.S. Wine & Beverage Expo 
May 31st, 2017 –  Wine Industry Network (WIN) and WineAmerica today announced that WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, will be the Presenting Sponsor for Washington, D.C. based U.S. Wine & Beverage Conference and Expo (USBevX). In this role, WineAmerica will play an important part in developing conference topics, selecting speakers and leading networking opportunities. The conference and trade show will take place February 20– 22, 2018, again at the historic Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

“We’re thrilled to broaden our relationship with WineAmerica and partner with them to establish USBevX as the premiere business conference for the eastern wine industry,” said George Christie, President of WIN.  “The quality of […]

New Use for IDY: Increasing Phenolics as a Foliar Spray

What if your wine grapes had the brix levels of ready-to-harvest grapes, but didn’t taste or smell ripe? With warming trends across the globe, this scenario may become increasingly problematic for those in the many areas of the US that have less than idyllic weather patterns.

A new product from Lallemand called LalVigne Foliar Spray, an organic yeast derivative, which is applied at veraison, may be the ticket to increasing phenolic maturity in these more difficult growing areas. In the USBevX 2017 conference session entitled: Vineyard Trials: Lalvigne – Foliar Spray for Increasing Phenolic Maturity in Wine Grapes, panelist and representative for Scott Laboratories, Megan Hereford, hopes to convince wine grape farmers of the spray’s potential worth.

Inactive Dry Yeasts (IDY) […]

The New Press Machine: Bloggers and their Increasing Influence in the Industry

The changing role of bloggers in the world of wine marketing has infiltrated into the wine industry at last. USBevX 2017’s directed session, The New Press Machine: Bloggers and their Increasing Influence in the Industry will explore the role of this newest mechanism in getting your brand known.

“I don’t think this is a regional issue. The role of bloggers has changed a lot during the last few years, so this is a subject wineries all over the country can relate to,” says Tina Caputo, wine and lifestyle writer, with a long history as editor for the top trade publications of the wine industry. She continues, “During the last five years, there has been a blurring of the lines between […]

Quality-Focused Conference Created for Rising Eastern Wine Industry

By Dawn Dolan

With the posh, power location of Washington D.C., the US Wine & Beverage Expo (USBevX) starts the conference theme “Quality Revolution” off with an air of authority. Honing the focus this year toward the burgeoning East Coast wine industry, the 2017 Expo should appeal to a broad range of wine & beverage industry principals.

“Our first conference earlier this year was too broad,” acknowledges George Christie President of Wine Industry Network, the producer of the event. “We decided going forward, to do what we do best, and that is to focus on the wine industry, their issues, as well as talk about other beverages and their impact on wine category.

“Additionally, as more wineries look to expand their offerings […]

Winery Association Leaders Converge in Washington, D.C. for Inaugural Conference

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone

“You can’t find a successful wine region that doesn’t have a strong winery association tied to it.”

So proclaims George Christie, President of the Wine Industry Network (WIN) and primary organizer of the Wine Association Leadership Conference (WALC) that’s taking place in conjunction with USBevX 2017, this coming February 22-24 in Washington, D.C.

In addition to a full conference and trade show, USBevX 2017, the second annual Wine and Beverage Expo, will host a concurrent set of six sessions within the larger conference geared specifically for winery association leaders, executive directors, board members and key staff.

“Our goal is to launch an innovative summit this year that winery association leaders can attend annually with their peers to share information […]

Beverages at a Crossroads: USBevX is Open for Registration

The alcoholic beverage industry has been turned on its ear! Disruptive forces are propelling the beverage alcohol industry into a dynamic future that’s very different from its past. A more diverse consumer base, small & medium producers encroaching in on bigger brands, regulatory taxes and alcohol laws changing are all just some of the issues. These changes are creating a unique set of challenges — and unprecedented opportunities for growth and success.

Beer, Cider, Spirits and Wine have much in common, including the consumers they’re chasing and the challenges they face.

“The beverage landscape has changed and traditional lines between categories are being blurred by consumer habits, largely driven by millennials.”

“New entrants – producers whose brands are disrupting the industry – […]

Washington, D.C. Beverage Industry Trade Show & Conference Announced

New Expo focused exclusively on Wine, Craft Beer, Cider & Spirits Industries
Healdsburg, Calif., May 7, 2014 – The Wine Industry Network (WIN) today announced the launch of the U.S. Beverage Industry Expo, a new trade show and conference focused exclusively on the Wine, Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits industries.

“Our objective is simple; we want to establish an annual world-class business event for Wine, Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits professionals” said George Christie, President and CEO of Wine Industry Network. “These four industries are perfectly aligned to benefit from one combined trade show. This event will feature the best suppliers showcasing their products and services and an educational conference where attendees can listen to and learn from proven winners,” adds […]

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