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 […]

Injustice for All: The Blurring of Categories in Washington

What is the new normal for the alcohol beverage industry? With the massive growth we have seen across all three sectors of the industry (four if you count cider on its own) it is only natural for the lines to become blurred. This is certainly true from a marketing perspective, but is it also true from a government affairs perspective? The answer is a resounding yes. Let’s look at one specific issue and see why this is the case. Currently, there has been a renewed debate on the status of federal alcohol excise taxes. The federal alcohol excise tax structure has been in place for quite some time now. Federal alcohol excise taxes are based on the alcohol content […]

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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