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January 2015



January 7

Putting Your Brand To Work, part of the Beverage Industry Professional Seminar series hosted by Ferment Marketing at the Northwest Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore. Details:

January 9-18

Icewine Festival in Niagara, Ontario at various locations over three weeks in January. Details:

January 13-16

VinCO, Colorado wine industry conference and tradeshow in Grand Junction, Colo. Details:

January 14-15

Direct-to-Consumer Wine Symposium in Concord, Calif. Details:

January 15

Dollars & Sense seminar and tradeshow hosted by the Sonoma County Winegrowers at the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa, Calif. Details:

January 15

WineFlavor 101B: Identification and Mitigation of Off-Aromas, featuring seminars and several technical tastings. Details:

January 20

Vintage Report Napa, technical forum for winemakers, scientists, vineyard managers and winery proprietors to discuss the previous vintage and share the latest technical advances in viticulture and enology to foster sustainable practices. Hosted by Fruition Sciences at the Westin Verasa hotel in Napa, Calif. Details:

January 21

Staff Management, part of the Beverage Industry Professional Seminar series hosted by Ferment Marketing at the Northwest Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore. Details:

January 22-23

AgWISE Symposium, focused on farmworker health, safety and human resources. Hosted by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers at the former Copia building at 500 First St. in Napa, Calif. Details:

January 23-25

Naples Winter Wine Festival in Naples, Fla. Details:

January 27

Wine Market Council Research Conference at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, N. Y. Details:

January 27-29

Unified Wine & Grape Symposium at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif. Details:

January 28

Working with Third Party Reviewers, part of the Beverage Industry Professional Seminar series hosted by Ferment Marketing at the Northwest Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore. Details:

January 28

Create Your 2015 Event Calendar, part of the Beverage Industry Professional Seminar series hosted by Ferment Marketing at the Northwest Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore. Details:

January 29-31

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers, ZAP, hosts its 24th annual Zinfandel Experience at the Presidio in San Francisco, Calif., featuring seminars and tastings. Details:



February 2015



February 5-7

Cold Climate Conference focusing on cold hardy vines hosted by the Minnesota Grape Growers Association in Minneappolis, Minn. Detals:

February 6

Wine Market Council Research Conference at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, Calif. Details:

February 7

Alsace Varieties Festival hosted by the Anderson Valley Winegrowers in Philo, Calif. Details:

February 11

Wines & Vines Oak Conference in Napa, Calif., featuring educational seminars and a trade show of oak barrels and alternative oak products. Details:

February 11-13

Washington Association of Winegrape Growers annual meeting in Kennewick, Wash. Details:

February 14

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition public tasting at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Calif. Details:

February 15

Sit, Sip and Learn, full-day seminar for those entering the wine industry on how to launch and manage a succesful wine business from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dublin Crowne Plaza in Columbus, Ohio. Details:

February 17-20

Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley, published, professional writers on wine, wine-food and wine-travel meet for sessions on the craft of writing, wine knowledge and career advancement, and to network with editors, publishers and other colleagues. Eleven fellowships are available via a writing competition. Details:

February 19-21

Texas Wine and Grape Growers annual conference in San Marcos, Texas. Details:

February 23-24

TEXSOM International Wine Awards (formerly The Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Wine Competition) at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. Entry deadline is Jan. 30. Details:

February 24-25

Oregon Wine Symposium in Portland, Ore. Details:



March 2015



March 2-5

Decouvertes en Vallee du Rhone, trade-only event featuring wineries of the Rhone Valley, France. Details:

March 4

Innovation + Quality conference hosted by Wine Business Monthly and featuring seminars and a tradeshow for ultra-premium wineries at Charles Krug Winery in the Napa Valley. Details:

March 4-6

Michigan Wine & Grape Conference, featuring educational sessions on grape and wine production, business management, sales and marketing. Details:


March 12

Central Coast Insights featuring panel discussions and seminars about the future of the wine business in California's Central Coast at the Paso Robles Inn in Paso Robles, Calif. Details:

March 13-15

Women of the Vine Global Symposium featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions and grand tasting gala at the The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif. Details:

March 14

Oregon Chardonnay Symposium at Stoller Family Estate in Dayton, Ore. Details:

March 15-17

ProWein, international trade fair for the wine and spirits industries in Dusseldorf, Germany. Details:

March 17-18

WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Conference and Tradeshow hosted by Wine Business Monthly in Paso Robles, Calif. Details:

March 18-19

Eastern Winery Exposition, wine industry trade show focused on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions in Syracuse, N.Y. 

March 20-22

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel, featuring more than 120 events at wineries in the Paso Robles, Calif., area. Details:

March 26-29

Taste Washington wine and food event in Seattle featuring more than 225 Washington wineries. Details:


University Courses

March 16

Membrane Application in Beverage Industries, a one-day course by Texas A&M University held at Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, Texas. Details:



May 2015



May 14-17

Paso Robles Wine Festival, four-day event featuring winemaker dinners, grand tasting and other events at various wineries in the Paso Robles, Calif., area. Details: 

May 15

Vineyard Economics Seminar at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, Calif. Details:



August 2015



August 19

Wines & Vines Packaging Conference in Napa, Calif., featuring panel discussions by experts on trends and best practices in wine packaging as well as technical tastings and a trade show. 



September 2015



September 21-22

Wine Industry Financial Symposium at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa Calif. Details: 



November 2015



November 17-20

SIMEI winemaking and bottling equipment showcase in Milan, Italy. Details:


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