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February 2015

 

Events

 
February 5-7
 

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

 
February 6
 

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

 
February 6-7
 

Maryland Grape and Wine Industry Annual Conference in Baltimore, Md. Details: marylandgrapes.org

 
February 7
 

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

 
February 11
 

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

 
February 11-13
 

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

 
February 14
 

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

 
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: ohiowines.org

 
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: winewriterssymposium.org

 
February 18
 

Sonoma County Grape Day sponsored by the Sonoma County Winegrowers at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, Calif. Details: cesonoma.ucanr.edu

 
February 19-21
 

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

 
February 23
 

Wine and Liquor Law Seminar in Vancouver, B.C. hosted by Law Seminars International at the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver or via webcast. Details: lawseminars.com

 
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: dallaswinecomp.com

 
February 24-25
 

Oregon Wine Symposium in Portland, Ore. Details: oregonwine.org

 

University Courses

 
February 12
 

Current Issues: Vineyard Soil Management Strategies, one-day seminar at the University of California, Davis. Details: wineserver.ucdavis.edu

 
February 13
 

Current Issues: Changing Water Regulations and the Impact on Vineyard Management in California, seminar at the University of California, Davis. Details: wineserver.ucdavis.edu

 
 

 

March 2015

 

Events

 
March 2-5
 

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

 
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: winebusiness.com

 
March 4-6
 

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

 

 
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: winesymposium.com

 
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: womenofthevine.com

 
March 14
 

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

 
March 15-17
 

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

 
March 17-18
 

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

 
March 18-19
 

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

 
March 19-20
 

Best Practices in Winery Operations, hosted by The Seminar Group in Napa, Calif. Details: theseminargroup.net

 
March 20-22
 

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

 
March 22-27
 

UC Davis Wine Executive Program at the University of California, Davis campus. Details: gsm.ucdavis.edu

 
March 26-29
 

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

 
March 27-28
 

Rhone Rangers annual grand tasting in San Francisco, Calif. Details: rhonerangers.org

 
March 27-29
 

Garagiste Festival Southern Exposure in Solvang, Calif. Details: californiagaragistes.com

 

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: foodprotein.tamu.edu

 
 

 

April 2015

 

Events

 
April 17-19
 

Earth Day Food & Wine Festival in Paso Robles, Calif. Details: earthdayfoodandwine.com

 
April 26
 

Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society (TAPAS) grand tasting in San Francisco, Calif. Details: tapasociety.org

 
 

 

May 2015

 

Events

 
May 2
 

Cabs of Distinction Grand Tasting hosted by the Paso Robles Cab Collective at the River Oaks Hot Springs in Paso Robles, Calif. Details: pasoroblescab.com

 
May 6-8
 

Craft Beverage Expo in San Jose, Calif. Details: craftbeverageepo.com

 
May 12-14
 

Media and trade tasting hosted by the Paso Robles Cab Collective in Paso Robles, Calif. Details: pasoroblescab.com

 
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: pasowine.com 

 
May 15
 

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

 
May 15-17
 

Zinfest festival in Lodi, Calif. Details: zinfest.com

 
May 28-29
 

Direct2015 conference on trends in direct shipping in Napa, Calif. Details: shipcompliant.com

 
 

 

June 2015

 

Events

 
June 13
 

Barbera Festival at Terra d'Oro/Montevina winery in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Details: barberafestival.com

 
June 15-19
 

ASEV Annual Conference in Portland, Ore. Details: asev.org

 
June 24-25
 

Wine Industry Technology Symposium in Napa, Calif. Details: wineindustrytechnologysymposium.com

 
 

 

July 2015

 

Events

 
July 9-10
 

Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries: Practical Issues in the Alcohol Industry seminar hosted by The Seminar Group in Portland, Ore. Details: theseminargroup.net

 
 

 

August 2015

 

Events

 
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

 

Events

 
September 18
 

Owning and Operating an Urban Winery or Brewery, hosted by The Seminar Group in San Diego, Calif. Details: theseminargroup.net

 
September 21-22
 

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

 
September 25
 

DtC Wine Sales: Evolving Strategies, hosted by The Seminar Group in Napa, Calif. Details: theseminargroup.net

 
 

 

November 2015

 

Events

 
November 3-6
 

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

 
 
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