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July 2015

 

Events

 
July 7
 

Sanitation Seminar hosted by Enartis Vinquiry featuring Cornell University's Randy Worobo, covering wine microbes and spoilage organisms along with proper sanitation and storage procedures. A winery tour pointing out areas of interest with regards to sanitation will also be part of the seminar. Starting at 9 a.m. in the Napa, Calif., area enartisvinquiry.com

 
July 8
 

Sanitation Seminar hosted by Enartis Vinquiry featuring Cornell University's Randy Worobo, covering wine microbes and spoilage organisms along with proper sanitation and storage procedures. A winery tour pointing out areas of interest with regards to sanitation will also be part of the seminar. Starting at 9 a.m. at J. Lohr Winery in Greenfield, Calif. enartisvinquiry.com

 
July 9
 

Sanitation Seminar hosted by Enartis Vinquiry featuring Cornell University's Randy Worobo, covering wine microbes and spoilage organisms along with proper sanitation and storage procedures. A winery tour pointing out areas of interest with regards to sanitation will also be part of the seminar. Starting at 9 a.m. at Rideau Vineyard in Solvang, Calif. enartisvinquiry.com

 
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

 
July 18
 

Oakland Wine Festival featuring tastings, seminars and a winemaker dinner at Mills College in Oakland, Calif. oaklandwinefestival.com

 
July 19-22
 

Steamboat Pinot Noir Conference at the Steamboat Inn near Roseburg, Ore. Details: steamboatpinot.com

 
July 20-21
 

British Columbia Enology & Viticulture Conference at the Penticton Trade and Convention Center in Penticton, B.C. Details: bcwgc.org

 
July 20-31
 

OIV Marketing Program at the University of California, Davis. Details: extension.ucdavis.edu

 
July 22-23
 

Fresno Food Expo in Fresno, Calif. Details: fresnofoodexpo.com

 
July 23-25
 

ASEV Eastern Section Annual Meeting in Dunkirk, N.Y. Details: asev-es.org

 
July 25
 

Carneros Wine Alliance 30th Anniversary celebration at di Rosa art estate. carneros.com

 
July 25
 

Uncork the Uplands tasting featuring the wines of the Indiana Uplands AVA in Borden, Ind. uncorktheuplands.com

 
July 25-26
 

Anderson Valley and Yorkville Highlands Barrel Tasting weekend in Mendocino County at various wineries. avwines.com

 
July 26-29
 

Second International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and Grape and Wine Quality, hosted by the International Socity of Horticultural Science featuring equipment demonstrations and seminars in Fredonia, New York. Details: ishs.org

 
July 28
 

Crush Strategies to Maximize Quality, full-day session featuring lesctures and panel discussions on best practices for extraction with a focus on flash détente and matching yeast to wine style from 9 a.m to 3:45 p.m. at the Univeristy of California, Davis. wineserver.ucdavis.edu

 

University Courses

 
July 15
 

Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute has partnered with Napa Valley College to offer a Summer Wine Workshop Series presented by the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) at Napa Valley College’s St. Helena campus. The first class, "Unlocking Wine: Sensory Evaluation of Wine" will be led by Melba Allen and cover methods used in the sensory evaluation of wine and guide students through the science and process of understanding sensory characteristics of finished wine. For more information and to register for the workshop, contact Michelle Norgren at (417) 837-2513 or (707) 967-2901 or by email at michellenorgren@missouristate.edu

 
July 16
 

Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute has partnered with Napa Valley College to offer a Summer Wine Workshop Series presented by the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) at Napa Valley College’s St. Helena campus. The second class, "Wine Retailing" will be led by Elizabeth Slater, who will teach students how to improve customer satisfaction, target and promote events, increase tasting room sales, use social media effectively, craft a story to build a brand and grow wine club memberships and sales. For more information and to register for the workshop, contact Michelle Norgren at (417)  837-2513 or (707) 967-2901 or by email at michellenorgren@missouristate.edu

 
July 18-19
 

Introduction to Sensory Evaluation of Wine, study the different components of wine appearance, aroma and flavor in this University of California Davis Extension workshop. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
 

 

August 2015

 

Events

 
August 1
 

Urban Wne Xperience in Oakland, Calif., featuring more than 20 urban wineries. eastbayvintners.com

 
August 16
 

Family Winemakers of California trade tasting from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. familywinemakers.org

 
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. Details: wvpack.com

 

University Courses

 
August 10
 

Rootstock Workshop: Identification and Use, learn about the history, use and identification of the 20 most important rootstocks in California in a University of California Davis Extension workshop designed for the grape grower, winemaker, viticulturist and nursery employee. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
August 11-12
 

Wine Grapes: Identification and Use, receive an introduction to about 40 white and red wine grape varieties in this University of California Davis Extension workshop designed for the grape grower, winemaker, viticulturist and nursery employee. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
August 15
 

Advanced Wine Tasting class by the University of California Davis Extension, a rigorous day of tasting that duplicates many of the consistency and identification tests required for qualification as a wine competition judge. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
August 22
 

Introduction to Wine Analysis, examine the basics of wine analysis for commercial and advanced home wine production in this University of California Davis Extension class. ucdavis.extension.edu 

 
August 22-23
 

Step-by-Step Winemaking, learn winemaking by producing wine at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science Winery at the University of California, Davis. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
August 29
 

Successful Home Winemaking, overview of all phases of home wine production in this University of California Davis Extension course designed for beginning home winemakers. extension.ucdavis.edu

 
 

 

September 2015

 

Events

 
September 11-13
 

Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, cincinnatifoodandwineclassic.com

 
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

 

University Courses

 
September 2-3
 

Wine Microbiology Workshop, intensive two-day class through the University of California Davis Extension intended for members of the wine industry to receive microscope training and practical exercises for identifying wine microorganisms. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
 

 

October 2015

 

Events

 
October 9-12
 

Celebration of Harvest Weekend hosted by the Santa Barbara Vintners Association. celebrationofharvest.com

 
October 13-16
 

VITeff, sparkling wine exhibition in Epernay, France, details: viteff.com

 
 

 

November 2015

 

Events

 
November 3-6
 

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

 
November 5
 

Southeastern United Wine & Grape Symposium at Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C. Details: symposium.surry.edu

 
November 5-7
 

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, details: hktdc.com

 
November 12
 

Rootstock hosted by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers featuring seminars, technical tastings and trade show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Napa Valley Expo. Details: napagrowers.org

 
November 27-30
 

Intervitis Interfructa Hortitechnica trade show for the wine, wine grape and other specialty crop industries in Stuttgart, Germany. ivifho.de

 
 

 

January 2016

 

Events

 
January 13-14
 

Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium in Concord, Calif. dtcwinesymposium.com

 
January 19-21
 

VinCO Conference & Trade Show in Grand Junction, Colo. winecolorado.org

 
January 26-28
 

Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento, Calif. Details: unifiedsymposium.org

 
 

 

February 2016

 

Events

 
February 8-12
 

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

 
February 10
 

Wines & Vines Oak Conference in Napa, Calif. 

 
February 18-20
 

Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association Annual Conference, at Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel, Conference Center & Spa in Frisco, Texas. txwines.org/annual-conference
 

 
February 23-24
 

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

 
 

 

March 2016

 

Events

 
March 2
 

Innovation + Quality, a forum for ultra-premium wineries focused on cutting-edge innovations that advance wine quality. Day-long event at Charles Krug Winery in the Napa Valley. winebusinessiq.com

 
March 9-11
 

Eastern Winery Exposition in Lancaster, Pa. Details: easternwineryexposition.com

 
 

 

November 2016

 

Events

 
November 3-6
 

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

 
November 5
 

Southeastern United Wine & Grape Symposium at Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C. Details: symposium.surry.edu

 
November 5-7
 

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, details: hktdc.com

 
November 12
 

Rootstock hosted by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers featuring seminars, technical tastings and trade show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Napa Valley Expo. Details: napagrowers.org

 
November 27-30
 

Intervitis Interfructa Hortitechnica trade show for the wine, wine grape and other specialty crop industries in Stuttgart, Germany. ivifho.de

 
 
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