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April 2015

 

Events

 
April 17-19
 

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

 
April 21
 

Ahead of the Curve seminar hosted by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers. Details: napagrowers.org

 
April 25
 

Vineyard Mechanization & Sensing Workshop hosted by California State University, Fresno including indoor seminars and field demonstrations from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration or more information can be found here.

 
April 25-26
 

Vineyard to Vintner event at several wineries in the Stags Leap AVA of Napa Valley. Details: stagsleapdistrict.com

 
April 25-27
 

World Wine Meetings America in Chicago at Embassy Suites Lakefront Hotel. Private tastings and international wine suppliers available for meetings. Details: wwm-america.com/en/

 
April 26
 

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

 
April 26
 

Vintners Hall of Fame dinner at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, Calif. Details: ciawine.com

 
April 26-28
 

Sommelier Summit at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, Calif. Details: ciasommeliersummit.com

 
April 29 - May 2
 

28th Annual International Wine Judging hosted by the Tasters Guild at the Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Mich. Entries can be submitted through April 15. Details: tastersguild.com

 

University Courses

 
April 25
 

"Wine 101," a basic wine education class from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. Details: linfield.edu/wine-workshops

 
 

 

May 2015

 

Events

 
May 1
 

Sonoma County Barrel Auction for the trade. Details: sonomawine.com

 
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 2
 

Winemakers' Celebration tasting hosted by Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. Details: montereywines.org

 
May 2-3
 

Seventh Annual Passport to Urban Wine Country hosted by the East Bay Vintners Alliance in the Oakland, Calif. area. Details: eastbayvintners.com

 
May 5-7
 

CABs of Distinction media and trade tasting hosted by the Paso Robles CAB Collective in Paso Robles, Calif. Details: pasoroblescab.com

 
May 6-8
 

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

Annual dinner celebration hosted by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers from 6-9 p.m. at Round Pond winery in Rutherford, Calif. Details: napagrowers.org

 
May 15-17
 

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

 
May 15-17
 

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival in Philo, Calif., hosted by the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association. Details: avwines.com

 
May 28-29
 

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

 
May 28-30
 

International Chardonnay Symposium in Pismo Beach, Calif. Details: thechardonnaysymposium.com

 

University Courses

 
May 9
 

"How to Taste Wine" class from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. Details: linfield.edu

 
 

 

June 2015

 

Events

 
June 2
 

Taste of Mendocino trade tasting featuring the wines of Mendocino County from 1 to 4 p.m. in San Francisco, Calif. Details: tasteofmendo.com

 
June 4
 

Rhone Rangers Washington D.C. tasting from 5:30-9 p.m. at The Long View Gallery. Details: rhonerangers.org

 
June 4-7
 

Auction Napa Valley, details: auctionnapavalley.org

 
June 13
 

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

 
June 14-18
 

Vinexpo in Bordeaux, France, details: vinexpo.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

 
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 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

 
 

 

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

 
 

 

October 2015

 

Events

 
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. Details: napagrowers.org

 
 
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