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April 2014



April 17

Sonoma State University hosts its annual Spring Business Mixer on campus in Rohnert Park, Calif. Details:

April 17

Temecula Valley Winegrowers host its 31st annual Grape Day Conference at the South Coast Winery Resort & Spa in Temecula Valley, Calif. Details:

April 18

WineFlavor 101B: Nitrogen Management from Vine to Wine from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of California, Davis. Details:

April 19

Appellation St. Helena (ASH) hosts the bASH food and wine pairing competition at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. Details:

April 23

Sustainable Vineyard Practices: Strategies for Using Less Water, hosted by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Copia Theater in Napa, Calif. Details:

April 23-26

Paso Robles Cab Collectives's CABs of Distinction Event featuring an en primeur tasting for the trade and media, panel discussion and consumer grand tasting. Details:

April 26

The Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association hosts its annual wine festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Reyes Winery in Aqua Dulce, Calif. Details:

April 27

Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society (TAPAS) hosts its grand tasting of Iberian Peninsula variety wines produced by wineries in the western United States from 2 to 5 p.m. in San Francisco. Details:


University Courses

April 26-27

Introduction to Sensory Evaluation of Wine from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the University of California, Davis. Enroll in section 134VIT202. Details:

April 27 - May 1

Membrane filtration and other separation technologies short course at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Details:



May 2014



May 3

Winemakers' Celebration hosted by the Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association featuring more than 100 wines in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Details:

May 6-8

Craft Beverage Expo for wine, beer, spirits and cider producers at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. Details:

May 8-9

Direct 2014 conference on direct-to-consumer shipping hosted by ShipCompliant in Napa, Calif. Details:

May 9

Tempranillo Conference at Newsom Vineyards in Plains, Texas, for growers, winemakers and wine enthusiasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details: newsomvineyards

May 14

19th Annual Vineyard Economics Seminar hosted by the Wine Industry Symposium Group at the Napa Valley Marriott from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details:

May 15-18

Paso Robles Wine Festival hosted by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. Details:

May 16-18

Taste Alexander Valley festival featuring tastings and other events at wineries in the Alexander Valley AVA of Sonoma County. Details:

May 16-18

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir festival in Philo, Calif. 


May 16-18

ZinFest hosted by the Lodi Winegrape Commission at Lodi Lake Park in Lodi, Calif. Details:

May 16-18

Chardonnay Symposium in Pismo Beach, Calif. Details:

May 27-29

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific wine and spirits tradeshow at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center. Details:

May 27-29

Guangzhou International Wine Exhibition at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. Details:

May 31 - June 1

Ninth Annual LAWineFest at Hollywood's Raleigh Studios. Details:


University Courses

May 16

Everyday Compliance for Winery and Brand Owners from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of California, Davis. Enroll in section 134VIT203. Details:

May 17

Introduction to Wine Analysis from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University of California, Davis. Enroll in section 134VIT204. Details:



June 2014



June 3-4

Wine Packaging Program at the University of California, Davis covering market trends, innovations, closures, sustainability and branding. Details:

June 7

Auction Napa Valley hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners. Details:

June 7-8

Denver International Wine Competition at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colo. Details:

June 8-10

Somm Summit symposium in Seattle, Wash. Details:

June 13-14

Wine Symposium of the Finger Lankes at the Scandling Center at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. Details:

June 14

Barbera Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cooper Ranch in Plymouth, Calif. Details:

June 16-19

International Cabernet Symposium hosted by the Oakville Winegrowers Association in Napa Valley. Details:

June 19-20

Enovitis in campo, a viticulture equipment and grape growing show featuring a conference on Prosecco held in the vineyards of Cattolica Agricola near Roncade, Treviso in Italy. Details:

June 23-27

American Society for Enology and Viticulture National Conference and ASEV Eastern Section annual meeting in Austin, Texas. Details:

June 30 - July 1

Wine Industry Technology Symposium in Napa, Calif. Details:



July 2014



July 11

Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries: Practical Issues in the Alcohol Industry seminar presented by The Seminar Group from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Ore. Details:

July 11-13

Wine Bloggers Conference in Buelton, Calif., in Santa Barbara County. Details:

July 24

Fresno Food Expo at the Fresno Convention Center. Details:

July 25-27

International Pinot Noir Celebration at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. Details:

July 30

Sweet and Fortified Wine Association meeting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif. For more information contact

July 30

Organic Winegrowing Conference hosted by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery in St. Helena, Calif. Details:


University Courses

July 14-25

OIV Wine Marketing Short Course organized by the Organisation Internationale de La Vigne et du Vin (OIV), University of California, Davis and UC Davis extension. Two-week course held on the UC Davis campus. Details:



August 2014



August 15

Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries: Practical Issues in the Alcohol Industry seminar presented by The Seminar Group from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Seattle in Seattle, Wash. Details:

August 23

Harvest STOMP celebration hosted by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Yount Mill Vineyards in Oakville, Calif. Details:



September 2014



September 12

Direct to Consumer Wine Sales seminar hosted by The Seminar Group. Details:

September 22-23

Wine Industry Financial Symposium in Napa, Calif. Details:



October 2014



October 24

Exporting Wine to China seminar hosted by The Seminar Group. Details:



November 2014



November 12-14

Wine Tourism Conference in Paso Robles, Calif. Details:

November 13

Napa Valley Grapegrowers' annual symposium and tradeshow at the Napa Expo Fairgrounds in Napa, Calif. Details:


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