Wines & Vines Home
   
 
Welcome Guest
LOGIN |  CREATE ACCOUNT
 
 
March 2013 Issue of Wines & Vines
 
SUBSCRIBE   »
 

Eastern Winery Exposition Preview

Conference focused on the East builds on its first-year success

 
by Linda Jones McKee
 
 
The Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE) will take place March 6-8 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Pennsylvania, with co-located events occurring March 5 and 8. While the conference and trade show is only in its second year, it is already being recognized for its relevance for anyone growing grapes or making wine east of the Rockies.

There are more than 20 sessions that focus on topics important to growers, winemakers and wine marketers in the East, and they will be presented by knowledgeable individuals who predominantly live and work in the East. The presentations have been divided into four different tracks.

In enology sessions, a winemaker roundtable will look at three prominent East Coast varietals: Seyval Blanc, Viognier and Traminette. Anthony Aellen from Maryland and Art Hunt from New York will both explore the production and marketing of sweet red wines, a popular East Coast style California is just beginning to discover, while Dr. Barry Gump will discuss a procedure for calculating titratable acidity (TA) and yeast assimilable nitrogen (YAN) in one titrametric test.

Viticulture topics will include talks about new vineyard pests by Douglas Pfeiffer and fungal diseases by Mike Ellis, sustainability programs by Regina Foisey of Ontario and Richard Olsen-Harbich of New York, and such basic considerations as vine size, vine capacity, crop load and vine balance will be presented by Alan Lakso of Cornell University.

Winery accounting, energy savings and efficiencies, the use of social media, wine apps and creating brand ambassadors among customers will all be discussed under the broad heading of money, management and marketing. Presenters will include Dennis Urffer, Brian Roeder, a panel consisting of Kris Chislet, Laurie Forster and Patty Held, and several others.

Newcomer sessions will include laboratory topics by Peter Bell, Tom Payette and Dr. Barry Gump.

The trade show at EWE has been expanded to include 220 booths with more than 170 exhibitors interested in helping eastern growers and winemakers.

A half-day workshop about hard cider (additional fee required) will look at varieties and styles, production and stabilization of cider and a new variation known as “ice cider.” Cider has been produced since Colonial times, but it is also a rapidly growing phenomenon across the East. Presenters will include cider producers Chuck Shelton from Albemarle CiderWorks in Virginia and Stephen Rigby from North Carolina. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste ciders from Europe and the New World as well as ice ciders from New York, Vermont and Canada.

Two co-located events will take place both before and after the main conference. On March 5, the Pennsylvania Wine Association will hold its annual meeting; their annual banquet will take place following the welcome wine reception for conference attendees.

The “New Grape Grower Workshop” on March 8, led by Dr. Joe Fiola (University of Maryland) and Mark Chien (Pennsylvania State University), will present information about vineyard development that will help potential growers decide whether or not to plant a vineyard and how to proceed.

Other scheduled events include the second annual EWE industry celebration dinner March 6. Wines & Vines is the official sponsor of the Eastern Winery Exposition; supporting sponsors include 15 wine-related organizations and two wine trails.  

 
SHARE   »
Print this page   PRINTER-FRIENDLY VERSION   »
E-mail this article   E-MAIL THIS ARTICLE   »
Close
 
Currently no comments posted for this article.
 
CURRENT MONTH'S FEATURES INDEX »


 
Wines & Vines Home
 
866.453.9701 | 415.453.9700 | Fax: 415.453.2517
65 Mitchell Blvd., Ste. A San Rafael, CA 94903
info@winesandvines.com
Wine Industry Metrics
 
Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
May 2015 $607 million
7%
$8,068 million
5%
May 2014 $569 million $7,651 million
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
May 2015 $141 million
4%
$1,896 million
14%
May 2014 $135 million $1,657 million
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
May 2015 355
15%
256
20%
May 2014 308 213
     
 
MORE » Released on 06.15.2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Direct To Consumer
Wine Shipping Report
2015
 
Download full report »
 
 

Practical Winery & Vineyard Library
 
Search the PWV archive »
 
 

CALENDAR
  • July 7
     
    Sanitation Seminar, Napa
     
  • July 8
     
    Sanitation Seminar, Greenfield
     
  • July 9
     
    Sanitation Seminar, Solvang
     
  • July 9-10
     
    Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries
     
  • MORE »
 

READER COMMENTS
 
Article: B.C. Eyes New Wine Appellation Rules »
 
Slight misquote or perhaps I misspoke so I will clarify the thought: People were not...
Reader: Guest
 
Article: Pull Red Blotch Vines, Get Paid »
 
Maybe this would be a good time for the USDA to allocate some of its...
Reader: Guest
 
Article: Wine E-commerce Remains a Niche »
 
This shouldn't be a surprise. E-commerce is only about 5-7% of overall retail across the...
Reader: Barbara Insel
 
Article: Pull Red Blotch Vines, Get Paid »
 
I worked for a year with USDA in Washington to get Red Blotch identified as...
Reader: Bob Dempel
 
Article: Pull Red Blotch Vines, Get Paid »
 
I'll bet anyone in Napa and Sonoma counties I can find GRBaV in their red...
Reader: Guest
 
 


Directory/Buyer's Guide — Your Wine Industry Marketplace
 
 
WINERY SEARCH
 
 
Advanced Search »
SUPPLIER SEARCH
   by Product
 by Company Name or Brand
 
Browse by Category »
2015 Directory/Buyer's Guide
The Wines & Vines Directory and Buyer's Guide
 
 
EXPANDED ONLINE SEARCH INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE
 
ORDER NOW »
 
LEARN MORE »
 
 
Wines & Vines Magazine
 
 
LEARN MORE »
 
SUBSCRIBE »
 
Digital Edition Now Available!
Wines & Vines Digital Edition Now Available
 
LEARN MORE »
 
ORDER NOW »
 
 
The Wines & Vines Online Marketing System
 
The Industry Standard winery marketing application
 
FREE LIVE DEMO »
 
VIEW VIDEO »
 
 
 
 
Latest Job Listings
 Tasting Room Sales Ass...
 Saint Helena, CA
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Wine Retail Consultant
 Atlanta, GA
Sales and Marketing
 Tasting Room Associate
 St. Helena, CA
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Vineyard Manager-Viney...
 Healdsburg, CA
Vineyards
 Consulting Winemaker
 Sierra Foothills, CA
Winemaker/Enologist
 Tasting Room Associate
 Healdsburg, CA
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Administrative Assista...
 St. Helena, CA
General Administration and
 Chain Sales Consultant
 All, FL
Sales and Marketing
 Regional Sales Directo...
 Usa, NA
Sales and Marketing
 Winemaker
 Napa Valley, CA
Winemaker/Enologist
 
More Job Listings >>
Follow Us On:
 
 





Home  |  About Us  |  Editors  |  Subscribe  |  Print Edition  |  Digital Edition

Advertise  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy
 
 
Copyright © 2001-2015 by Wine Communications Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
No material may be reproduced without written permission of the Publisher.
Wines&Vines does not assume any responsibility for any unsolicited manuscripts or materials.