Unified Wine and Grape Symposium

By Michael Kaiser

I just returned from the 2011 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in Sacramento, California. Once again, a very impressive and important event for the American wine and grape industry. It is always a good opportunity for WineAmerica to connect with current winery and SAC members and develop some new contacts.

The WineAmerica staff is going to be traveling quite a bit more in the next few months and we hope to see a lot of our current members and make more new connections as we continue to grow our membership this year.

Here is where the WineAmerica staff will be in the coming months:

Jennifer Montgomery, Director of Political Affairs and Grassroots will be attending the Midwest Wine and Grape Conference in St. Charles, MO from February 4 -7. She will also be attending the Cold Climate Conference in Minneapolis, MN from February 17-19. Jennifer will also be at Wineries Unlimited in Richmond, VA from March 29-31.

Cary Greene, Chief Operating Officer and General Council will be attending the Oregon Wine Industry Symposium in Eugene, OR from February 21-23.

Michael Kaiser, Director of Communications and Regulatory Affairs will also be attending Wineries Unlimited. Michael will also be attending License to Steal in Geneva, OH from April 12-14 and the Pennsylvania Wineries Association Meeting in State College, PA from April 18-20.

We hope to see many of you at these various events.