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WiVi 2020: Opportunities to Participate!
Please see two ways to participate in the upcoming events!
Exploring New Wine Styles on the Central Coast - Winemaker Panel Please help us spread the word by communicating to your members about this winemaker panel and encourage them to submit wines. The form to submit wines is in the recent Wine Business Monthly article or you can submit here.
Innovation + Quality (IQ) IQ is a sister-show to WiVi, also produced by Wine Business Monthly. Please share the following opportunity with your members and encourage them to submit for trials.
IQ is a one-of-a-kind forum for ultra-premium wineries focused on innovations that advance wine quality. Each year, 400 luxury and ultra-premium winemakers from across the West Coast join us in Napa Valley to discuss the best methods for producing the best wine. In 2020, we’re putting an even greater focus on winemaker trials, with the opportunity for winemakers to submit lab trials or full-scale production experiments they are conducting, and then pour the results for their peers at the show.
EconAlliance GROWING POSSIBILITIES AG FORUM FEB 6, 7:30 am check-in – 12:00 noon
A Forum to Celebrate and Support Regional Agriculture “Growing Possibilities” Ag Forum 2020 Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:30AM Check-In, Program 8:30AM to 12:00PM Noon Santa Maria Fairpark
It’s almost time for the EconAlliance 2020 “Growing Possibilities” Ag Forum. As in previous forums, the Thursday February 6, 2020 Ag Forum will bring together policymakers, media, influencers, non-ag industries, non-profit organizations, and other community stakeholders to celebrate our Northern Santa Barbara County ag community, and foster its ongoing vitality and sustainability. Whereas in 2016 we recognized the “Diamond Families” growing row crops continuously in the region for decades, and in 2018 we recognized our trail-blazing berry growers, in 2020 we will be recognizing our longest running cattle-raising friends! The 2020 “Growing Possibilities” Ag Forum will feature, as we have in the past, an informative presentation by Santa Barbara County Ag Commissioner Cathy Fisher on the County picture, as well as other speakers and at least one panel of local agriculturalists.
As you may have heard, Allan Hancock College and EconAlliance, in cooperation with the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, are co-facilitating the establishment of our area as a “Community Prosperity” area, which hopefully will open some new opportunities for our Northern Santa Barbara communities and other communities. We will provide an update on that effort at the February 6th Ag Forum.
Contact Victoria Conner, EconAlliance Initiatives Director, if you would like to be an event sponsor, an exhibitor, or sponsor a table: email@example.com/ 805-345-0688 and thank you in advance for your support!
The Art & Science of Food Safety Scott Horsfall, CEO, CA Leafy Green Marketing Assn.
Santa Barbara County Agriculture Overview Cathy Fisher, County Ag Commissioner
Ag Sector Panel: Land Use, Water and Housing (Panelists will be operators from row crop, wine grape, strawberry, cattle and cannabis sectors)
The Cattle Industry Today Kevin Kester (invited), Past President, U.S. Cattlemen’s Assn.
Recognition: Longtime Northern Santa Barbara County Cattle Raising Families Tony Branquinho (invited), President, Santa Barbara County Cattlemen’s Assn.
Possible additional speakers...
Event Co-Chairs: George Adam, President, Innovative Produce, EconAlliance Ag Team Lead Co-Chair, 2020 EconAlliance Ag Forum Holly Nolan-Chavez, Regional Director, Ag, Water & Environmental Technologies, Allan Hancock College Co-Chair, 2020 EconAlliance Ag Forum
Event fee: $65 individual/$600 table of 8 (6 seats to sponsor, 2 seats for complimentary EconAlliance invitees) Registration Link | Flier Posted 01/15/20
Global Wine Industry Experts to Present at California Wines Export 2020 Conference Feb. 18, 2020
Wine Institute will host “Export 2020: The California Wine Global Export Conference,” featuring leading voices in the global wine trade on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Culinary Institute of America at COPIA in Napa Valley. Keynote speaker Jancis Robinson, MW, will be joined by international industry leaders to present perspectives on California wine in the global marketplace and stimulate discussion on the dynamic changes facing the world’s wine industry today.
“We are pleased to present an outstanding slate of international experts who will address the significant opportunities for exporting California wines worldwide,” said Robert P. Koch, Wine Institute President and CEO. “Our high-quality wines, leadership in sustainable winegrowing and the aspirational lifestyle of the Golden State continue to attract consumers worldwide, and the program will help our vintners take their exports to the next level.”
Jancis Robinson, MW, with wine writer and educator, Elaine Chukan Brown, will open the program with insights into the role and potential of California wine globally, followed by a panel discussion, “Global Trends by Sales Channel: What is the Impact on California Wine.” Moderated by Andrew Catchpole, Editor, Harper’s Wine & Spirit,the panel will feature George Soleas, President & CEO, Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), Canada;Troy Christensen, CEO, Enotria & Coe, U.K.; Kenichi Ohashi, MW, owner, Yamajin Co., Ltd., Japan; andSara Norrell, Vice President of Assortment, Purchasing and Supply Chain, Systembolaget, Sweden. Other speakers includeCharlotte Galving, Wine Buyer & Category Planner Overseas Wines, Co-op Denmark; Laura Santander, leading restauranteur and sommelier from Mexico City; andMichael Camuñez, President & CEO, Monarch Global Strategies, Los Angeles.
“We are excited to bring together professionals with a depth of knowledge and experience in our top global markets. This is a rare opportunity to gain critical intelligence for successful export marketing,” said Honore Comfort, Wine Institute Vice President of International Marketing.
Following the morning program, guests will attend afternoon breakout sessions focusing on topics such as upcoming changes to the retail environment in Canada, emerging markets and opportunities across Europe, and strategies for success in up-and-coming regions of Asia. There will also be sessions specifically for wineries that are new to export sales or considering how it could fit into their business model. Wine Institute international trade directors will be in attendance to meet with attendees who wish to learn more about key markets.
Export 2020 is intended for winery owners, senior sales and marketing executives, and leaders in the wine trade from Europe, North America and Asia. Registration and program information are available at:https://export2020.wineinstitute.org. Seating is limited so early registration is advised. Posted 01/13/20
World of Pinot Noir WInery Registration is Now Open!
The annual World of Pinot Noir is a general consumer and industry event that takes place at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, CA and is preceded by a Winemakers Technical Symposium where winemakers can evaluate wines and learn from one another. More than 3000 attendees and 200 wineries participate in seminars, focused tastings, dinners, and more. To Register, click HERE! Posted 10/02/19
LOS ANGELES TIMES: 101 Restaurants We Love (formerly THE GOLD LIST) Monday, December 9, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM $399 – $2,999 WHERE: Venue TBA
The much celebrated annual LOS ANGELES TIMES coffee table piece titled "101 Restaurants We Love” returns! This jaw dropping event features 20+ top-rated restaurants each serving a signature creation, unlimited fabulous wine procured by wineLA, Live Entertainment and Music, and much fanfare! This is a top event, known as "The Oscars of Los Angeles Food" and an INCREDIBLE marketing opportunity for any food oriented wine brand.
All participating brands benefit from Los Angeles’ largest publication, with excellent promotion, quality of association, top quality marketing, as well as DTC exposure to a targeted number of top foodies and accounts in Los Angeles.
The privilege of participation is limited to 25 wineries, and yes, you can take wine orders at the event!
Guests Expected: 1000-1500 Wine Quantity Estimates (over-estimation to ensure you won't run out of wine): 1 wine = 12 bottles 2-3 wines = 8-10 bottles each 3 or more = 8 bottles each
Reasons to participate: 1. IMMENSE promotional benefit: LA's largest publication - LA Times 2. Association with LA’s best restaurants & the legacy of Jonathan Gold 3. wineLA event promotion and logistical ease - you'll work directly with us and not a big publication. 4. wineLA’s event reputation - we stand behind every event and always promise quality planning and programming. We like to say, "The only thing we can’t control is the weather"… but we work on that too!
NOTICE: All representatives pouring wine need to be CERTIFIED as regulated by the ABC. Any serving certification will work for ABC - TIPs, LEAD, ServSafe… All representatives pouring wine should bring their cert plus ID just in case. NOTICE 2: If you'd like to opt to ship your wine ahead of time, maximum 4 cases/48 bottles of wine can be sent to wineLA ahead of time to have it delivered to your table for a flat rate of $40
PEBBLE BEACH FOOD AND WINE 13TH ANNUAL!!! Limited Featured Winery Package PBFW 2020!
We would like to offer the Santa Barbara Vintners 15 potential spaces in the Grand Tasting - there is a $500 discount that will be expiring soon - please review below and let me know!
Below is an offer for 2o2o’s PBFW !! The lucky 13th!
LEXUS GRAND TASTING Featured Winery Package The Saturday and Sunday Lexus Grand Tasting Events. PBFW produces dozens of other exciting events: I am your point of contact for: all featured wines in Seminars, Lunches, Dinners, Cooking Demos, Golf Events, and the Sommelier Lounge.
As a sommelier, as a wine producer and as a wine fan, there is no comparison to Pebble Beach Food and Wine. The trade and consumer audience in the tasting events in this package is the uncontested best.
2019 was the best year yet!
99 Sommelier shifts on Saturday night. Epic seminars and dinners all sold out. Incredible results for our participating wineries. Please go to this linkfor photo highlights of last year’s 4-day epic weekend.
The attached offer has a $500 discount for early registration.
After last year’s performance and explosive exposure, this package will sell out. Please book your space today. We have a limited amount of winery tables and we have to turn away excellent wineries every year.
Please let us know as soon as you can. With the response we've received in just the last few days – pre sale has been awesome! Book your space now!
Ted Glennon Wine Director and Sommelier Liaison Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival
Trained for "Saving Lives": Free AED's to California Wineries
In 2009, while he was training for what would have been his eighth marathon, Ron Rubin collapsed. His heart rate spiked abnormally, a sudden onset of ventricular tachycardia. His son, Todd, dialed 911. While Ron was in the Emergency Room, medical personnel used electric shocks to bring his heartbeat back to normal. He now lives with an implanted cardiac defibrillator. That’s quite literal – Ron credits the defibrillator with having saved his life at least four times over the years. Saving lives with free defibrillatorsRon’s personal experience – and his belief that sustainability means taking care both of our planet and the people who call it home – inspired him to create the Trained for “Saving Lives,” program – providing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to California wineries. His vision? To make the winery experience safer for both visitors and employees. In collaboration with the American Red Cross and ZOLL Medical Corporation, Ron Rubin Winery is covering the cost of one ZOLL AED PLUS (Automated External Defibrillator) unit, to 450 qualifying, California wineries. This sustainability and safety plan is designed to keep visitors to California’s wine country safe and saved, if necessary. Each day, California becomes more heart safe, in the possible event that CPR or an AED would be necessary. All of these 253 wineries are now Trained for “Saving Lives,” with over 1,300 newly trained staff members ready to take action, if and when necessary. Awards for the Trained for “Saving Lives” program:
Sonoma County Vintners Association bestowed upon Ron Rubin their 2019 Innovator Award. Presented to Ron, this award is due to Ron Rubin’s outstanding commitment to the community, by virtue of its broad support of vital, sustainable community needs, through its AED Trained for “Saving Lives”.
LuxeSF (formerly the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco) named Ron Rubin’s Trained for “Saving Lives” program worthy their 2019 Rising Wine Stars Award, “Service to The Community.”
The Sonoma County Winegrape Commission‘s 2018 Spirit of Sonoma Award, honoring individuals who contribute to the economic development and enhancement of the communities in which they live, work, and conduct business, through donations of their time and expertise in support of local business and in helping others.
North Bay Business Journal’s 2018 Wine Industry + Spirits Awards; a special award specifically given to Ron for his outstanding commitment to the wine community, by donating these AEDs.
California wineries quality for free ZOLL AED PLUS from Ron Rubin Winery.
See if your winery qualifies for a free lifesaving device. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you qualify, Ron and a representative from the American Red Cross will be in touch to schedule your training. (Participants in the program cover the cost.) Posted 10/04/19