2016 Schedule At A Glance

SAVINGS...Association Members receive special discounts.

Click colored Session Titles for course description.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - PreConference (No Trade Show)*

 

8:00 a.m. –
5:00 p.m.

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VESTA Workshop: 

Sensory Evaluation Workshop Part 1 (includes boxed lunch).  Speaker:  Melba Allen, VESTA Instructor

 

  • Wednesday-Thursday, February 3-4 
  • Single Price: $275
  • Limited Space – Must Pre-register
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass.  Boxed lunch included on February 3 and complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

1:00 p.m. –
2:45 p.m.

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CRAFT BEER

Challenges the Brewer Faces Going Pro.  Speaker:  Steve Parkes, founder of the American Brewers Guild

 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

3:00 p.m. –
3:45 p.m.

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CRAFT BEER

Acidity Analysis. Speakers:  Jamie Bogner, Chief Content Officer, Craft Beer & Brewing magazine and Cory King, Brewer/Owner, Side Project Brewing

 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

4:00 p.m. -
4:45 p.m.

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CRAFT BEER

Creative Ownership Strategies for Building Longevity.  Tentative speakers:  Representatives from Perennial Artisan Ales and Cory King, Brewer/Owner, Side Project Brewing

 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

 

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - Conference Day 1 + Trade Show*

 

8:00 a.m. –
5:00 p.m.

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VESTA Workshop: 

Sensory Evaluation Workshop Part 2 (includes trade show lunch).  Speaker:  Melba Allen

 

  • For pricing, scroll up to Sensory Evaluation Workshop Part 1.

9:00 a.m. –
9:45 a.m.

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CRAFT BEER

Branding Your Craft Beer Business for Success with 10 Simple Steps.  Moderator/Speakers:  Jamie Bogner, Chief Content Officer, Craft Beer & Brewing magazine and David Wolfe, Co-Founder of Urban Chestnut Brewing plus Dan Kopman, Co-Founder of Schlafly Beer

 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

9:00 a.m. –
11:00 a.m.

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COMBINED ENOLOGY and VITICULTURE

Midwest Vineyards and Wineries: Guide to Current Best Practices.  Speakers: Dr. Dean Volenberg, Assistant Extension Professor, Viticulture and Winery Operations, Grape and Wine Institute, Univ of Missouri and Todd Steiner, Enologist, Ohio State University

 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

10:00 a.m. –
10:45 a.m.

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CRAFT BEER

Exploring Additional Revenue Opportunities in the Craft Beer Marketplace.  Moderator/Speakers:  John Bolton, CEO, Craft Beer & Brewing magazine and David Wolfe, Co-Founder of Urban Chestnut Brewing plus Dan Kopman, Co-Founder of Schlafly Beer

 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

10:00 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.

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DISTILLING 101 Workshop

Craft Distilling in Missouri: Past, Present and Future.  Speaker: Gary Hinegardener of Wood Hat Spirits and Bill Owens, President, American Distilling Institute

 

  • Single Price: $350 (includes field trip after lunch - scroll down)
  • Includes transportation to-and-from distillery, complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

11:00 a.m. –
11:45 a.m.

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CRAFT BEER

How to Taste Beer.  Speaker: Stan Hieronymus, noted brewing author including "All About Beer" and other works

 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

 

11:15 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.

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ENOLOGY

Extracting Quality With Enzymes. Speaker:  Peter Salamone, PhD, Laffort USA, Technical Manager for North America

 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

11:15 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.

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VITICULTURE

Vineyard Pest Management: Latest Issues. Speaker: Dr. Dean Volenberg, Assistant Extension Professor, Viticulture and Winery Operations, Grape and Wine Institute, Univ of Missouri

 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

12:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.

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Trade Show Open -

Lunch Served at noon

 

  • $30 at door
  • Best Value!  $15 in advance
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

1:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.

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VESTA Workshop: 

Wine Chemistry Part 1.  Speaker:  Dr. Barry Gump, Professor of Beverage Management, Harvey Chaplin Eminent Scholar Chair

 

  • Single Price: $175
  • Limited Space – Must Pre-register
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass.  Complimentary trade show lunch on February 4 and boxed lunch included on February 5.

2:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.

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DISTILLING 101 Field Trip

Location: Still 630 in St. Louis.  Speakers: David Weglarz, Owner/Head Distiller of Still 630 and Bill Owens, President, American Distilling Institute

 

  • For pricing, scroll up to Distilling 101 Workshop.
1:00 -
2:00 p.m.
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ENOLOGY

Improving Color Stability: Impact of tannins, polysaccharides and micro-oxygenation. Speaker: Eglantine Chauffour, Winemaker, Enartis/Vinquiry

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

6:30 –
8:30 p.m.

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Networking Party

At “Q” in downtown St. Charles

 

  • Includes drinks and appetizers
  • Single Price:  $50
  • Limited Space – Must Pre-register

 

Friday, February 5, 2016 - Conference Day 2 + Trade Show*

 

8:00 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.

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VESTA Workshop: 

Wine Chemistry Part 2.  Speaker:  Dr. Barry Gump, Professor of Beverage Management, Harvey Chaplin Eminent Scholar Chair

  •  For pricing, scroll up to Wine Chemistry Part 1.

9:00 a.m. –
9:45 a.m.

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MARKETING

Are you Prepared to Understand Today’s Tasting Room Visitor?  Research and Results. Speaker: Dr. Dan McCole, Associate Professor, Department of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University

 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

9:00 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.

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DISTILLING

The Nuts and Bolts of Distillery Start-Up Workshop.  Speaker: Karen Binder, co-owner and head distiller of Grand River Spirits, craft distillers of Red Eye Corn Whiskey and Grand River Bourbon

 

  • Single Price: $150
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

10:00 a.m. –
10:45 a.m.

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VITICULTURE

Sustainable and Organic Viticulture in the Midwest. Moderator:  Danny Wood, Midwest Wine Press.  Q&A Panelists: Alexia Gannon, Owner of Clover Meadow Winery, Wisconsin and Colleen Gerke,  Owner, Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery, Missouri

 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

10:15 a.m. –
11:00 a.m.

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ENOLOGY

Tannins and Hybrid Winemaking: The Latest Research.  Speaker: Piero Spada, Midwest vineyard and winery consultant (Wisconsin based)

 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

 

11:15 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.

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COMBINED ENOLOGY and VITICULTURE

Grape Breeding Across the Midwest: Emerging Grape Varieties and Optimizing Norton. Speakers: Tom Plocher, Plocher Vines, Hugo, MN and Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang, Professor, Grape Breeding & Genetics, Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station, William H. Darr School of Agriculture, Missouri State

 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

11:00 a.m. –
4:00 p.m.

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Trade Show Open

 

  • $30 at door
  • Best Value!  $15 in advance
  • Includes complimentary offer for one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 4.

 *subject to change

 

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