2022 LIVE Virtual Annual Meeting

2022 LIVE Virtual Annual Meeting


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LIVE's annual membership meeting will be held virtually on March 30-31, 2022.

About this event

Join us for two half-days of educational sessions, networking, and the LIVE annual membership meeting. Virtual check-in will begin at 8:45 am each day, followed by presentations. This event is open to non-members in addition to LIVE members.


  • $50 Early Pricing ends February 28
  • $70 Regular Pricing is March 1 - March 31
  • $30 Student Pricing ends March 31

Wineries and vineyards are encouraged to set up viewing parties for your whole team:

  • $200 Group Pricing for up to 5 people in your company
  • $350 Group Pricing for up to 10 people in your company

If you are a LIVE member who plans to attend the board meeting on March 30th only, there is no cost to attend. Contact brighid@livecertified.org.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

Meeting Emcee: Katherine Cole, The Four Top podcase


8:45 AM Virtual Check-in

9:00 AM Welcome

9:05 AM Board Meeting and Viticulture & Enology Standards Update

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM Climate Change and Purchasing Decisions: A Global Retail Roundtable, Facilitated by Marta Mendonça, Porto Protocol

12:00 PM End of Day 1


8:45 AM Virtual check-in

9:00 AM Welcome

9:05 AM Keynote: The Dirt Trilogy: Desctruction, Insight, and Cure, David Montgomery and Anne Biklé, Dig2Grow

10:30 AM Closing Remarks

10:45 AM End of Day 2

Session Descriptions

Board Meeting and Viticulture & Enolocy Standards Update

LIVE's annual board meeting for members includes membership, financial, and programmatic updates, as well as updates to vineyard and winery standards for 2022. In addition, there will be partner updates, an awards ceremony, and the results of LIVE's board elections.

Carbon and Purchasing Decisions: A Global Retail Roundtable Facilitated by Porto Protocol

Global wine consumption continues to grow, along with the risks associated with climate change and consequently the number of discerning drinkers looking for evidence of a sustainable approach from their favorite wines.

Retailers, distributors, and importers are key stakeholders of the wine value chain. They can impact, even determine, the entire supply chain, from production to bottling choices, to logistics and transportation, and therefore the climate impact of a wine.

But ultimately, the most effective pressure for change is likely to come from consumers, who are being bombarded with Climate Change reality and calls to action before reaching a supermarket shelf. This puts retailers in a unique position to educate and influence them in their so-called FMOT (First Moment of Truth), that is, in the 3-5 seconds time spam in which they take their ultimate purchasing decision.

This virtual round table is about understanding how the retail industry is playing its role as part of the solution to mitigate the wine industry’s climate impact.

The Dirt Trilogy: Destruction, Insight, and Cure, David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé

Authors David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé will draw on their series of books comprising the Dirt Trilogy, including the forthcoming What Your Food Ate to share humanity's long and tangled relationship with nature’s greatest wallflower—the soil beneath our farms, vineyards, and gardens. Throughout history societies that degraded their soil did not last, and yet we seem headed in this direction again. But, there is another path to take—farming practices that bring life back to the soil. Weaving the new science of microbiomes with history and personal experience, Montgomery and Biklé illuminate how new thinking in agriculture and medicine can provide a compass on the journey to future harvests.

Speaker Bios

Katherine Cole (Emcee) is a James Beard Award-winning fine wine expert and the author of five books on wine, including Rosé All Day and Sparkling Wine Anytime. A graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Katherine is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers and has been named to the “Imbibe 75” list of “the people, places and flavors that will help shape the way we all drink.” Katherine is the executive producer and host of The Four Top, an award-winning podcast focusing on the hot-button topics in the wine and food world. In her spare time, Katherine serves on the board of Portland Backpack and is the Volunteering Chair for the Portland chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International. The single mother of two girls, Katherine lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is an avid skier, hiker, and cyclist.

Marta Mendonça is the manager of the Porto Protocola (www.portoprotocol.com), an international nonprofit based in Portugal working to mitigate climate change across the entire value chain of the wine industry. Marta has built most of her career in Marketing & Sales, having worked with various brands, countries, industries and companies. In the past few years, before joining Porto Protocol, Marta was working with her own brand and consultancy project, through which she took sustainability and climate advocacy to schools, events and companies, promoting awareness and encouraging change. Marta holds a dregree in International Relations, a Post-Graduation in Marketing and a Master in Corporate Social Responsibility.

David R. Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is an internationally recognized geologist who studies the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. His work has been featured in documentary films, network and cable news, and on a wide variety of TV and radio programs, including NOVA, PBS NewsHour, Fox and Friends, and All Things Considered. David co-authored The Hidden Half of Nature with his wife, biologist Anne Biklé. Their latest collaboration, What Your Food Ate: How to Heal the Land and Reclaim our Health, explores connections between soil health and human health and will be published in late Spring, 2022. David is also the author of several popular books including Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations and Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life.

Anne Biklé is a science writer and public speaker focusing on the connections between people, plants, food, health, and the environment. A bad case of plant lust draws her to the garden where she coaxes garden plants into rambunctious growth or nurses them back from the edge of death with her regenerative gardening practices. She is the co-author of The Hidden Half of Nature with her husband, geologist David Montgomery. From garden to gut, the book explores humanity’s tangled relationship with the microbial world through the lens of agriculture and medicine. Their latest collaboration, What Your Food Ate: How to Heal the Land and Reclaim our Health, explores connections between soil health and human health and will be published in late Spring, 2022. Her work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and radio and her soil-building gardening practices have been featured in independent and documentary films.

Questions? Please email brighid@livecertified.org.

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