Wine Conversations: A Global Tasting and Marketing Forum | Sonoma

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Wine Conversations: A Global Tasting and Marketing Forum | Sonoma

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Hyatt Vineyard Creek 170 Railroad Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Registration: Opens at 9:30 AM

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Global Wine Tasting, Master Class Keynote & Lunch

Venue: Hyatt Vineyard Creek
170 Railroad St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

DIAM and G3 Enterprises invite you to the fourth annual Wine Conversations: A Global Tasting and Marketing Forum. This program aims to provide greater insights and perspectives in winemaking and wine marketing, and is a forum for winemakers and wine marketers to share ideas and learn from one another.

Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein has selected top quality wines from all over the world for an exciting, double-blind tasting. Hone your tasting skills and enjoy a panel discussion with top winemakers in this master class hosted by Evan. He is one of the nation's most prolific food and wine industry veterans. In 1987 he became the eighth American and youngest ever at the time to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier examination. He has since written several critically-acclaimed books, including Perfect Pairings , Daring Pairings and An Essential Guide to the Wines of South America.

Our goal is to bring you fresh perspectives from the marketplace each year. This year's keynote will be delivered by Annette Alvarez-Peters from Costco who will present her thoughts and insights on the market. Costco has been recognized as Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast (2015), Washington State Wine Industry (2015), and MarketWatch (2011). In addition, Annette has been named on the biennial Decanter’s Powerlist from 2005-2013 and in Fortune/Food &Wine Top 25 Innovative Women, Food & Drink.

Elena Franceschi, Associate Winemaker at Silverado Vineyarsds, and Rick Sayre, Senior VP Winemaking at Rodney Strong Vineyards, will also be joining us to provide winery vignettes and answer questions posed by Evan following the global tasting.

Please RSVP by January 20, 2017 at or call 415-683-0696.

This is a unique opportunity not to be missed! Complimentary for qualified winemakers, enologists, wine marketers, winery purchasing personnel, and journalists by invitation only.
Any inquiries, please email