U.S. Wine & Beverage Expo

U.S. Wine & Beverage Expo Beverage Industry Trade Show & Conference for Midwest & East Coast Wine and Craft Beverage professionals.
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The 2017 USBevX theme is “The Quality Revolution” and the conference will examine new “quality driven” trends in the marketplace and their expected impact on the overall wine and beverage category. Interactive discussions, led by industry experts will highlight innovations in production, packaging, sales & marketing and their effects on quality and consumer impression. Attendees will also learn more about anticipated changes in lending, legislation, legal and compliance to ensure they are prepared for success in 2017.

Mission: Our mission for USBevX is to serve as a crossroads for the people, ideas and resources within the wine and craft beverage industries; to establish a rich and informative dialogue among the stakeholders; and to encourage the commitment to high-quality, hand-crafted, innovative beverages across every category.

“With the formal recognition of this area as an official AVA, wineries have been supplied with the tools to directly mar...
08/03/2018
A Gap on the Label - Building an AVA Reputation - Wine Industry Advisor

“With the formal recognition of this area as an official AVA, wineries have been supplied with the tools to directly market their wines to the consumers."

Establishing an American Viticultural Area, or AVA, is a slog. The effort it takes to gain recognition for a bit of the earth that allows grapes to grow with a distinction that should warrant a “stamp” that screams quality, uniqueness and, yes, a higher price tag takes time, money, paperwork and...

"We give the winery this information so they can engage the trade buyers, who are motivated to sell. It’s all about firs...
08/01/2018
New Wine Shopper Data Solution Helps Wineries Achieve Distribution Success - Wine Industry Advisor

"We give the winery this information so they can engage the trade buyers, who are motivated to sell. It’s all about first impression visuals”

Label Analytics has a new unique tool for wineries already in the wholesale market, or those just jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to distribution. Many wineries find it difficult to break into the three–tier system and gain any traction when a preponderance of the wines on the shelf are own...

For a state that had so little for so long, the $1 million sounds lucrative. But compare it to several other East Coast ...
07/31/2018
How the Pennsylvania Wine Industry Is Rising to the Top - Wine Industry Advisor

For a state that had so little for so long, the $1 million sounds lucrative. But compare it to several other East Coast states and it puts that funding into perspective. The impact of Act 39 and its effects on distribution further complicates things. #PAwine

For years, Pennsylvania’s wine industry was growing in numbers and scope but stagnant in legislative and financial support, especially when compared to neighboring states such as New York and Virginia.

“We’re just trying to give the wineries a flavor of why Washington D.C. and what happens in Washington D.C. really affec...
02/13/2018
Louder and More Unified Voice for Wine Needed in Washington D.C. - Wine Industry Advisor

“We’re just trying to give the wineries a flavor of why Washington D.C. and what happens in Washington D.C. really affects their bottom line,”

Coming off the announcement a few days before Christmas that federal excise taxes on wine, beer, and spirits were being reduced as part of President Donald Trump’s tax reform bill, WineAmerica president Jim Trezise has something substantive that he can build his hour-long workshop around. Schedule...

Matthieu Finot of King Family Vineyards & Michael Attanasi with Virginia’s Winemaker’s Research Exchange (WRE) speak abo...
02/06/2018
Developing a Research Cooperative for Winemakers to Experiment - Wine Industry Advisor

Matthieu Finot of King Family Vineyards & Michael Attanasi with Virginia’s Winemaker’s Research Exchange (WRE) speak about Developing a Research Cooperative for Winemakers to Experiment. Read the full article by Paul Vigna

By Paul Vigna For years, Matthieu Finot was explaining in a phone conversation, a number of winemakers connected to the Monticello Wine Trail were experimenting with everything from styles to techniques. But there was a problem. Finot, the head winemaker at King Family Vineyards near Charlottesville...

Confused by Federal Excise Tax Reform and how it impacts our winery?Let our president, Jim Trezise, explain!
01/31/2018
Wine industry advocates applaud 2-year trim in federal excise tax

Confused by Federal Excise Tax Reform and how it impacts our winery?
Let our president, Jim Trezise, explain!

The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act passed by Congress and signed into law eases the federal excise tax on wineries, but industry experts don't expect consumers to see lower prices.

"That Long Island wine has gotten here so quickly is a testament to the passion and investment put into it. Long Island ...
01/30/2018
Long Island Wine In Pursuit of Excellence - Wine Industry Advisor

"That Long Island wine has gotten here so quickly is a testament to the passion and investment put into it. Long Island wine has earned its place in the top tier of American wine." - Lenn Thompson on Long Island WIne in Pursuit of Excellence.

@anthonynappawines Bedell Cellars Raphael Vineyard and Winery Wölffer Estate Vineyard

In the 40-plus years since Alex and Louisa Hargrave planted and founded Long Island’s first commercial vineyard and winery in 1973, the region has fought hard, vintage by vintage, to earn its reputation for producing some of the best wine in the East, almost exclusively from classic French varieti...

“This process gives winemakers another tool to craft style. It gives the wine more stability and allows you to create wi...
01/29/2018
Flash Détente Promising Benefits for Eastern U.S. Winemaking - Wine Industry Advisor

“This process gives winemakers another tool to craft style. It gives the wine more stability and allows you to create wine off the existing footprint of the grape instead of using additives to make up for lack of tannin or color.” - Rick Jones will be moderating an educational session on Della Toffola USA Flash Détente technology and how it impacts winemaking for Eastern winemakers

Thermoflash, known widely in Europe as “flash détente” or flash release, is a process of thermovinification created during the 1990’s in the south of France. This process was created to reduce the time of red grape fermentation and improve wine quality.

Great article on oncoming USBevX session topic Thermoflash technology Flash Detente by Della Toffola USA.
01/15/2018
Wine Industry Network

Great article on oncoming USBevX session topic Thermoflash technology Flash Detente by Della Toffola USA.

“I think this technology has only seen the beginning of influencing winemaking styles. The true test is getting these winemakers to maximize the use of the technology and figuring out what it can really do for their wine quality and finished product.” - Winemaker Rick Jones on the Della Toffola USA Thermoflash Technology

The Cork Report
01/04/2018
The Cork Report

The Cork Report

We're a week late, but happy to publish our 2017 Wines of the Year, with help from some of our friends who write about local wine, including Elaine Chukan Brown, Cathy Huyghe, Isaac James Baker, Aaron Menenberg, Frank Morgan, Carlo DeVito, Todd Trzaskos, Paul Brady, Kate Meyers Emery, Douglas Hillstrom, Wayne Schutz, and Robin Swan Shreeves.

USBevX Speaker Brain Rosen on The Rise of the Independent Brand in 2018
01/03/2018
Wine Industry Network

USBevX Speaker Brain Rosen on The Rise of the Independent Brand in 2018

"The 2018 reality will be that small, independent brands are going to get smoked if they do not take matters into their own hands." Brian Rosen

New York Wine & Grape Foundation
12/20/2017
New York Wine & Grape Foundation

New York Wine & Grape Foundation

WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, today hailed the passage of federal alcohol excise tax reform legislation as a new opportunity for growth of the American wine industry.

"The excise tax savings will allow wineries to invest money back into their businesses in countless ways, whether that's hiring new employees, buying oak barrels, or planting vineyards." -Trent Preszler, CEO of Bedell Cellars and Chairman of the WineAmerica Board of Directors

http://wineamerica.org/news/wineamerica-applauds-passage-of-federal-alcohol-excise-tax-reform

Wine and Craft Beverage News
12/20/2017
Wine and Craft Beverage News

Wine and Craft Beverage News

With the FDA stepping up surprise inspections at wineries, it's a good time to make sure you and your staff are ready for them.

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