Speakers Announced for Momentum 2016 Wine Industry Seminar

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Momentum 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Soper-Reese Theater
275 S. Main St., Lakeport

Kelseyville, Calif., March 8, 2016 — The Lake County Winegrape Commission has announced a prestigious lineup of speakers for Momentum 2016, the annual wine industry seminar for Lake County winegrape growers, wineries, and individuals interested in the industry. It will be held on Wednesday, April 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Soper-Reese Theatre in Lakeport.

“In just a few short years, Momentum has become the ‘don’t-miss’ event for Lake County grape growers and wineries,” said Commission President Debra Sommerfield. “It offers an opportunity to hear from experts about market demand and industry trends with a focus on what’s most relevant to our region and to connect with colleagues just as the growing season gets into full swing.”

Momentum 2016 will kick off with a “State of the Lake County Wine Industry” presentation by Glenn Proctor of Ciatti Global Wine & Grape Brokers. Well-respected industry media personalities Sara Schneider, wine editor of Sunset Magazine, and Jim Gordon, editor of Wines & Vines, will join respected winegrower Andy Beckstoffer for an engaging panel discussion facilitated by Paul Wagner of Balzac Communications that will examine “What’s in a Wine Region?”

An exploration into “The Dynamics of Sauvignon Blanc” will feature a discussion with Christian Miller of Full Glass Research and Peter Molnar of Obsidian Ridge and a technical tasting of Lake County Sauvignon Blanc. Several industry representatives including Nancy Light of Wine Institute, John Aguirre of California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) and Allison Jordan of California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), will share updates and details on available resources.

The afternoon will conclude with a wine social featuring Lake County wines, hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chic Le Chef, and music by David Neft.

Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Must be 21 or older to attend. Two ticket types are offered: $20 Premium Seating includes technical tasting; $10 Balcony Seating with no technical tasting.

Register online at Eventbrite.

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