October 21, 2017 – Unified Symposium eNews


Our Thoughts Are With Those Affected By Wine Country Wild Fires

The devastating wild fires that swept through Northern California wine country this month left a trail of tragedy, destruction and heartbreak. Thousands of our colleagues, co-workers and friends have been seriously impacted, losing homes, income and, in the most tragic of cases, lives. All of us at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium wish to share our deepest sympathy to the many victims of these fires. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted as they begin the long, painful process of healing and rebuilding.


Registration and Housing Opens October 24

With anticipation building, it’s finally here. The 2018 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium opens its registration and housing on Tuesday, October 24, at 9 a.m. (PDT).

It’s important to note that while the Unified Symposium offers both registration and housing, there are two separate steps. We recommend going to the housing page to book your hotel first and then register for the conference. Here’s the housing FAQs to help you understand the housing process. Please remember, hotels in our room blocks sell out quickly and not everyone will be able to book a room within walking distance to the Sacramento Convention Center. However, there are plenty of rooms in Sacramento and the surrounding area outside of our room block.

While on the Unified Symposium website, we invite you to look around. Find out how the 2018 Unified Symposium can enhance and elevate your week with sought-after speakers sharing industry expertise and information in addition to the three floors of cutting-edge trade show. With so many options, whether you work in an office, lab, vineyard or winery, there’s something for everyone.

Some key features to help you plan your Unified Symposium week:

Register early and save time and money. ASEV and CAWG members receive additional discounts? For more information on becoming a member, click on these links: ASEV or CAWG.

See you in Sacramento on January 23-25, 2018.


2018 Unified Symposium Puts a Focus on Cabernet Sauvignon

The Unified Symposium has been known for keeping the industry abreast of the current trends and innovative solutions. A key theme to notice with this year’s program is the focus on Cabernet Sauvignon.Tuesday’s joint wine tasting session will take a closer look at Cabernet Sauvignon wines at different price points. The diversity and trends in Cabernet Sauvignon will be addressed at the Spanish-language General Session.

Other topics to look forward to are regulatory changes in the industry landscape, a look at FSMA a year later and disaster preparedness and recovery.

Lastly, the keynote speaker for this year’s luncheon is Gina Gallo of E. & J. Gallo Winery of which Unified Program Chair Lise Asimont of Francis Ford Coppolla Presents says, “I am so excited to hear from our first ever female keynote speaker.”

“I can’t say enough about this year’s program. It is truly a well-rounded approach that will look at issues from grape to glass. The 2018 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium gives attendees the tools they need to leave the conference inspired to make the industry better,” she continues.

Listen to what Lise Asimont says about what to expect at the 2018 Unified Symposium.

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