What Happened to My Wine? Production and Package Planning for Canned and Bag-in-the-Box Wines (includes tasting)
Winemaking Breakout Session

Alternative packaging of wine is here to stay. Join us for some anecdotes and a panel discussion about some of the potential issues, production concerns, and quality control parameters that should be addressed if you are considering or currently utilizing alternative packaging.

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Darren Michaels
Big River Laboratories, Washington

Darren Michaels was originally a fermentation technician of fragment and whole antibodies at Scripps Research of Immunology and entered the wine industry 18 years ago as a wine chemist for Trinchero Family Estates, covering wine and beverage projects.

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George Crochiere
Crochiere & Associates, California

George K. Crochiere graduated from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1977.

He spent 5 years at Spalding Sports Worldwide, Chicopee, MA developing rubber, plastic, adhesive, and coating materials for sporting goods.


Hal Landvoigt
Precept Wine, Washington

While working as a baker in college, Hal Landvoigt’s fate was sealed when he was handed a glass of red wine at a party. More than 20 years later, Winemaker Hal Landvoigt is the driving spirit behind Precept Wine, traveling the Pacific Northwest and the world to source the finest grapes and cultivate uniquely unpretentious styles of wine.


Cheney Vidrine
Union Wine Company, Oregon

After beginning his career as a scientist in the wood products industry, Cheney took cues from his identical twin brother and jumped head-first into wine production. After chasing harvests in New Zealand, Australia, France and numerous Oregon vintages, Cheney found himself at the rapidly growing Union Wine Company.

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