Author: Steve Raye

U.S. Wine and Spirit Industry Newsletters

Here’s a handy list of the most important wine and spirit industry newsletters in the U.S. Wine and Spirit Daily (WSD) ($380/year) Highly regarded, original content, often from news releases, focuses on breaking news headlines. Industry News Update (Also known as “Mark Brown’s Newsletter” or “Buffalo Trace”. Email to be put on the mailing list.) Aggregator of current news from other sources. Shanken News Daily Highly regarded, original content, often from news releases, focuses on breaking news headlines. SevenFifty Daily An online magazine covering the business and culture of drinks; for professionals in the industry....

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Vinexpo New York Registration Now Open

Registration to attend Vinexpo New York went live this week and you can register here: It will be held March 5/6, 2018 at the Javitz Center in New York. So far, the show has signed on over 160 exhibitors from 14 countries and the response I’m getting from promotional emails to my personal network has been very favorable.  One of the very progressive ideas that distinguishes Vinexpo New York is that it is a collaboration between Vinexpo and Diversified Communications, a large and experienced multi-national event management company headquartered in Portland, ME.  That prescient decision by the two companies is going to result in the best of both worlds:  Vinexpo’s international wine and spirit industry experience, and Diversified Communications’ expertise in putting on events.  I had the chance to attend the Seafood Expo North America in Boston this past May that Diversified Communications has a similar deal with, and was very impressed with what I saw. The Vinexpo New York show addresses a fundamental need for export wine and spirit producers:  How to break into and grow in the U.S. market.  Exhibitors will include new-to-the-U.S. brands as well as established products seeking to expand their footprint in America.  On the attendee side key buyers will include importers and wholesalers, but also on and off premise accounts, sommeliers, industry influencers and journalists.  The focus of the event itself is...

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