The U.S. Drinks Conference 2010 kicks off today.  We’re at a bigger venue this year but still will pack the room with an SRO crowd of 200+ from 14 countries.

We’re especially pleased that CNBC will be covering the conference this year with a film crew working with business reporter Brian Schactman.

I spoke with Gary Vaynerchuk yesterday and he’s pumped for his presentation at 9:30.  It will be a challenge to follow him, but our social media panel has some major street cred with Tyler Colman aka Dr. Vino, Colleen Graham of, Christian McMahon CMO of Heinken USA and Carter Reum, founder of VeeV Acai spirit.

I’ll try to post more on Twitter during the day, follow me at stevenraye.