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Fourth Annual Eastern Winery Exposition Moves to Syracuse, March 2015

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September 16, 2014
Fourth Annual Eastern Winery Exposition Moves to Syracuse, March 2015

SYRACUSE, NY—The fourth annual Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE) will take place March 17-19, 2015, at The Oncenter in Syracuse, New York. With 225 trade show booths already sold, EWE is now the largest winery and vineyard trade show and conference east of the Pacific states and the largest show of its kind ever to be held in New York State.

Exhibitor response to the Syracuse move has been extremely positive and Show Manager Bob Mignarri credits the move as a contributing factor to the show’s continued rapid growth.

Proximity to the wine regions of New York and Ontario is one of many advantages Syracuse provides as a location for the 2015 EWE. Syracuse, the economic hub of Central New York, offers affordability, easy accessibility by air, car and train, great diversity in shops and restaurants, Destiny, a shopping and entertainment megaplex, a world-famous zoo, and Syracuse University.

The three-day Eastern Winery Exposition begins Tuesday, March 17, with two day-long Workshops, one to feature vineyard and winery start-ups, the other tailored to vineyards and wineries growing from small to mid-, or mid- to large-size operations. A welcome wine reception Tuesday evening provides opportunities for networking and socializing. The two-day conference, along with the trade show, kicks off on Wednesday and features sessions focused in four areas: Viticulture, Enology, Cold Climate Grapes and Marketing, Money and Management.

Conference Manager Richard Leahy announced that researchers from nearby Cornell University will present two conference sessions reflecting Cornell’s most recent research findings in Viticulture and Enology, in addition to practical extension sessions.

Additionally, Cornell Senior Extension Associate Tim Martinson, also Project Director of the Northern Grapes Project, will lead a series of sessions focused on issues for cold-climate grapes. The Northern Grapes Symposium takes place within the EWE conference Wednesday, March 18.

The full conference program and speaker roster will be available online in mid-October. Employees of wineries who are members of the sponsoring Seneca and Cayuga Lake Wine Trails, as well as the members of 16 other industry associations and organizations, will receive a ten percent discount on EWE registration.

The Eastern Winery Exposition is an Eastern-focused wine industry trade show and conference designed to provide the Eastern U.S. and Canadian wineries and vineyards with an easily accessible, low-cost professional meeting with a large number of winery and vineyard suppliers, at the right time of year. Complete event information as well as registration is available at EasternWineryExposition.com.

Contact:

Bob Mignarri, Quality Event Management, 401-885-8788, ext.11, Bob@easternwineryexposition.com, EasternWineryExposition.com

The Eastern Winery Exposition & ASEV-ES Team Up for Another Year of FUNdraising

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October 22, 2014
The Eastern Winery Exposition & ASEV-ES Team Up for Another Year of FUNdraising

SYRACUSE, NY—The Eastern Winery Exposition has partnered with the Eastern Section of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV-ES) for a second year and will offer two separate auctions in Syracuse during the 2015 Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE).

“We like to say we put the FUN in fundraising” notes Lisa Smiley, ASEV-ES Chair, “with two spirited and fun events. More importantly, the proceeds resulting from the auctions support the future of the industry with scholarship funding for students pursuing careers in Enology and Viticulture.”

The Live Auction will be held during EWE’s Fourth Annual Industry Celebration Dinner on March 18. ASEV-ES will auction donated items with a minimum value of $300 each. The Silent Auction features a range of low to high-value items and takes place during the EWE trade show March 18-19.

“This will be the largest fundraiser this year for our scholarship program,” says Renee Threlfall, ASEV-ES Section Administrator, and a previous scholarship recipient herself. “Since 2007 the efforts and support of generous donors, bidders, and organizations such as the Eastern Winery Exposition have provided nearly $75,000 toward this program. The impact past recipients have had on the wine industry nationwide is priceless.”

Adds Jodi Creasap Gee, ASEV-ES Past Chair, “we are excited to once again be working with Bob Mignarri, Richard Leahy, and Marcia Gulino at EWE. They are very supportive of ASEV-ES and are truly a pleasure to work with!”

ASEV scholarships for the 2013-15 academic years have benefited multiple students from Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

ASEV is grateful for the generous contributions to its fundraising events. To donate auction items contact ASEV-ES directly. Donation forms are also available online at asev-es.org.

Contact:

ASEV-ES:
Renee Threlfall, ASEV-Eastern Section Administrator, 479-575-4677, info@asev-es.org, www.asev-es.org.

Eastern Winery Exposition:
Bob Mignarri, Quality Event Management, 401-885-8788, ext.11, Bob@easternwineryexposition.com, www.EasternWineryExposition.com

Eastern Winery Exposition Announces the “Beat the Winter Doldrums” Event with a Free Attendee Registration

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January 6, 2015
Eastern Winery Exposition Announces the “Beat the Winter Doldrums” Event with a Free Attendee Registration

SYRACUSE, NY—The Eastern Winery Exposition has announced a new promotion to perk up one lucky winner’s January by giving away a free registration to the 2015 Eastern Winery Exposition taking place March 17-19, 2015 in Syracuse, New York.

Here’s how it works:

1. Complete your registration and payment for EWE at any time during the month of January (any type of attendee pass qualifies.)

2. On February 1st EWE will draw one attendee name from those who registered in January.

3. The winner will be notified and refunded the full cost of his/her EWE registration.

Applies to new registrations completed in the month of January only. Registration is available via EasternWineryExposition.com/registration and must be completed by January 31, 2015.

Contact:

Bob Mignarri, Quality Event Management, 401-885-8788, ext.11, Bob@easternwineryexposition.com, EasternWineryExposition.com

2015 Eastern Winery Exposition Signs 200th Exhibiting Company

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February 4, 2015
2015 Eastern Winery Exposition Signs 200th Exhibiting Company

The fourth annual Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE), taking place March 17-19 at The Oncenter in Syracuse, New York, is on the verge of selling out the 2015 show floor with the addition of its 200th exhibiting company, Dynalon Labware.

With more than 290 booth spaces, EWE provides the largest marketplace in the East for those in the winery and vineyard industry to view, evaluate and test the most current products and equipment, and to meet face-to-face with suppliers in one setting.

The three-day Eastern Winery Exposition begins Tuesday, March 17, with two day-long Workshops, one to feature vineyard and winery start-up’s, the other tailored to expanding vineyards and wineries. A welcome wine reception Tuesday evening provides opportunities for networking and socializing. The two-day conference, along with the trade show, kicks off on Wednesday and features sessions focused in four areas: Viticulture, Enology, Cold Climate Grapes and Marketing, Money and Management.

Researchers from nearby Cornell University will present two conference sessions reflecting Cornell’s most recent research findings in Viticulture and Enology and Cornell Senior Extension Associate Tim Martinson, also Project Director of the Northern Grapes Project, will lead a series focused on issues for cold-climate grapes. The Northern Grapes Symposium takes place within the EWE conference Wednesday, March 18.

Members of the sponsoring Keuka Lake, Seneca and Cayuga Lake Wine Trails, Northern New York Grape Growers Association, Wine Council of Ontario, Long Island Sustainable Winegrowers, and Hudson Valley Wine Country as well as the members of 13 other industry associations and organizations, receive a ten percent discount on EWE registration.

Proximity to the wine regions of New York and Ontario is one of many advantages Syracuse provides as the location for the 2015 EWE. Syracuse, the economic hub of Central New York, offers affordability, easy accessibility by air, car and train, great diversity in shops and restaurants, Destiny, a shopping and entertainment megaplex, a world-famous zoo, and Syracuse University. The 2015 show will be the largest wine industry event ever to be held in New York State.

The Eastern Winery Exposition is an Eastern-focused wine industry trade show and conference designed to provide the Eastern U.S. and Canadian wineries and vineyards with an easily accessible, low-cost professional meeting with a large number of winery and vineyard suppliers, at the right time of year. The show is sponsored by Wines & Vines and the conference is sponsored by Practical Business Solutions. Media Supporters include Wine & Craft Beverage News, Wine Business Monthly and Grapevine Magazine. The ASEV-Eastern section is also a supporter and will hold live and silent auctions to help raise fund for student scholarships at EWE. Complete event information including a 2015 Exhibitor list is available at EasternWineryExposition.com.
Contact:

Bob Mignarri, Quality Event Management, 401-885-8788, ext.11, Bob@easternwineryexposition.com, EasternWineryExposition.com

With One Week to Go, 2015 Eastern Winery Exposition Sets New Records

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March 10, 2015
With One Week to Go, 2015 Eastern Winery Exposition Sets New Records

New Records & Other Noteworthy Items:
Over 210 contracted exhibitors with a total of 296 booths is a record high.
More than 600 attendees have pre-registered to date, with over half registered for a portion of the conference as well as the exhibit hall.
The 2015 Eastern Winery Exposition will be the largest wine industry event ever to be held in New York State.
Exhibitors have announced specials available on the show floor at: https://easternwineryexposition.com/show-specials/
The Wine Welcome Reception will have dedicated regional and wine trail tables, including four from New York.
The Eastern Winery Exposition is an Eastern-focused wine industry trade show and conference designed to provide the Eastern U.S. and Canadian wineries and vineyards with an easily accessible, low-cost professional meeting with a large number of winery and vineyard suppliers, at the right time of year. This year varietal themes include cool and cold-climate grapes like pinot noir, riesling, Austrian reds, and aromatic white northern hybrids.

The show is sponsored by Wines & Vines and the conference is sponsored by Practical Business Solutions. Media Supporters include Wine & Craft Beverage News, Wine Business Monthly and The Grapevine Magazine. The ASEV-Eastern section is also a supporter and will hold live and silent auctions to help raise funding for student scholarships at EWE. Complete event information including a 2015 Exhibitor list is available at www.easternwineryexposition.com.

Contact:

Bob Mignarri, Quality Event Management, 401-885-8788, ext.11, Bob@easternwineryexposition.com, EasternWineryExposition.com

Online Registration Opens November 4 for the 2016 Eastern Winery Exposition; Exhibits 86% Sold Out

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November 3, 2015
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Online Registration Opens November 4 for the 2016 Eastern Winery Exposition; Exhibits 86% Sold Out

Lancaster, PA — At 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 4, online registration will begin for the 5th annual Eastern Winery Exposition which takes place March 8-10, 2016 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA.

The Eastern Winery Exposition has grown to become the largest production wine industry trade show and conference in North America east of the Rocky Mountains. The trade show, featuring 240 exhibitor booths, is already 86% sold out four months in advance of the show; vendors include manufacturers of vineyard and winery equipment, tasting room accessories, and related products and services. The 2016 program features two day-long Workshops on March 8 featuring the influence of soil on fine wine, and planning for success in your winery. The two-day Conference program, March 9-10, features multiple sessions in three tracks: Viticulture, Enology and Money/Marketing/Management.

The Workshops and Conference feature 40 speakers and 30 individual sessions. The program is 100% grape and wine focused and designed to offer practical, take-home information to improve a vineyard or winery’s bottom line for a range of attendees, from those in the planning stages to industry veterans. The complete conference program can be viewed at EasternWineryExposition.com/conference.

There are several discounted rate options. The best rates are the “early bird” rate prior to December 15.,In addition, members of 24 sponsoring wine and grape associations are eligible for an additional 10% discount through their associations. Online registration and a list of eligible associations can be found at EasternWineryExposition.com/registration.

The Eastern Winery Exposition is an Eastern-focused wine industry trade show and conference designed to provide the Eastern U.S. and Canadian wineries and vineyards with an easily accessible, low-cost professional meeting with a large number of winery and vineyard suppliers, at the right time of year. Complete event information as well as registration is available at EasternWineryExposition.com/registration.

The official sponsor of EWE is Wines & Vines Magazine. The conference sponsor is Practical Business Solutions.

Contact:
Bob Mignarri, Quality Event Management, 401-885-8788, ext.11, Bob@easternwineryexposition.com, EasternWineryExposition.com

Fifth Annual Eastern Winery Exposition Returns to Pennsylvania March 2016

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December 4, 2015
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Fifth Annual Eastern Winery Exposition Returns to Pennsylvania March 2016

Lancaster PA —The Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE) returns to the Lancaster County Convention Center in Pennsylvania, March 8-10, 2016. With more than 180 Exhibitors, EWE provides the largest marketplace in the East for those in the winery and vineyard industry to view, evaluate and test the most current products and equipment, and to meet face-to-face with suppliers from around the globe in one setting.

Show Manager Bob Mignarri noted that moving the show back to Lancaster after a year in Syracuse has not only provided easier access for wineries in both the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, but also created more exposure and awareness for the event on a broader scale. As a result, he anticipates the rapid growth to continue, with larger participation from the Finger Lakes and northern regions at the 2016 show.

Support from the industry has also continued to grow, with 24 official supporting industry associations and organizations, from Ontario to North Carolina.

The three-day event begins Tuesday, March 8, with two day-long workshops. The first, led by Lucie Morton, takes a deep dive on soil and its influence on wine quality. The second, Planning for Success at your Winery, features a panel of experts candidly sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly along their roads to success.

A welcome wine reception Tuesday evening provides opportunities for networking and socializing. The two-day conference, along with trade show, kicks off on Wednesday and features sessions focused in three areas: Viticulture, Enology, and Marketing, Money and Management. The 20 conference sessions range from filtration, microbiology and lab analysis, to chardonnay, cold-hardy hybrids and fruit wines, to social media, branding and customer data security.

Conference Manager Richard Leahy emphasized the quality of the 2016 speaker line-up and the depth of experience and knowledge. Previous EWE favorites such as Thomas Bachelder, Matthieu Finot, Jerry Forest, Lucie Morton and Dr. Bruce Zoecklein will return in 2016, bringing unique and valuable insights to subjects ranging from old world terroir and soils, to oak barrel alternatives, to the nature of microbial terroir, Brett and reductive strength.

Complete event information is available at EasternWineryExposition.com/registration.

The Eastern Winery Exposition is an Eastern-focused wine industry trade show and conference designed to provide the Eastern U.S. and Canadian wineries and vineyards with an easily accessible, low-cost professional meeting with a variety of winery and vineyard suppliers, at the right time of year. It is the largest vineyard & winery trade show held east of the pacific states.

Contact:
Bob Mignarri, Quality Event Management, 401-885-8788, ext.11, Bob@easternwineryexposition.com, EasternWineryExposition.com

Fifth Eastern Winery Exposition Sells out Trade Show Floor for 2016

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February 5, 2016
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Fifth Eastern Winery Exposition Sells out Trade Show Floor for 2016

LANCASTER, PA—The fifth annual Eastern Winery Exposition, the largest production wine industry conference and trade show east of the Rockies, has sold out its trade show floor for the third year in a row. Located at the Lancaster Marriott and Convention Center in Lancaster, PA, the Eastern Winery Exposition’s sold-out trade show will include 184 exhibiting companies featuring a large variety of equipment, products and services for commercial vineyards and wineries.

The trade show takes place March 9-10, running in tandem with the two-day Conference program focused on viticulture, enology and marketing/money/management issues. Tuesday, March 8 kickstarts the event with two day-long workshops, one led by Lucie Morton on the relationship of fine wine to soils, the other featuring a panel of experts candidly sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly along their roads to successful wineries.

In addition to the sold out exhibit hall and exceptional conference program, Show Manager Bob Mignarri said he “is thrilled that attendee registration is the best ever at 33 days prior to the event and that so many eastern wineries and vineyards view the Eastern Winery Exposition as the one industry event they look forward to attending each year.”

The Eastern Winery Exposition is the largest vineyard & winery trade show and conference east of the Pacific states. It is designed to provide the Eastern U.S. and Canadian wineries and vineyards with an easily accessible, low-cost professional meeting with a variety of winery and vineyard suppliers, at the right time of year.

The Eastern Winery Exposition is sponsored by Wines & Vines and Practical Business Solutions.
Contact:
Bob Mignarri, Quality Event Management, 401-885-8788, ext.11, Bob@easternwineryexposition.com, EasternWineryExposition.com

License to Steal Wine Marketing Conference to Partner with the 2017 Eastern Winery Exposition

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August 3, 2016
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License to Steal Wine Marketing Conference to Partner with the 2017 Eastern Winery Exposition

Syracuse, NY—The sixth annual Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE) announced the co-location and collaboration of the License to Steal Wine Marketing Conference and the Eastern Winery Exposition, March 22-24 at the Oncenter in Syracuse, NY.

License to Steal (LTS) is produced by the Ohio Wine Producers Association and has traditionally been held in April in Geneva, OH. The program emphasizes strategies, approaches, and marketing ideas with the goal of generating winery revenue and profitability. It is geared to owners, operators, general managers, marketers, tourism professionals, and anyone in a winery that has a responsibility to impact sales results. LTS is a perennial favorite and with its focus on wine marketing issues particular to Eastern states and markets, it is a natural fit for EWE. The program is chaired by Donniella Winchell, Executive Director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association. LTS will take place March 23-24, 2017.

EWE is the largest production wine industry conference and trade show east of the Rockies dedicated to wineries and growers. The event features a full day of in-depth, theme-focused Workshops on March 22, followed by a two-day Conference with sessions on Viticulture, Enology and Marketing, and a trade show featuring 200+ industry exhibitors. Wines & Vines is the official sponsor of EWE and Practical Business Solutions is the Official Conference sponsor.

EWE was held in Lancaster, PA, in March 2016. The previous year’s EWE took place in Syracuse and received great reviews from both attendees and exhibitors. The proximity to the wine regions of New York and Ontario is one of many advantages Syracuse provides as a location for both events.

“I am very pleased and excited to welcome License to Steal and its attendees to Syracuse to co-locate with the Eastern Winery Exposition,” declared Show Manager, Bob Mignarri. “Our large trade show and numerous networking and social events will be a big draw for LTS attendees. And Donnie Winchell’s experience in marketing programming and her network of marketing experts will benefit the entire Eastern industry.”

Added Donniella Winchell, “License to Steal is elated to be partnering with the largest and most respected wine conference and trade show in the East. After 12 years of offering a stand-alone marketing event, the EWE venue will allow LTS attendees to continue sharing dynamic marketing ideas but with an even wider audience during two energizing days in Syracuse. Attendees will not only have access to an exceptional collection of vendors in the trade show but also to mingle and network at social functions with those who annually participate in EWE.”

Contacts:
Bob Mignarri, Quality Event Management, 401-885-8788, ext. 11, Bob@easternwineryexposition.com, EasternWineryExposition.com

Donnie Winchell, Ohio Wine Producers Association, 800-227-6972, dwinchell@ohiowines.org, Ohiowines.org

Registration Now Open for the 2017 Eastern Winery Exposition in Syracuse, NY

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November 2, 2016
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Registration Now Open for the 2017 Eastern Winery Exposition in Syracuse, NY

SYRACUSE, NY—The Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE), the largest trade show and conference for the wine and grape industries east of the Rockies opened registration at 1:00 p.m. today at EasternWineryExposition.com. EWE, now in its sixth year, will take place at the Oncenter in Syracuse, NY from March 22-24. A day of two single-theme workshops takes place March 22, featuring New Containers, Closures and Bottling Issues and Fruit Wine, Mead and Cider. On March 23-24 the two-day conference takes place with sessions addressing viticulture, enology, and money, marketing & management issues. The trade show, featuring more than 200 industry suppliers, opens at 11:00 a.m. on March 23 and runs through 2:30 p.m. on March 24. In 2015, the last year EWE took place in Syracuse, over 1,000 industry members attended.

Show Manager Bob Mignarri mentioned two noteworthy developments for 2017. First, the co-location of the License to Steal wine marketing conference, March 23-24. With its focus on wine marketing issues particular to Eastern states and markets, it is a natural fit for EWE. Second, the opening of the five-star Marriott hotel located just two blocks from the Oncenter. Mignarri visited the new hotel recently and was quite impressed by the multi-million dollar renovation. He believes it – and the close proximity to EWE – will be well received by participants.

Mignarri also noted that those who register early will receive the largest discounts. Early bird rates run through December 21, advance rates through February 28, and pre-show rates through March 21. For example, those who register for the Workshop+Conference pass would save $150.00 by registering at the Early Bird rate, rather than at the conference itself.

Who Should Attend: EWE is a production wine industry conference and trade show designed for the specific issues and needs of vineyards and wineries east of the Rockies, and has stayed true to the commitment of a wine and grape-focused program. Accordingly, it is a valuable resource for any commercial vineyard and winery owners, operators and employees, whether in the start-up phase or the expansion phase. Conference content is geared towards both the newcomer and the veteran alike.

The Eastern Winery Exposition is sponsored by Wines & Vines and Practical Business Solutions and is supported by 23 state and industry associations.

Contact:
Bob Mignarri, Quality Event Management, 401-885-8788, ext.11, Bob@easternwineryexposition.com, EasternWineryExposition.com