Updated ’14 Midwest Wine Conference Schedule, Recaps, Photos
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With the exception of the first weekend in February, the Midwest wine conference schedule runs continuously from mid-January through early March. (The only open weekend during this period is February 1st and 2nd. None of the conferences wants to compete with the Super Bowl apparently.)
The conference locations have stayed the same this year with the exception of the Michigan Grape and Wine Conference which will be in Traverse City for 2014.
28th Annual Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association Conference, January 17-18, 2014, Topeka, Kansas
Featured Speakers: Michael Jones from Scott Labs addresses the Kansas Wine Technical Group and Mike White from Iowa State “Recovering from Drift Damage.”
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2014 Wisconsin Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Conference, January 19 – 21, 2014, The Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells.
Featured Speakers: Tom Plocher, “Petite Pearl and Other New Varietals” and Piero Spada “Grape Phenolics”
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Indiana Horticultural Congress, January 21-23, 2014, The Wyndham West, Indianapolis
Featured Speakers: Tim Hanni, Master of Wine and “flavor maven” and Anna Katherine Mansfield of Cornell University.
Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Annual Conference, January 23rd and 24th, Ankeny, IA
Featured Speaker: Ron Hansen, family farm counselor and expert in family conflict resolution.
2104 Illinois Grape Growers Annual Conference & Winter Wine Festival, January 30, 31 and February 1, 2014, Springfield, Illinois.
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Featured Speaker: Domenic Carrissetti, winemaker and former ASEV chairman, delivers pre conference wine workshop on January 30th.
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2014 Midwest Grape & Wine Conference and Trade Show will be held February 4-7, 2014 in St. Charles, Missouri.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Peter Salamone, Technical Manager for Laffort USA, presents case studies from several successful Midwest wineries.
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Ohio Grape and Wine Conference, February 17th and 18th, Dublin
Featured Speakers: Jean-Laurent Groux, winemaker at Stratus Vineyard and Tony Wolf from Virginia Tech University
Cold Climate Conference 2014, Minnesota Grape Growers Association Annual Grape and Wine Conference, February 20-22, 2014, Crowne Plaza St. Paul.
Featured speakers: Carrissa Mondavi, daughter of Tim Mondavi, will talk about her journey as a wine professional and the progress on her California winery, Continuum.
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2014 Michigan Grape and Wine Conference, February 26-28, 2014, Grand Traverse Resort, Acme
Featured Speakers: John Martini, Anthony Road Winery; Lisee Asimont, Francis Coppola Winery; David Haviland, Phimation
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17th Annual Nebraska Wine Industry Forum and Trade Show, February 27-March 1, 2014, Holiday Inn, Kearney
Featured Speakers: Katie Cook from the University of Minnesota and Danene Beedle from the Missouri Wine and Grape Board
Iowa Wine Growers Association Annual Conference, March 7-8, West Des Moines Marriott.