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EWE Announces Speakers and Program Details

Eastern Winery Exposition — two days of seminars and a trade show March 7-8, 2012 — boasts 120 exhibitors with 150 booths in the new Lancaster County Convention Center and Marriott Hotel in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

According to a press release, the show is specifically designed for the needs of the Eastern wine industry. Seminar topics are focused on viticulture, enology, money/marketing/management, and industry newcomers. Speakers include renowned experts including viticulturist Lucie Morton, crop spray expert Dr. Andrew Landers, wine economics professor Gerald White, award-winning winemaking consultant Tom Payette, and many others.

Eastern Winery Exposition also will hold a raffle during the event to benefit the scholarship program of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, Eastern Section.

Two related meetings take place on adjacent dates; the Pennsylvania Wineries Association will meet at the Convention Center on Tuesday, March 6, and a New Grower’s Workshop coordinated by Mark Chien of Penn State will meet on Friday March 9, also at the Convention Center.

The official sponsor for the Exposition is Wines & Vines Magazine, with supporting sponsorships from Practical Vineyard & Winery, Wine Business Monthly, and Additional sponsors include License to Steal National Wine Marketing Conference in Ohio, the American Wine Society, and four state winery associations: those of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and New Hampshire. Members of these participating state organizations are all eligible to receive discounts on registration for EWE.

Complete details are at or contact Bob Mignarri at 401-885-8788, ext.11 or