Global Symposium goes live

Global Symposium goes live

Women of the Vine & Spirits™ ( will stream keynote speakers and general sessions worldwide, live and on-demand, for its third-annual Women of the Vine & SpiritsGlobal Symposium, March 13-15, 2017 held at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, California.

Individuals may register to stream the Symposium by visiting, or attend a regional event hosted by Women of the Vine & Spirits corporate partners. Whether privately or as part of a regional event, the live stream fee is $30 for members of the Women of the Vine & Spirits Alliance, $55 for non-members. (membership info is available at

This is the first time Women of the Vine & Spirits has offered the opportunity to experience the Symposium’s addresses and discussions via live-stream and/or on-demand. Those who view the Global Symposium live will be able to ask questions during speakers’ Q&A via a portal in the live-stream platform. As for on-demand viewing, general sessions and keynote addresses will be available within two to three hours of recording live in Napa. All who register will have access to the on-demand content throughout the year.

 Speakers for this year’s event include:

Annette Alvarez-Peters, AIWS, CWE, Asst. Vice President, GMM, Beverage Alcohol, Costco Wholesale

Susana Balbo, Founder & Owner, Susana Balbo Wines, Argentina

Deborah Brenner, Founder & President, Women of the Vine & Spirits

Sara Floyd, MS, Co-Owner, Swirl Wine Brokers and Luli Wines

Jeff Fromm, Partner, Ad Agency Barkley

Gina Gallo, Senior Director of Winemaking, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Jeffery Tobias Halter, President, YWomen

Margareth Henriquez, President & Chief Executive Officer, Krug Maison de Champagne

Susan Kostrzewa, Executive Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Stephanie J. Macleod, Master Blender, John Dewar & Sons, Ltd.

Molly Murphy MacGregor, Founder, National Women’s History Project

Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, House of Mandela
Brandy Rand, President, U.S. Marketing & Business Development, International Wine & Spirits Research

Adam Strum, Editor in Chief and Publisher, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Get your beers in order

Get your beers in order

Trade tastings in SEA & PDX

Trade tastings in SEA & PDX