Agenda

2015 WINE BLOGGERS CONFERENCE AGENDA

All events will be held at the host Radisson Hotel in Corning, The Finger Lakes, New York unless otherwise noted. The agenda is tentative and will be revised as we get closer to the conference.

Wednesday, August 12
1:00 PM Pickup at Radisson Hotel for the Pre-Conference Excursion to the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

1:30 PM Pickup at Elmira Corning Regional Airport for the Pre-Conference Excursion

Thursday, August 13
5:00 PM Pre-Conference Excursion finishes at the hotel

7:00 – 9:30 PM  Registration and Opening Wine Reception hosted by Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism

Friday, August 14
8:45 – 9:45 AM Registration

9:45 – 10:45 AM Conference Opening & Keynote Speech

10:45 – 11:45 AM Finger Lakes Panel featuring a Geologist, Winemaker, and Retailer

11:45 – 1:45 PM WBC Expo & Lunch hosted by Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism

1:45 – 2:45 PM Wine Discovery Sessions – Choose one of three

  • America’s Favorite Wine. And How it Got There – presented by Banfi Vintners
  • Content provided by Ribera Del Duero & Rueda Spanish Wines – Details to come
  • Content provided by Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism – Details to come

3:00 – 4:00 PM Live Wine Blogging – Featuring White Wines from the Finger Lakes

4:15 PM Depart from Hotel for Excursions into Finger Lakes Wine Country

9:00 PM Wines of North America Reception at the Rockwell Museum of Art

11:00 PM After-hours party with Jordan Winery

Saturday, August 15

9:30 – 10:30 AM Breakout Sessions – Choose one of three

10:45 – 11:45 AM Breakout Sessions – Choose one of three

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Lunch with the Seneca Lake Winery Association

1:15 – 2:15 PM  Wine Discovery Sessions – Choose one of three

  • Wines Across the Andes – presented by Montes Wines
  • Content provided by Wines of Alsace – Details to come
  • Content provided by Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism – Details to come

2:30 – 3:30 PM Panel To Be Decided

3:30 – 4:30 PM  Live Wine Blogging – Featuring Reds & Rosés from the Finger Lakes

4:30 – 6:15 PM Wines of the World Reception

6:30 – 8:15 PM Dinner  Hosted by Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism

8:30 – 9:00 PM Wine Blog Awards Presentation at the Corning Museum of Glass

9:00 – 9:15 PM Announcement of 2016 Conference Date & Location

9:15 – 11:15 PM Evening Party at the Corning Museum of Glass featuring wines from the Finger Lakes

11:15 PM Unofficial After Parties – if you want to throw an after party, please stick to this time slot so as not to impact conference events

Sunday, August 16
9:30 AM – 11:30 PM Block Sessions – Choose one of three

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch hosted by Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism

1:00 PM Pickup at Radisson Hotel for the Post-Conference Excursion to the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

9:00 PM Dropoff at Radisson Hotel from the Post-Conference Excursion