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Register Today: Online Registration Opens for 2013 Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium

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Register Today: Online Registration Opens for 2013 Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium

Submitted By: Sean Carroll, July 25, 2012
The Only Annual Wine Marketing Conference Organized by Vintners, for Vintners

July 25, 2012, Napa, CA, – Registration is now open for the 2013 Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium, scheduled for January 24, 2013 at the South San Francisco Conference Center, located 3 miles north of San Francisco International Airport. Visit www.dtcwinesymposium.com to register today.

“The Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium sells out in advance of the event every year,” said Brian Baker, 2013 Chairman and V.P. of Sales and Marketing at Chateau Montelena winery. “In fact, we have outgrown our previous venues and believe our new location near SFO will attract an even larger audience, so we encourage wineries to plan ahead and register.”

In its sixth year, the 2013 Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium is expected to draw more than 300 winery owners, marketers, tasting room staff, and wine direct-to-consumer thought leaders. The event features engaging keynote speeches from leading marketers outside the industry and relevant workshop sessions that provide best practices for every winery touch point with consumers. There is also a trade show that will feature 30 suppliers offering the latest technologies and products for improving direct-to-consumer operations.

Registration remains the same as last year at $375 per person ($395 after December 23, 2012) and includes participation in the general session, lunch, workshops, and trade show and reception on Thursday, January 24. The Wednesday Evening Social Mixer is $75 per person and allows attendees to network with other wine industry representatives and suppliers. To register, visit http://www.dtcwinesymposium.com/registration.html

About the Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium
The DTC Wine Symposium is presented by and a fundraiser for Free the Grapes! and Coalition for Free Trade. These two organizations have worked successfully with local winery associations and industry representatives to increase the number of legal direct shipping states from 17 to 39, which represent 89.5% of US wine consumption. Session, registration, and other information will be announced this fall. To receive updates and direct shipping news, join the Free the Grapes! winery email list at www.freethegrapes.org/signup.html

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Media Contact:
Sean Carroll, Benson Marketing Group, 707.254.1167, carroll@bensonmarketing.com