Friday, January 16, 2009

Sandra Silfven Talking About Wineries Unlimited

Wineries Unlimited 2009 showcases wine trends in the East and Midwest
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Sandra Silfven
Detroit News (Michigan)

The buzz in wine circles this year is not unlike the drama in the Detroit auto industry: staying alive, getting green, upping the quality, creating new models.

For wineries outside the West Coast, the place to get a crash course in all these matters is the 33rd annual Wineries Unlimited March 10-13 at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, Pa. It's the largest wine conference and trade show held East of the Rockies, drawing upward of 1,500 attendees, not including exhibitors. And despite the sagging economy, the trade show this year will be bigger than ever, with more than 230 exhibits.

While the event is targeted to current and potential grape growers, winemakers and winery owners, it is open to anybody willing to pay admission to learn what wine people are talking about.

Wineries Unlimited is a rare a confab of the top vintners around the country, including rising stars, along with esteemed scientists and educators from Cornell, Purdue, Penn State and Virginia Tech.

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