B.E.V. NY Presents: Keynote Speaker, Jancis Robinson

New York Wines & Our Place on the World Stage

Jancis Robinson | March 5th, 9:00AM to 10:00AM

Join us for this important discussion focusing on the market challenges & opportunities facing New York as we forge a path to becoming globally recognized as a premier wine region.

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About Our Speaker: Voted the world’s most influential wine critic in polls in the US, France and internationally in 2018, Jancis views herself as a wine writer rather than a wine critic. She writes daily for JancisRobinson.com and weekly for the Financial Times. She is founder-editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, co-author with Hugh Johnson of The World Atlas of Wine (4.7 million copies sold just before the 8th edition was published in October 2019) and co-author of Wine Grapes, each of these books recognised as a standard reference worldwide. The 24-Hour Wine Expert (2017) is a slim paperback guide to the practical essentials of wine. She travels all over the world to conduct wine events – often for the global literacy initiative Room to Read – and in 2018 launched her own hand-made, dishwasher-friendly, ideal wine glass. In 1984 she was the first person outside the wine trade to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exams and in 2003 she was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises. In one week in April 2016 she was presented with France’s Officier du Mérite Agricole, the German VDP’s highest honour and, in the US, her fourth James Beard Award. She now has six, including being the only wine writer elevated the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame. She loves and lives for wine in all its glorious diversity, generally favouring balance and subtlety over sheer mass.

About B.E.V. NY

B.E.V. NY is the annual grape and wine conference presented by Cornell’s Finger Lakes Grape Program and the Enology Extension Laboratory, in partnership with the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. New this year, the conference will be held entirely ONLINE! This is a great opportunity for wineries and growers from across the state, and beyond, to take advantage of the great material that B.E.V. NY presents.

Virtual seminars will take place over the course of the 3-day conference, with two hours each day dedicated to Business, Enology, and Viticulture topics. Business Sessions, organized by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, are detailed hereVisit bevny.org to register and view the full conference schedule.

Registration Cost
$75 per person
$100 per person, includes recordings of program

NYWGF Members: Claim your FREE Ticket Today!

NYWGF is offering one (1) FREE ticket to B.E.V. NY for ANY New York winery or grower that joins or renews their foundation membership by February 26th. Click here to join now and take advantage of this special offer. (a $100 Value!)

Members will be able to claim their free ticket (including access to B.E.V. NY session recordings) through NYWGF after completion of membership application and payment. Additional tickets must be purchased through the conference website. If you have questions about this special offer, or the status of your New York Wine & Grape Foundation membership, contact Jennifer Cooper at [email protected].

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New York Wine & Grape Foundation

The mission of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation is to promote the world-class image of New York grapes and wines from our diverse regions to responsibly benefit farmers, producers and consumers through innovative marketing, research, communication, and advocacy.