Our Western Europe team at Think Drink Global has had a very successful few years in the face of great challenges. We are proud to welcome them back to steward 2022-2023 New York Wines programming in target markets within Western Europe. Join us for TDG’s overview and an update on opportunities (on-trade / off-trade) and what wines are selling well in the key markets – the UK, France, and Scandinavian countries will be covered. The team will talk through the planned activities for the year and, as always, please feel free to bring your specific questions!
Just a reminder that all wineries are welcome to join us for Export Market Overview Sessions, however, only current Export Program participants can participate in events after July 1st, 2022. If you have not already done so, please join the program or renew your participation today.
Eleanor Standen. PR Associate Director
Katie Canfield. Born and raised in California, Katie Canfield earned her B.A. in Spanish and Global Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. During her final year at university, she studied abroad in Santiago, Chile, where her career in the wine industry began. In 2009, Katie moved to Logroño, Spain and then Dijon, France, where she earned her M.Sc. degree in Wine Business. Following her studies, she moved to the UK to join Manchester-based wine retailer Hangingditch Wine Merchants, also contributing articles regularly to leading trade publication Harpers Wine and Spirit. Since her move back to California in 2014, Katie has worked in marketing and communications for the international portfolios of Wilson Daniels, Paul Hobbs Wines, and now O’Donnell Lane LLC, where she drives communications and strategic planning. Katie has worked three grape harvests in Chile, France, and Napa Valley, and holds the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wine and Spirits.
Michèle Piron. Michèle Piron founded Vinconnexion 25 years ago : « my roots have been living since 1590 in the Beaujolais region on the Colline du Py, home to the very best Morgon wines. For my family, the status of winegrower has always represented a life long commitment. One day I decided to leave the Colline du Py, however wine has never left me ». Qualified in Winemaking (University of Dijon) and Master of Wine studies (London) ; member of professional trade-wine tasting committees, from the Wine Challenge in London to the General Agricultural Competition in Paris, and the Paris Sommeliers Association ; wine-growing field trips in the world (Europe, USA, China, …); vineyard owner