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Unified Wine and Grape Symposium: January

January 14th, 2015 by Dean Ricker

Filed under: Skolnik Newsletter, Wine

Jackson Family Wines President Rick Tigner will open the 2015 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium as the keynote speaker during the luncheon on Tuesday, January 27. Tigner will address key issues affecting U.S. wine companies in a highly competitive global marketplace, including the constraints U.S. wine producers face when growing their labels, addressing foreign market opportunities, and overcoming the challenges of sustainably managing resources and controlling costs in California’s highly regulated environment. He will also discuss where wine stands in today’s dynamic beverage alcohol marketplace. President since 2010, Tigner’s responsibilities at Jackson Family Wines, the family-owned collection of more than 35 wineries, include leading and building global sales, marketing/communications, production and farming organizations as well as administrative functions. He has been involved in the beverage industry for 30 years. A winemaker himself, Tigner serves on the Board of Directors of Vinexpo, one of the wine industry’s most respected global trade organizations, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which helps raise money to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. For registration options and rates for the keynote luncheon, visit www.unifiedsymposium.org Jointly organized by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) and California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG), the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium annually draws 14,000 industry professionals in Sacramento and hosts the largest wine and grape trade show in the Americas featuring a record nearly 700 exhibitors from all over the world. You will be able visit Skolnik Industries at the 2015 Unified Show at booth number 1119 and see our complete line of stainless steel wine barrels, including our new 75 gallon bilge style barrel.

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