2013 Iggva Annual Conference & Winter Wine Festival
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A new blend of educational sessions and wine-centric festivities!
Thursday, January 31 to Saturday, February 2, 2013
Crowne Plaza Hotel
3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 529-7777 / (800) 589-2769
Get ready for a fresh take on the Annual Conference!
This year's event will merge the traditional conference offerings with all the fun of an Illinois wine festival! We will truly offer something for everyone throughout the three-day conference.
It all kicks off Thursday, January 31st with a special pre-conference workshop with the Wine Aroma Wheel creator Dr. Ann C. Noble.
The Wine Aroma Wheel is a tool to learn about wines and enhance one's ability to describe the complexity of wine flavor. This is a must-attend program for anyone growing winegrapes, making wine, selling wine, serving or promoting it, or just loving it! Participants will learn how to distinguish specific tastes in popular red and white wines - and be able to explain exactly what they are tasting and why.
Thursday evening we will host our wildly popular and equally hilarious Wine, Pizza, and Trivia Night.
Friday, we'll delve further into the wine making process with educational workshops offered by top-notch enology experts. Friday evening the conference twists into festival mode with a Winter Wine Festival open to the public. Participating wineries will offer tastings of their wines as well as wine available for purchase by the glass and bottle. Culinary offerings will be staged throughout the room to allow attendees to create their perfect food pairings.
Saturday morning we'll offer concurrent educational tracts: one for wine lovers and marketing professionals and one for the Commercial Grape Grower.
As always, the grand finale will be the IGGVA Annual Banquet and Auction which features four courses of culinary delights, each paired with the Best of Show and Governor's Cup winners of the Illinois State Fair Wine Competition.
Registration deadline: Monday, January 21st
Complete Conference Package
Member Rate $275
Non Member Rate $325
Jam-packed with Winter Wine Festivities!
Includes: Dr. Ann Noble's Pre Conference Workshop, Wine Trivia Night, Grand Tasting, tradeshow, educational sessions, breakfasts, lunches and the Annual Banquet.
Member Rate $125
Non Member Rate $150
Dr. Ann Noble's Wine Sensory Workshop. Complimentary lunch provided.
Includes access to tradeshow, lunch, educational sessions, and Grand Tasting.
Includes access to tradeshow, lunch, and educational sessions. Does not include Annual Banquet.
Wine, Pizza, and Trivia Night
Member Rate $15
Non Member Rate $20
Don't miss this popular addition to the Illinois Wine Conference! Pizza, soda, and light snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share at your table. Prizes will be given.
Annual Banquet & Auction
Member Rate $75
Non Member Rate $100
A duo of award-winning Illinois wines and a four-course gourmet dinner! We will recognize special individuals who have made major accomplishments in promoting the Illinois grape and wine industry. An auction of Illinois wine and vineyard items will follow.
Non Member Packages
For additional information on the conference or assistance with registration, please contact Megan Pressnall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 726-8518.