Unified Wine and Grape Symposium
Regional Wine Pouring 28-30 January 2014
The Unified Wine and Grape Symposium is the largest trade show in North America and is held annually in January in Sacramento, CA. This year it was held 28-30 January 2014. The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association® (ASWA) has attended the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium for the last several years. ASWA attends in order to keep up to date on trends in the wine industry and to keep abreast of developments in legislation so that it can focus its efforts is the most effective manner is support of wineries. Each year the association has poured east coast wines in the regional wine pouring session at the Unified. This year on January 29th (2014), as usual, ASWA poured 24 different white wines and 24 different red wines all representing a broad range of wines from eight (8) of the states from the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association’s® 9th annual wine competition. The list of wines poured is below. The President of the ASWA, Carl G. Brandhorst, was assisted by Vice President David A. Barber and ASWA’s West Coast Representative, Ms. Anne Vercelli, of Healdsburg, CA in the pouring and in answering questions about the wines. This effort is an attempt to promote east coast wines as a quality producing area. ASWA is an associate member both of the Family Winemakers of California and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) who hold their annual membership meetings during the Unified.