Women of the Vine & Spirits™ to Stream 2017 Global Symposium Live and On-Demand

Women of the Vine & Spirits™ to Stream 2017 Global Symposium Live and On-Demand

World’s leading organization supporting women in the alcohol beverage industry offers online experience for sold-out conference 


February 7, 2017 (New York) – After selling out 700 tickets in a matter of hours, Women of the Vine & Spirits™ (womenofthevine.com) will stream keynote speakers and general sessions worldwide, live and on-demand, for its third-annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium, March 13-15, 2017 held at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, California.

Individuals may register to stream the Symposium by visiting womenofthevine.com, or attend a regional event hosted by Women of the Vine & Spirits corporate partners. Whether privately or as part of a regional event, the live stream fee is $30 for members of the Women of the Vine & Spirits Alliance, $55 for non-members. (To become a member of the Alliance, please visit womenofthevine.com.)

After two sold-out annual conferences, this is the first time Women of the Vine & Spirits has offered the opportunity to experience the Symposium’s high-level keynote addresses and panel discussions via live-stream and/or on-demand. Those who view the Global Symposium live will be able to ask questions during speakers’ Q&A via a portal in the live-stream platform. As for on-demand viewing, general sessions and keynote addresses will be available within two to three hours of recording live in Napa. All who register will have access to the on-demand content throughout the year.

Speakers for this year’s event include:

Annette Alvarez-Peters, AIWS, CWE, Asst. Vice President, GMM, Beverage Alcohol, Costco Wholesale

Susana Balbo, Founder & Owner, Susana Balbo Wines, Argentina

Deborah Brenner, Founder & President, Women of the Vine & Spirits

Sara Floyd, MS, Co-Owner, Swirl Wine Brokers and Luli Wines

Jeff Fromm, Partner, Ad Agency Barkley

Gina Gallo, Senior Director of Winemaking, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Jeffery Tobias Halter, President, YWomen

Margareth Henriquez, President & Chief Executive Officer, Krug Maison de Champagne

Susan Kostrzewa, Executive Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Stephanie J. Macleod, Master Blender, John Dewar & Sons, Ltd.

Molly Murphy MacGregor, Founder, National Women’s History Project

Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, House of Mandela

Brandy Rand, President, U.S., International Wine & Spirits Research

Adam Strum, Editor in Chief and Publisher, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

“So much valuable information will be shared during this year’s event,” said Women of the Vine & Spirits Founder and President, Deborah Brenner. “With regard to streaming, we wanted to allow viewers to interact live with presenters via question-and-answer, while also enabling them to revisit presentations, update notes, or review practices covered during the sessions. With live and on-demand streaming, we are so pleased we can do both.”

For more information about Women of the Vine & Spirits and the Third Annual Global Symposium or the new live streaming option, please email info@womenofthevine.com or call 888.750.1863.


About the Women of the Vine & Spirits™
Women of the Vine & Spirits is a membership-based alliance that empowers and equips women worldwide to advance their careers in the alcohol beverage industry. Women of the Vine & Spirits offers extensive education, advocacy, training, mentorship, networking and steadfast support for women at every position in the field, particularly through the annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium which will be held March 13 – 15, 2017 in Napa, California. For more information or corporate partnership inquiries, please visit womenofthevine.com or email info@womenofthevine.com