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 


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.,IWSR

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