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Unlocking Restaurant Sales: Exclusive Q&A Session with Top Sommeliers.

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12/04/2024 Learn directly from industry experts in a Q and A format about the challenges and opportunities wineries and wine brands face today for on-premise sales.

On April 16, Sid Patel, CEO of Sommeliers Choice Awards and Beverage Trade Network be moderating a live Q&A session with top sommeliers and wine directors for the Sommeliers Choice Awards. This is your chance to gain valuable insights on growing your sales in restaurants directly from industry experts.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the questions we'll be covering:

- Barterra Winery: Strategies for increasing sales post-placement.

- Cugini Winery: Factors influencing on-premise buying decisions.

- Amaterra Winery: Key considerations for securing by-the-glass placements.

- Buckel Family Wine: Creating value for local wines in restaurants.

- Res Fortes: Preferred methods for supplier communication.

- The Golden Pig: Optimal bottle pricing for on-premise sales.

- Coria Estates: Impact of wine labels on restaurant wine selection.

- UpperBench Winery: Strategies for attracting and retaining restaurant consumers.

- Allegro Wine Advisors: Leveraging emerging wine regions to drive restaurant traffic.

- Fortnight Winery: Overcoming challenges for small wineries in securing distribution.

Join us for this informative session featuring America's top sommeliers and restaurant wine buyers. Mark your calendars for April 16, 2024, from 11 am to 12 pm CST (Central Time). All domestic and international wineries are invited. Panel includes:

- Morgan Harris, Master Sommelier at Saison Hospitality, San Francisco.

- Ranon Balter, Group Wine Director, Knightsbridge Restaurant Group, Washington DC.

- Chris Horn, Wine Director at Purple Cafe & Wine Bar, Seattle.

- Natalie Matthews, Sommelier.

- Paul Carayas, GM and Wine Director/Sommelier at Saison Hospitality, San Francisco.

- Thomas Brenner, Sommelier, Wine Buyer, and Beverage Consultant.

Join an exclusive live Q&A session featuring top sommeliers and restaurant wine buyers from across the United States. Discover invaluable insights into growing sales in restaurants and learn directly from industry experts about the challenges and opportunities facing wineries and wine brands today.

Mark your calendars for April 16, 2024, from 11 am to 12 pm CST (Central Time). All domestic and international wineries are invited to RSVP for this session.

We would also like to invite wineries and wine brands within the United States to register for the 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards before the entry submission deadline of April 24. Don’t miss your chance to get valuable feedback from the country’s best on-premise buyers, sommeliers, wine directors, and master sommeliers.

Each wine will be reviewed by a master sommelier and entrants will get market feedback on the category and region as well in 2024. Enter your wines here.

The 2024 Sommeliers Choice Awards results are out! View the results here.