Conference Schedule

Meet our 2022 Speakers


09:00 AM 09:30 AM

Todd Azevedo

Wine & Grape Broker, Partner at Ciatti

Oyster Room

Global Bulk Wine Market Update and Opportunities

Todd Azevedo of Ciatti Company will be presenting and covering his insights on "Global Bulk Wine Market Update and Opportunities". He has completed his Agricultural Finance degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He was responsible for brokering wine, grapes, and wine products through the state of California, Todd focus is on the California Central Coast industry. 

09:30 AM 10:00 AM

Erica Löfving

Chief Sustainability Officer at Vintage Wine Estates

Oyster Room

The changing landscape of sustainability

Erica Löfving is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Vintage Wine Estates, a public wine group based in Santa Rosa, with wineries in California, Washington, Oregon and Ohio, over 50 brands including spirits, cider and alternative beverages in the retail and DTC space. With her years of experience in this field, Erica will be speaking on The changing landscape of sustainability covering "how new demand on public retailers and producers will affect the whole wine and spirits industry".

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Ryan Pandl

Ryan Pandl - Senior Buyer, Adult Beverages and Beverages at Target

Oyster Room

Panel of Chain Buyers

Jeff Feist, Angie Nowosielski and Ryan Pandl will be the panelists for the panel of Off Trade Buyers. Panel will be moderated by Sid Patel, CEO of Beverage Trade Network. 


- Angie Nowosielski : Assistant Buyer - Costco Wholesale Customer Satisfaction 

- Ryan Pandl : Senior Buyer, Adult Beverages and Beverages at Target

Jeff Feist : Ex Category Lead - Spirits & More at BevMo! 


01:00 PM 01:30 PM

Alison Crowe

Vice President, Winemaking and a founding Partner at Plata Wine Partners.

Oyster Room

Panel of bulk wine and spirits suppliers and bottlers

Alison Crowe, Vice President, Winemaking and a founding Partner at Napa-based Plata Wine Partners. Plata Wine Partners, will be moderating the Panel of bulk wine & spirits's suppliers and bottlers. This panel will have Anthony Neal, Adam Schulz, Frank Roth and Nick Scarff speaking and sharing their insights :



Anthony Neal : Strategic Planning at Four Feathers Wine Services

- Adam Schulz : Owner of Incredible Bulk Wine Company, Owner of Incredible Intel

- Frank Roth : Winemaker at Tagaris Winery

- Nick Scarff : Master Blender and Vice President of Business Development at Next Century Spirits

01:30 PM 02:00 PM

Nova (McCune) Cadamatre MW

Consulting Winemaker, CEO of Trestle Thirty One, Author, Master of Wine

Oyster Room

Women and Business

An energetic and creative winemaker focused on creating the highest quality possible with experience in all aspects of the wine business. Pairing creative vision with a “hands off” winemaking philosophy that allows the vineyard to take the limelight rather than winemaking intervention. Winemaking experience includes numerous different styles of whites, reds, roses, fortified and sparkling wine.

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

Lee Tatum

Managing Director, Spirits

Oyster Room

Modernising Maturation: Improving Wines and Spirits with Oak Complements

Lee Tatum and Jason Dodge together will be covering "Modernising Maturation: Improving Wines and Spirits with Oak Complements" at IBWSS Conference. Lee Tatum is presently Managing Director, Spirits at Innerstave and Jason Dodge is a Managing Director, Winemaking at Innerstave.


11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Sofía González

Manager of Garnacha Origen Association

Oyster Room

European Garnacha/Grenache Quality Wines Masterclass

Sofía González : Manager of Garnacha Origen Association and LEAR & Project Manager of European Garnacha/Grenache Quality Wines European Union funded program, the first collaboration in history between Spanish and French producers as a tribute to the varietal’s European legacy and potential. At the 2011 World Climate Change and Wine Conference, it was recognized as “arguably the most eco-friendly grape in the world” due to its drought-resistance, adaptability and self-sufficiency.


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