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Washington wine leaders to participate in ZINO Society forum, party
SEATTLE – While many of the world’s leading Riesling producers will be meeting Monday along the Seattle waterfront, some of Washington’s top makers of red wine will be gathering atop the city’s tallest skyscraper for the fourth annual ZINO Vino Liquid Assets Forum.
The ZINO Society’s Vino, Spirits and Brew Liquid Assets Forum starts at 11 a.m. at the Columbia Tower Club and is open to the public. The all-day symposium includes experts in sales, distribution, winemaking, beer making, distilleries, liquor law and branding as they discuss the state of the industry in Washington state.
Leaders representing the Washington wine industry include Bob Betz, Betz Family Cellars; Dick Boushey, Boushey Vineyards; Marty Clubb, L’Ecole No. 41; Tom Hedges, Hedges Family Estate; Greg Lill, DeLille Cellars; Norm McKibben, Pepper Bridge Winery; David LeClaire, Wine World; Stacy Lill, O Wines; John Bigelow, JM Wines, Thomas Henrick-Kling, WSU Viticulture & Enology, Tom Shafer, aMaurice Wines, and Steve Warner, Washington State Wine Commission.
Monday’s forum concludes at 5 p.m. The Columbia Tower Club Wine Society and ZINO Society celebrate the conclusion of the ZINO Vino Spirits & Brew Assets forum with a three-hour party including entertainment, casual barbecue, and wine and beer tasting.
Cost to ZINO Society members is $75 for the forum and the party, or $25 for the party only. Fees for others is $95 and $45, respectively.
ZINO Society is a membership, business and social network that connects accredited investors with entrepreneurs seeking funding. ZINO Society attempts to create relationships in the world of business and wine by providing insider events, access to vintners, chefs and unique venues.
The next ZINO Society event is the eighth annual Birthday Magnum Party, scheduled for Aug. 15 at DeLille Cellars in Woodinville. Click here for the remainder of the ZINO Society 2013 calendar.