Craft Beverages Unlimited Trade Show and Conference
Beginning in 2015 the yearly east coast conference known as Wineries Unlimited changed its name to Craft Beverages Unlimited. In addition to talks, seminars and tastings centering around wine, presentations will also center around beer and distilled spirits.
The 2015 trade show takes place in Richmond, Virginia on March 4th and 5th.
There are different categories for participants to select for each day. First off in the mornings are General Sessions from 8:00 am - 9:00 am. From 9:00 am - 12:00 pm each day the sessions include Marketing/Business and Beer. At 10:00 am the Trade Show opens. On Wednesday, March 4th also starting at 10:00 am and lasting until 4:00 pm there will be a session on Distilling. The sessions on Wine take place each day from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
The two wine sessions were both four hours long on both days of the conference. Each session was set up with a semi-circle of tables. Each setting at the tables included eight wine glasses. The moderators sat in the middle. Wines were tasted corresponding to a theme of the sessions’ Post Modern Winemaking. Microphones were also on the tables so attendees could comment and ask questions.
The evening networking social was about a half-mile walk from the convention center. The Capital Ale House hosted the event that paired a food with a beer, a wine and a distilled spirit. All participants were given seven tickets and asked to vote for the craft beverage that they thought paired best with the food. There were seven food/beverage stations in two rooms at the Capital Ale House.
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