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Upcoming Wine Law Conferences

Wine Law Conference

One of the greatest ways to learn more about a growing legal field like wine law is to attend conferences, listen to discussions between professionals, and to network with industry members. Two of the upcoming wine law conferences in North America include the following:

(1) Wine Law in Virginia — a two-day, comprehensive conference on wine law at the Sheraton Reston Hotel in Reston, Virginia, entitled, “New Regulations, Rules, Challenges And Practical Tips For Success.” The conference occurs January 31st and February 1st of this year and is presented by Law Seminars International. Some of the topics include wine industry legislation; effective land use strategies for vineyards and wineries; Internet marketing; brands, trademarks, and labels; tasting room liability and ADA compliance; employment law issues in the wine industry; and the complexities of Virginia’s new self-distribution laws. For more information, as well as to register, visit Wine Law in Virginia.

(2) Wine Law in British Columbia — held on March 29, 2011 in conjunction with the Vancouver Wine Festival at the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia. The one-day conference is entitled, “Addressing New Legal, Regulatory and Business Developments.” Some of the topics include the economics of British Columbia wine product; updates on interprovinical shipping laws; revisions to tied-house rules; social media for wineries; and wine clubs and labeling requirements. For more information, as well as to register, visit Wine Law in British Columbia.

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DISCLAIMER: This blog post is not intended as legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship results. Please consult your own attorney for legal advice.

Lindsey A. Zahn


Lindsey is the founder and author of On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog. She is an alcohol beverage and food attorney and is admitted to the New York State Bar.

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