I already posted an article (See UC Davis to Host Upcoming Wine Law Seminar on Appellations and Wine Trade Names) with respect to the upcoming wine law conference, Toward a Common Standard: New European Union Label Laws and Geographic Indicators of Origin, hosted by University of California Davis, but Whitney Denning of UC Davis contacted me today and kindly asked me to list this event once more. In the process of reviewing the program again, I was reminded of how interesting the topics are and I am contemplating attending the conference myself, but I am not positive I will have the time to make a trip to California with my upcoming excursion to France shortly thereafter. Irrespective, On Reserve will have coverage of the event’s discussions by a fellow wine law enthusiast.
The conference has three half-day sessions and “include[s] specific presentations and time for audience discussion. The first session sets the stage to discuss the E.U. label changes and the implications for U.S. wine producers. The second session focuses on government control of label fraud, including discussion of producer criminal liability. The third session addresses the future by examining how U.S. and E.U. wine-label law can become more compatible.” (See Toward a Common Standard: New European Union Label Laws and Geographic Indicators of Origin.) There are also several optional conference packages, including a networking dinner at Season’s Restaurant on June 3rd and an excursion to Napa on June 4th.
The UC Davis conference is from June 2nd to June 4th at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine & Food at the University of California Davis campus. The deadline to register for the conference is May 24, 2011. For information regarding registration and optional conferences, you can contact Whitney Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530.757.8569. To read more about the event, visit Toward a Common Standard: New European Union Label Laws and Geographic Indicators of Origin.