2017 Craft Beverage Conference

Kick start your Craft Beverage Career!

Texoma Craft Beverage Alliance Foundation Annual Educational Conference

Join us for the day to learn, network, and make new friends who enjoy wine, distilled spirits and beer and meet experienced professionals who will impart knowledge and expertise about how YOU can get started, too.

Texoma Craft Beverage Alliance Foundation

Annual Educational Conference

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When & Where

Center for Workplace Learning – Grayson College Main Campus
6101 Grayson Drive (Hwy 691), Denison, Texas 75020

Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (CDT)


Get Registered Today

Registration is now open for this event! Get registered today!


Wine & the Law Class

Register for Wine Laws & Regulations class at Grayson College’s Center for Workplace Learning and you will receive a discount code reducing your all-day conference rate to just $30. *This discount code applies to All-Day Conference Registrations ONLY


Program Schedule (Subject to change)

Time Event
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. AM Registration Open, Sponsored Coffee/Pastries & Networking
Center for Workplace Learning – CWL Auditorium Corridor & Lounge
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Center for Workplace Learning – CWL Auditorium
Andrew Snyder, CSW
Viticulture and Enology Program Director/Professor
Grayson College
8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Legal Matters: An overview of a variety of legal issues that start-up wine-makers, brewers, and distillers need to be aware of
Center for Workplace Learning – CWL Auditorium
Katy David
Strasburger & Price, LLP
Dallas, TX & San Antonio, TX
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Achieving Environmental Compliance: Guidance for Wineries in Texas
Center for Workplace Learning – CWL Auditorium
Kristen Fenati
Environmental Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region 4
TCEQ | Small Business and Local Government Assistance
Dallas/Fort Worth Region Office
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Sponsored Break & Networking
Center for Workplace Learning – CWL Auditorium Corridor & Lounge
11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Thank you and ALL about Texoma Craft Beverage Alliance (TCBA)
Center for Workplace Learning – CWL Auditorium
Krista Hartman, Executive Director, Texoma Craft Beverage Alliance Foundation
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Business Planning, Financial, & Funding Assistance
Center for Workplace Learning – CWL Auditorium
Karen Stidham, Grayson College, Small Business Development Center – Tony Kaai or William Myers, Denison Development Alliance – Arlene Lloyd, Gainesville Economic Development Corporation
12:00 p.m. PM Registration Open
Center for Workplace Learning – CWL Auditorium Corridor & Lounge
12:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Sponsored Lunch & Networking
Center for Workplace Learning – CWL Auditorium Corridor & Lounge
Included with program registration.
1:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Humorous and Practical Insights
Center for Workplace Learning – CWL Auditorium
Jeremy Roberts, 903 Brewers – Sherman, TX
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Startup Stories, Real Life Lessons Learned, Best Practices
Center for Workplace Learning Building, First Floor Seminar Rooms
Breakout Sessions
Brewery
Seminar Room 1
Jeremy Roberts, 903 Brewers, Sherman, TX
Distillery
Seminar Room 2
Robert Likarish, Ironroot Republic Distillery, Denison, TX
Winery
Seminar Room 3
Chris Hornbaker, Eden Hill Winery, Celina, TX
Patrick Whitehead, Blue Ostrich Winery, St. Jo, TX
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sponsored Break & Networking
Center for Workplace Learning – CWL Auditorium Corridor & Lounge
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Hot Topics in Craft Beverage
Center for Workplace Learning Building, First Floor Seminar Rooms
Breakout Sessions
Brewing Trends
Seminar Room 1
Gabe Parker & Johnny Wells, Ivanhoe Aleworks, Denison, TX
Marketing Trends
Seminar Room 2
Ben Salisbury, Salisbury Creative Group, Richardson, TX
Viticulture Trends
Seminar Room 3Beyond the Noble Grapes
Dr. Justin Scheiner, Texas A&M University
4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sponsored Break & Networking
Center for Workplace Learning – CWL Auditorium Corridor & Lounge
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: TBD
Center for Workplace Learning – CWL Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception & Networking
Grayson College Main Campus – 6101 Grayson Drive, Hwy 691, Denison, TX 75020 – Arts & Communications Center, Main Lobby
Wine provided by LoneStar International Wine Competition & TWGGA
Catering by Grayson College Culinary Arts & Hospitality School
Denison Chamber of Commerce Host Team led by Melanie Truxal
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Non-Commercial Wine Awards

2017 T.V. Munson Cup Presentation

The 2017 TV Munson Cup Non-Commercial Wine Awards location has been moved from the Black Box Theatre to Center for Workplace Learning Foyer

Andrew Snyder, CSW
Viticulture and Enology Program Director/Professor
Grayson College


Sponsors

Salisbury Creative Group

Salisbury Creative Group

Denison Area Chamber of Commerce

Denison Area Chamber of Commerce

Denison Development Alliance

Denison Development Alliance

Gainesville Economic Development Corporation

Gainesville Economic Development Corporation

Strasburger & Price - Attorneys at Law

Strasburger & Price – Attorneys at Law


Non-Commercial Wine Competition Entries

2017 Texas Non-Commercial Wine Competition Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 Texas Non-Commercial Wine Competitions. All winemakers are invited to enter their non-commercial wines for judging by a panel of expert wine judges. Deadline for submission is Monday, May 1, 2017.

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