Atlantic Canada Wine Symposium

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 The Atlantic Canada Wine Symposium (ACWS), taking place in Halifax from May 27 to 29 will feature keynote speaker Bill Redelmeier of Southbrook Vineyards. He will be joined by a lineup of industry leaders offering innovative, environmentally-friendly and resourceful practices for grape growing and wine making as well as for delivering enhanced consumer experiences.

Speakers include:

Bill Redelmeier, Southbrook Vineyards: The keynote address will discuss the potential of the Canadian wine industry and how a rising tide lifts all ships. Redelmeier will also participate on a panel about organic and biodynamic wines.

Elizabeth Slater, California: The founder of In Short Marketing, is recognized throughout North America as an authority on marketing wines, wineries and wine regions. Slater will share her experiences with regards to consumer relationships as well as sales and marketing techniques. She is based in.

Dr. Andrew Landers, Cornell University: Dr. Landers studied and taught agricultural engineering in England before joining the faculty at Cornell University. He is a grape growing expert and will present an afternoon pesticide certification course for grape growers.

Sandra Oldfield, owner and winemaker, Tinhorn Creek Winery: Oldfield led Tinhorn Creek to become the first carbon neutral winery in Canada as well as the first winery in British Columbia to receive a certificate of recognition for its vigorous health and safety program.

The ACWS will be held at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia from May 27-29. To register or for more information visit




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