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Last Chance to Grab Innovation + Quality (IQ) 2018 Tickets at Early-bird Pricing

Featuring sessions developed with the quality-focused winemaker in mind, the newly two-day-long event will take place May 23-24, 2018 at the Silverado Resort & Spa in the Napa Valley
by Press Release
April 24, 2018

Early-bird registration for Innovation + Quality (IQ) 2018, a forum for ultra-premium wineries focused on cutting-edge innovations that advance wine quality, ends tomorrow, April 25, 2018. Click here to register for IQ.

Register by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in order to save money and ensure your seat in sessions. Last year, IQ sessions sold out quickly, so don't miss your chance to learn from winemaking experts and peers. Early bird pricing saves you $100 on session passes. Association discounts are available; ask your association representative for your association's discount code.

This year’s featured sessions include:

  • A Comprehensive Interpretation of Cabernet: The Marchesi Antinori Perspective
    Speaker: Renzo Cotarella, chief executive and chief enologist, Marchesi Antinori

  • Special Edition Recent Research: What We Know (and Don't Know) About Smoke Taint
    Speakers: Anita Oberholster, Ph.D., University of California, Davis; Kerry L. Wilkinson, Ph.D., University of Adelaide; Tom Collins, Ph.D., Washington State University; Wesley Zandberg, Ph.D., University of British Columbia 
  • How to Fall in Love with Phenolics and Keep the Relationship Fresh
    Speakers: Cara Morrison, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards; Gregory Gambetta, Bordeaux Sciences Agro; Simon Faury, Merryvale Vineyards; Adam Popp, O'Neill Vintners & Distillers; Elizabeth Kester, Wente Family Estates
  • The Evolving Role of Oxygen in Fermentation Processes and Why We Should Care
    Speakers: Sam Tannahill, A to Z Wineworks; Molly Hill, Sequoia Grove Winery; Genevieve Janssens, Robert Mondavi Winery; Kevin Sass, Halter Ranch; Cameron Frey, Ramey Wine Cellars

  • Does Mechanical Harvesting Provide Superior Grapes?
    Speakers: Corey Beck, Francis Ford Coppola Winery; Bob Bertheau, Chateau Ste. Michelle; Aaron Fishleder, Vinescape; Rudy Marchesi, Montinore Winery

Now in its fourth year, IQ has expanded to a two-day event taking place May 23-24, 2018 at the Silverado Resort & Spa in the Napa Valley.


Join us on May 23 for the opening night soiree celebrating the leading innovators in ultra-premium winemaking and raising funds to support smoke taint research.

Held in the newly renovated Mansion Gardens at the Silverado Resort, IQ CONNECT will feature select bars pouring wines from Marchesi Antinori, Ridge Vineyards, IQ Advisory Board Members, and select Green Medal Award Winners.

Tickets to IQ Connect are $150 and will be made available in March. Admittance is included with an Innovation + Quality 2018 Session Pass. For more information, visit or call 707-940-4749.

About Innovation + Quality

Innovation + Quality (IQ) 2018 is the fourth annual forum for ultra-premium wineries focused on cutting-edge innovations that advance wine quality. This two-day event takes place May 23 & 24, 2018 at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa Valley.

This event is produced by Wine Business Monthly, the leading print publication for the wine industry, in partnership with Napa Valley Vintners and the Napa County Farm Bureau.


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