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WineFest 2006 Baltimore, Maryland,                August 10, 11 12th, 2006


Photos from the 2006 WinePress.US WineFest...  They may take a bit to download.  You can click on the thumbnails for a larger raw photo.  Click below....

 Thurs night    Friday Events    Saturday Events   Inner Harbor Photos    Playing photos

All Seminar Times / Events subject to change until schedule is complete. Check back often.

Thursday August 23rd Events:
6:00 -11:00 Cocktail party & get together with cash bar at Best Western Hotel & Conference Center with cheese, crackers and my home made sausage

Friday August 11th Events: All day at Boordy Vineyards
Registration begins at 9:00 AM
10:00 - 10:50
Jason Murray - Grape Growing & Vineyard Management
10:30 - 11:20 Winexpert - Brian Wright 'The Quality Story-Where Wine Kits Come From and How They're Made'
11:30 - 12:20 Jack Keller - Fruit Wine Making
12:30 - 1:20 Deli meats / sandwiches / picnic lunch -
1:30 - 2:20 Wine Cellar Innovations - Sandy Zebron - Proper wine cellar construction and storage options.
2:30 - 3:20 Dan Mouer Making Wine from Fresh Grapes
3:30 - 4:20 speaker & topic needed
4:30 - 6:00 Winery & Vineyard Tours and Wine Tasting
6:00 - 7:00 Hog Roast Country Dinner - sponsored by ------
7:00 - 8:00 General Discussion - Auction of items? (cash bar)
8:30 - 9:00 Bus return to Hotel & Conference Center

Saturday August 12th Events: All Day at Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 5625 O'Donnell Street.
Registration begins at 8:30 AM
9:30 - 10:20 Tom Payette - Testing of Acids, PH, SO2 and it's importance
10:30 - 12:20 Logic - Rick Theiner - Proper sanitization practices
11:30 - 12:20 Jack Keller - Getting the most of your wine kit
12:30 - 1:20 Lunch Buffet sponsored by - sponsored by RJ Spagnols - with presentation
1:30 - 2:20 Buon Vino - Anthony Tudisco - Filtration and clarifying your wine
2:30 - 3:20 Jack Keller - Making Exotic Wines
3:30 - 4:20 Wayne Stitzer - Introduction to Wine Tasting - Educate your palate
4:30 - 6:00 Tasting of wines submitted for Amateur Wine Competition
6:00 - 6:20 WinePress.US - Joel Sommer - What it is, and where it's going.
6:30 - 7:20 Maryland Country Dinner Buffet - sponsored by Winexpert - with presentation
7:30 - 9:30 Wine Exchange, Wine Making Award announcements - Discussion on 2007 WineFest - Acknowledgements - Auction (cash bar)

Sunday August 13th Events: Inner Harbor Walk On Own or Group / Travel Day - This would be a great day to see the local sights if you haven't already done so.

Supporting companies:
RJ Spagnols - Saturday Lunch
Winexpert - Saturday Dinner

Donated Attendance Prizes & other Items:
Buon Vino - Mini Jet Filter Unit
- 60 packages of filters for Mini Jet (various grades) (multiple bundles to give out)
Accuvin LLC - Various Test Kits
Heron Bay - Various Wine Kits
MD Crush - 50lb of 2006 MDCrush Maryland Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes (approximate value is $50). Includes free processing (crush/destem)
Maryland HomeBrew - Various Kits
Wine Kitz - Three (3) $100 gift certificates


Recommended info to put on wine competition entry shipments:

Food Samples for Evaluation

Not taxable per 27 CFR 24.75

Not perishable No Commercial Value

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Recommended Hotel:  Best Western Promotional Rate $99 per night (includes free small buffet breakfast)- Be sure to mention WinePress.US Rate
Best Western Hotel & Conference Center  Web Site
Baltimore, MD 21224 Phone: 1-800-633-9511 

Best Western, Boordy Vineyards and Baltimore Inner Harbor Photos
Take a look at some recent photos I took on a quick visit to the Inner Harbor in Downtown Baltimore, MD.   I strongly recommend that you take a full day to explore all there is to see:  SS Constellation, Chesapeake,  Aquarium, Science Center, more.... 

Keep in mind that four meals will be included for this event.  Recently, I was at a winery expo and had to pay $225 for 6 hours of seminars and all they included was coffee.  

I truly hope you see the value and wealth of knowledge you'll receive, not to mention the great friendships you'll make.

A downloadable wine competition form will be made available shortly if you want to pay by check or money order.

Phone Credit Card transactions available now: Call Joel at 618-768-4900

Download a registration form here and mail, or email it to get registered.



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