WINE 2.0 ANNOUNCES ACTION PACKED AGENDA FOR 2009

Four New Live Event Formats Offer Multiple Opportunities For Brands to Connect With Over 15,000 Consumers

Online Social Network www.winetwo.net Surpasses 1,700 Members In First 60 Days

 

San Francisco, CA (PRNEWSWIRE) December 9, 2008 – Wine 2.0, the innovator in social networking and events in the wine industry, today announced its 2009 schedule and four new event formats.  The four new event formats offer participating companies and wineries more opportunities to connect with consumers and wine trade in many of the top U.S. markets. Wine 2.0 has scheduled 15 major events throughout the U.S. in 2009.

“In today’s difficult economic environment, Wine 2.0’s mission is more important than ever: To connect brands and consumers in exciting new ways.  Ramping up Wine 2.0 is the right thing to do, to drive business for our winery partners, service providers and trade”, Said J. Smoke Wallin, Chairman, Wine 2.0.  He continued, “While the on-premise business is very tough now, and consumers are not taking as many trips to wine country to buy at the winery, Wine 2.0 brings the wine country to consumers. This should be an important part of every winery’s brand plan for 2009.”

The New Wine 2.0 Event Formats for 2009 are:

Wine 2.0 Expo: Provides a trade and consumer focused platform in a major trade show pavilion format. Wine 2.0 Expo events are the perfect showcase for our partners to promote their new products or wine release to both the wine trade and 1,500 to 3,000+ consumers.

Wine 2.0 Experience:  Provides partnerships with 3rd party consumer-facing events which offer our partners an established event with targeted demographic. Wine 2.0 Experience events target 250 – 1,500 consumers.

Wine 2.0 Business/Law School: Provides partnerships with top business and law schools to bring the wine world to active business and law school students and alumni. Each event offers an education and wine tasting component. Wine 2.0 Business/Law school events feature 250 – 1,000 people.

Wine 2.0 Reserve: Are more intimate events featuring select wineries and consumers. Reserve events will offer an education and wine tasting component and can be an ideal event format for major organizations interested in a unique turn-key event for clients, shareholders or employees.

“Wine 2.0 events represent the beginning of a whole new era in wine”, said Anthony Dias Blue, CEO, Blue Lifestyles at Wine 2.0 New York.

“The innovators in Web 2.0 and Wine 2.0 are changing the way that people interact, communicate and learn about products and purchase them in every industry.   Wine 2.0 is combining a social network with live events to reach out to these emerging consumer markets on a fun, educational and energetic platform.” Said Cornelius Geary, Founder and CEO, Wine 2.0

The 2009 Wine 2.0 Schedule includes two Wine 2.0 Expos, San Francisco and New York, eight Wine 2.0 Experiences around the US, at least four Wine 2.0 Business School Events and numerous Wine 2.0 Reserves.

Wine 2.0 has a limited number of Cornerstone “Whole Season” Sponsorships available in key product and service segments.  Contact Abdi Humphries at Abdi@winetwo.com for information on available sponsorship packages.

 

Wine 2.0 2009 Event Schedule

January 28-31 :  Wine 2.0 Experience at ZAP

February 5 :  Wine 2.0 @ Haas School of Business @ Crushpad, Berkeley, CA

March

11-13: Wine 2.0 Reserve – YPO Reserve @Young Presidents Organization Global Leadership Conference

 14:  Wine2.0 @ Miami Grad School TBD, South Beach, Miami, Florida

Date TBD: Wine 2.0 Reserve – private event

April

2: Wine 2.0 Expo – Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

Date TBD: Wine 2.0 Reserve, private event


May:

8: Wine 2.0 Experience – Wine & Wags @ The Westin, Georgia Humane Society; Atlanta, GA

Date TBD: Wine 2.0 Reserve – private event

Date TBD: May: Wine 2.0 Business/Law School – private event, Palo Alto, CA

June

19: Wine 2.0 Experience – Sam’s Wine & Spirits, Chicago, IL

Date TBD: June: Wine 2.0 Reserve – private event

July

13-14: Wine 2.0 Reserve – @WITS End, Wine Industry Technology Symposium, Napa, CA

Date TBD: Wine 2.0 Reserve Pinot Days; Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

August:

Date TBD: Wine 2.0 Reserve – private event

Date TBD:  Wine 2.0 Reserve New Releases Only -TBD

September

Date TBD: Wine 2.0 Reserve – private event

Date TBD: Wine 2.0 Business/Law School, private event

October:

Date TBD: Wine 2.0 @ Business/Law School, private event

Date TBD:  Wine 2.0 Experience – TBD

November

9-10: Wine 2.0 Reserve – Green Wine Summit, Santa Rosa, CA

18: Wine 2.0 Expo –New York, NY

NOTE: This Calendar is subject to change based on changes to agreements and restrictions of market.  Wine 2.0 reserves the right to make changes to calendar at any time

WINE 2.0 ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH NING AND LAUNCH OF NEW WINE 2.0 SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE WWW.WINETWO.NET

New Wine 2.0 Social Network Has Consumer And Wine Trade Members From Over 30 Countries And Connects Members With Leading Edge Wine Lovers And Brands
New York, NY (PRNEWSWIRE) September 16, 2008 – Wine 2.0, the innovator in social networking and events in the wine industry, announces a partnership with Ning, the online service for creating, customizing and sharing your own Social Networks. Wine 2.0 has established the social network (www.winetwo.net) on the Ning platform and both companies will work to promote each other’s services to their respective communities. Wine 2.0 and Ning will jointly launch the new site at Wine 2.0 New York, September 18th at Webster Hall.

As part of the relationship, Wine 2.0 will work with its wine industry partners and wineries to establish their company and employee profiles on the Wine 2.0 network and Ning will provide technical and promotional opportunities.”
“Wine 2.0 is exactly the type of organization we had in mind when we created Ning”, said Gina Bianchini, CEO of Ning.  “Wine 2.0 has great momentum bringing the next generation wine consumer together with thought leading wineries.  We are pleased Ning can play a role in providing the infrastructure for such an exciting endeavor.”

“We looked hard at all the available platforms in the market before choosing to go with Ning,” said J. Smoke Wallin, Wine 2.0 Chairman.  “Wine 2.0 is eventually going to have over a million wine consumers and wine industry people interacting on our platform.  Ning provides Wine 2.0 with a turn-key yet scalable application.” 

About Wine 2.0™ – “Blending the Line Between Wine & Technology”
Wine 2.0™ is the innovator in social networking and events in the wine industry. With a focus on the next generation wine consumer, Wine 2.0 breaks down the barriers to learning about, experiencing, and enjoying wine.   Wine 2.0 events feature a rich diversity of world class wines and the newest generation of emerging technology companies, services and communication tools that are changing the world of wine.  (Get Social at www.winetwo.net)

About Ning
Ning is a platform for creating your own social networks for anything.  With over 460,000 social networks, and people in over 200 countries, Ning makes it possible for anyone to create their own social network for free in a few simple steps. Ning is privately held and based in Palo Alto, CA.  To give it a try, please visit http://www.ning.com

About Wine 2.0 New York
Wine 2.0 New York is presented by Webster Hall Digital & The Winetasting Network and will be held on September 18th at Webster Hall on the lower East side of Manhattan, and hosted by Wine Library TV star Gary Vaynerchuk, who will be live podcasting his show to thousands. Wine 2.0 New York, timed to coincide with the pre-eminent Web conference, Web 2.0 Expo, will again host over 1,400 wine and technology lovers in an exciting evening of world-class wines and cutting-edge Wine 2.0 start-up companies.
Tickets can be purchased at www.winetwo.com

WINE 2.0 ANNOUNCES PRESENTING WINERIES IN WINE 2.0 NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 18TH EVENT

Event Showcases Leading Edge Wine Brands That Are Using Technology To Market Their Wines Including Gold and Double Gold Medal Winning Wines From San Francisco International Wine Competition, America Uncorked, New Zealand Wine and Esprit du Monde


Tasting Wine Brands Include: Arger-Martucci Vineyards, Azamor, B Cellars, BlueRock Vineyards, Bodegas Luis Alegre, Bodega Otazu, Bouké, C. Donatiello Winery, Cambiata, Cameron Hughes Wine, Chateau St. Jean, Cornerstone Cellars, Cycles Gladiator, Darioush, Fantesca Estate, Faust, Flying Fish, Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia, Fulcrum Wines, Grant Street Vineyards, Hahn Estates, Highflyer Wines, Highlands, Luis Alegre, Magito, McFadden Family Estates, Meadowcroft, Michael David, Oriel Wines, Palm Bay International Wines, Poggio Verrano, Quinta da Pacheca Raymond, Rutherford Grove, Shannon Ridge, Six Masters, Snow Lake Vineyard, Sonoma Coast Vineyards, Spencer Roloson, St. Supéry, Swanson, Tres Sabores, Twisted Oak Winery, Veramonte, Watermill, Watershed, Yangarra Estate

New York, NY (PRNEWSWIRE) September 12, 2008 – Wine 2.0, the innovator in social networking and events in the wine industry, announces the presenting Wine 2.0 wineries for its upcoming Wine 2.0 New York event on September 18 at Webster Hall.
Presenting Wine 2.0 wineries include:

Tasting Wine Brands Include: Arger-Martucci Vineyards, Azamor, B Cellars, BlueRock Vineyards, Bodegas Luis Alegre, Bodega Otazu, Bouké, C. Donatiello Winery, Cambiata, Cameron Hughes Wine, Chateau St. Jean, Cornerstone Cellars, Cycles Gladiator, Darioush, Fantesca Estate, Faust, Flying Fish, Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia, Fulcrum Wines, Grant Street Vineyards, Hahn Estates, Highflyer Wines, Highlands, Luis Alegre, Magito, McFadden Family Estates, Meadowcroft, Michael David, Oriel Wines, Palm Bay International Wines, Poggio Verrano, Quinta da Pacheca Raymond, Rutherford Grove, Shannon Ridge, Six Masters, Snow Lake Vineyard, Sonoma Coast Vineyards, Spencer Roloson, St. Supéry, Swanson, Tres Sabores, Twisted Oak Winery, Veramonte, Watermill, Watershed, Yangarra Estate

In addition to these innovative wine brands, select wines will be represented by San Francisco International Wine Competition, America Uncorked, New Zealand Wine and Esprit du Monde for a total of over 100 innovative and award winning wine brands in attendance at Wine 2.0 New York.  Presenting Wine 2.0 wineries are showcasing their latest vintages and award winning wines from all over the world and use the internet and other technologies as important marketing, sales and customer acquisition tools.
 

“Wine 2.0 offers Cameron Hughes Wines a great platform for interacting with a fantastic group of young, successful consumers who are seeking out the best wines and experiences.  Wine 2.0 has created a unique mix of live events and online networking that brings these consumers together with winemakers,” said Cameron Hughes, CEO of Cameron Hughes Wine.

Wine 2.0 New York
Wine 2.0 New York is presented by Webster Hall Digital & The Winetasting Network and will be held on September 18th at Webster Hall on the lower East side of Manhattan, and hosted by Wine Library TV star Gary Vaynerchuk, who will be live podcasting his show to thousands. Wine 2.0 New York has partnered with the pre-eminent Web conference, Web 2.0 Expo, which will again host over 1,000 wine and technology lovers in an exciting evening of world-class wines and cutting-edge Wine 2.0 start-up companies.
Although the VIP room is sold out, a limited number of General Admission and Reserve tickets can be purchased at www.winetwo.com

About Wine 2.0™ – “Blending the Line Between Wine & Technology”
Wine 2.0™ is the innovator in social networking and events in the wine industry. With a focus on the next generation wine consumer, Wine 2.0 breaks down the barriers to learning about, experiencing, and enjoying wine.   Wine 2.0 events feature a rich diversity of world class wines and the newest generation of emerging technology companies, services and communication tools that are changing the world of wine.  (www.winetwo.net )
 

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