DTC Wine Symposium 2020 Presentation Files: Email Edition!

The third in our series of Friday emails featuring DTC Wine Symposium 2020 presentations puts the spotlight on email. In this Workshop Session, “Send Better Email!”, our speakers shared successful strategies and tactics they have implemented. Panelists: Adrienne Stillman, Director of Marketing, WineDirect; Erica Walter, Chief Words Officer, Erica Walter Writes; Patty Ross, Owner, California […]

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Second Set of DTC Wine Symposium 2020 Files: Social Media Edition

As we mentioned last Friday, the Board of Free the Grapes! has made presentation files from January’s sold-out DTC Wine Symposium available here. Normally available to registrants only, these presentation files include Workshop and Sponsor Session PDFs that can stand on their own, as well as Keynote presentation videos. The files can inspire creative thinking or just provide good reminders while the industry […]

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Free the Grapes! Uncorks Presentation Files from DTC Wine Symposium 2020

LIP While We SIP The Board of Free the Grapes! has made presentation files from January’s sold-out DTC Wine Symposium available here. Normally available to registrants only, these presentation files include Workshop PDFs and Keynote presentation videos which can be especially useful while the wine industry adjusts DTC strategies to the effects of the Coronavirus […]

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Free the Grapes! April 2020 Winery Update

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES Even with the Coronavirus pandemic dominating the news, and state legislatures, there is still news to report on wine direct shipping. KENTUCKY BECOMES 46TH LEGAL STATE FOR WINERY DTC SHIPPING As reported by Wine Institute, April 8:Kentucky’s New DTC Shipping Rules Become LawKentucky’s new law to allow for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping of […]

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Free the Grapes! October 2019 Winery Update

DTC Wine Symposium: Jan 22-23, 2020Hilton Concord Hotel Concord, CA The national summit on DTC sales and marketing – and the primary fundraiser for Free the Grapes! – returns this January.  Registration is now open. Workshops, Town Halls and Sponsor Sessions will offer practical solutions to common challenges and opportunities, such as club member retention, […]

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Free the Grapes! July 2019 Winery Update

DTC Wine Symposium Update Yes, we are six months away from the January 2020 DTC Wine Symposium but the Steering Committee has been hard at work this summer. Workshop Sessions: Want to speak?The Steering Committee has identified several potential topics. Check out the Request for Proposal. Roundtable and Town Hall Sessions: What topics should we cover? […]

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Want to Speak at DTC Wine Symposium 2020?

Yes, we are six months away from the January 2020 DTC Wine Symposium, but the Steering Committee has been hard at work this summer! Workshop Sessions: want to speak? The Steering Committee has identified several potential topics. Take a look at the Request for Proposal for topics, or suggest your own. Roundtable and Town Hall […]

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