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Technology Revolution: The Future of Now

Technology Revolution: The Future of Now

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April 7th 2021: The Future of Wine and Technology: Drink Up!

The Buzz: According to FutureWineExpo.com, “Just a decade from now, the wine industry is likely to look a lot different than it does now. A number of important factors – including the rise of China as the next great wine nation, the global impact of climate change, and the wide-scale embrace of technological change by growers, winemakers and retailers – are making it highly likely that the way we drink and enjoy wine will continue to change at a rapidly accelerating pace.” 10 Ways the Future of Wine Is Changing Faster Than You Think: “Winemakers and grape growers are embracing innovations

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Lisa Allen

Lisa Allen, Founder of Wine Insite, a wine distributor based in Atlanta, GA. Lisa started in the wine business through fellow Emory University alum who was opening a wine bar and that's when the wine-bug bit. She pursued an entrepreneurial path after returning from a trip to South Africa and founded her first company in 2005, Big Boat Wine Co. For almost a decade, she built it into a leading fine wine wholesaler with a portfolio focused on family-owned estates from the world's best wine growing regions. The success brought a buyer that resulted in a merger with Savannah Distributing where she pivoted the role of Fine Wine Director for the primarily craft beer and spirits company. In 2016, Ms
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Jeff Lubin

Jeff Lubin is the Principal and Brand Liberator at Independence Wine Consulting, Novato, CA. Over 30 years ago, Jeff was coerced into the wine industry while working as a stock clerk in Beverly Hills. “I was minding my own business stocking the soda cooler when the store manager grabbed me by the collar and told me I was now assistant to the wine buyer,” Jeff recalls. “I literally went from soda to Montrachet in a single afternoon!” A life changing experience, Jeff developed a passion for wine that has spanned three decades. He has held key positions in retail, wholesale and supplier establishments such as Wine Warehouse, Constellation Wines US, Delicato Family Wines and Purple Wine + Spirit
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Heidi Scheid

Heidi Scheid is Executive Vice President of Scheid Family Wines. She joined SFW in 1992 as Director of Planning and served as Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2001. Since 2001, her executive role has encompassed many facets of the business, including overseeing sales and marketing for a wide-ranging portfolio of wines. During her tenure, Heidi has guided SFW’s evolution from a grape growing operation that was a supplier to other wine companies into a grapes-to-glass business that produces estate-driven wines for the global marketplace. In less than 10 years, SFW’s sales have grown from 4,000 cases to 600,000 cases, with a portfolio that is sold throughout the U.S. and 20 different countr
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Doug Bell

As Senior Principal of Adult Beverage Innovation and Product Development, Doug Bell helps lead purchasing for Whole Foods Market’s wine, beer and spirits categories. Doug and the global team work closely with the company’s adult beverage buyers across the country to ensure strong, win-win partnerships with suppliers across all product categories. Doug has been buying and selling wine, beer and spirits for about 35 years, starting out at the Tower family chain of package stores in the Atlanta market. Later, he became the Corporate Wine and Beer Buyer for Harry's Farmers Market, staying on after the Atlanta company was purchased by Whole Foods Market in 2001. Doug has been with Whole Foods Mar
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Matthew Goldman

Matthew Goldman is Founder & CEO of Vertical Finance, a venture-backed fintech startup building cards for communities. Vertical Finance offers the Grand Reserve™ World Mastercard, which provides exceptional rewards for wine enthusiasts. A life-long entrepreneur, Mr. Goldman previously founded Wallaby Financial, a credit card optimization app platform backed by Founders Fund. Wallaby was acquired by Bankrate, Inc. 2014, where Mr. Goldman served as SVP and Chief Product Officer through Bankrate's acquisition by Red Ventures. Prior to starting Wallaby Financial, Mr. Goldman acted as Executive Director, Product at AT&T Interactive and as Director, Retail Strategy at Green Dot Corporation. He has
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/technology-revolution-the-future-of-now 13/04/2021 09:00 13/04/2021 10:00 Technology Revolution: The Future of Now https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/technology-revolution-the-future-of-now The Buzz: According to FutureWineExpo.com, “Just a decade from now, the wine industry is likely to look a lot different than it does now. A number of important factors – including the rise of China as the next great wine nation, the global impact of climate change, and the wide-scale embrace of technological change by growers, winemakers and retailers – are making it highly likely that the way we drink and enjoy wine will continue to change at a rapidly accelerating pace.” 10 Ways the Future of Wine Is Changing Faster Than You Think: “Winemakers and grape growers are embracing innovations like drones and robots in the vineyard. The impact of climate change on the wine industry. Sustainability and the popularity of eco-friendly wines. New taste trends. Innovations in packaging and bottling. The rise of the “beverage wine”. Blended vintages and new winemaking trends. New retail wine concepts. Technologically augmented bottles. Blockchain-based authentication of fine wine.” [https://futurewineexpo.com/en/blog/insights-64/10-ways-the-future-of-wine-is-changing-faster-than-you-think-255.htm] We’ll ask Lisa Allen at Wine Insite, Jeff Lubin at Independence Wine Consulting, Heidi Scheid at Scheid Family Wines, Doug Bell at Adult Beverage Innovation and Product Development, and Matthew Goldman at Vertical Finance, for their take on The Future of Wine and Technology: Drink Up! VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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