WWLS 2018

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Effective Management, Work-Life Balance and Taking the Uncharted Road


Jane Gladstone, Senior Managing Director, Evercore


Sandra Taylor, President and CEO, Sustainable Business International


Moderated by Gloria Maroti Frazee, Wine Educator and Consultant, GloriaVino LLC

Guided Wine Tasting


Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle, Lapostolle and Clos Apalta
Anne Moreau, Domaine Louis Moreau


Louisa Rose, Yalumba and Hill-Smith Family Vineyards

Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, Altesino

Moderated by Madeline Triffon, MS

Courageous Conversations, an Interactive Seminar


Led by Meesha Rosa, Senior Director of Corporate Board Services, Catalyst

WWLS 2017

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Special Guest: Jancis Robinson, OBE, MW Wine Critic and Journalist
Special Guest: Laura Catena, MD Bodega Catena Zapata, Managing Director
Moderator:  Madeline Triffon, MS, Plum Market in-house Master Sommelier

 

Guided Wine Tasting
Miriam Caporali, Tenuta Valdipiatta, Italy
Laura Catena, MD, Bodega Catena Zapata, Argentina
Alexandra Pereyre de Nonancourt, Laurent-Perrier, France
Nathalie Tollot, Domaine Tollot-Beaut, France

Strategies for Cultivating Diversity and Innovation in the Workplace
Cheron Cowan, Harold's Meat + Three, General Manager & Wine Director
Dorothy J. Gaiter, The Grape Collective, Senior Editor
Maria Garcia, Sommelier
Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon, PhD, Catalyst Director & Panel Manager, Research

WWLS 2016

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Keynote Address: Hon. Analisa Torres, Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Moderator:  Madeline Triffon, MS, Plum Market in-house Master Sommelier

The Unwritten Rules to Career Advancement with Anna Beninger, Director, Research, Catalyst
Guided Wine Tasting
Verónica Cousiño, Cousiño-Macul, Chile
Nancy Irelan, Red Tail Ridge Winery, New York
Janice McDonald, Burch Family Wines, Australia
Meri Tessari, Suavia, Italy
Building Confidence in the Workplace with Molly Shepard, President & CEO, The Leader’s Edge

Elaine Chukan Brown, Columnist, Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews and JancisRobinson.com
Carrie Lyn Strong, Wine Director, Aureole
Gretchen Thomas, Wine and Spirits Director, Barteca Restaurant Group

WWLS 2015

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Keynote Address: Dana Cowin, Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine on the topic of risk-taking (now Chief Creative Officer, Chefs Club International, with restaurants in Manhattan and Aspen, CO

Moderator:  Madeline Triffon, MS, Plum Market in-house Master Sommelier (Southeastern Michigan and Metro Chicago)

Panel 1: Taking Intelligent Career Risks

Jennifer Iannolo, The Concordia Project, Founder & CEO
Gina Langone, BJs Wholesale Club, National Wine Buyer
Maeve Pesquera, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Director of Wine
Laura Williamson, MS, The Mandarin Oriental New York, Wine Director

Panel 2: Guided Wine Tasting

Dominga Cotarella, Falesco, Italy
Carole Meredith, Lagier Meredith, U.S.2015
Viviana Navarrete, Leyda, Chile
Lissi Wieninger, Weingut Wieninger, Austria

Panel 3: Fostering Diversity Through Inclusive Leadership
Lee Campbell, Andrew Tarlow Group, Wine Director
Anna Lee Iijima, Wine Enthusiast, Contributing Editor
June Rodil, MS, McGuire Moorman Hospitality, Wine & Beverage Director
Clarice Turner, Starbucks, Senior Vice President, Americas Business
Jeanine Prime, PhD, Catalyst, Senior Vice President, Research

WWLS 2014

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Keynote address: Ruth Reichl, bestselling author and food critic
Panels and guided tasting moderated by Madeline Triffon, MS, Plum Market in Michigan and Chicago

Panel 1: Creating and Defining Work-Life Balance
Cynthia Emrich, PhD, Catalyst (non-profit research group)
Shelley Lindgren, A16 and SPQR, San Francisco, CA
Marika Vida-Arnold, The Ritz-Carlton, New York City
Deborah Hansen, Taberna De Haro, Brookline, MA

Guided Tasting
Autumn Stoscheck, Eve's Cidery, Finger Lakes, New York
Izabella Zwack, Dobogó, Tokaji, Hungary
Valentina Argiolas, Argiolas, Sardegna, Italy
Maria Pica, J Portugal Ramos, Alentejo & Vinho Verde, Duorum, Douro, Portugal

Panel 2:  Pathways and Strategies for Success
Marianne Ruggiero, Optima Careers
Jordan Salcito, Momofuku, New York City
Cynthia Tom, Whole Foods Market, New Jersey & New York
Kristen Wolfe Bieler, Beverage Media

WWLS 2013

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Keynote and moderator: address: Madeline Triffon, MS, Plum Market in Michigan and Chicago

Panel: Strategies for Career Advancement
Debbie Zachareas, Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant San Francisco, Owner
Linda Milagros Violago, Contra Restaurant NYC, Beverage Director
Mary Melton, P.F. Chang’s, Beverage Director
Kristie Petrullo, Petrullo Wine Consulting

Panel: Building Key Relationships: Mentorship & Sponsorship
Pascaline Lepeltier, Rouge Tomate NYC, Beverage Director
Anna Beninger, Catalyst, Senior Associate, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand opportunities for women and business.
Jill Roberts, The Marrow NYC, Beverage Director
Virginia Philip, MS, Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy (West Palm Beach), Owner, The Breakers, Beverage Director

Inspired by Wine Panel & Guided Tasting
Sandra Tavares, Wine & Soul, Owner, Winemaker
Julie Johnson, Tres Sabores, Owner, Winemaker
Roberta Ceretto, Ceretto, Public Relations/Communications
Silvia Imparato, Montevetrano, Owner
Marta Santander Martínez Bujanda, Viña Bujanda, Finca Valpiedra, Finca Antigua

Closing remarks by Madeline Triffon, MS and Q & A

WWLS 2012

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Keynote and Moderator: Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW

Panel 1: Challenges and Successes of Women in the Wine World
Annette Alvarez-Peters, Assistant General Merchandise Managers (wine, spirits, beer), Costco
Leslie Sbrocco, Author, Speaker and owner of Thirsty Girl
Madeline Triffon, first female MS in the U.S. and director of wine at Plum Market
Christy Canterbury, MW, author, speaker, consultant, educator

Panel 2: Multi-Generational Wine-Producing Families
Marilisa Allegrini: Allegrini, Poggio al Tesoro, San Polo
Laura Catena: Bodega Catena Zapata
Xandra Falcó: Marqués de Griñón
Heidi Scheid:  Scheid Vineyards (24 Knots)

Inspired by Wine Panel & Guided Tasting
Marilisa Allegrini: Allegrini, Poggio al Tesoro, San Polo
Laura Catena: Bodega Catena Zapata
Xandra Falcó: Marqués de Griñón
Heidi Scheid:  Scheid Vineyards (24 Knots)
Nadia Zenato: Zenato
Tamra Washington: Yealands

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