For any of my wine law friends, I’m sharing the upcoming Wine and Spirits Law Academy at UC Davis, scheduled for September 8, 9, and 10, 2014.

Announcing the UC Davis Wine and Spirits Law Academy
Sept. 8-10, 2014
University of California, Davis, and the Napa Valley, Calif.

Wine and spirits legal experts from around the world are converging for a three-day conference, in order to discuss topics including the following:

  • global wine and spirits market analysis
  • global issues facing wine entrepreneurs
  • comparative aspects of import/export law
  • current trends in U.S. regulations
  • social media on the global wine market

Speakers will  include:

  • Judge Kenneth Starr, chief executive officer of Baylor University
  • Theodore Georgopoulos, associate professor at Reims Law School
  • Tracy Genesen, recently selected as a “Top Women Litigator” by the Daily Journal
  • Stephen Stern, a senior commercial litigator

If you’re in the legal wine world, you should consider joining these wine and spirits legal experts, from around the world. This is going to be a cutting edge, three-day conference at the University of California, Davis, School of Law. The intent is to acquire the most up-to-date legal and marketing knowledge about the wine and spirits industry.

I, of course, find it especially interesting that they’ll actually be taking up social media on the global wine market as a topic…


This unique conference features leading scholars, practitioners and entrepreneurs from around the world, who are experts in their fields and on the frontiers of the fast-moving global economy. “We are very excited for this year’s conference,” said Beth Greenwood, executive director of International Law Programs at UC Davis and associate dean, Center for International Education at UC Davis Extension. “For legal and industry professionals, this is going to be an exciting opportunity to network with fellow professionals from around the globe and help bridge the gap between U.S. and other international markets.”

Participants will improve their understanding of international wine regulations and their ability to represent and conduct business across borders. Topics include global wine and spirits market analysis, global issues facing wine entrepreneurs, comparative aspects of import/export law, current trends in U.S. regulations, and social media on the global wine market. The conference also features a private tour of Napa Valley’s Domaine Chandon and dinner at its world-renowned French restaurant, Etoile.

For more information, or to register for the UC Davis Wine and Spirits Law Academy, visit, or contact Concha Romero with questions at or (530) 757-8569.