Join the Society of Wine Educators for their first ever spirits-focused mini-conference at the historic Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY. There will be two days of educational seminars presented by industry icons, master distillers, cocktail experts, and published authors, plus private tours and tastings of four Kentucky bourbon distilleries. Each day will culminate with bourbon focused dinners at two of Louisville’s top dining locations.
SWE’s “A Bourbon Affair” Mini-Conference is a unique opportunity to learn about the bourbon industry firsthand and to meet and network with wine and spirits professionals from around the country.
The price for the full 2 days, all inclusive of meals, seminars, tours, and transportation to all the distilleries, is $299 for SWE members and $450 for non-members.
Wednesday April 6th:
Welcome reception and cocktail hour
Thursday April 7th:
Session 1: The Woodford Reserve Story: a Tale of Flavor, Chris Morris, Master Distiller
Session 2: Sipping History, Joy Perrine, author of The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book
Private tours: Jim Beam American Stillhouse and the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience
Dinner at the 21C Museum Hotel with speaker Hoke Harden CSE
Friday April 8th:
Session 1: How to Teach Classic Cocktails, Albert Schmid, author of The Old Fashioned: An Essential Guide to the Original Whiskey Cocktail!
Session 2: Welcome to the Golden Age of Bourbon, Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association
Private tours: Wild Turkey Distillery and Four Roses Bourbon Distillery
Dinner with Bourbon Cocktail Pairings at Bristol Bar and Grill with speaker Scott Harper MS
Saturday April 9th:
CWE and CSE exams are offered
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit societyofwineeducators.org