The Members Celebrate the Signing of the Declaration.
Your GrapeRadio crew was on location at the Copia Center for Wine and Food in Napa to cover “The Napa Declaration” press conference. This event featured the top wine producing regions of the world coming together to agree on the importance of protecting the identifty of wine place and origin.
Representatives from Champagne, Port, Sherry, Washington, Oregon and of course Napa came together to sign this milestone document.
GrapeRadio will soon post a follow up “roundtable interview” with many of the particiapatants of this historic agreement.
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Joel Aiken, President of the Napa Valley Vintners and Bruno Paillard President of the Communications Committee du Vin de Champagne give opening statements. Joel is also Vice President of winemaking at Beaulieu Vineyards and Bruno is the founder of Champagne Bruno Paillard.
Harry Peterson-Nedry of the Oregon Wine Board reads the declaration to the press. Harry is also the Founder of Chehalem Wines.
Jorge Monteiro, President of the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto signs the declaration.
Krista McCorle Davis, Executive Director of the Walla Walla Wine Alliance signs the declaration.
Harry Peterson-Nedry agrees to the terms of the declaration.
Joel Aiken presents the signed agreement to the press.