GiraMondo Wine Ventures Hosts 2010 Wine Entrepreneur Conference

Washington (PRESS RELEASE – January 7, 2009) — GiraMondo Wine Ventures will host the industry’s inaugural Wine Entrepreneur Conference at the embassies of Chile and Argentina in the nation’s capital on January 21 and 22, 2010. The Wine Entrepreneur Conference is the first and only professional wine conference focusing on wine entrepreneurship.

“Whether you are a wine enthusiast dreaming about starting your own wine business, a wine professional who wants to broaden the scope of your knowledge or a wine entrepreneur looking to fund the next stage of your business, this is truly an exceptional and unique opportunity,” said Laurent Guinand, President of GiraMondo Wine Ventures. “This conference will essentially create a ‘wine business ideas laboratory’ with all the ingredients and players needed to create the next great innovations in the wine industry.”

The conference will feature inspirational panels with over 35 wine entrepreneurs who are following their passions and promoting their success via the Internet, social media, alternative financing techniques, innovative design, socially conscious philosophies, and unique business models.

Luncheon keynote speaker Jean-Charles Boisset, president of Boisset Family Estates describes the conference as an opportunity to share success stories. “I look forward to contributing to the conference by explaining how wine entrepreneurs can blend old world rules with new world business models. At Boisset Family Estates, it translates in particular by combining organic/biodynamic farming with innovative and eco-friendly packaging. The wine industry has a great future and the wine entrepreneur conference is a wonderful opportunity to step back for a minute and investigate that future with other forward-thinking entrepreneurs.”

Presenter and venture capitalist Jon Staenberg says, “I am honored to participate to the 2010 Wine Entrepreneur Conference and to share my insights about being both an investor and an entrepreneur in the wine business. I also look forward to meeting fellow wine entrepreneurs and discussing the changing wine industry paradigm. It is these kinds of conferences that make the industry stronger.”

GiraMondo Wine Ventures ( is a wine business consulting and professional training company based in Wheaton, MD. It was named 2009 Incubator Company of the year by the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development.

More information about the 2010 Wine Entrepreneur Conference can be found at: For press inquiries please call 301.841.7609, or email or

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