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Julie Hosbach

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Spring greetings from Washington D.C.!
I am in our nation’s capital this week participating inWineAmerica’s National Wine Policy Conference. The conference provides an opportunity for all the US wine regions to gather and discuss national issues affecting the industry. At the conference, we plan to explore topics such as the new excise tax system, ADA website compliance, and other key issues like music licensing, immigration reform, and trade policy. The conference also includes visits with our New York Congressional Delegation to help keep them informed on issues of importance to our industry.
This spring marks a new chapter at the Foundation. We will be relocating from the New York Kitchen to a new office at Keuka Business Park in Penn Yan. It was an honor to serve as a founding partner for New York Kitchen. We have been proud to support the mission of promoting New York food and beverages as a tenant for 13 years. As the Foundation continues to evolve, we have made the decision to relocate our office to better accommodate a growing staff and offer more educational programming. As of May 1st, 2019, our address and phone number will change, as shown below:
New York Wine & Grape Foundation
One Keuka Business Park, Suite 208
Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 924-3700
Looking forward to the summer, I am pleased to announce that the NY Wine Classic is officially scheduled for Aug. 5-7th, 2019, at the scenic Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. The Wine Classic is one of my favorite events because it serves as our annual celebration of the best wines from New York. We recruited a stellar line up of judges from around the globe with diverse backgrounds of wine related expertise and credentials. This year’s judges include notable industry experts like Jamie Goode, and Master of Wine Alumnae: Doug Frost,Bree Boskov, and Mary Gorman-McAdams. And, we are excited to announce, Lorraine Hems will serve as our first ever Head Judge to help assist all our judges in executing a thorough evaluation of New York wines. 
Stay tuned for more exciting industry reports this spring from the Foundation's Export Program as we continue to ramp up our international marketing activities in Canada, Hong Kong, London, and France through the end of May. We will also be announcing the start of our NY Drinks NY ninth program year.
Sam Filler, Executive Director
New York Wine & Grape Foundation