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Learning Experiences

  • Hyatt House - Sterling Hall 560 King Street Charleston, SC, 29403 (map)

10:00-11:15 AM

  • Substance and Style Meet (at a bar)
  • Glassware Selection: It’s Not Just What's on the Inside the Counts
  • The Vulnerable Bartender: Finding Authenticity Behind the Bar
  • How to Break Into the Market: From Creation to Distribution to Sales
  • Eclectic Varieties for California

11:45-12:45 PM

  • Mastering the Menu
  • The Art of Service
  • So, You Want to Write a Book About Booze?: Navigating the Publishing Process, from Concept to Publication and Beyond
  • The Retail Experience
  • A journey through the intricate world of Rum

12:30 AM-2:30 PM: Artisan Product Marketplace

Time to shop! Fill your suitcase with some of the industry's best beverage related products, including books by several of the BevCon presenters.

12:45-1:45 PM: Lunch by Verde and Rebel Taqueria

1:45-2:45 PM

  • Ditching the Bags: Why Upgraded Tea Service Can Make for Better Restaurants
  • The Case for Cans: A Case Study in Craft Beer
  • Havana Heritage – Then & Now
  • Creating Beverage Programs for Restaurant Groups
  • Cider House Rules: A Comprehensive Tasting of World Cider Styles

2:45-3:15 PM: Snack Time by Craftsman Kitchen & Tap House

3:15-4:15 PM

  • Top 10 Mistakes Beverage Companies Make
  • Can’t We All Get Along: How to Build Professional Relationships with the Media
  • Still Life: A short history of artisan distillation in the US
  • The Modern Cooper
  • Its a revolution! - comparing the similarities of the revolutionary wines coming out of California, France, South Africa, Australia etc
Earlier Event: August 23
Tasting Session: Juices and Sodas
Later Event: August 23
Tasting Session: Spring and Summer