In early 2016 I started the formal organization of the Wine Professionals of Minnesota. The ideas is to group anybody involved in the wine trade in our state under one banner, and help bring information to the group through a weekly newsletter.
This is also enable me to communicate about classes just for the industry: sales techniques, work organization, personal branding, and more.
In due time, with the group organized correctly, I can convey key information from wineries and importers that will help shape and elevate our state's wine scene.
If you are in the wine trade in Minnesota (on any level: bartender, server, manager, wholesale rep, winemaker, winery owner, retailer) check it out and sign up.