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All-Access Passes on Sale for 2018 BevCon® Set for

August 19-21 in Los Angeles, California


Presenters Announced for the Annual Beverage Industry Conference



CHARLESTON, SC—March 19, 2018— BevCon®, an annual beverage industry-only conference taking place at the LINE Hotel in Koreatown, Los Angeles on August 19-21, 2018, announced that All-Access Passes are now on sale. Passes are $600 a person and include access into two and a half days of Learning Sessions, breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday, admission to the Opening Night Party and Closing Happy Hour, admission to the Meet-the-Maker Tastings, and souvenir bag and coffee mug. From March 19-26, there is an Early Bird Rate courtesy of SevenFifty for $550.


BevCon® also announced several featured Presenters for the year including:

Aaron Polsky, Harvard & Stone

Aaron Sherman, SevenFifty

Adam Dulye, Brewers Association and

Alba Huerta, Julep

Alice Cheng, Culinary Agents

Andre Mack, Mouton Noir Wines

Angie Fetherston, Drink Company

Baron Ziegler, Banshee Wines and Valkyrie Selections

Bob Yule, Long Story Short Media

Brad Thomas Parsons, writer

Christian Krogstad, House Spirits Distillery

Claire Bertin-Lang, CBL Liquid Consulting

Clint Sloan, Banshee Wines and Valkyrie Selections

Daniel Singer, Filthy Food

Derek Brown, Drink Company

Eric Railsback, Lieu Dit Winery

Eric Seed, Haus Alpenz

Erica Duecy, SevenFifty Daily

Gary Crunkleton, The Crunkleton

Hannah Ayres, Field Studio

JP Fetherston, Drink Company

Jon Bonne, PUNCH

Jordan MacKay, writer

Jordan Salcito, RAMONA and Momofuku

Julie Weinberg

Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast

Keli Rivers, Sipsmith

Kellie Thorn, Hugh Acheson Restaurants

Lance Warren, Field Studios

Lance Winters, St. George Spirits

Marlijin Berendzen, Simon Lefelt

Maurice DiMarino, Cohn Restaurant Group

Michelle Martin, La Mision Associates

Mike Laszlo, Laszlo Law

Nick Detrich, Manolito Nola

Neal McCarthy, Miller Union

Nico Martini, Texas Cocktails

Noah Rothbaum, Daily Beast

Paul Clarke, Imbibe

Paul Hletko, Few Spirits

Paul Taylor, Drink Company

Rajat Parr, Sandhi Wines, Domaine de la Côte, and Evening Land

Rob McCaughey, WSET

Robert Simonson, The New York Times

Sabato Sagaria, MS, Bartaco

Shanika Hillocks, Colango & Partners

Shannon Evans, Studio No. 7

Steve Grubbs, Hugh Acheson Restaurants

Tanisha Townsend, Girl Meets Glass

Timo Janse, Flying Duchmen Cocktails

Valerie Masten, Skurnik Wines


The complete schedule, including Learning Session details, will be announced in early April.


To kick-off ticket sales, BevCon® will host a Launch Party on Monday, March 26 at 9:00 p.m. at Harvard & Stone. For the event, Alba Huerta from Julep’s in Houston will be guest bartender offering a special a la carte menu. Chef John Tesar from Knife in Dallas will be serving snacks and there will be free BevCon® swag. There is also be a chance to win an All-Access Pass for this year’s event. The event is free and open to the public.


More about BevCon®

In two short years, BevCon® has quickly become one of the country’s most exciting and inspiring, industry only, beverage events.  Professional bartenders, sommeliers, buyers, beverage makers, distributors, importers, media, marketing, public relations professionals, and other related companies all gather in an intimate setting to learn from one another, share resources, network, and become inspired to grow their respected businesses.


This will be the third year for the popular event. To learn more, visit




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