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WTC Tacoma Monthly Speaker Series - April

Wine Wars: The Curse of the Blue Nun and the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck

The World Trade Center Tacoma is pleased to announce that our third session in this monthly series will feature Mike Veseth, Robert G. Albertson Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound.   Dr. Veseth (a.k.a. “The Wine Economist” and author of wine book of the year Wine Wars) will discuss the forces that are reshaping the world of wine: globalization, which creates a confusing embarrassment of riches for wine drinkers, the growth of branded wines that simplify the choice (but do they oversimplify the wine itself?) and the “terroirists” who fight back to preserve wine’s soul. How will this battle turn out? Whose idea of wine will reign supreme?  Veseth will explain why he has “grape expectations” for the future of wine, with special emphasis on globalization and international trade.

Please note this event will be a brown bag lunch. Complimentary beverages will be available. For your convenience we have included information on the local deli on the Registration page.

Click "Register for event" below for more information about Mr. Veseth.

World Trade Center Tacoma

950 Pacific Ave., Suite 310
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April 27th, 2012: 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

The World Trade Center Tacoma's monthly speaker series will bring relevant speakers and topics to WTC Members and the community.  Scheduled to be held the last Friday of every month, we will keep you apprised of the speakers and topics as they become available.

The World Trade Center Tacoma continues to seek Sponsors for this, and other, events.  If you are interested, please contact Anthony Hemstad at

More on Dr. Veseth

Mike Veseth is the author of more than a dozen books including Wine Wars: The Curse of the Blue Nun, the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck and the Revenge of the Terroirists.

Paul O’Leary of wrote that “From the get-go you just don’t want to put this book down, slaloming as it does informatively through economic and social history, the wine industry, the future, and observations setting the scene for the great battle between the market forces redrawing the world wine map and, as Veseth puts it, ‘the terroirists who are trying to stop them.”

Wine Wars was named a 2011 Wine Book of the Year by the team at and a Best American Wine Book by Gourmand International.

Mike writes a well-known wine blog, The Wine Economist, ( Lettie Teague of the Wall Street Journal wrote, “Of all the wine blogs in the wide, wide blogosphere, one that I look forward to reading the most is Mike Veseth’s Wine Economist. There’s nothing else quite like it.”

Brown Bag Lunch

If you are interested in pre-ordering and purchasing a deli sandwich or salad for the event, "Lucky Penny", on the first floor of the WTC Tacoma building, 950 Pacific Avenue, has several options. They can be reached at 253-383-3814.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.



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