[COMMITTEE EVENT] Wine trends 2023

Jessup Cellars, 6740 Washington St, 94599, Yountville, United States
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Join our Grape Circle Committee for an exciting panel discussion on emerging wine trends!

The FACCSF Grape Circle Committee invites you to an exciting panel discussion on the emerging wine trends. Mocktails, low-calorie alcohol, canned wines... which ones will fade and wchich ones are set up for success?

Hear from our inspiring speakers: Frederick Boelen, VP Business Development at Jessup Cellars & Handwritten Wines, Founder at La Cave, Tristan Destremau, Cofounder at Vinovae & Hopwine,  Julia Djaoui, Sales Manager at Planet Wine, and Alexandre Remy, Managing Partner/Winemaker at Atlas Wine Co.

The discussion will be followed by a networking!

Frederick Boelen

VP Business Development at Jessup Cellars & Handwritten Wines, Founder at La Cave

Vice President of Business Development at Handwritten Wines & Jessup Cellars and co-founder of La Cave.
Frederick Boelen is a 7th generation wine merchant. With his deep understanding of wine and his experience growing up in the luxury hospitality industry, he and his business partner were well-equipped to open one (now three) wine shops, La Cave, in Normandy, France. In 2017, he expanded La Cave into Napa Valley by importing and selling exclusive boutique French wines direct to consumers. Concurrently, he worked as the Tasting Room Manager, Director and then as VP of Business Development at award-winning boutique wineries, Jessup Cellars & Handwritten Wines, in Yountville, California. Frederick serves as an ambassador for the Normandy region and the Yountville Chamber of Commerce from which he was awarded Employee of The Year in 2020.

Tristan Destremau

Cofounder Vinovae & Hopwine

After having worked 10 years in sales and marketing for big companies, I cofounded Vinovae in 2016. We had figured out if was not possible to taste a wine without buying the bottle. It took us 2 years to find the perfect rebottling process that we patented. The Vinottes (name of the samples) open lots of possibilities for the wine related business (wineries, vintners association, training academies, online fairs, barrel companies…). Vinovae expanded its activity in Italy and Spain before settling in California in August 2022.


Julia Djaoui

Sales Manager at Planet Wine

My name is Julia, I'm 30 years old and I'm from Bandol. 

After working 4 years for a few wineries as winemaker, I moved to the US in 2015. 

I started at Planet wine, a french importer and Distributor in California, in 2018 as North Bay Sales Representative. I decided to join this company because I have a passion for old world wine and PW has a beautiful selection of over 300 wines and spirits from France. 

I was promoted Sales Manager last year and I'm now leading a team of 9 french sales reps. 

Most of our sales are through Restaurants & Chains. 

I currently live in Napa, CA with my beautiful dog Mojo, my bipolar cat Jojo and my boyfriend.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, trying new restaurants and I am an avid skier.


Alexandre Remy

Managing Partner - Winemaker at Atlas Wine Co.

Meet Alexandre Remy, a visionary food scientist hailing from France, revolutionizing the world of wines with his exceptional expertise. Remy is dedicated to crafting wines of unparalleled quality, catering to every budget while maintaining a strong emphasis on sustainability, education, and innovation.

Under the Atlas portfolio, Remy showcases his brilliance with a diverse range of wines. The Omen wines are a testament to his artistry, drawing inspiration from hidden gem vineyards scattered across the West Coast. Additionally, his innovation shines through Oro Bello Light, a groundbreaking low-alcohol wine that originated from the Atlas Wine Co. Lab—an incubator fostering new ideas and pushing the boundaries of winemaking.

A champion of transparency, Remy is at the forefront of label disclosure, providing customers with comprehensive information. By listing nutrition facts and ingredients on all his products and publishing lab reports online, he allows consumers to make informed choices.

Recently recognized as a "40 under 40 tastemaker" by Wine Enthusiast, Alexandre Remy is driven by a singular mission: to propel Atlas Wine Co. as a major player in the global wine industry. With his unwavering dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence, Remy continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of wine, captivating wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

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