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The 6th Annual USA Trade Tasting is Here!


The 6th annual USA Trade Tasting is all set to happen in Chicago on October 12-13. The event directly addresses the needs and interests of importers, distributors & retailers.

Every year, the USA Trade Tasting brings together sommeliers, bartenders, importers, distributors, retailers, and press professionals of the US wine, spirits, and beer industry. This year, we are looking forward to being in Chicago for two days of buying and selling, networking, and fun intended to help participants grow their bottom line.

The show will feature a bustling expo floor showcasing more than 100 exhibitors, a two-day conference, and USA Wine, Beer & Spirits Ratings winners tasting, Sommeliers Choice Awards winners Tastings, and Bartenders Spirits Awards winners tastings. 

USA Trade Tasting at Chicago

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Some of the speakers that will be taking the stage are: 

John Beaudette

John Beaudette

Image: John Beaudette, President & CEO, MHW Ltd

John Beaudette has been active in the beverage alcohol industry for over 35 years. Since 1995, Mr. Beaudette has been President of MHW Ltd., a national beverage alcohol import, distribution, and service company located in Manhasset, New York

Jim Bube MS

Jim  Bube MS

Image: Jim Bube MS, Wine Director at Hogsalt

Jim Bube MS is an experienced Wine Director at Hogsalt with a demonstrated history of working in the wine and spirits industry. Strong operations professional skilled in Sales, Wine, Key Account Development, and Marketing Strategy.

Timothy Hill

Timothy Hill

Image: Timothy Hill, Vice President of Sales at Romano Beverage at Regal Wine Co

Timothy has been in the wine and spirits industry for 14 years.  Once he graduated from San Diego State University with a Marketing Degree in 2007, he started at Regal Wine Company California as a Chain Sales Executive.

Katie Hoy

Katie Hoy

Image: Katie Hoy, Beverage Alcohol E-Commerce Pioneer - Cross-Functional Strategist - Data Driven Storyteller

Katie Hoy is the Director of Commercial Operations, B2C eCommerce for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, the largest beverage alcohol distributor in North America.

Ian Louisignau

Ian Louisignau

Image: Ian Louisignau, Director of Sales & Marketing at Maverick Wine Company

Ian Louisignau is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Maverick Wine Company where he manages fine wine portfolios for both import and domestic wine suppliers. This includes individual and brokered properties. Maintaining key relationships with buyers in all channels of the industry. 

Rachael Lowe

Rachael Lowe

Image: Rachael Lowe, Director of Beverage Operations at Levy

Rachael Lowe is a Director of Beverage Operations at Levy passed the advanced sommelier degree from the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2009 with a top score that earned her a Rudd Scholarship. She was the 2010 Jean Banchet Top Sommelier, 2011 Star Chef Rising Star Sommelier, and 2016 Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year.

Raj Sabharwal

Raj Sabharwal

Image: Raj SabharwalFounding Partner at Glass Revolution Imports

After 25 years in the corporate world, Raj Sabharwal a Founding Partner at Glass Revolution Imports decided to follow his passions for fine wine and spirits and in 2010 started Glass Revolution Imports. They were the first to import Single Malt Whisky from India, Czech, England, and Australia, into the USA.

Jason Steffens

Jason Steffens

Image: Jason Steffens, Training Manager at Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

Jason Steffens is a Training Manager for Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits who works with state and regional leadership and their distributors across the eastern United States, embedding core sales and management capabilities needed to excel within their roles.


Date and Time: 

October 12 & 13, 2022 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Conference: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT

Location: Midwest Conference Center 401 W Lake St, Northlake, Chicago IL 60164 United States.

This is an excellent opportunity to see wines, spirits, beers, and ciders from around the world, that you’d never otherwise have had a chance to taste. You can register your visitor pass here and avoid the gate fee.