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Customize your schedule for the 2017 #VAWineSummit by clicking on the radio button next to the session you would like to attend. For more information on the session, hover your mouse over the session’s title.

Red sessions are intended for all Virginia Wine Summit attendees. Make sure to add them to your schedule!

There are three blocks of breakout sessions: Morning, Mid-Morning and Afternoon. Select only one session in each block. Please note that there is a trade track and winery track this year!
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Lenn Thompson

The Cork Report
Founder & Editor
Long Island, NY

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a 15 years ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing, and community management professional by day, he founded NewYorkCorkReport.com in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. The site became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news. In late 2016, Lenn retired that site launched TheCorkReport.us to cover wines from across North America -- including New York, Virginia, Maryland, Vermont and Pennsylvania.


Formerly the editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette, Lenn has contributed to various local and regional websites and magazines. He is currently the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times on Long Island and regularly contributes to Beverage Media. Lenn is also the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion event for writers and bloggers. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating drinking local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson and daughter Anna.