When Change Was the Only Constant: 2020 in North America

Webinar - Wednesday 25 November 11am - 12pm ACDT / 11:30am - 12:30pm AEDT
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In the USA, the overall category’s relative stability throughout the year was surprising given some of the biggest social and political challenges in generations. The COVID-19 pandemic and a controversial election season are just two of the factors that made this year tough to manage and even tougher to predict. In Canada, COVID-19 presented its own challenges and Australian wine made some notable gains. Join Aaron Ridgway – Wine Australia’s Regional General Manager, Americas for the latest insights on the North American wine market to support Australian wine exporters. 


Aaron Ridgway

Wine Australia's Regional General Manager, Americas

Aaron Ridgway has worked in the wine sector for 15 years, in roles as varied as cellar door sales (Clonakilla), retail sales (Market Cellars, Camperdown Cellars), education and guided tours (Kamberra Winery) and, since 2010, in sales and distribution in the US.

Aaron co-founded the Fine Wine Agency in March 2010 before taking on a senior sales role at Langdon Shiverick Imports in 2011.

Prior to joining Wine Australia in July 2016, Aaron spent four and a half years with Negociants USA, first as a region manager based in New York, and then as National Sales Manager based in California.

In his role as Head of Market, the Americas, Aaron is focused on raising the awareness and appreciation of Australia’s finest wines and regions among the key wine trade and sommeliers.

Aaron graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Arts (Film, French) in 2007. He won the ANU film prize twice and received a scholarship to study abroad at Sciences-Po in Paris (2006–07) and he worked as a journalist at the Canberra Times from 2008–10.


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