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Afternoon Brief, March 6

Afternoon Brief, March 6

Wine Distribution Alternatives Won’t Produce Tears for the Three Tier System: According to a Wines & Vines article, in 1995 the number of alcohol distributors in the U.S. was greater than the number of wineries: 3,000 to 1,800. That kind of competitive choice must have been really good for wineries, but a lot of wine must also have been imported…

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California Wine Industry Executives Highlight Entrepreneurship Program

California Wine Industry Executives Highlight Entrepreneurship Program

Wednesday Evening Courses Begin March 15 with Instructor Anisya Fritz of Lynmar Estate Winery Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the 2017 roster of guest lecturers for its respected Certificate in Wine Business Entrepreneurship, including Ron Scharman, CEO of digital marketing firm Astra Digital Marketing […]

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New Scholars Program Provides “Path to Success” for Wine Industry Workers and Families

New Scholars Program Provides “Path to Success” for Wine Industry Workers and Families

Series of $10,000 Education Grants Announced in Support of University Education and Career Success Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the launch of the Wine Industry Scholars Program, a pioneering initiative with a starting gift of $100,000 over four years, including ten $10,000 grants to […]

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New Research Examines Impact of Immigration on U.S. Domestic Workforce

New Research Examines Impact of Immigration on U.S. Domestic Workforce

Study Shows Lack of Evidence Supporting “Substitutability” of Civilian Workers for Immigrants Rohnert Park, California – The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced new research published by Dr. Chong-Uk Kim, Professor of Economics, on the wage effects of immigration on U.S. domestic workers, including foreign-born domestic workers. In […]

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Sonoma County Vintners Announces Exciting, New Details for 2017 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sonoma County Vintners Announces Exciting, New Details for 2017 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

New Locations and Dates for Taste of Sonoma & Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction SANTA ROSA, Calif. (February 1, 2017) – Sonoma County Vintners announced today the exciting news that the 2017 “Taste of Sonoma,” one of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend’s most significant wine and food events, will be held at a new location: the beautiful Sonoma […]

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Wine Business Professional Development Courses Slated for Spring 2017

Wine Business Professional Development Courses Slated for Spring 2017

New “Seminars Scholarship” Provides Support for Industry Certifications at Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the Spring 2017 schedule of professional programs for the wine industry, including the online Certificate in Wine Business Management, with the first of four required courses beginning […]

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“Lessons from Leaders” Event Features Pete’s Wicked Ales Founder February 8

“Lessons from Leaders” Event Features Pete’s Wicked Ales Founder February 8

Sonoma MBA Alumni Forum’s Popular Speaker Series Opens to General Public as Community Fundraiser Rohnert Park, California – The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced that legendary founder of Pete’s Wicked Ales and Cocoa Pete’s Chocolate Adventures, Pete Slosberg, will speak on Wednesday, February 8 at 6 p.m. […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 10

Afternoon Brief, January 10

This will be a brief update, but given the widespread significant storm impacts expected later today I felt a quick post was in order…

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Sonoma State University Spring 2017 Information Sessions Announced for Graduate and Executive Programs

Sonoma State University Spring 2017 Information Sessions Announced for Graduate and Executive Programs

Luncheon Mixer and Class “Sit-In” on Operations and Supply Chain Management with Keysight Technologies VP Rohnert Park, California – The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced a series of public information sessions regarding the Sonoma MBA for Professionals and Sonoma Executive MBA (EMBA) programs, including the specialized MBA and […]

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Rodney Strong Vineyards and the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University Launch Rodney Strong Pathways Program

Rodney Strong Vineyards and the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University Launch Rodney Strong Pathways Program

HEALDSBURG, California (December 20, 2016) – Rodney Strong Vineyards and the Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) announced today the launch of the Rodney Strong Pathways Program to bring a broad range of talented students to SSU, and provide them with a better educational experience to foster their academic career and life […]

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Inaugural Small Winery Harvest Internship-Scholarship Supports Wine Industry Growth through Education

Inaugural Small Winery Harvest Internship-Scholarship Supports Wine Industry Growth through Education

$12,000 Anonymous Gift Awarded to Junior Austin Bregante Toward Degree in Wine Business Strategies Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced that Austin Bregante, a junior in Wine Business Strategies and Marketing, was awarded the inaugural Small Winery Harvest Internship-Scholarship funded by a $12,000 anonymous donation. […]

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Wine Sensory Evaluation Workshop December 3 and 4 Hosted by the Wine Business Institute

Wine Sensory Evaluation Workshop December 3 and 4 Hosted by the Wine Business Institute

Rohnert Park, CA –The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced it will host a Wine Sensory Evaluation Workshop at Shone Farm, presented by the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA). The Wine Business Institute is the official California partner of VESTA. Sensory instructor Zoran Ljepovic, Winemaking Quality Control […]

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Wine Business Institute Launches History-Making Video Series on Leadership

Wine Business Institute Launches History-Making Video Series on Leadership

Demeter Group to Provide $125,000 Gift as Founding Sponsor Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the launch of a video interview series as part of its educational curriculum based on real-world case studies in leadership. The Business of Wine video series is under development by […]

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Certification Programs in Wine Industry Finance and Accounting, Direct-to-Consumer Wine Sales Launch in November

Certification Programs in Wine Industry Finance and Accounting, Direct-to-Consumer Wine Sales Launch in November

Early Registration Ends October 26 for Wine Business Institute’s Professional Training Seminars Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced its Fall 2016 schedule of professional training seminars toward the Certificate in Direct-to-Consumer Wine Sales begin Thursday, November 3, and seminars toward the Certificate in Wine Industry […]

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Duckhorn Wine Company Is Latest Backer of Global Wine Business Education Center

Duckhorn Wine Company Is Latest Backer of Global Wine Business Education Center

Construction Underway for the $9.15 Million Innovative Learning Hub at Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced a gift from Napa Valley’s Duckhorn Wine Company in support of the Wine Spectator Learning Center, an international education facility and future home of the Wine Business […]

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