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Afternoon Brief, December 10

Afternoon Brief, December 10

A 31% Increase in Number of California Wineries Makes Financial Success That Much Harder: The global investment firm Rabobank November 2018 Wine Quarterly included a few important takeaways from the Wine Industry Financial Symposium held this autumn in Napa, California. In its introduction to the report, the bank got my attention with this about California: “Wineries of all sizes need to find new owners.”

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Move Your Wine Career Forward with an Executive MBA From Sonoma State University

Move Your Wine Career Forward with an Executive MBA From Sonoma State University

Sonoma State is the first in the United States to offer an undergraduate degree (since 1998), an MBA (since 2008), and most recently an Executive MBA (since 2012) focused on the business of wine.

Afternoon Brief, October 9

Afternoon Brief, October 9

‘Smoke Taint’ Worries Rile Northern California Growers as Wine Grapes Rejected After Summer Wildfires: Major Lake County wine grape grower and vintner Clay Shannon plans to crush about 6,000 tons of grapes this year, enough to make about 360,000 standard 12-bottle cases of wine …

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Afternoon Brief, September 13

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Making the Most of Dwindling Customer Engagement Opportunities: The biggest difference between tasting rooms and wine clubs that perform beyond expectation and those that don’t, is an organizational commitment to employee training, according to the 2017 VinQuest direct to consumer benchmark report…

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Afternoon Brief, September 10

Afternoon Brief, September 10

Smoky Summers May Taint Washington Wine, but This WSU Researcher Is Shedding Light on the Problem: Tom Collins opens the flap to the black canvas tent and the smoke starts seeping out. He steps inside and pulls a mask over his mouth and nose. Two rows of grapevines stretch beyond him…

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Afternoon Brief, August 23

Afternoon Brief, August 23

Sonoma Brands Invests in Vintage Wine Estates: Vintage Wine Estates, a fast-growing Santa Rosa based vertically integrated wine company with a portfolio inclusive of iconic national and international brands, announced today a new investment partner in Sonoma Brands …

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Distinguished International Wine Business Authorities Lead Curriculum for New Hybrid Executive MBA in Wine Business

Distinguished International Wine Business Authorities Lead Curriculum for New Hybrid Executive MBA in Wine Business

School of Business and Economics Boosts Program Offerings with Addition of Experts in Strategy, Hospitality, Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Wine Law Rohnert Park, CA – The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the roster of faculty for its inaugural Hybrid Executive MBA in Wine Business program and the addition […]

The Peter Michael Winery Executive Classroom Opens at Sonoma State University

The Peter Michael Winery Executive Classroom Opens at Sonoma State University

June 12, 2018 – Calistoga, California – Three years ago Peter Michael Winery donated $300,000 to Sonoma State University’s (SSU) School of Business and Economics. The gift was used to create The Peter Michael Winery Executive Classroom at the new Wine Spectator Learning Center, the home of SSU’s Wine Business Institute. The winery is proud […]

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School of Business and Economics Launches International MBA Partnership with Kedge Business School in France

School of Business and Economics Launches International MBA Partnership with Kedge Business School in France

Wine Business Strategies Course Offers Immersive Week-Long Residential Intensives in France and California Rohnert Park, California – The School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University today announced a new course, International Wine Business Strategies, offered in partnership with Kedge Business School, taking place June 4 – June 8, 2018 in Bordeaux, France, and July […]

Afternoon Brief, May 29

Afternoon Brief, May 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Close Calls as 44 Best of Class Wines Clash in Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition Sweepstakes As we gathered for the judging of the sweepstakes wines at the Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition earlier this month, the suspense was killing us… Today’s News: Wine May Battle Cannabis […]

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Wine Business Institute Announces Annual Scholarship Winners for 2018

Wine Business Institute Announces Annual Scholarship Winners for 2018

Over $40,000 in Financial Aid Offered to Undergraduate and Master’s Students in Wine Business Across Eight Scholarships Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute in the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University today announced the Spring 2018 winners of the annual academic scholarships in wine business, including $41,500 awarded to students in […]

Taste of Sonoma 2018, Presented by Visa Signature®, General Admission Tickets on Sale Now

Taste of Sonoma 2018, Presented by Visa Signature®, General Admission Tickets on Sale Now

Get Your Tickets to Sonoma County’s Signature Wine and Food Festival Today! Santa Rosa, CA (May 14, 2018)—Taste of Sonoma, presented by Visa Signature®, has just announced that general admission tickets go on sale today. Sonoma County’s signature event of the year returns to the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University on September 1, […]

Grand Opening of Wine Spectator Learning Center at Sonoma State University Scheduled for May 29

Grand Opening of Wine Spectator Learning Center at Sonoma State University Scheduled for May 29

Public Celebration Features Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New International Wine Business Education and Research Hub  Rohnert Park, California – The School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University today announced that a Grand Opening event and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Wine Spectator Learning Center will take place on Tuesday, May 29 from 6 p.m. – […]

Taste of Sonoma, Presented by Visa Signature, Returns to the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University on September 1, 2018

Taste of Sonoma, Presented by Visa Signature, Returns to the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University on September 1, 2018

Visa Signature® and Visa Infinite® Cardholders Enjoy Exclusive Benefits; Visa Pre-Sale Tickets Open April 23, General Public Tickets on Sale May 14 SANTA ROSA, CA (April 23, 2017) – Taste of Sonoma, presented by Visa Signature®, returns to the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University on September 1, 2018. Visa Signature and Visa Infinite cardholders […]

Wine Business Institute Announces Second Volume of Academic Case Research Journal

Wine Business Institute Announces Second Volume of Academic Case Research Journal

New Case Studies Offer Insights and Lessons Learned from Wine Industry Organizations in Italy, Germany, Spain, and U.S.  Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) in the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the second volume of its Wine Business Case Research Journal, an electronic journal […]