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Wine Business Institute Announces 2020 Scholarship Winners
July 30, 2020

Wine Business Institute scholarship recipients were recently recognized at a virtual meeting with the WBI board of directors, donors, and School of Business and Economics leadership. A total of $44,150 was awarded to undergraduate and graduate winners.

Wine Business Institute Research Summit 2020: Insights and Resources for Navigating Uncertainty
July 17, 2020

On July 15th, executives from wineries throughout California, from Antica Napa Valley in the north to Zaca Mesa in the south, joined the virtual Research Summit. The program featured Sonoma State University faculty and representatives from close stakeholders of the Wine Business Institute, including Rabo AgriFinance, Wine.com, Jackson Family Wines, and BPM. 

Economic Impact of COVID-19: New Report from Sonoma State University Shows $9.6 Billion Loss to CA Economy from Wine Industry Decline
June 30, 2020

The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University has issued a new report estimating that the California economy will experience a loss of nearly $10 billion from a decline in revenues to the state’s vintners and growers because of COVID-19.

Wine Business Institute Research Summit Scheduled for July 15, 2020
June 12, 2020
Sonoma County, CA – June 12, 2020 – Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute Research Summit returns for a second year on July 15, 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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COVID Economy Brings Upturn in Enterprises for Social and Economic Recovery
May 4, 2020

What do spirits and hand sanitizer have in common? They require alcohol. 

Sonoma State University Launches Wine Bachelor’s Degree Transition Program for fall 2020
January 9, 2020

Sonoma County, CA – The Wine Business Institute in the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University in partnership with Santa Rosa Junior College launched a new bach

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New Book Reveals Surprising Data on Size of Luxury Wine Market
September 24, 2019

The Wine Business Institute in the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University is pleased to announce the release of a new book, Luxury Wine Marketing : The Art and Science of Luxury Wine Branding.

Insights for Western Wine Marketers: Consumption Behavior Among South Korean Female Wine Drinkers
August 14, 2019

The Wine Business Institute released findings from a new research study on South Korean female wine consumers reveal powerful insights for western wine marketers.

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Francis Ford Coppola Winery Establishes Scholarship for Employees Pursuing Education at Sonoma State University
October 23, 2019

Sonoma County, CA - The award-winning Francis Ford Coppola Winery is now offering full-tuition scholarships for employees interested in pursuing their education at Sonoma State University.

Alumnus Patrick Teixeira Establishes Educational Investment Fund with $10,000 Endowment
August 16, 2019

Rohnert Park, CA – The School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University today announced a $10,000 gift from alumnus Patrick Teixeira, class of 2009, to fund and launch S

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