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Wine Business Institute Research Database

Did you know that Sonoma State’s Wine Business Institute keeps a research database of articles published by their faculty?  Many of the articles are available to read online!  The articles are sorted by subject, with topics ranging from branding, packaging, wine consumers, etc.  For example, under the “Marketing and Sales” category there is an interesting article on wine in Mexico, “Mexican Wine, Beer or Tequila: The Amazing Resilience of Mexico's Wine Industry,” coauthored by Jorge Covarrubias and Liz Thach.  Read it here.

Link: Wine Business Institute Research Database 


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Emergence of Modern California Wine

Back on November 8th I was able to attend an event hosted by UC Davis.  It was a panel discussion titled “The Emergence of Modern California Wine” featuring Hugh Johnson, Bob Thompson and Warren Winiarski, moderated by Narsai David.  It was a great event, so special to have these industry pioneers together on one stage. 

If you were not able to attend, UC Davis has posted a video of the talk on YouTube, check it out!

  • A Conversation in the Vineyard with Steve MacRostie

A Conversation in the Vineyard with Steve MacRostie

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with Steve MacRostie

Thursday, July 27
6:30 pm Reception 
7:00 pm Talk

MacRostie Estate House

Join the Friends of the Sonoma County Wine Library and MacRostie Winery & Vineyards for an evening of wine, food, and conversation. Linda Murphy will moderate the discussion with Steve MacRostie with a focus on the recent history and rise of California Pinot Noir from Steve's perspective. Audience participation is encouraged.

MacRostie Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and hors d'oeuvres by Valette restaurant will be served.

  • one ticket $50 | two tickets $75
  • ticket price includes one-year membership and 100% of proceeds benefit the Friends of the Sonoma County Wine Library 501(c)(3)
  • subscriber winery and FOSCWL member tickets $25 each

For more information about the event, visit the website for the Friends of the Sonoma County Wine Library.

  • Riesling Rediscovered

Riesling Myths & Mysteries

Join Friends of the Sonoma County Wine Library for an evening of Riesling at Cartograph Wines featuring John Winthrop Haeger, distinguished wine author, who recently published a new book—Riesling Rediscovered. His talk is entitled "Riesling Myths and Mysteries" and will explore themes from his recently published book. There will be a tasting of locally produced dry Rieslings as part of the evening.

The event is a fundraiser put on by the Friends of the Sonoma County Wine Library. Tickets are $30 for the public, $25 for individual and corporate members of the Friends. See you there!

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    Michele Anna Jordan

An evening with Michele Anna Jordan

Come down to Paradise Ridge for the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Sonoma County Wine Library and listen to Michele Anna Jordan talk about her culinary experiences in the wine country, this November 12 at 6 PM.

Find out more about the event or visit Eventbrite to purchase tickets!