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May 20, 2015

Sonoma State University announced the first French Language Certificate for Wine Business in the United States.

"Many students in our classes are now studying both French and wine business," says Sonoma State French language professor Suzanne Toczyski. "Since France is perceived to be the...

liz thach teaching about pinot noir
July 13, 2015

Liz Thach, Master of Wine, has been named Sonoma State University's Distinguished Professor of Wine.

The new title comes as part of the Wine Business Institute Board's effort to support the growth of the institute and its academic and research programs. "I am pleased to grant this well-...

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May 2, 2017

The Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute has announced that $41,500 in wine business scholarships will be awarded to students in the Wine Business and Wine Business Strategies degree programs. This includes a new $3,500 scholarship to be awarded to a first-time enrollee in the...

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February 29, 2012

Did you know that more than 67 percent of winery owners believe that the right suppliers help their business maintain a competitive edge? This finding plus many more interesting facts and statistics are now available in a new study recently completed by the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma...

Sonoma State University
November 14, 2011

November is the month the Institute of Masters of Wine holds its annual ceremony to recognize new MW's. This year four American wine professionals achieved this prestigious title, including the first female MW on the West Coast, Dr. Liz Thach. 

"It is a great honor to attend the ceremony...

Sonoma State University
February 16, 2017

Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute has launched a program to help children and families of vineyard and winery workers attend and succeed in college.

The Wine Industry Scholars Program is a pioneering initiative with a starting gift of $100,000 over four years, including...

Sonoma State University
November 2, 2015

Sonoma State University will further establish itself as an important player in the future of California's wine business industry when it hosts a joint hearing of the California Senate and Assembly Select Committees on Wine on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2-4:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.


Sonoma State University
January 27, 2016

Santa Rosa firm TLCD Architecture and San Francisco's BNBT Builders have been chosen to partner on design and construction of the Wine Spectator Learning Center at Sonoma State University. Crews expect to break ground on the $9.1 million project on June 1 with completion and grand opening set...


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