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San Joaquin Wine Competition

This 2021 Wine Competition represents a decade and a half of putting a consistently level playing field for honest judging of California Wines. Throughout this time, our core judges have anchored hundredsof judging panels from all over the State, and in some cases, the World. We are excited to experience the same great double-blind competition in a new region of …

Sommeliers Choice Awards

“Wines Judged By and For Sommeliers” With an aim to provide on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list, Sommeliers Choice Awards is back with its second edition which is going to take place in San Francisco on 18 May 2020. A judging panel of top level sommeliers, …

California Wine Grape Harvest Update with Allied Grape Growers

How is the 2019 California wine grape crop and harvest progressing?  And what are the current trends in the wine market?  Watch this brief interview with Jeff Bitter from Allied Grape Growers and read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank our sponsor Duarte Nursery for their industry support and attend their upcoming Grapevine Clonal Field Days.  Learn …

Fresno State Viticulture & Enology Seminar Series: Jim Agger

Jim Agger is the Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at WineDirect.  He has 15 years business-to-business sales and sales management experience in software-as-a-service and logistics.  Before joining WineDirect, Jim held positions with WineAccess, ShipCompliant and FedEx Services.  He has also created the landmark affinity relationship between the Wine Institute and FedEx.   When Jim was responsible for sales at …

Fresno State Viticulture & Enology Seminar Series: Glen Roberts

As a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), Glen Roberts continually implements his experience and knowledge to assist U.S. firms in global trade. He is employed by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration as the Director of the Fresno & Bakersfield U.S. Export Assistance Centers, providing export business consulting for the Central California region.  His current activities include all …

Fresno State Viticulture & Enology Seminar Series: Anne Huffsmith

Anne Huffsmith received her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley and her law degree from the New York University School of Law.  She joined NakedWines.com as the Director of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Affairs in September 2018, where she is responsible for navigating the complex legal issues surrounding direct-to-consumer wine sales and shipping. During her seminar series presentation, …

Understanding the Numbers: An Introduction to Wine Business Finance

Instructor: Geni Whitehouse, winery consultant at Brotemarkle, Davis & Co. In this workshop, students will be introduced to general accounting concepts and how they relate to some of the unique issues of the wine industry. Students will learn how to read, interpret and improve the financial results of a winery using the case study method, and by completing group and individual activities. Attendees …

Tax Relief & Deductions for Wineries this Year

Q&A with a Winery Tax Expert What tax relief is available for wineries affected by fires in 2017? The IRS has announced that individuals and businesses affected by the fires in California now have until January 31, 2018 to file certain tax returns and make certain payments. There are currently seven counties eligible for relief: Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, …