Published: Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 4:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 18, 2013 at 9:00 p.m.
Wine media companies merge
Wines & Vines, the wine industry media and marketing company, has merged with the quarterly journal Practical Winery & Vineyard, both based in San Rafael.
Editorial content of Practical Winery & Vineyard will appear in a special section within each monthly print edition of Wines & Vines, in its digital editions and on its website, beginning with the April issue.
The two companies have been collaborating on circulation management and already were linked in ownership under parent company Wine Communications Group of Sonoma.
Those PWV subscribers who are also Wines & Vines subscribers will have their W&V subscriptions extended by the length of their remaining PWV term.
Wine finance program starting at SSU
Sonoma State University is introducing a new program to obtain a wine industry finance and accounting certificate. Each seminar is designed to deliver core quantitative concepts illustrated by wine industry examples. No previous finance or accounting experience is needed.
An introductory elective, Finance for Non-Finance People, will be held Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon. To earn the certificate, students must complete eight 4-hour seminars split between core and elective offerings.
Other classes will cover financial accounting, cost accounting, managerial accounting, budgets, forecasting and best practices for wine businesses.
The cost is $150 per seminar, or $1,200 for the certificate.
For more information, contact Dana Swilley at 707-664-3347 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pruning contest coming
The Napa Valley Grapegrowers will host its 12th annual Napa County Pruning Contest on Feb. 7 from 8
Growers and vineyard managers are encouraged to attend to cheer on contestants and enjoy lunch provided by Villa Corona.
For more information visit napagrowers.org or contact the NVG office at 707-944-8311.
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