SSU wine program application extended through Wednesday

Sonoma State University has extended its application deadline for its online wine business management certificate program through Wednesday.

The program, which began in 2012, offers courses in financial accounting and management, wine commerce, marketing and strategy. More than 400 people have participated in the program.

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Winery accepting donations to help Napa quake victims

Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards will be accepting donations to the Community Action of Napa Valley Food Bank at its St. Helena tasting room to help out victims of the Aug. 24 earthquake.

The food bank is in great need of non-perishable foods — especially tomato products, canned fruit and canned meats such as tuna or chicken — and also will accept financial contributions. The tasting room is located at 677 S. St. Helena Highway.

Napa wine event to be held despite earthquake damage

The 23rd annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium will be held on Sept. 22 and 23 in Napa despite earthquake damage in the city.

The event will be held at the Napa Valley Marriott, which was closed after the quake. It is set to reopen shortly, according to event organizers.

The theme of the event was “Let The Good Times Roll,” which event organizers said this week was not supposed to be taken in a literal sense.

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