wine managment?

Amanda Williams on Wednesday, 09 September 2009. Posted in Coursework

This week was hopefully my last first week of classes.  Not that I haven’t completely enjoyed my time at RIT ( I wouldn’t have stuck around so long if I didn’t!), but I am going on my 6th year now and ready for my second graduation!

This quarter will be rather exciting.  My class Monday night (yes labor day, one of the joys of attending a private school) was wine management!  Going into the class I was not all too sure what to expect.  I knew it wouldn’t be like the undergrad wine classes, Wines of the World or Wine and Food Pairing, where you learn about actual wine making and have the pleasure of wine tasting every week.  Wine Management is more focused on the business aspects of the industry.  The first two weeks we will spend on wine basics, the history of the industry, wine production, basic vocabulary, etc.  But after that we will focus on topics like wine marketing, laws and regulations, the impact of the current economic conditions, emerging wine markets, challenges in the marketplace, etc.  Should make for an unique class! 


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I promise to blog more this year, hopefully weekly! I started strong last year but tapered off around Christmas. 

Comments (2)

  • Sheila Sarratore

    Sheila Sarratore

    11 September 2009 at 07:47 |
    Sounds like an awesome class! There is definitely a change occurring in the winery industry from right here in the Finger Lakes to Napa Valley. Good luck in your last quarter of classes!! Sorry I couldn't join you for the class.
  • Ashley Hennigan

    Ashley Hennigan

    13 September 2009 at 17:47 |
    I like it! As an undergrad I definitely enjoyed taking Wines of the World, Wine and Food Pairing, and Foods of the World. Gotta love having a Hospitality School on campus!

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