The state of California is the fourth largest wine producer in the world, according to www.pasowine.com out of Paso Robles. California makes 90 percent of American wine and is responsible for $18.5 billion in retail wine sales in the U.S., the website adds.
Since so many individuals have a thirst for the wine industry, SDSU’s College of Extended Studies continues to present its popular Professional Certificate in the Business of Wine program to prepare students for success in wine-related occupations.
The next course will be Business Opportunities in the Wine Industry, Tuesdays, Feb. 26-March 26, 6-9 pm. Instructor John Alonge is founder of the San Diego Wine and Culinary Center and author of The Wine Heretics Bible.
His course presents an overview of the many possibilities in this exciting industry through exploring current wine market trends and an analysis of issues involved in wine business start-ups and potential strategies for success. Students will learn how to develop a business plan specific to the wine industry. In addition, guest speakers will share their real-life experiences and perspectives.
Students must be at least 21 years of age to register for this course. Cost is $299 or $329 after Feb. 19.
For more information on the Professional Certificate in the Business of Wine programs offered by SDSU’s College of Extended Studies, call (619) 594-1138, email email@example.com or visit www.neverstoplearning.net/wine
SDSU's College of Extended Studies reaches out to the greater San Diego community, the nation, and the world through a wide variety of lifelong learning classes, seminars, and certificate programs. Career advancement courses are offered in many areas of management, leadership, and quality improvement while self-enrichment courses range from accounting to web design. Additionally, the College offers more than 50 certificate programs, online courses, and many other learning opportunities. To register or for more information, call (619) 265-7378 (SDSU) or log on to www.neverstoplearning.net