New Learning Center Brings Tech, Interactivity to Wine Business Learning at SSU

Jun 13, 2018

Celebrating the opening of the Wine Spectator Learning Center on the campus of Sonoma State University. Left to right: Rep. Mike Thompson; Dr. Lisa Vollendorf, SSU Provost; Marvin Shanken, publisher of Wine Spectator; Dr. Judy Sakaki, SSU President; Dr. Karen Thompson, Interim Dean of the School of Business and Economics; Gary Heck of Korbel; and Ray Johnson, executive director of the Wine Business Institute.
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The new Wine Spectator Learning Center is open on the Sonoma State campus in Rohnert Park. The facility aims to introduce a new generation to skills needed for the wine business, while sharpening the capabilities of those in mid-career. Ray Johnson, executive director of the Wine Business Institute spoke with KRCB news director Steve Mencher about how the center will transform the institute's work.