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Upcoming Workshops: 

Medusahead Management Workshop
May 2, 2017
12 PM – 3:30 PM

Where: Lindcove Research and Extension Center
22963 Carson Ave., Exeter, CA 93221
When: May 2, 2017, 12 PM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $15 Preregistration; $20 at the door

Come Join Us and Learn About:
– Lifecycle of Medusahead
– Effective Medusahead Control
– Impact of Medusahead on your Bottom Line
– Hear Real-life Stories of Medusahead Management
• Lunch and refreshments will be provided
• Please note registration will begin 15 minutes prior to event
start time. Event will begin promptly
• Please register online at: http://ucanr.edu/medusahead
or by filling out the registration form available at the website below
• For more information visit: http://cekern.ucanr.edu/Livestock/ or contact Julie at: 661-868-6219 or at jafinzel@ucanr.edu

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UC Davis Extension Announces 26th Annual OIV Wine Marketing Program

DAVIS, Calif. — Join fellow members of the American wine and grape industry at UC Davis Extension’s 26th Annual OIV Wine Marketing Program to learn how industry experts successfully create a brand and market wine in the United States. From brand establishment to distribution and sales, gain practical, real-world knowledge for navigating the U.S. wine market.

As part of the M.Sc. in Wine Management of the Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV), UC Davis Extension and the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology have been coordinating this program for more than 25 years. It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to study with industry leaders, including winemakers, sommeliers, attorneys, accountants, wine marketers, distributors, retailers, leaders of trade associations and educators from the University of California.

“This program was nothing short of phenomenal,” said Kim Hartleroad, owner/winemaker of Blue Cape Cellars in Buellton, Calif. “I was able to interact with students internationally who are also all wine professionals. I highly recommend it.”

Featuring exceptional networking opportunities, the interactive program allows students to make critical connections with the American wine industry’s top speakers, as well as with peers from around the globe. “Students attend from all over the world, bringing with them a broad range of expertise in different parts of the wine world,” said Paul Wagner, OIV Wine Marketing Program presenter and founder and president of Balzac Communications & Marketing.

The 26th Annual OIV Wine Marketing Program is now open for enrollments.

  • July 17-28: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • UC Davis: Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, Old Davis Rd.
  • $2,475 for the full two-week course. Enroll in section 171VIT200. You may enroll by the week for $1,550 per week. One-day enrollments are available for $325 per day.

To request more information or to enroll, call (800) 752-0881, email extension@ucdavis.edu or visit our website.

www.extension.ucdavis.edu/winemaking

DAVIS, Calif.—UC Davis Extension offers a variety of courses for novice and experienced grape growers, winemakers and wine lovers. The following courses will take place June-Sept. 2017 in Davis, unless otherwise indicated.

Online Introduction to Wine and Winemaking– Whether you’re interested in a career in the wine industry or are just a devoted oenophile, you can take this unique, self-paced course at home, at your convenience. Utilizing an interactive, web-based educational environment, become acquainted with the history of wine, the international wine industry, wine and health issues, and the fundamental processes involved in winemaking. James Lapsley, Ph.D., adjunct associate professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, teaches this course.

  • Enroll now through June 29 and complete by Sept. 18. Passwords issued starting July 3.
  • $685. Enroll in section 171VIT251.

 

Introduction to Sensory Evaluation of Wine– Enhance your critical tasting ability, and learn basic aspects of sensory evaluation often overlooked in most wine tastings. Study the different components of wine appearance, aroma and flavor. Participate in tastings of doctored wines in blind and known tastings. John Buechsenstein, a winemaker and wine educator for more than 30 years, teaches this course.

  • July 15-16: Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $550. Includes two lunches and all wine. Enroll in section 171VIT215.
  • Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.

 

Wine Microbiology Workshop

Explore the microscopic world at work when grapes become wine. During this intensive class, members of the wine industry will receive microscope training and practical exercises for identifying wine microorganisms. Lecture topics include yeast and malolactic bacteria strains, starter cultures, fermentations and winery sanitation. Early enrollment is encouraged. This course is taught by Jim Brown, Ph.D, director of fermentation science at UC Davis Extension; Lucy Joseph, M.S., curator of the UC Davis Wine Microbe Collection; and Michael Ramsey, the teaching laboratory manager for the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis.

  • June 21-23: Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $585. Includes course materials. Enroll in section 171VIT221.

 

Successful Home Winemaking

Receive an overview of all phases of home wine production in this course designed for beginning home winemakers. Learn about fermentation theory, yeasts and starter cultures, white and red wine production, common problems, sanitation and cleaning agents, and equipment suitable for small-scale wine production. This course is taught by Melissa Pellini, an experienced winemaker whose interests are in organic, biodynamic and sustainable viticulture.

 

  • July 29: Sat., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • $140. Includes course materials. Enroll in section 171VIT214.

 

Rootstock Workshop: Identification and Use -Learn about the history, use and identification of the 20 most important rootstocks in California in this workshop designed for the grape grower, winemaker, viticulturist and nursery employee. UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology Professor Andrew Walker, Ph.D., teaches this course.

  • Aug. 1: Tues., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • $275. Includes course materials and lunch. Enroll in section 171VIT218.

 

Wine Grapes: Identification and Use

Receive an introduction to about 40 white and red winegrape varieties in this workshop designed for the grape grower, winemaker, viticulturist and nursery employee. White wine varieties are discussed on day one, and the reds on day two. Explore grapevine improvement including the origin and use of clones, and past- and modern-era grape breeding. Andrew Walker teaches this course.

  • Aug. 2-3: Wed.-Thrus., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • $435. Includes course materials and lunch. Enroll in section 171VIT219.

 

Step-by-Step Winemaking

Learn winemaking by actually producing wine at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science Winery. This hands-on class is designed to give novice home and small-scale winemakers experience before the varietal harvest in September and October. Charles Brenneman, winemaker for the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology and manager of the teaching winery and department wine cellar, teaches this course.

  • Aug. 5-6: Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • $375. Includes course materials and lunch. Enroll in section 171VIT222.
  • Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.

 

Introduction to Wine Analysis

Examine the basics of wine analysis for commercial and advanced home wine production in this class designed for serious winemakers, winery lab employees and small commercial winemakers. Gain practice with, and examine the limitations of, each type of analysis. Michael Ramsey teaches this course.

  • Aug. 19: Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $255. Includes course materials. Enroll in section 171VIT220.

 

Winery Accounting and Finance for Executives– Augment your understanding of winery-specific accounting and finance issues. Designed for winery principals, executives and accounting staff, this course covers winery financial reporting, winery accounting, inventory costing, business valuation and taxation. Robert Morris, CPA, senior assurance and advisory service manager with Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP, teaches this course.

  • June 22: Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • St. Helena: Wine Business Center, 899 Adams St.
  • $225. Includes lunch and course materials. Enroll in section 171VIT217.

 

26th Annual OIV Wine Marketing Program

July 17-28

Learn the fundamentals of producing and marketing grapes and wine in the United States. From brand establishment to distribution and sales, gain practical, hands-on knowledge for negotiating the U.S. wine market. As part of the MBA curriculum of the Organisation Internationale de La Vigne et du Vin (OIV), UC Davis Extension and the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology have been coordinating this program for more than 25 years. Learn from the American wine industry’s top speakers as they share their knowledge and insights. For more information, including a brochure with a detailed agenda, visit our website.

To request more information or to enroll, call (800) 752-0881, email extension@ucdavis.edu or visit our website.

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Spring 2017 Management and Leadership Courses from UC Davis Extension http://extension.ucdavis.edu/business

Supervisory Skills and Management Development Free Online Information Session

  • March 8: Wed., 11 a.m.
  • No Charge. Enroll in section 164SUP100.

 

Supervisory Skills: Series II

  • April 4-May: Tues., 8:30-12:30 p.m.
  • Sacramento: Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K Street
  • $1,250. Enroll in section 164SUP181.
  • Special Discounts: Group Discount, Info Session Discount.

 

Management Development: Effective Management Practices

  • May 10–24, Wed., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sacramento: Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K. St.
  • $1,950. Enroll in section 164MDP165.
  • Special Discounts: Group Discount, Info Session Discount.

 

One-Day Skills Course: Leading With Strengths

  • June 7, Wed., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sacramento: Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K. St.
  • $695. Enroll in section 164BSC151.

 

To enroll or for more information and a full list of what we offer, visit UC Davis Extension at http://extension.ucdavis.edu/business or call (800) 752-0881.

Wine Making Courses

UC Davis Extension Announces Spring Courses in Viticulture, Wine Appreciation and Wine Business

DAVIS, Calif.—UC Davis Extension offers a variety of courses for novice and experienced grape growers, winemakers and wine lovers. The following courses will take place March-June 2017 in Davis, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Webinar Winemaking Certificate Program Online Information Session Join us for a free, online information session to learn how UC Davis Extension’s Winemaking Certificate Program can give you the knowledge, confidence and practical insight to pursue your passion for winemaking. Meet program staff, get answers to your questions, and learn about the curriculum and how the program works.

  • March 1: noon-1 p.m.
  • No charge. Enroll in section 163VIT100.

 

Online Introduction to Wine and Winemaking Whether you’re interested in a career in the wine industry or are just a devoted oenophile, you can take this unique, self-paced course at home, at your convenience. Utilizing an interactive, web-based educational environment, become acquainted with the history of wine, the international wine industry, wine and health issues, and the fundamental processes involved in winemaking. Douglas Adams a professor emeritus in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, teaches this course.

  • Enroll now through March 30 and complete by June 19. Passwords issued starting April 3.
  • $685. Enroll in section 164VIT251.

 

Introduction to Sensory Evaluation of Wine Enhance your critical tasting ability, and learn basic aspects of sensory evaluation often overlooked in most wine tastings. Study the different components of wine appearance, aroma and flavor. Participate in tastings of doctored wines in blind and known tastings. John Buechsenstein, a winemaker and wine educator for more than 30 years, teaches this course.

  • April 8-9: Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $550. Includes two lunches and all wine. Enroll in section 164VIT200.
  • Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.

 

Wine Filtration Short Course

Build a strong foundation for solving filtration problems and choosing filtration systems for particular applications by combining theory of filtration with lab exercises and manufacturer demonstrations. Lecture topics include an overview of filtration systems, determining filtration efficiency, diatomaceous earth (DE) filtration, crossflow filtration and finding agents for clarification prior to filtration. UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology winemaker Charles Brenneman teaches this course.

  • March 28-29: Tues., 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Wed., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • $475. Includes two lunches and course material. Enroll in section 164VIT201.

 

Successful Home Winemaking

Receive an overview of all phases of home wine production in this course designed for beginning home winemakers. Learn about fermentation theory, yeasts and starter cultures, white and red wine production, common problems, sanitation and cleaning agents, and equipment suitable for small-scale wine production. Experienced winemaker, Melissa Pellini, teaches this course.

  • May 6: Sat., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • $140. Includes course materials. Enroll in section 164VIT202.

 

Public Relations and Media Strategies for the Small Winery Learn to integrate social media tools with proven and traditional public relations communications techniques to set your winery and brand apart from the competition. This course will map out strategies for PR success that will help build awareness – and sales. Instructor Rusty Eddy has been in the wine industry for 30 years and has established relationships with key local and national media outlets.

  • April 7: Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • $190. Includes course materials and lunch. Enroll in section 164VIT204.

 

Out-of-State Compliance: Legal Requirements for Shipping Out of State Gain detailed information on licensing, bond requirements, salesperson licensing, label registrations and wine analysis, price posting, monthly shipping reports and payment of taxes. Learn state requirements, a list of the right questions to ask of whom and receive a 250-page manual. Instructor Andrea Anderson has worked as a consultant in alcoholic beverage compliance for four decades.

  • April 21: Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $190. Includes course materials and lunch. Enroll in section 164VIT205.

 

Save the Date!

OIV Wine Marketing

July 17-28

Learn the fundamentals of producing and marketing grapes and wine in the United States. From brand establishment to distribution and sales, gain practical, hands-on knowledge for negotiating the U.S. wine market. As part of the MBA curriculum of the Organisation Internationale de La Vigne et du Vin (OIV), UC Davis Extension and the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology have been coordinating this program for more than 25 years. Learn from the American wine industry’s top speakers as they share their knowledge and insights. Check our website this spring for more details.

 

To request more information or to enroll, call (800) 752-0881, email extension@ucdavis.edu or visit our website:

www.extension.ucdavis.edu/winemaking

 

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