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Melding Business and Wine Production

September 2013
 
by Paul Franson
 
Over the years, I’ve attended a few individual sessions of the University of California, Davis, Wine Executive Program and found them very interesting. This year I got a chance to immerse myself in the whole program. Although it was a big time commitment, I jumped at the chance.
 

 
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