Robert Smiley is a professor emeritus of management and served as dean of the Graduate School of Management from 1989 to 2003. He is co-director with David Block of Viticulture & Enology Program (V&E) of the UC Davis Wne Executive Program to be held March 26 -29.
Responding to Industry Challenges
The wine industry is experiencing major change in response to both market conditions and consumer demand. Recently, the industry has become more professional, in the sense that senior managers are better trained–they realize what they don’t know. Companies bring in people from other industries to run different parts of the firm. It’s a dynamic, booming industry, but it faces specific challenges. We recently had a bad crop year; going forward we’ll see shortages of grapes simply because we’re not planting as much as we should. We’ll go from a surplus situation in the last five years to a shortage situation in the next five years.
The question is: will consumers stay with California wines if they can’t find them at a certain price or on discount, or will they turn to European or out of state wines?
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