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Business, Economics & the Law

THE WINE INDUSTRY A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Presented by Professor Emeritus Robert Smiley

Provides an overview of the latest trends in the US and International wine markets with an emphasis on recent developments regarding prices, yield, and varietal popularity.

LEGAL ISSUES IN THE WINE INDUSTRY

Presented by Richard P. Mendelson, Attorney, Law Offices of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty

Participants gain a deeper understanding of legal issues facing the domestic wine and vineyard industries today. A historical and philosophical context will be presented regarding US regulations on wine and spirits, and how the 21st Amendment and the US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Granholm v. Heald impacted that regulatory environment.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF WINERIES & VINEYARDS

Presented by Professor Robert Yetman

Learn about the financial principles involved in evaluating future investment projects. Concepts covered will include: risk and return relationships, cost of capital (hurdle rates and internal rates of return), net present value, the costs and benefits of debt financing, and acquisitions.

 

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