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Compliance Seminar to Address Wine Industry Regulation

Submitted By: Kim Sustek, October 31, 2014
October 31, 2014 - Rohnert Park, CA - On November 14th Wendell Lee of the Wine Institute in San Francisco will lead a seminar at Sonoma State University addressing the most current and upcoming compliance issues affecting areas of operation, production, labeling, and distribution within the wine industry. Specifically covered in the seminar will be the latest news on the use of volunteer help in wineries and California Proposition 65, “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986”, both of which are prominent and ongoing issues for wine businesses.

Wendell Lee is General Counsel for Wine Institute, the public policy trade association of California wineries. He has been with Wine Institute since 1980 and provides legal services for the organization. Lee brings his extensive legal and wine industry expertise to the seminar, and provides critical details for wineries and vineyards to remain in compliance with current legislation affecting the wine industry.

Current and Upcoming Winery Compliance Issues
November 14th, 2014, 1:30pm – 5:30pm, SSU Campus

For more information, including details on the seminar based certificates visit or contact Erin Ringstad,, or 707-664-3235

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About Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute

Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute is located in the heart of California wine country and was created through a public-private partnership between the university and the wine industry. Founded in 1996, it is the first program in the United States to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees focused exclusively on the business aspects of the wine industry. In addition to its academic programs the Wine Business Institute offers an array of seminars and certificates. Its faculty members are published experts, active researchers, and requested presenters on pressing industry topics. The Wine Business Institute operates within Sonoma State’s School of Business and Economics, a fully accredited AACSB institution. Learn more at