SRJC Course Outlines

12/10/2023 9:48:45 AMWINE 102 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  WINE 102Title:  WINE MARKETING  
Full Title:  Wine Marketing
Last Reviewed:9/11/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 177

Catalog Description:
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A practical approach to marketing wine. Includes market analysis, planning, the development of a marketing plan, and strategies for successful product placement and sales.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100; AND Course Completion of WINE 1 (or VIT 1) AND WINE 3

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A practical approach to marketing wine. Includes market analysis, planning, the development of a marketing plan, and strategies for successful product placement and sales.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100; AND Course Completion of WINE 1 (or VIT 1) AND WINE 3
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Provide a market analysis
2.  Develop a wine marketing plan
3.  Provide strategies for succesful product placement and sales

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain the functions and importance of marketing.
2. Conduct market research and develop a marketing plan for a specific wine.
3. Give examples of and describe a variety of wine marketing strategies.
4. Discuss the importance of branding to a product's success in the market.
5. Develop packaging, collateral, and promotional materials for a specific wine.
6. Write an effective media release.
7. Create an effective special events plan for marketing a product or business.
8. Develop a marketing budget.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Wine Marketing
    A. Definition and importance of marketing
         1. Planning and executing a set of objectives to bring buyers and sellers together so that a
              sale can take place
         2. Economic viability = profitability
    B. Importance of marketing planning
         1. Determine if a profitable market exists
         2. Identity of target market
         3. How to reach the target market
    C. The 5 Ps of marketing
         1. Product
         2. Place
         3. Price
         4. Promotion
         5. Positioning
    D. Developing a wine marketing plan
         1. Marketing situational analysis
         2. Marketing goals and objectives
         3. Marketing strategies and tactics
         4. Budgets
         5. Action plan
         6. Evaluation
    E. Outline of a marketing plan
II. Wine Marketing Strategy
    A. U.S.P. - Unique Selling Proposition
         1. Points of differentiation
         2. Weaving a story to build the brand
         3. Pricing the product
    B. Image
         1. Principle of image
         2. Current trends
III. Wine Market Research
    A. Identify customers
         1. Trade demographics
         2. Consumer demographics
    B. Know the market areas - locally, nationally, internationally
         1. Wholesale distributors/brokers
         2. International marketing
         3. Retailers/restaurants
         4. Consumer direct
IV. Building the Brand
    A. Define the brand
    B. Timeframe to build a brand
    C. Importance of branding
    D. Components of brand building
V. Packaging/Collateral/Promotional Materials
    A. Label and case design and printing
         1. What is allowed by law on a label
         2. Design aspects
    B. Media and sales kits
         1. Conveying the message
         2. Information the kit should contain
    C. Point of sale
         1. Sell sheets
         2. Neck hangers, shelf talkers, table tents
    D. Media releases
         1. Content
         2. Format
    E. Brochures
         1. Consumer
         2. Trade
    F. Photography
         1. Choosing a photographer
         2. Getting the best shots
    G. Building relationships with artists and writers
    H. Creating materials consistent with the image
    I. Website production and maintenance
         1. Design and creation of the web
         2. Keeping the site up to date
         3. Selling on the web, pros and cons
VI. Three Tier System for Wine Marketing
    A. Distributors
         1. Finding wholesale distribution channels
         2. When to appoint a distributor
         3. Working with distributors
    B. Brokers
         1. Inside California
         2. Outside California
    C. Retailers
         1. Major chain retailers
         2. Independent retailers
         3. Grocery retailers
VII. Consumer Direct Marketing of Wine
    A. Through the winery
         1. Using the tasting room to market product
         2. Tours and consumer events
    B. Through Clubs
          1. Wine clubs
          2. Special buyer clubs
    C. Through direct mail
          1. Newsletters
          2. Special interest mailers
VIII. Compliance
    A. BATF/ABC requirements when selling wine to distributors/retailers
    B. BATF/ABC (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms / Alcoholic Beverage Commission)
         requirements for consumer direct wine sales
         1. Different requirements for each state
         2. Reciprocal does not necessarily mean solicitable
IX. Special Events
    A. Events at the winery
         1. Define the audience - trade, media, or consumer
         2. Planning and execution of events
         3. Using the event to promote the product and brand
    B. Multi-winery events
    C. Events away from the winery
         1. Selecting key markets
         2. Participating in national wine related events
    D. Event promotion
X. Budget
    A. Creating a marketing budget
    B. Broad outline budget
    C. Detailed budget

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1. Read 10 - 25 pages per week
2. Outline of a marketing plan for a specific wine (10-15 pages)
3. Compile into a notebook examples of packaging, collateral and promotional materials with
    brief summaries for at least two wines
4. Analyze examples from one wine, write a 2-3 page paper, and present an oral report on
    effectiveness and appeal of materials
5. Prepare a one-page press release, following guidelines
6. Special events plan with budget (3-7 pages) for marketing a wine
7. Quizzes (2-4), midterm, final exam: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion,
    short answer

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 40%
Paper; press release; notebook
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Special events plan and budget
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes, mid-term and final exam: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Oral presentation; attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Wine Marketing & Sales. 2nd ed. Wagner, Paul and Olsen, Janeen and Thach, Liz. Board and Bench Publishing. 2016

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