Damien Wilson

Hamel Family Chair in Wine Business, Sonoma State University

Damien gained over 20 years’ professorial experience in the wine industry before joining Sonoma University in 2015.  He has held senior roles in European and Australian academic establishments, most recently Burgundy’s School of Wine and Spirits Business.  He has also worked in the prestigious Wine Marketing Group on a series of research projects that investigated consumer purchasing motivation and industry retail strategies.  He has published on a wide range of subjects including consumer behavior and innovation management.

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Damien will judge

Wine Vision & Meininger’s Trailblazers competition


Together with Meininger’s Wine Business International we’re asking trailblazing wine entrepreneurs to reveal how they are tackling some of the industry’s greatest challenges. Tell us how your business is meeting the demands of a changing market place and new generation of consumers. We’re inviting the most innovative companies to join the forum, present their solutions, discuss the consumer trends they’re tapping into and shine a spotlight on some of the opportunities (and pitfalls) that are out there.

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