March 2 & 3, 2020, Jacob K Javits Convention Center, New York

Geralyn Brostrom

Geralyn Brostrom

Wine Business Instructor - Wine Business Institute, Sonoma State University

Biography

A 30-year veteran of the wine industry, Geralyn has held positions in multiple channels: winery, import, distribution, retail, and the non-profit wine education sector.  She currently lectures in the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University and has taught wine business at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.  Her published books include Into Italian Wine and The Business of Wine, which was nominated for the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

As co-founder of the Italian Wine Central (IWC) website, Geralyn is involved in developing a central network for wine professionals wanting to learn and teach about Italian wines, from all over the world.  Prior to starting IWC, she was Vice President of education for Winebow where her passion for Italian wine was forged.

Geralyn holds a BS in Management and an MBA in Marketing.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate in business administration at Bocconi University in Milan.  A dual citizen of the United States and the Italian Republic, her professional wine credentials include the VIA Italian Wine Expert, the Italian Wine Professional (IWP), the Certified Wine Educator (CWE) from SWE and the Level III Award in Wines and Spirits, with distinction, from the WSET.

 

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