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Darden Explores Beer and Wine Industry

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Participants got a chance to take part in breakout sessions focusing on topics like wine making and how to be successful in the industry. Participants got a chance to take part in breakout sessions focusing on topics like wine making and how to be successful in the industry.

The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business spent the day giving students a closer look at the wine, beer and spirits industry.

UVA's Wine and Cuisine Club sponsored the conference, which featured speakers from across the nation. Starr Hill Brewery and Afton Mountain Vineyards were among the companies represented. Organizers say the goal is to educate students who hope to pursue a career in the industry.

UVA Wine & Cuisine Club President Tony Keiffer explained, "A lot of people think that wine just magically makes it from the vineyard to their table, and there's a lot more to it. So, we're here to give them some other options and let them discover how that happens."

Participants got a chance to take part in breakout sessions focusing on topics like wine making and how to be successful in the industry. This is the second year for the conference and organizers say they plan to make it an annual event.

Reported by Kasey Hott
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