Management Category


Santini, C., Gilinsky, A., & Cavicchi, A. Stella di Campalto, In Mora, P. (2014) Wine Business Case Studies: Thirteen cases from the real world of wine business management, Chapter Two: 19-39, Wine Appreciation Guild.


Thach, L. (In Press, 2014).  "Managing People:  Human Resource Management in the Wine Industry" in Charter, S. (editor) Wine Business Management /Economie et Management du Vin.  London: Pearson. (Published in both English and French).


Thach, L. (2013).  "How the French and American Wine Industries are Joined at the Clone and Root : The Concannon and Wente Connection.", August 9, 2013.  Available at:


Atkin, Thomas S. and Duane Dove (2013). "The Great Cork Debate 2012: Cork Stages a Comeback." Case Studies in Wine Business Management, The Wine Appreciation Guild, San Francisco, CA.

Thach, L. (2012).  "Future Outlook:  Eight Emerging Trends in the Wine Industry & Their Impact on HR."  Joint Meeting of Women for Wine Sense HR Roundtables Wed., March 28, 2012, Silver Oak, Napa CA.  Invited Presentation.

Cuellar, S., Eyler, R., & Fanti, R.(2012). "Measuring the Return on Investment of Tasting Rooms", Vineyard & Winery Management. Read the full article here (pdf).

Thach, L. & Olsen, J. (2011). "Top 5 Success Factors and Challenges in Operating a Winery." Aug. 30, 2011. Read the full article here.

Thach, L. & D'Emilio. (2009). "How to Launch Your Wine Career," San Francisco: The Wine Appreciation Guild. 

Thach, L. & Kidwell, R. (2009). "Which HR Practices Improve Profitability?" Wine Business Monthly, Vol. 16, Issue 1, Pg. 136-138. Read the full article here.

Thach, L. (2009). "Personnel - Definition of in the Wine Industry," in Brostrom, G. & Brostrom J's (ed) The Business of Wine: An Encyclopedia. Conn: Greenwood Press. 

Thach, L., Menial, D. & Charters, S. (2009). "Fermenting Bubbles:  Exploring How Champagne's Work Culture Provides Competitive Advantage - a Case Study." Insights to a Changing World Journal.

Thach, L. & Kidwell, R. (2009). "HR Practices in United States and Australian Family Wineries: Cultural Contrasts and Performance Impact," International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. Vol. 5, Issue 2, Pg. 219-240.

Thach, L. (2007). "Human Resouce Management Chapter," in Lodi Winegrower's Workbook 2nd Edition. Lodi, CA: Lodi GrapeGrower's Association. 

Thach, L., Halhoul, T. & Robinson, J. (2005). "Wine Business Management Practices to Promote Productivity & Profitability," International Journal of Wine Marketing. Vol.17, Issue 1.

Thach, L. & Cianfichi, C. (October 2004). "Employee Benefits in the US Wine Industry," Wine Business Monthly, Vol. 11, No. 10. Read the full article here.

Thach, L. (Spring 2003). "Human Resources Chapter," in Birdseye, K., Ross, K. & Delott, J (eds) The Code of Sustainable WineGrowing Practices. San Francisco: The Wine Institute.

Thach, L. & Shepard, J. (December, 2001). "Supervisory & Management Training in the Wine Industry," Wine Business Monthly, 8(2), 32. Read the full article here