Dean's Quarterly Spring 2012
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Orders are Stacking Up

Orders are Stacking Up

From the inventive minds of three young Merage School MBAs comes a novel concept that will revolutionize the wine-drinking community.

It started out as a class project last year. Three Merage School Fully Employed MBA students: Matt Zimmer '11, Jodi Wynn '11 and Doug Allan '11, developed an idea for an innovative new wine experience. The idea quickly turned into a business proposition and blossomed when the trio entered the UC Irvine 2011 Business Plan Competition. The team won "Best Concept Paper," but it didn't end there. STACKED Wines became a reality earlier this year when it made its debut at California retail outlets everywhere.

Innovative, stylish and efficient, STACKED Wines is exactly that: four individual, single-servings of Merlot or Chardonnay, packaged in containers resembling stemless wine glasses that are stacked on top of one another to form the equivalent of one full bottle of wine.

"The concept of individual wine glasses seems so obvious. We're all amazed no one has thought of it before, but it seems that's how a lot of great ideas are born. I'm hopeful that STACKED Wines will become as commonplace as individual servings of other beverages," said Jodi Wynn, co-founder and vice president of Marketing & Business Operations for STACKED Wines.

STACKED Wines currently offers premium California wine carefully selected by the company's own in-house sommelier. It can be purchased in select locations throughout California. For more information visit stackedwines.com.

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MBA Program Admissions Events and Information Sessions
Invite prospective students for Full- Time, Fully Employed, Executive and Health Care Executive MBA programs starting in fall 2012.
Distinguished Speaker Series

MAY 15, 2012
Todd J. Teske
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Briggs & Stratton Corporation