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Rob McMillan
Works at Silicon Valley Bank
Attended California State University, Sacramento
Lives in Napa Valley, Napa, CA
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The politics of tasting rooms are heating up.
  There is a bit of a standoff taking place in parts of wine country. No the battle isn't with the Federales; the ABC, CDFA, BOE, TTB, or FDA each of whom have a regulatory role in the wine business. The wine business is ...
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Great news for the Wine Business!
   Its fair to say that I've been involved in the wine business for a long time. I'm old enough to remember Italian Swiss Colony Wine commercials in the 60's,the Judgment of Paris in the 70's, the wine cooler craze in the 8...
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I get fatigued by the 'warm days and cool nights' descriptions of growing regions. Likewise, I get annoyed when I hear professionals say a wine region is "Just like ...[fill in the blank], but so many AVA's miss the mark on alignment and focus. Follow the Yellen Brick Road as I discuss thoughts on AVA's this week.
On March 16th I was invited to be THE keynote speaker at the 21st Annual Central Coast Insights. OK ... maybe I was just  "a"  keynote speaker ... OK fine. Don't look at me like that. I was just a basic speaker. There. I said...
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Interested in getting great tasting room metrics? Join in the Annual SVB/Wine Business Monthly Annual Tasting Room Survey.
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I would like to take the survey yet the threads say I have to be a SVB member and asks for my email and p/w. I participated in this in the past at other wineries and find the info valuable. How do I get in?

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State of the Industry Chat Room Transcript is up. Thanks for all your comments!!
The Annual SVB Wine Report and the Live Broadcast is complete. For those that missed either one, the replay and report can now be accessed here: LINK. For those who are looking for some power point slides to use in their own ...
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Sign Up: SVB Wine Report Released Next Week
Live Video Conference Wednesday, January 21, 2015 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Pacific Time   Please join SVB on Wine,  Rob McMillan , EVP and founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division, and an expert panel as they discuss the wine business and findings from th...
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How Important Are Tasting Rooms to Success?
  There is a bit of a standoff taking place in parts of wine country. No the battle isn't with the Federales; the ABC, CDFA, BOE, TTB, or FDA each of whom have a regulatory role in the wine business. The wine business is being pressed from an incredible num...
  There is a bit of a standoff taking place in parts of wine country. No the battle isn't with the Federales; the ABC, CDFA, BOE, TTB, or FDA each of whom have a regulatory role in the wine business. The wine business is ...
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W20 Group and VinTank Settle Down
   Its fair to say that I've been involved in the wine business for a long time. I'm old enough to remember Italian Swiss Colony Wine commercials in the 60's,the Judgment of Paris in the 70's , the wine cooler craze in the 80's, and the VinTech fraud that ...
   Its fair to say that I've been involved in the wine business for a long time. I'm old enough to remember Italian Swiss Colony Wine commercials in the 60's,the Judgment of Paris in the 70's, the wine cooler craze in the 8...
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Hi am Janet actually new here would like to get to know much about each other thanks and hope to hear from you soon
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Is Your AVA "Just Like Napa?"
On March 16th I was invited to be THE keynote speaker at the 21st Annual Central Coast Insights . OK ... maybe I was just  "a"  keynote speaker ... OK fine. Don't look at me like that. I was just a basic speaker. There. I said it..... You happy now? For my ...
On March 16th I was invited to be THE keynote speaker at the 21st Annual Central Coast Insights. OK ... maybe I was just  "a"  keynote speaker ... OK fine. Don't look at me like that. I was just a basic speaker. There. I said...
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What's the Average Starting Salary in Tasting Rooms?
  I used to work in retail when I was a young man. It can be fun when you have a good dialogue with a customer but when alcohol is involved, customers like Miles and Jack in the scene above can make life pretty uncomfortable for public serving employees. Th...
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2015 State of the Industry Q&A
The Annual SVB Wine Report and the Live Broadcast is complete. For those that missed either one, the replay and report can now be accessed here: LINK . For those who are looking for some power point slides to use in their own presentations, we've also poste...
The Annual SVB Wine Report and the Live Broadcast is complete. For those that missed either one, the replay and report can now be accessed here: LINK. For those who are looking for some power point slides to use in their own ...
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Must see TV!! Live videocast of the State of the Wine Industry Report released Thursday the 21st.

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  • Silicon Valley Bank
    Founder, 1990 - present
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Napa Valley, Napa, CA
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Wine Banker on the West Coast.
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Silicon Valley Bank: Bankers to the US Fine Wine Industry. Wine Banker, Econ/Bus Analyst, Speaker, Father of 2, a little messy but have clean nails.
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  • California State University, Sacramento
    BS Business/economics, 1979 - 1981
  • Santa Clara University
    MBA, 1984 - 1987
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