Sture (Stu) Linden
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Alexander and Russian River Valleys
Information I enjoy sharing
Wine Business Particulars
Comparisons to other Wine Regions
Additional Tour Services
Photography if requested
Medium (11- 50)
Large (50 - 200)
All types of vehicles as a "Step-On" Guide, or Group Lectures
Airport Meet and Greet
Team Building Activities
Wine Country History Lectures
Languages I Speak
Founder & Senior Guide
Stu Linden Wine Experience
2012 – Present
Wine Tour Guide providing Wine History Tours and tours to Contemporary Wine Producers in Wine Country north of San Francisco, California (Napa, Sonoma, Dry Creek, Alexander, Russian River, and Anderson Valleys). Previously, on free time, conducting private tours or exploring many wine regions of the World in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia.
Also conducts a Musical Walking Tour during summer months honoring 18'th Century poet Carl Michael Bellman and his songs in Old Town in Stockholm, Sweden.
Prior a management consultant with diversified large project experience in Fortune 100 companies in the Americas and internationally, and an entrepreneurial force in start-up situations of business.
University studies for a BA in Business Administration at Stockholm University and for an MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
S.A.L. Linden Consulting
1981 – Present
USA and Internationally
Proprietor of group of strategic alliances in Institutional Infrastructure & Logistics and Marketing & Sales. Institutional Infrastructure & Logistics Strategic Planning & Operations, Records & Information Management, Services Outsourcing, Marketing & Sales Planning & Operations, Product Development, Strategic Change Management.
Marketing Director, Treasurer & Controller
1983 – 1985
Small wine, beer, and liquor importer, and wine exporter. Start-Up operation with imported beverages from France, UK, Germany, and Spain.
1980 – 1983
New Canaan, Connecticut and New York City
Small independent music production, records sales, and artist management company, Albums and singles produced in New York were released on CBS, EPIC & Some Records labels in 16 countries.
VP, National Sales Director
Global Marketing Corporation
1978 – 1980
Importer and developer of light industrial goods and safety&security products. Safety mirrors, head face eye & hearing protection, chainsaw bibs.
General Manager, Office Furniture Division
1976 – 1978
Company imported and marketed FACIT 80 Open Plan furniture system.
President, General Manager
U.S. Cimaco Corporation
1974 – 1976
Bohemia, New York
Imported and launched the CIMA Candle nationally, a patented electronically operated imitation candle developed in Sweden.
Field Marketing Manager, International
E.& J. Gallo Winery
1972 – 1974
A preparatory assignment in the United States to introduce Gallo wines in Europe.
CBS Records A/S
1969 – 1972
Started up CBS Records (Sony Music) subsidiary in Scandinavia in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Testimonial for Stu:
From Couple in South East:
Stu, what a great tour.
We had a great time. I have copied my wife on this email.
Please send us some pictures. We will stay in touch.
From U.S. and International group of 36 I organized:
Good morning everyone!
Thank you for joining for a wonderful day in Napa yesterday! A big thank you to Stu for being a great tour guide!
I hope you've all returned safely home or to your job or to your post-Forum vacation :) I'm certainly happy I took today off from work to rest after having too much fun!
I look forward to seeing you again somewhere someday!