For some reason this question has popped up at almost every tasting or event that I have done in the last month. The honest answer is that I have no real idea but I have some hunches. I relate a lot of what is happening in the industry today to the 1990s. The 90s were … Continue reading Where is the wine industry going?
According the the latest round of wine industry symposiums speed and focus is the future. I would have to say I agree. A little while back winebusiness.com published a brief, but great, article regarding the state of wine sales, distribution and how small wineries need to adjust to stay relevant. As you might imagine we … Continue reading Moving Fast
The the vast sea of consolidation in the beverage industry it is far to easy to get bogged down with the question, "How am I ever going to compete." At least once per year I get cold feet about the wine industry. I get lethargic, unmotivated and feel like I might as well throw in … Continue reading Fighting the good fight
A while back I posted about a bunch of the wine industry acquisitions that surged earlier this year. There hasn't been much of a slow down and after a few events and tastings the following questions keep popping up: How is this going to effect small producers? Are they in trouble? Wine industry consolidation by … Continue reading The Small Get Smaller