Where is the wine industry going?

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?

Fighting the good fight

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

Predicting trends continued…

"Today’s drinkers are not taking their cues from geography or the traditions of their ancestors when determining their drink of choice1." A few weeks back I talked about overarching wine industry trends and the difficulty in seeing what the next hot ticket item can be. To add another wrinkle we also need to dive into … Continue reading Predicting trends continued…

The Wine Industry vs Technology: Part DEUX!

With the harvest operations starting to slow down a bit I figured it was as good a time as any to dig into another portion of this industry and some of the pesky details that can make it so great or so treacherous. My previous post on winery technology was far more of a critique and/or … Continue reading The Wine Industry vs Technology: Part DEUX!