Alert: My Last Article is not Conclusive Proof that Women are Better Winemakers!
So, my last blog post "Female Winemakers in California are Generally Better than their Male Counterparts " was my most read blog post yet, with around 1200 readers. Kind of an odd surprise, as it's just a musing I wrote about to clear my head of AVA appraisal work. It referenced a really interesting article I read that inspired it. After reading that article, I thought I'd do a little research of my own and then decided what I saw was pretty interesting and wrote that piec
Female Winemakers in California Are Generally Better Than Their Male Counterparts
I have often lamented the under-representation of women in this business. I have long had the feeling that this under-representation correlates positively to increased competency, whether or not that relationship is causal. In Earthling language that means that just as women are rarer in this business, they are equally better at this business. Whether or not this is due to their rarity is something I won’t draw any conclusions about. So I was intrigued when I saw this article
Two Graphic Summaries of the Wine Biz
I've been putting together some charts and graphs for some projects and I just wanted to share two of them with the rest of the industry. I figured some people would find them interesting and, if you want to use them in some sort of report, please go ahead, just leave the attribution in. This graph shows Table 6 average price per ton, bearing acreage, total yield, revenue, tons per bearing acre and revenue per bearing acre for all California wine vineyards, normalized to 199
The 2014 California Winegrape Variety Awards and Useless Winegrape Market Trivia
So, I haven’t been posting a lot lately because I have a (digital) stack of client projects to get through. But I needed a bit of a break and, being a sick, sick man with an odd love of data, I decided to pick through the Crush Report a bit. I figured the things I looked up might be interesting to others. I also thought the title of this post was a good explanation of what I was looking at. So, here are some tidbits from the Crush Report: Highest Statewide Production: U