Earlier I posted a Grape Data Tool tutorial video that showed how to use the tool to evaluate Cabernet Sauvignon in Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma and Napa Counties by price level. Over the next week or so, I will post my findings from exploring that topic. Today’s post will focus on Mendocino County Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2017, roughly 10% of all Mendocino County sold for $2,058.34 cents per ton. This is more than were sold at any other price level. This was the 2016 average pr
In my continuing push to get people to use my free Grape Data Tool, I've made another tutorial video. This one shows how to use the AllPercentile macro to explore percentile pricing. Specifically, it focuses on how the top several percent of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sold in each Pricing District relate to the average Cabernet Sauvignon price for the region. It also includes a bit of education on how percentile pricing works and how it can relate to grape purchase contract
My last blog post included a new tutorial video showing how to use the Grape Data Tool to create charts depicting the what share of the wine grape market different regions of California have, by yields, acreage and grape sales revenue. Here are the charts below, for anyone who wants it. Note that the region names also include a listing of what USDA-NASS grape pricing districts were included in each region. #winegrapes #wine #winebiz #vineyards #yields #acreage #grapedatatoo
Now and again, it's useful to try to take big picture views of our industry. One thing I like to look at is the way market share shifts between regions. Using the Grape Data Tool, it's easy to pull up all the data at once and build out some charts and tables. Unfortunately, I've found that I have a great deal of trouble properly displaying charts on this blog. Not sure why. It used to be easy. Instead of just posting the charts, which I will try to do next week, I create
Since 1994, Cabernet Sauvignon's share of Napa vineyard land has increased by roughly 50%. Other red Bordelais varieties have, as a category, seen a very similar shift, as you can see in the chart below. I know it's hard to see - Wix's blog setup is sub-par - so you'll have to zoom in to read the chart or try right-clicking to download it. If you'd like the original, just let me know. Over the past five years or so, the increase in vine-share dedicated to red Bordelais var
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