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
Second part of this series, over at Wine Industry Advisor: http://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2015/03/18/crush-report-central-coast-southern-california/ In an earlier post, back in January, I hinted that the Santa Lucia Highlands and, more broadly, the Central Coast, are seeing their scores rise beyond the top AVAs, while their bottle prices lag behind those AVAs. I hinted that the market will likely coorect for this and trickle-up to growers. Looks like that happened. #cru
Summary: Scores, prices and appellations of wines from a subset of premium wines, continue to be unpredictable. No statistical modeling I know of could accurately predict one variable from the two others. Sub-appellations produce higher scores and prices than do the California, Carneros or county-based appellations. The highest average points per dollar for 2011 Pinot Noir goes to the Santa Lucia Highlands, followed by the Central Coast. The worst average points per dollar g
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