Three weeks ago, I posted my first installment of this series about the coming Grapepocalypse, which discussed the effects of the changing grape market cycle. I promised some more doom and gloom, but it took me a bit to get this article out. Unfortunately, both of my young children fell ill and in the 4th incident in 15 months of PG&E equipment failure on my homestead, my computer was fried, among other damage done. So, I apologize for the delay. Of course, there is no bett
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
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