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April 23, 2019

Work is getting to be really busy.  I've realized that, though I really focus on forecasting, this industry has a lot of need for more customized or generalized financial help.  And I build really great financials.  So, I've been lucky to get to do that for a lot of yo...

October 24, 2018

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about how we’re due to see a downturn in the wine market.  As those of you who have gotten a glass of wine with me anytime since 2012 probably know, I’ve been predicting a peak in wine grape prices in 2018. 

Over the past 6 year...

May 26, 2017

Turrentine has announced the winners of their 2016 Crop Prediction Contest: https://www.turrentinebrokerage.com/blog/2016-crop-contest-winners/.  I won the Statewide Chardonnay portion.

This was the first time I participated.  For the category I won, I decomposed the pr...

March 2, 2017

I have an article coming out in Wines & Vines, if it’s not already out.  In the article, I look into growers turning to bulk wine production.  One of the issues I look at it is the comparative volatility in the bulk wine market, versus the grape market.  I wanted to ma...

July 16, 2015

As part of my push to release graphs I have made to the industry for their use, I am posting this graph that shows for five top varietals, what the average price per ton was in District 3, the average tons per acre and the total revenue per acre.  District 3 is Sonomar...

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