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May 21, 2020

I know it's been a long time since I posted, but for those interested, I'm doing an online presentation to the Sierra Foothills growers' associations.  See the press release below:

PLACERVILLE, CA: The El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association is pleased to announce the...

March 19, 2019

Well, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is at least a little bit less true than you originally thought.  After asking for feedback in my last blog post, I got some.  I was wondering why government data showed that, corrected for inflation, labor rates in El...

March 14, 2019

On March 20th, I’ll be speaking to the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers’ Association.  They’re a great group – they always have a lot of great questions and they're great at sharing their knowledge with each other and me.  They also put me up in the Cary House, a nice, old...

September 5, 2017

I was recently asked by the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association to produce recommended prices.  Not exactly forecasts, more of an assessment of fair prices, based on long-term trends and cost inflation.  Below is a basic chart, an excerpt from the report.  I would...

May 10, 2017

Recently, I've had the chance to focus a bit on the El Dorado AVA.  I did work for a client there and also put together a presentation for the El Dorado Wine Growers Association.  Click here to get the report I put together for the growers. In the process, I notic...

May 8, 2017

Last month, I presented to the El Dorado Winegrowers’ association.  The topic of the presentation was the economics and pricing dynamics of the market for El Dorado wine grapes.  Just last year, the UC Davis Extension service put out one of their characteristically det...

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