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November 13, 2018

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...

August 6, 2015

I've got more charts for you!  This one is an historical comparison of Cab Franc to Cab Sauv prices.  Cab Franc is in the foreground in black, Cab Sauv in the background in grey-green or whatever that color is.  Cab Sauv led for a while, until 2007, when they seem to b...

June 30, 2014

In the last post, we looked at the changing dynamics of modelling county-wide averages for Napa cab prices by year.  My suggested method for dealing with the uncertain and changing nature of predicting cab prices was to use a combination of scenario and sensitivity ana...

June 24, 2014

Here is the previous post in a normal in-blog setting (some issues with graphics due to my host having some troubles with multimedia posts.)


I was recently talking with a colleague about where grape prices are going and he expressed his belief that some winegrapes’ pri...

June 10, 2014

So, my website host is having technical difficulties with blogs that contain multiple images.  So, I've had to build out a new page for this blog.  Just click here to read it.

May 27, 2014

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa is the market leader in grape prices and that is not going to change anytime soon.  In fact, it will not surprise many of my readers to hear that prices are almost certainly going up.  But by how much?



My Projections


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