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June 16, 2020

Hi all,

Yup, haven't updated this site for a very long time.  With all the angst in the vineyard world, work has been busy.  Which is also why my Grape Data Tool update has been delayed.  But I finished up today and sent it out to my mailing list.  If you haven't used i...

July 3, 2019

I recently had the great honor of presenting to the California Association of Wine Growers at their annual summer seminar.  My topic was a somewhat wide ranging discussion of how grape growers could use the Crush Report and Acreage Report to better their business...

May 20, 2019

The Grape Data Tool is my most popular public resources.  It distills every Acreage and Crush Report since 1991 into a single Excel workbook with a quick and easy interface.  I have also added a variety of tools to make it easy to pull out a great deal of derivative da...

May 2, 2019

The Grape Data Tool is my most popular public resources.  It distills every Acreage and Crush Report since 1991 into a single Excel workbook with a quick and easy interface.  I have also added a variety of tools to make it easy to pull out a great deal of derivative da...

January 7, 2019

This creates an easy way to see how District 3 Pinot Noir prices have evolved, by percentile, over time, in both nominal and inflation-adjusted dollars.  Below is a screenshot, but the power in the file is that you can scroll through all the years from 1991-2017, using...

January 4, 2019

So, sometimes I'm deep into a client project and I hit a wall.  My work quality drops, my productivity falls.  In some cases, I just do some jumping jacks or go into the house to change that light bulb that went out a couple days ago - and then get back to work.  But s...

July 5, 2018

In a previous post, I put up a new Grape Data Tool tutorial video explaining how to use the tool to evaluate Cabernet Sauvignon prices by percentile.  The tutorial focused on Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma and Napa Counties.  In previous blog posts, I shared some finding...

June 13, 2018

In a previous post, I put up a new Grape Data Tool tutorial video explaining how to use the tool to evaluate Cabernet Sauvignon prices by percentile.  The tutorial focused on Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma and Napa Counties.  In previous blog posts, I shared some findings on...

June 7, 2018

A little bit ago, I posted a new Grape Data Tool tutorial video that showed how to use the tool to evaluate Cabernet Sauvignon in Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma and Napa Counties by price level.  In a previous blog post, I posted some findings on Mendocino County Cabernet Sau...

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