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July 10, 2019

Long-term grape contracts require a mechanism to dictate price throughout the term of the contract.  These mechanisms can make an enormous difference in the profitability of the contract for both sides.  The chart below is an illustrative case study.  It assumes a thre...

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


I use my own prop...

May 6, 2014

In the last blog post, we took a look at where statewide winegrape prices are going. That analysis requires looking at many different grape types, across varieties and appellations. In this post, we’ll look at a specific case: Sonoma County zinfandel. In fact, we’ll lo...

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