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April 25, 2019

Download the USDA-NASS Grape Acreage Report right here.

January 31, 2019

I'm pretty sure I'm shouting into the void here, but to whomever reads this that has any influence over the situation: please don't shut down the government again.  It's bad for business.  It's bad for the wine business.

January 31, 2019

If you are a buyer or seller who needs help figuring out how to plan for the future without the Crush Report release; how to resolve payments; or how to finalize contracts, contact me.  In light of the need for guidance, I will try to offer highly-affordable solutions....

January 28, 2019

For a while, I think some of the folks at USDA-NASS's Pacific Region office must have suspected they had the same guy calling in every year with questions about things like, whether the Statewide average Albarinho price was accurate or a typo.  Eventually, I just made...

February 10, 2015

So, the Preliminary Crush Report came out today and I’ve been comparing it to my predictions.  Overall, I’ve been really on point for work done for clients, with most predictions running between 0.5% to 2.5% off-target.  At some point, I will put up a score sheet of my...

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