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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...

July 16, 2015

As part of my push to release graphs I have made to the industry for their use, I am posting this graph that shows for five top varietals, what the average price per ton was in District 3, the average tons per acre and the total revenue per acre.  District 3 is Sonomar...

March 26, 2015

Sometimes we need prices that don't line up with the USDA-NASS Pricing districts.  In fact, I often do.  Usually that means we need sub-appellations.  I don't ever publish those, because I can sell those.  But sometimes we need macro-appellations, like North Coast the...

January 22, 2015


  • Scores, prices and appellations of wines from a subset of premium wines, continue to be unpredictable.  No statistical modeling I know of could accurately predict one variable from the two others.

  • Sub-appellations produce higher scores and prices than...

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