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Proposed US Wine Tariffs Would Radically Change the Wine Market

The US is the world’s most important importer of wine, purchasing about $18 billion in wine in 2019.  So changes in the US market have outsize effects on countries that are the major exporters of wine. The US wine market has … Continue reading

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Cabernet Sauvignon Reigns Supreme in Washington State

Washington State’s Cabernet Sauvignon plantings have increased dramatically in recent years, driven by consumer demand and the price premium this grape commands.  Cabernet Sauvignon plantings have also taken off in California in appellations like Lodi and Paso Robles.  So is … Continue reading

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East Coast Wine on the Rise

East Coast wineries are on a roll both in terms of production and the quality of wine being made.  We recently completed several trips along the East Coast in collaboration with the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association and winery associations in … Continue reading

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Oregon Wine Continues its Growth Path in 2016

The Oregon Wine Board just published its annual vineyard and winery census, and it reveals continue growth in vineyard plantings, wine sales and economic impact of wine in Oregon. Compared to 2015, vineyard plantings grew by 2401 acres, or 8.6 … Continue reading

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The US Wine Market in a Nutshell: 2014 Winners & Losers

Surprising US market trends for 2014:  sales of high priced wines are rising, while low priced wines are falling; Sauvignon Blanc is the biggest winner among single varietals, while Syrah is the biggest loser; red wine blends and rosé wine … Continue reading

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US Rosé Imports Grow Exponentially

Rosé, especially premium rosé, remains one of the hottest wine categories in the US, as we’ve reported in earlier articles.  Premium rosé (>$12/bottle) imports in 2014 increased 41% by volume and 53% by value. This comes on top of rapid … Continue reading

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Nuclear Engineer Invents Coravin, Radically Altering Wine Consumption

Greg Lambrecht has used his MIT degrees in nuclear and mechanical engineering to invent numerous medical devices, especially orthopedic and spinal implants, and also holds numerous patents in the fields of cardiology and gynecology.  Fortunately for wine drinkers, Greg has … Continue reading

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The World’s Love Affair with Rosé Champagne

All the world loves rosé Champagne, today more than ever. While the French consume the most, the British and Americans aren’t far behind.  Rosé Champagne sales have continued to increase over the past few years despite the severe recession and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The New York Times Book of Wine by Howard G. Goldberg

The New York Times and its wine writers have long contributed to the national wine discourse. One of its most prominent writers is Howard Goldberg, who began writing wine articles in the Times in the mid-1980s.  However, there have been … Continue reading

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ECONOMISTS REVISIT THE JUDGEMENT OF PARIS IN PRINCETON

At its annual conference in Princeton, New Jersey, last week the American Association of Wine Economists [AAWE] organized a wine tasting called “The Judgement of Princeton” patterned after the famous 1976 “Judgement of Paris”. Of course, as anyone who has … Continue reading

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