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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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US Wine Imports: High Growth Predicted

All the signs point to continued rapid growth in US wine imports.  Consider the facts:  [1] Per capita consumption in the US increased by 5% between 2007-2010 (in the same time, France was down 3%, Spain was down 21%).  [2] … Continue reading

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Champagne Sales Bubble Up

According to the CIVC (Comité Interprofessionel du Vin de Champagne), the world purchased 323 million bottles of Champagne in 2011, of which 44% were exported. The single largest export market is the UK (35 million bottles), and the second largest … Continue reading

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Muscat Sales Exploding in the US

It seems that the Millenial Generation has discovered Moscato. This lightly sweet and often low-alcohol wine is easy to drink, especially for those Millenials (age 21+) who grew up drinking sweet sodas. It seems that Moscato, oftentimes lightly sparkling, is … Continue reading

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2010 Bordeaux Prices Rise: China Buys More

There have been numerous articles, most recently in the Financial Times, about the possible bubble in classified growth Bordeaux prices caused by China’s emergence as a major buyer. In 2009 en primeur prices (of the classified growths) rose 50 percent, … Continue reading

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