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Where is my Chablis? Making sense of the global shipping crisis

By |May 27th, 2021|Categories: Economics|

At this point, most everyone in the industry is aware of the current global shipping crisis. Transit times from winery to distributor warehouse have crept to a snail’s pace due to container shortages, blank sailings, and backups at ports of entry. This all means lead times that are 2–3 times longer in comparison to this time last year, and to

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Prosecco Rosé – Here’s the scoop

By |January 20th, 2021|Categories: Trends|

We sure are having a crazy run on bubbles so far this week. How about you? It is like being in the toilet paper business back in May of 2020. What on earth is going on?!?  Here are today's "water cooler theories" in Grapeland: A) People prepping for Inauguration Day "day drinking" parties. B) Pre-Valentine's Day stockpiling C) Excitement over the just

Geek Time: The Trinity

By |October 13th, 2020|Categories: Trends|

What things look like when global demand, exchange rates. and tariffs cancel each other out. August’s tariff news was something we will take as a positive, despite any media spin to the contrary. In case you’ve been in the dark, mid-August marked the deadline for the USTR’s mandatory 180 day review in which existing tariffs related to the Boeing/Airbus

New Podcast Episode – Jean Claude Mas: “To produce wines that make you dream”

By |August 11th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|

To say Jean-Claude Mas is a busy man these days is an understatement. With 15 wineries and a continually evolving philosophy on all things life and wine he has much to talk about. John Griffin was recently able to track Jean-Claude down for the inside scoop on Chateau Lauriga, the Roussillon property so many of you are enjoying this

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New Podcast Episode – “Winepeople” in Quarantine: Positive Takeaways from Around the World

By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Podcast|

We know you are receiving plenty of negative news out there every day from the media, and we thought we’d do something different with our podcast platform this month. We set up a virtual "record button" through an app called SpeakPipe and asked our producers to chime in with a quick update for all of you…advising what quarantine life

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