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Groundwater: Are we eating ourselves dry with farm exports? This study says “yes”

“Do human consumption habits affect groundwater depletion as a result of international food trade? A global analysis indicates that they do, and shows which products and countries have the biggest impact.” —  Nature Source: Nature

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Women may not always be your best wine buyers. Data says things vary with age.

A long-held maxim in wine marketing is that women are your best customers. However, new data indicates that can be true or false depending on age. Here are four charts looking at that along with competing beverage preferences Greatly enlarged, individual chart images are available to Wine Executive News premium subscribers at this link. Data […]

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Suisun/Green Valley vineyards get respect from Napa & seek more distance from Solano Delta grapes

Suisun Valley AVA and Green Valley wine grape growers say their fruit is very different from the rest of Solano County and deserves a lot more respect — especially in prices paid for their grapes.   Allied Grape Growers (AGG) agrees and notes that those areas are almost entirely within the North Coast AVA and […]

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63 feet of snow! This chart shows just how enormous this year’s drought-busting rainy season in California compares

63 feet of snow in Northern Sierra breaks all-time! Source: National Weather Service via Los Angeles Times

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Wine, beer & spirit growth rates all trending downward, but craft still reigns

Sources: Nielsen, Brewers Association

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Wine has fewest violations of all alcbevs found by TTB’s 2016 sampling program

Wine has fewest of all alcbev violations found in TTB’s 2016 sampling program Distilled spirits: 87 noncompliance issues in 68 different products. Malt beverage: 72 noncompliance issues in 53 different  products. Full results for wine, beer and spirits along with methodology can be found at this link.

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U.S. Remains World’s #4 Wine Producer in 2016

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2016 World wine production down 3%, US up 10%, global consumption holds steady

Global wine production declined 3.2 % in 2016, down to 7 billion gallons (267 million hectolitres – mhl) from 7.3 billion in 2015 according to an International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV)) news conference today in Paris.   United States was among the winners with a 10% increase:   Wine consumption stood at 6.4 […]

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Can wine premiumization succeed at the bottom of the market? (Yes.)

As we see in the graph above (courtesy of Silicon Valley Bank’s Rob McMillan) there can be premiumization opportunities even at the bottom of wine’s pricing segments. In this case, Constellation took the  opportunity to premiumize the low end with its Black Box wines as did Delicato with Bota Box.   However, without the granularity […]

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Premium boxed wines have shocked this low-end price segment into stunning growth

More graphs and analysis at source link: Data: Nielsen. Chart: Silicon Valley Bank

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