What to Watch for in the World of Wine

26 April 2019 – Takeaways from North America’s top international wine and spirits exhibition. Read more…


Here’s How America Uses Its Land

25 April 2019 – What can be harder to decipher is how Americans use their land to create wealth. The 48 contiguous states alone are a 1.9 billion-acre jigsaw puzzle of cities, farms, forests and pastures that Americans use to feed themselves, power their economy and extract value for business and pleasure. Read more…


SA wine’s essential problem – too many small producers, not enough market

25 April 2019 – The impassioned pleas of the wine industry for an increase in the price of grapes or bulk wine have been based on the commercial reality confronting growers in the Cape. Depending on what you consider “under-recovering on input costs” somewhere between 40% and 70% are losing money. At this rate of attrition most could be out of business in the next decade. Read more…


Three global trends in wine production and consumption

28 March 2019 – Read more…


SA wine harvest trends to look out for per region

22 January 2019 – According to the second wine grape harvest forecast by viticulturists and producer cellars, issued by the wine industry body SA Wine Industry Information & Systems (SAWIS), the 2019 South African wine grape harvest is expected to be slightly larger than last year’s much smaller crop; due to vineyards still recovering from a three year drought, bad weather during fruit set in October and a continued decline in wine grape vineyards. Read more…


What’s really going on in SA wine

18 January 2019 – By Michael Fridjhon. Read more…


USA: Silicon Valley Bank Predicts Premium Wine Sales Growth Will Decline Again in 2019

18 January 2019 – Slowdown driven by retiring baby boomers and millennials’ delay in becoming wine drinkers. Read more…


Seven Ways Wine Will Change in 2019

9 January 2019 – This year promises similar contrasts, surprises, and the continuation of some of last year’s trends. Read more…