The Grapevine

Wine Industry News for August 17, 2015

August 17th, 2015

Napa Valley’s evolution from “purists to tourists,” how the US wine market looks from New Zealand, and how Bordeaux futures look for the 2014 vintage. [level-members]

 As the wine industry has grown in northern California there’s been a progression, of course, from the small time to the big time. Not everyone thinks the progress has been great, as this article in the Napa Valley Register makes clear.

Better news comes from New Zealand. Well, better if you’re a winemaker in New Zealand: The US has surpassed Australia as New Zealand’s top export market for wine. I’d be interested to hear whether you’re stocking more wines from New Zealand than you have in the past, and whether that’s being driven by consumer demand or your distributors. Read the full article here.

Finally, the 2014 Bordeaux Futures market has had its ups and downs, not least of which has been an “overly aggressive” pricing strategy. The full article is here.