The Grapevine

Wine Industry News for April 3, 2017

April 3rd, 2017

Nielsen – the ratings folks – are working with the Wine Market Council to look at the current state of the U.S. wine industry. One Forbes writer thinks he knows where it’s headed already. Plus reports from Napa and Texas, Burgundy, and Chile. [level-members]

Wine Market Council and Nielsen Explore Industry Trends
“The wine industry association teams with the data and analytics powerhouse to look at the current state of wine in 2017, where we’ve been and what’s next.”

Perhaps what’s next is an end to the American wine boom. One Forbes writer thinks it may be beginning to fizzle. That may be bad news for the 90 wineries who could be facing cost increases for their grapes.

In other domestic wine news, don’t mess with Texas – or their wine rules. Battles over what makes a wine from Texas a Texas wine.

Turning our attention overseas, we have a report that what is old is new again in Burgundy and a look at the devastation that the fires in Chile have wrought on the wine industry there.