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Retail Wine Industry News – September 11, 2017

September 11th, 2017


Believe or don’t but evidence suggest that climate change is having an impact on the wine business, as seems to be the case for Chablis.

Discussion of self-driving cars frequently includes general talk about increased safety. Drunk driving isn’t often cited specifically, but it’s clearly part of the conversation. Wall Street seems to think their adoption could be a good thing for the alcohol beverage industry.

So which way are wine sales really headed?

Hurricane Irma is still having its way with Florida as I write this, and we hope friends and family are staying safe. Florida residents of means seem to have taken steps against the storm destroying their wine collections, even if they can’t protect their homes and other possessions. See reports on this from Beverage Industry Enthusiast and Business Insider.