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Wine, Coronavirus, & the Falling Dollar

What is going to happen to the value of the U.S. dollar as the coronavirus crisis unfolds? That was the question that a couple of wine economists (I was one of them) were asked in a zoom meeting back in May. 995 more words

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Cooper's Hawk Winery Leverages Its Unique Business Model

It is time to circle back to check in on one of America’s most innovative wine companies: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant.  Cooper’s Hawk has carved out an unexpected market segment (it is too big to be called a niche) and built a loyal following. 1,112 more words

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Long, Slow Road to Recovery for U.S. Wine

How long will it take for the economy to get back to normal? That’s the question I am asked most often these days, where “back to normal” is code for conditions at the start of 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic and the recession it has produced. 947 more words

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Bastille Day Reflections: Libertè, Ègalitè, Rosè

Today is July 14, France’s national day — Bastille Day — and it is a good moment to consider Rosè and the democratization of French wine and wine in general. 1,231 more words

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Wine, Recession & the Fed-Ex Effect

The impact of the evolving coronavirus recession on the wine industry is complicated. It seems like you get a slightly different story depending on when and where you look.  489 more words

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Wine & Coronavirus Recession: Three Questions

This is the Age of Uncertainty (to reference the title of John Kenneth Galbraith’s famous book) both in general and with respect to the wine industry. 1,317 more words

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Wine Takes the Virtual Plunge

The recent pivot to on-line and virtual programs, events, and communication presents challenges and opportunities. How well has the wine industry responded? What does the future hold? 1,756 more words

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