Archive for the ‘Wine Business’ Category

Jan 11, 2022

Where Is Alcohol E-Commerce Going and Where Has It Been?

Rabobank’s latest report on Alcohol e-commerce shows that such transactions reached $6 Billion in 2021, a 131% increase in just two years. Now, this $6 billion figure includes e-com sales of wine, beer, spirits and everything else. But the question that goes unanswered is to what degree do e-com sales of alcohol help increase the total sales of alcohol? In the press release announcing the new Rabobank report (2022 Alcohol E-commerce Playbook) the report’s author, Bourcard Nesin, answers this important…

Jan 4, 2022

Keeping Corruption in Wine in Place: Campaign Contributions

Twenty twenty-one (2021) was a non-election year. It was also the first of the traditional two-year election cycle. This year is the second of the two-year election cycle, an important election year, and it is the year that campaign contributions really pour in. I note this because what I’m about to show you is really a pittance; a drop in the bottle, so to speak. American alcohol wholesalers have nearly completely captured the lawmaking process when it comes to alcohol….

Jan 3, 2022

The 11 Important Facts You Need To Know About the Wine Industry in 2022

It’s always a good idea to review the facts that govern our lives in the alcohol industry. The first days of the new year, when we are looking forward to what’s coming down the pike is a particularly good time to review the facts of the industry in which we toil. Listed below are not all the facts that we need to keep in mind as we move forward in 2022. But they are some of the more important basic…

Dec 30, 2021

The Worst Things In Wine in 2021

I look back at 2021 and see a year of progress in the wine industry. Granted, this isn’t a difficult position to take if we are comparing this year to 2020. Still, 2021 looks like a year of recovery, and there were positive moves in the regulatory and legal spheres. That said, I wouldn’t want to be accused of being a pollyanna. There are things going on in wine in 2021 that were not so great. These are the worst…

Dec 29, 2021

The Five Macro Trends Impacting the Wine Industry in 2022

Over the course of the past few decades, the development and evolution of the wine industry in the United States has largely been propelled by organic changes to culture, society, and technology. Population growth, demographic changes, the introduction of a wider variety of beverages, the implementation of widespread Internet communications. These have been the general trends that have given us the industry we have. But it’s the one-offs that impress us and move the industry to immediate actions. The Trump…